Minnesota Business Magazine Announces Hiway Federal Credit Union as a finalist for 2016 Community Impact Awards
ST. PAUL, MN (December 19, 2015) — Hiway Federal Credit Union (Hiway) has been named as a finalist for Minnesota Business Magazine’s 2016 Community Impact Awards in the “Youth Initiative” category. The award is given to recognize a company for creating or supporting programs designed to enable youth to develop abilities in areas such as leadership, social responsibility, skilled trade, education and community involvement.
“We’re honored to be named as a finalist for Minnesota Business Magazine’s Community Impact Award in the “Youth Initiative” category,” said Dave Boden, Hiway President/CEO. “At Hiway, we believe that financial well-being is absolutely essential to health and wellbeing in general and we have made a commitment to support the development and education of youth in the communities we serve.”
Hiway has partnered with several local organizations to support financial literacy and leadership development, including: Saint Paul Public schools, the City of Saint Pauls’ Right Track Program, the Sanneh Foundation, Junior Achievement and Best Prep. In addition, Hiway associates have presented 50+ financial literacy classes to more than 1,000 youth in the community, Hiway employed two students last summer through the Right Track program and most recently they opened their first student-run branch in Johnson Sr. High School. Hiway serves as a financial resource and teaches students about the financial tools they need as they begin to make their own personal finance decisions, from getting their first job and managing their money to going to college and buying their first car.
“An important legacy in Minnesota is that businesses have been at the forefront in building a strong and vigorous community,” says Steve LeBeau, Minnesota Business Editor in Chief. “We are proud to encourage that tradition by honoring those in the private sector who excel at serving the public good.”
Winners will be announced at an awards celebration on February 25, 2016 at Aria. To see the list of finalists, register to attend the celebration and for more information about the 2016 Community Impact Awards, visit minnesotabusiness.com/2016-community-impact-awards.
About Hiway Credit Union
Hiway Credit Union was founded in 1931 to serve the employees of the Minnesota Highway Department. Today, Hiway serves an expanded member base, with over 80,000 members in Minnesota and nationwide, registers $1.7 billion in assets and welcomes new membership from individuals and small businesses. Hiway offers its members unparalleled service and value “on the road of life” through lower loan rates, higher savings rates and fewer and lower fees. Hiway also operates four high school branches at Como, Harding, Highland and Johnson High Schools in St. Paul. For more information about Hiway, visit hiway.org.