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Press Room Library

Media Contact:

Emily Decorah, Summit Credit Union, 608.243.5000, 800.236.5560, x4954

About Summit Credit Union:

Established in 1935, Summit Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative. Summit holds $3.2 billion in assets and has more than 184,000 members and 629 employees across 37 locations throughout south-central and southeastern Wisconsin. Kim Sponem has been CEO & President of Summit Credit Union, and its predecessor organization, CUNA Credit Union/Great Wisconsin Credit Union, since 2002.

Summit Credit Union Awards


Kim Sponem Honored for Community and Female Empowerment Efforts in Wisconsin
Summit Credit Union CEO and President recognized by WAFCS and The Business Forum

MADISON, Wis.—Summit Credit Union CEO & President Kim Sponem was recognized by two Wisconsin organizations last week for her statewide efforts around community leadership and female empowerment. Sponem received the Wisconsin Friend of the Family Award by the Wisconsin Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (WAFCS) and was nominated for The Business Forum’s annual ATHENA award.
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Summit Credit Union Financial Advisors Again Recognized by CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc.
Two Financial Advisors will serve on leadership team for second consecutive year

MADISON, Wis.—In recognition of their excellence in sales productivity and leadership, Summit Credit Union Financial Advisors Jamie Letcher and Jody Brown have been elected to the Senior Advisor Leadership Team (SALT) of broker-dealer CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI) for the second consecutive year.
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Summit Credit Union Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Cottage Grove Headquarters
Area business leaders, credit union community join for ceremony and tours

COTTAGE GROVE, Wis.—Summit Credit Union officially completed its new headquarters facility and campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday. Leaders of Madison-area businesses, the Madison and Cottage Grove chambers of commerce, and the larger credit union community attended the event.
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Madison-Area Family Takes Home $10,000 in Summit Credit Union’s Project Money
10th-annual competition teaches financial smarts, money management

MADISON, Wis.—By saving almost $24,000 and reducing their debt by nearly $16,000, Angie and Cris Nelson took home the grand prize of Summit Credit Union’s Project Money program. For the tenth consecutive year, the reality-based financial competition awarded a $10,000 cash prize to the winning team.
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Kelly Ostrand Joins Summit Credit Union as Manager of Portage Branch
MADISON, Wis.—Kelly Ostrand has joined Summit Credit Union as manager of its new branch in Portage. Ostrand joins the member-owned financial cooperative to advise Portage members around best practices to achieve their financial goals, both big and small.
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Area Students Learn Financial Skills With Summit Credit Union’s Project Teen Money
Annual interactive financial challenge awards scholarships to six Madison-area high schoolers.

MADISON, Wis.—Summit Credit Union recently launched its sixth annual Project Teen Money program, a fun and unique challenge between Madison-area high school students to encourage healthy financial habits. Conducted through Summit’s in-school branches at Madison’s East, La Follette and Memorial high schools, the winner of the competition will take home a $2,500 scholarship toward higher education.
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