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Leader Dogs for the Blind puppy meet & greet in Birmingham

Rochester Hills, MI - Chief Financial Credit Union is teaming up with a longtime partner, Leader Dogs for the Blind, to host a social distancing 'Puppy Meet and Greet' at Chief's new Downtown Birmingham branch on September 26 from 10am-2pm.

The community is invited to stroll by the branch to learn more about Leader Dogs for the Blind and their work to increase independence for people who are visually impaired while meeting some Future Leader Dogs and their volunteer raisers.

"We are extremely proud of our partnership with Leader Dog and honored to help raise awareness about the amazing work they do to help the visually impaired," said Chief Financial Credit Union President and CEO, Tom Dluzen. "We know the opportunity to meet and greet with Future Leader Dogs will bring a smile to your face, even if that smile is behind your mask."

Since moving its headquarters to Rochester Hills, just a mile north of the Leader Dogs for the Blind facility, Chief Financial Credit Union has become the official financial institution for the organization. In addition, Chief Financial offers members a 'Leader Dog Visa' which automatically donates a percentage of all monthly purchases with the visa to Leader Dogs for the Blind.

"Our partnership with Chief Financial Credit Union goes beyond the funds they provide to help us serve our clients. Chief's promotions also inform people of the services we provide to people who are blind throughout the U.S. and right here in Southeast Michigan. Our goal is to 'Make people unstoppable' and Chief supports that goal for our clients and their clients," said Dani Landolt, Leader Dog Chief Marketing Officer.

Chief Financial Credit Union Birmingham is located at 189 West Merrill Street in Birmingham, MI across from Shain Park. For more information, visit or call Chief's Birmingham branch at 248-253-7900

About Leader Dogs for the Blind

Leader Dogs for the Blind is a nonprofit organization that empowers people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for independent travel through the use of a Leader Dog or a white cane. Since its founding in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind has served over 16,500 clients. All services of the organization are provided free of charge. The organization also trains guide dogs for people who are Deaf-Blind, holds a summer camp for teens and provides training in the use of pedestrian GPS equipment. For more information on Leader Dogs for the Blind, call (888) 777-5332 or visit