Elevations Credit Union selected by the City of Fort Collins to provide financial services to employees
BOULDER, CO (April 20, 2018) — Elevations Credit Union has been selected by the City of Fort Collins as their financial service provider to tailor programs to further City employees’ financial well-being, including access to financial education, financial services and related banking benefits.
Elevations Credit Union financial services will be offered to City employees as a value-added employee benefit within the City’s Total Reward Strategy.
Benefits of working with Elevations Credit Union include financial education and training, like seminars on-site at the City’s headquarters to address a wide-range of pertinent financial topics, online financial education, special events for City employees designed to enhance financial well-being, financial advising and counseling, cost-effective checking and savings accounts and competitive lending products and credit card options.
“We look forward to working with Elevations to deliver quality financial programming to our employee base,” said Kelly DiMartino, Sr. Assistant City Manager. “After going through a competitive selection process, Elevations emerged as the preferred partner based on their high quality products and exceptional customer service. As a fellow Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winner, Elevations is committed to many of the same principles and values as we are at the City of Fort Collins.”
The City of Fort Collins’ vision to provide world-class municipal services through operational excellence and a culture of innovation aligns directly with Elevations core competencies of Membership First Operational Excellence, and the core value of Creativity,which incorporates a focus on innovation. The City’s mission ofexceptional service for an exceptional community creates a culture, which differentiates the City of Fort Collins services from other cities, and Elevations Member Value Proposition evidences why a member should consider aligning with Elevations.
“Elevations seeks to partner with like-minded companies and believes strongly that this is a perfect fit for the two organizations,” said Bryan Watkins, Elevations Northern Colorado Market President. “We are thrilled to bring the City of Fort Collins into our fold and we look forward to providing value-added employee benefits at many levels. Elevations is proud to serve Northern Colorado and has a vested interest in making sure city employees thrive as they pursue their financial goals.”
Elevations serves hundreds of companies, non-profit organizations and municipalities as “Select Employee Groups,” the term for major business partners including many organizations similar to the City of Fort Collins. Elevations has served Select Employee Groups in this manner since its inception for over sixty-four years. Elevations representatives are deployed on-site to virtually all of these groups/companies each year, and offer on-site education through its RealityCheck financial education initiative, open membership enrollments, resource tables and support at employee events.
Elevations education program RealityCheck provides unbiased financial education and consumer information to its membership and the community, directly supporting its core purpose of providing solutions for a better life. This initiative is nationally recognized and provides important value-added financial literacy delivered by subject matter experts and is available to Select Employee Groups via on-site education, seminars at Elevations locations, and web-based learning. In 2017 alone, Elevations deployed over 220 RealityCheck programs serving over 3,500 unique individuals.
Many large employers request Elevations staff come on-site regularly throughout the year. This approach allows staff the opportunity to learn in a convenient and familiar setting where they can ask questions and familiarize themselves with all of the resources available to them.
Elevations Credit Union empowers its members and the communities it serves along Colorado’s Front Range with financial solutions and education. In addition to offering a broad portfolio of consumer and business banking services, Elevations is the No. 1 credit union mortgage lender in Colorado. Founded in 1953 as the U. of C. Federal Credit Union in Boulder, the organization has grown from 12 members and less than $100 in assets to over 140,000 members, more than 500 local employees and over $2 billion in assets. Elevations received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for performance excellence in 2014 and earns local awards along Colorado’s Front Range for Best Bank, Best Mortgage Lender and Best Customer Service year after year. Learn more at elevationscu.com.
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