Scott Credit Union, St. Louis Blues sign five-year sponsorship agreement
SCU is now a proud sponsor of the Blues
EDWARDSVILLE, IL (November 5, 2018) — Scott Credit Union is now a proud sponsor of the St. Louis Blues.
Representatives from Scott Credit Union and the St. Louis Blues announced the local credit union will sponsor St. Louis’ NHL franchise for the next five years.
Scott Credit Union now has a partnership with the two major professional sports franchises in St. Louis. SCU also has a partnership with the St. Louis Cardinals.
“We are extremely proud to be a partner with such a tremendous organization,” said SCU President & CEO Frank Padak. “It is exciting for us to have our organization and the Scott Credit Union brand tied to the St. Louis Blues.”
Scott Credit Union’s agreement with the Blues includes naming rights to the new exclusive Rinkside Club & Pub 67 inside of the newly renovated Enterprise Center. It also includes Scott Credit Union advertising in the venue.
“The naming rights to the Club is big deal for us,” said SCU Chief Marketing Officer Adam Koishor. “There are about 560 all-inclusive seats that will have access to the Rinkside club and Pub 67. Pub 67 access is included with the seats that are in row one on the glass all the way around the ice. It’s really a club inside of the Rinkside Club.”
“We are proud to have naming rights for seats in the venues of the two pro sports franchises in St. Louis,” Koishor added.
The credit union, which recently opened its first St. Louis County Branch at I-170 and Ladue Road, also will be featured on signage in the arena and in concourse areas during events at the newly-named Enterprise Center.
“We are thrilled to partner with such a community-driven organization like Scott Credit Union” said Eric Stisser, Blues VP of Corporate Partnerships. “The SCU commitment to their members and the St. Louis area makes them an ideal business partner for our organization. We are excited about the updates and renovations to our venue, and we couldn’t be prouder to partner with Scott Credit Union to help us enhance the fan experience.”
The credit union, which service more than 140,000 members in Illinois and Missouri,
“When you think of the Blues, you think of their long history and strong fan base in the Metro area. Having a partnership with us really helps to get our message out to Blues fans on both sides of the river,” Padak added.
Scott Credit Union’s field of membership includes St. Louis County, so people who live or work there can now open accounts at the credit union.
“With St. Louis County being part of our field of membership, we are confident that this partnership with the Blues will help us continue to grow,” Padak added. “This partnership really increases our visibility in our efforts to educate people throughout the area about the great value they get when they choose to do business with us.”
As a not-for-profit cooperative, Scott Credit Union returns its profits to members in dividends while helping them avoid fees and get better rates. The credit union also uses its earnings to provide expanded services and convenient branches and ATMs to its members.
At the end of 2017, Scott Credit Union issued a bonus dividend and a loan interest rebate for the year exceeding $500,000. That money was directly deposited into Scott Credit Union members’ accounts.
The local credit union has given $10 million back to members in the past 10 years because of its not-for-profit cooperative structure.
Scott Credit Union has made giving back to its communities a major priority. The local credit union contributed about $424,000 and its employees volunteered more than 2,400 hours to a variety of local civic efforts throughout the region in 2017. The credit union has contributed about $2.6 million and its employees have volunteered more than 19,000 hours in communities throughout the region in the past nine years.
“The Blues organization has a tradition of supporting the community. It aligns well with our mission to support our members and the communities in which they live,” Koishor added.
About Scott Credit Union
Scott Credit Union is a full-service, financial cooperative. When someone opens an account at the credit union, they become a member and an owner. Because of its structure, Scott Credit Union has given $12 million back to members through a bonus dividend and loan interest rebate over the past 12 years. Scott Credit Union currently has 17 area locations: Scott Air Force Base; East Belleville; Fairview Heights; Collinsville; O’Fallon; Edwardsville; Waterloo; Highland; West Belleville; Mascoutah; Troy; Wood River; Columbia; Ladue, MO; Crestwood, MO; Ferguson, MO; and its Home Office in Edwardsville. For details on opening accounts at Scott Credit Union, visit www.scu.org.