Nuvision Credit Union is helping save small business owners affected by the COVID-19 crisis

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (April 29, 2020) — For over 85 years Nuvision Credit Union has been serving the hard-working people who are the backbone of our country; now, they are serving those who are serving us during our time of need.

From small restaurant owners who are struggling to keep their employees working to frontline doctors and nurses who are facing some of the most difficult conditions of their career, the COVID-19 crisis has hit everybody hard.

That’s why Nuvision launched the NuvisionCares initiative, a program that provides meals from local restaurants to our heroes on the frontlines of the COVID-19 battle. To date, that program has provided over 4,000 meals to our frontline healthcare heroes, but more importantly, it has helped small business owners maintain their business and provide paychecks to their employees when they need it the most.

The NuvisionCares program has been such a success, that Nuvision has expanded the program and brought in another small restaurant who has been hit particularly hard by the crisis.

Owners Geoff McIntosh and Pelipe Aguas had been working at The Pizza Store in Orange, California for years when they decided it was their time to take over the store and become small business owners. McIntosh started working at The Pizza Store when he was 15 years old. Aguas has been there even longer, working under three different owners at a restaurant that has meant everything to him.

On March 2nd, their dream of running a small business came true when they purchased and took over The Pizza Store. Unfortunately, as soon as they signed the papers, the COVID-19 crisis hit.

“Here you have two hard-working businessmen who worked their way up through the ranks to become small business owners, who are now doing everything they can to take care of their own employees during some incredibly difficult times,” said Tom Sweet,” SVP of Marketing at Nuvision Credit Union.

“Nuvision Credit Union was built by these types of individuals, hard-working people who are the backbone of our country. When we heard their story, we knew we had to extend the NuvisionCares initiative and try to help them save their dream.”

On Thursday, April 30th Nuvision Credit Union will be again buying meals for frontline Orange County healthcare workers at The Pizza Store in Orange, California. If you would like to know more about the NuvisonCares program you can visit the webpage at

About Nuvision Credit Union

Nuvision Credit Union serves many communities in a five-state region covering California, Arizona, Alaska, Washington and Wyoming. The Credit Union has more than 170,000 members and assets exceeding $2.8 billion.


Emily Jackson

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