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OPTION 1, ONE OF THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST

Option 1 Credit Union was selected as one of the "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" in 2015.  The Best and the Brightest judges look for businesses with unique and creative thought processes with support from senior management and policy makers.  They search for above-average programs, services, and solutions for employees.   Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be selected. 

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For is a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association which celebrates the winning companies that are making better business, creating richer lives, and building a stronger community.  They leverage a depth of programs and community initiatives that positively impact businesses statewide.

An independent research firm evaluates each company's entry based on key measures in various categories.  They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business. 

We are very proud and honored to be chosen as one of this year's winners.  Thank you!

FOOD BANK DONATIONS

On behalf of the members of Option 1 Credit Union, checks were presented in December, 2014, to Access of West Michigan and the Greater Lansing Food Bank.  We are fortunate to have these organizations in our communities that help people who are struggling to feed their families. 

Option 1 Credit Union President, Steve Bush, said, "Option 1 Credit Union members have always supported our communities ever since our beginning in 1936.  We believe in the credit union motto of people helping people and are grateful to have such caring and gracious members.  Option 1 Credit Union is proud to contribute to the Access of West Michigan and the Greater Lansing Food Bank efforts during this holiday season."

Click to view the press release for Access of West Michigan and the Greater Lansing Food Bank.

ANGEL TREE TOY DRIVE

 Thank you to all who helped support the Angel Tree Toy Drives. Your generosity is very much appreciated

With your help, we donated toys and gift cards to the Salvation Army (Grand Rapids) and St. Vincent (Lansing) Angel Tree Toy Drives. Your support helped treat children and brighten their holiday. Thank you for being an angel!

ELE'S PLACE

  Ele's Place is a nonprofit, community-based organization whose mission is to create awareness of and support for grieving children and their families.  Option 1 Credit Union is a proud supporter of Ele's Place, in both the Grand Rapids and Lansing regions. 
 
Through peer support group programs, Ele's Place helps children cope with the death or life-threatening illness of a parent, sibling or other close family member or friend.  Children ages 3 to 18 and their parents or guardians are welcome.  Regardless of family income, there is no fee for any services.  If you or someone you know can benefit from the services of Ele's Place,
 click here  for their website or email Ele's Place at healing@elesplace.org.

  

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Option 1 Credit Union is proud to support Access of West Michigan and the Greater Lansing Food Bank in their efforts with a check presentation to each organization. Access of West Michigan and the Greater Lansing Food Bank are non-profit organizations that provide food to individuals and families in need.  Food is distributed through an extensive network of food pantries and community kitchens throughout the greater Grand Rapids and Lansing areas.    

SUPPORTING SPARROW HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

Option 1 Credit Union is the presenting sponsor of the Sept. 8 Spartan Marching Band Concert for Kids.  The MSU Spartan Marching Band is one of the oldest and most recognized university marching bands in the United States.  Procedes benefit the Sparrow Children's Center.  Click here for more details.

  SUPPORTING METRO HEALTH HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

Metro Health Hospital Foundation hosted their Feelin' Grand on Sept. 21.   Option 1 Credit Union was a sponsor of the event.  With our branch office located in the Metro Village complex, Option 1 Credit Union serves the hospital community and surrounding area.  Proceeds from the annual black-tie fundraiser will benefit Metro's award-winning diabetes program which provides education, health care and support for those diagnosed with diabetes.  Metro Health utilizes a team approach to provide complete and high-quality care.  Click here for more event details.