DCECU takes first place in the Midland Daily News Readers’ Choice Awards … again!

MIDLAND, MI (September 5, 2017) — The Midland Daily News just announced that DCECU has been voted the No. 1 Credit Union in the newspaper’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. This is the third year in a row that DCECU has received this award.

“Receiving first place in the Readers’ Choice Awards is real honor,” said DCECU President/CEO Dennis Hanson. “Thank you to everyone who voted for us! We are truly grateful to this community for the many opportunities you give us to help improve the lives of those around us … not only financially, but also in a very hands-on way.”

For example, DCECU recently hosted a community blood drive; donated 35 factory-reset iPad® mobile digital devices to CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region; and worked together with employees to support Garber Chevrolet’s “Stuff the Bus” event, which collects school supplies for early childhood programs throughout the county.

Employees also routinely participate in community cleanup and home-building projects.

“DCECU is proud of our employees’ willingness to answer the call to help improve our community,” Hanson said. “The employees who participate in these projects are shining examples of the credit union’s commitment to giving back to the community at large.”

On the financial well-being side, the credit union has a reputation for saving its members hundreds of dollars a year through low rates on loans, high returns on savings and fewer fees than other financial institutions. DCECU also is one of only a handful of credit unions in the nation that routinely gives a portion of its earnings back to its members in the form of Loan Interest Rebates and Member Saver Rewards.*

For 2016, DCECU gave back a record-breaking $16 million.

“Members can use their DCECU Member Giveback money for anything they want: to build their savings, fund retirement accounts, pay down debts, pay for tuition, make home improvements … even take a vacation,” Hanson said.

DCECU membership is open to employees and retirees of more than 50 Select Employer Group companies, as well as to their family members.

*While year-end rebates and rewards occur with great regularity, this credit union benefit is not guaranteed. Membership eligibility required.

About Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union

Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution that is owned by its members and dedicated to providing them with smart, affordable banking solutions. Located in Midland, Michigan, DCECU has $2.1 billion in assets and nearly 73,500 members and has been recognized multiple times by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) for top performance in saving members money. Membership is open to employees and retirees of nearly 100 Select Employer Group companies and their family members, as well as donors to the Midland Area Community Foundation’s DCECU Members Endowed Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit or call 989.835.7794 or 800.835.7794.

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About the Midland Daily News Readers’ Choice Awards

The Midland Daily News Readers’ Choice Awards is a popular initiative that gives the newspaper’s readers the opportunity to vote for their favorite businesses. In the 2017 competition, more than 2,000 voters cast more than 36,000 votes in more than 100 categories to demonstrate their support for businesses ranging from financial institutions to retail stores and eateries.


Alisha Toyzan

AGP & Associates, Inc.


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