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Leader Dogs for the Blind names Chief Financial as its official credit union

Rochester Hills, Michigan, February 11, 2016 — Chief Financial Credit Union and Leader Dogs for the Blind today announced a new sponsorship agreement making Chief Financial the official credit union of Leader Dogs for the Blind.

This agreement pairs Leader Dog, a nonprofit that empowers people who are blind or visually impaired, with Chief Financial, a credit union and brand that is about more than just money.

“When Chief Financial moved its headquarters to Rochester Hills, Michigan, the company pledged a commitment to the community,” said Sue Daniels, president & CEO, Leader Dog. “This partnership is just another example of Chief Financial’s steadfast commitment and we could not be more excited to work as partners.”

As Leader Dog’s newest corporate partner, Chief Financial will be the presenting sponsor of Leader Dog’s inaugural event, Bark & Brew. The event will be hosted at Rochester Mills Brewery on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Chief Financial also plans to unveil an exclusive Leader Dog credit card in the near future, as well as other products and services for Leader Dog enthusiasts and the community at large.

“Chief Financial and Leader Dog supporters share a deep passion for our canine companions and the life-changing services that Leader Dog provides to people who are blind or visually impaired,” said Tom Dluzen, president & CEO, Chief Financial Credit Union. “All of us at Chief Financial are excited about the opportunity to partner with Leader Dog. We are dedicated to this partnership, the community and providing our valued members with continuous financial stability in an ever-changing economy.”

About Leader Dogs for the Blind

Rochester Hills, Mich.-based Leader Dogs for the Blind is a nonprofit organization that has been providing independent travel to people who are blind through the use of Leader Dogs since its founding in 1939. Over the years, Leader Dogs for the Blind has provided independent mobility to more than 14,500 individuals. The services of the organization are provided free of charge. The organization also provides classes for orientation and mobility, pedestrian GPS and a summer camp for teens. For more information on Leader Dogs for the Blind, call (888) 777-5332 or visit