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Northeast Credit Union Welcomes Northwood Branch Manager Nicole Harton

Northeast Credit Union is thrilled to announce the hiring of Nicole Harton, who has joined the organization as the Northwood Branch Manager. Nicole brings with her ten years of banking experience, beginning her career at Bank of New Hampshire and most recently transitioning from Kennebunk Savings Bank.  

“Nicole’s extensive knowledge of the industry and impressive leadership skills makes her a strong addition to our growing team,” states Andrea Pruna, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing and Retail Officer. “Her active volunteerism in the community reflects the values we hold as an organization, and we’re thrilled to have her on board.”

 “I am excited to be a part of the Northeast Credit Union family, where there is so much focus on ‘people helping people’,” states Harton. “I’m looking forward to assisting members and the communities that NECU serves.”

Harton holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from McIntosh College, and has enriched her education with several courses and certificates from the Center for Financial Training. As a New Hampshire native, she enjoys volunteering for various non-profits and participating in local chamber initiatives. She serves as a Committee Member of the Greater Barrington Chamber of Commerce, where she helped organize events like the Bingo Bash, the Peeper 5k and the Community Expo.

About Northeast Credit Union
Northeast Credit Union (NECU) has been a trusted neighbor and the financial partner of choice for people since 1936. Our central focus is our members and the communities in which we serve. We have nearly $1.3 billion in assets and serve over 120,000 members at 20 branches throughout New Hampshire and Maine. We offer a full range of financial products and services. Along with traditional checking and savings accounts, they include mortgage and auto loans, investment products, business accounts, credit cards, and innovative online and mobile services. For more information >

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Holy Rosary Credit Union and Northeast Credit UnionPartner in 8th Annual Spaulding High School CU 4 Reality Fair

June 1, 2017, Rochester, NH – The 8th Annual Spaulding High School (SHS) CU 4 Reality fair was held on Wednesday, May 17th. Holy Rosary Credit Union (HRCU) and Northeast Credit Union (NECU) partnered in sponsoring the event. A number of credit union staff were on hand volunteering and working with the kids. Over 350 SHS and homeschooled students participated in the fair.

The CU 4 Reality program is an event where students are taught basic financial literacy skills like budgeting, saving and planning for unexpected life expenses. Being able to have an opportunity to develop these skills, before students venture into the real world, can be greatly beneficial in leading to success in life.

Students are given the opportunity to meet with various representatives of businesses from the community to discuss real-world monthly expenses for needs like housing and transportation, while also being given spending options for entertainment and other discretionary expenses.  At the program’s completion, each student’s spending is evaluated against the monthly income for their selected occupation and they get a feel for how within budget, or over budget, they may be.

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“The CU 4 Reality program is a fantastic approach to introducing students to real world financial decision-making,” states Tim Collia, Northeast Credit Union President and CEO. “The kids take on the challenge with enthusiasm, and come away with their eyes open to the importance of smart spending habits. We believe the fairs truly have a lasting impact on the students.”

“Between our high school branch and assisting with events like CU 4 Reality, we are very proud to continue helping the education of the youth in our community on financial literacy,” said Brian Hughes, President and CEO of HRCU. “Something we always hear is that “I wish a program like CU 4 Reality existed when I was a student” because it really can be eye-opening to see first-hand what the real cost of living can be. Providing this education early on is a real bonus to students”

Community members from HRCU, NECU, Bernier Insurance, Northeast Planning Associates, NH Banking Department, NH Department of Education, Broadview Animal Hospital, Hannaford, First City Motor Sales, CU Alliance, Delta Management Associates, Hourihane, Cormier & Associates, Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce & SHS Guidance Counselors volunteered as advisors during the event.

Holy Rosary Credit Union (HRCU) is a state-chartered and federally insured community credit union with assets over $250 million and serving over 21,000 members in Rochester, Dover, Farmington and Spaulding High School. For more Information visit www.hrcu.org or call (603) 332-6840.

Northeast Credit Union (NECU) is a state chartered and federally insured community credit union with assets over $1.1 billion in assets and serves over 111,000+ members at branches throughout New Hampshire. For more information visit www.necu.org or call (888) 436-1847.

For more information please contact:
Brian Hughes, HRCU – bhughes@hrcu.org * 603-332-6840
Andrea Pruna, NECU – apruna@necu.org * 603-422-9815

Northeast Credit Union Welcomes Regional Manager Kelly Sica to Portsmouth Team

Press Release by Northeast Credit Union

April 24th, 2017, Portsmouth, N.H. – Northeast Credit Union (NECU) is happy to welcome Kelly Sica as the newest member of their management team. As the Regional Sales Manager for the Southern Region, Kelly will act as the strategic advisor and lead motivator for 8 branches in the Greater Seacoast area. Her focus includes, but is not limited to, member satisfaction, community engagement, performance management, and operational effectiveness.

“Kelly has already hit the ground running, displaying the drive, expertise, and positive attitude that will make her an asset to Northeast Credit Union,” states Tim Collia, NECU President and CEO. “We are fortunate to have such a motivated individual joining our leadership team during this exciting time of growth at the credit union.”

Kelly brings with her over 15 years of community banking experience, during which she gained a wealth of knowledge in business development, mortgage lending, retail lending, and branch operations. She is very active in the community, volunteering her time with Pro Portsmouth, the Seacoast Leadership Program, and more. She also loves to stay involved with the local Chambers of Commerce.

About Northeast Credit Union
Northeast Credit Union (NECU) has been a trusted neighbor and the financial partner of choice for people since 1936. Our central focus is our members and the communities in which we serve. We have over $1 billion in assets and serve 110,000+ members at branches in Berlin, Concord, Conway, Dover, Exeter, Gorham, Lebanon, Lee, Manchester, Merrimack, Northwood, Plymouth, Portsmouth, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and Rochester. We offer a full range of financial products and services. Along with traditional checking and savings accounts, they include mortgage and auto loans, investment products, business accounts, credit cards, and innovative online and mobile services. For more information, please visit www.necu.org.

Northeast Credit Union Announces Promotion of Two Executives

Portsmouth, N.H. – Northeast Credit Union (NECU) proudly announces the promotion of two members of the senior leadership team, Andrea Pruna and Steve Giguere.

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Pruna’s new role as Senior Vice President – Chief Marketing and Retail Officer will expand her duties to include oversight of the Marketing and E-Commerce departments, as well as leading the branch network and product management. Andrea Pruna joined Northeast Credit Union in 2011. She happily serves as a member of the Social Responsibility Committee, the Marketing and Business Development CUNA Council, and the Marketing Committee for New Hampshire Credit Unions.  Andrea holds an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University, and a BS in Business Administration from EAFIT University in Medellin, Colombia.  She resides in New Castle with her husband Max, two sons Lucas and Emilio, and wonderful dog Coco. In her free time, Andrea can be found spending time with her family, cheering her boys’ soccer teams on from the sidelines, serving on the PTO and volunteering in the community.

photo-2-steve-giguereGiguere’s new role as Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer will expand his duties to include oversight of Finance, Risk Management and General Services. Steve has been with Northeast Credit Union for over 31 years, and brings a multitude of experience in operations, accounting, and lending. He earned his Economics degree from The University of Maine at Orono, and his MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. Currently, he resides in Dover with his wife Pam and two children, Belle and Jeremy, and his rescue dog Elliot. When not at work, Steve enjoys spending time with his family and riding his bike on the many scenic coastal roads of New England.

“The outstanding commitment, passion, and knowledge that Andrea Pruna and Steve Giguere have demonstrated are absolutely vital to the success of our organization,” states Tim Collia, NECU President and CEO. “Their expertise and strong leadership is invaluable to our team, and we are excited to see them thrive in their new roles.”

About Northeast Credit Union

Northeast Credit Union (NECU) has been a trusted neighbor and the financial partner of choice for people since 1936. Our central focus is our members and the communities in which we serve. We have over $1.1billion in assets and serve 110,000+ members at branches in Berlin, Concord, Conway, Dover, Exeter, Gorham, Lebanon, Lee, Manchester, Merrimack, Northwood, Plymouth, Portsmouth, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and Rochester. We offer a full range of financial products and services. Along with traditional checking and savings accounts, they include mortgage and auto loans, investment products, business accounts, credit cards, and innovative online and mobile services. For more information, please visit www.necu.org.

Written by Andrea E. Pruna
Vice President of Marketing, Northeast Credit Union

Northeast Credit Union Celebrates 80th Anniversary By Contributing to Their Community

Portsmouth, N.H. – Northeast Credit Union celebrated their 80th anniversary by spreading their generosity and community support to three local non-profits. The credit union asked community members to help them choose local non-profits to receive donations. After receiving over 2,000 votes for 15 different non-profit organizations, NECU would like to congratulate Zebra Crossings of Dover, N.H., an organization that enriches the lives of children with a chronic health conditions through fun and engaging medically-supervised programs. Not far behind was Connor’s Climb of Exeter, N.H., receiving a surprise donation of $1,000, followed by UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center of Goffstown, N.H., receiving $500 from the credit union.

Grateful for such a generous donation, Astrid Wielens, Executive Director of Zebra Crossings expressed, “Zebra Crossings provides empowerment programs for youth with chronic medical conditions. We aim to lessen the burden of chronic medical conditions by connecting kids through play and providing respite for caregivers. It is only through community support like this that we can make a difference in the lives of the children and families we serve.”

On behalf of Connor’s Climb of Exeter, N.H., another grateful non-profit for Northeast Credit Union’s generosity,  State Representative Susan Stover described the importance of such a donation, as the foundation thrives from donations, helping them fund Signs of Suicide (SOS) training for NH educators and schools to prevent youth suicide.

Development Director Veronica Lester from the third appreciative non-profit, UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, expressed gratitude towards the community and Northeast Credit Union, saying, “The funds couldn’t have come at a better time and will be used as unrestricted funding, which is invaluable to the success of UpReach and allows us the flexibility to use the money toward our most current needs. We thank NECU for their support in allowing UpReach to provide safe, affordable and high quality equine assisted activities and therapies to individuals in the greater Manchester community.”

About Northeast Credit Union
Northeast Credit Union (NECU) has been a trusted neighbor and the financial partner of choice for people since 1936. Our central focus is our members and the communities in which we serve. We have over $1 billion in assets and serve 110,000+ members at branches in Berlin, Concord, Conway, Dover, Exeter, Gorham, Lebanon, Lee, Manchester, Merrimack, Northwood, Plymouth, Portsmouth, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and Rochester. We offer a full range of financial products and services. Along with traditional checking and savings accounts, they include mortgage and auto loans, investment products, business accounts, credit cards, and innovative online and mobile services. For more information, please visit www.necu.org.

For more information about the three non-profits mentioned in this article, please visit their websites:

The Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce congratulates Zebra Crossing, Connor’s Climb, and UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center on their new funds and commends Northeast Credit Union and the community for their commitment to non-profit charities and organizations. We hope this support of community inspires others!