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Chief Financial Credit Union to break ground on new Rochester campus

Chief Financial Credit Union is making moves: a groundbreaking ceremony for their Rochester branch relocation is scheduled at 4 p.m. on May 18. Dignitaries from Rochester and Rochester Hills will be onsite for the event, and the community is invited to attend via livestream on Facebook. The branch will now be located at the former US Scuba Diving Center building.

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Come meet Buzz the Beaver at Chief Financial Credit Union in Birmingham!

Bring your little baseball fans out to the Birmingham branch of Chief Financial Credit Union from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15 to meet the Buzz the Beaver, mascot from the United Shore Professional Baseball League.

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Chief Financial Credit Union Partners with Leader Dogs for the Blind in Campaign that Aims to Raise $108,000

Leader Dogs for the Blind is currently partnering with Chief Financial Credit Union for its Spring Match Campaign. This year's goal is to raise $108,000. Chief Financial is the official credit union of Leader Dogs for the Blind.

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Bark & Brew 5K presented by Chief Financial Credit Union benefits Leader Dogs for the Blind

Join Chief Financial Credit Union and Leader Dogs for the Blind for the unofficial kickoff to the summer season: Bark & Brew 5K! The community is invited to lace up your running shoes on Saturday, June 5, 2021, either in-person or virtually! Local racers will enjoy a beautiful 5K route starting at Rochester Municipal Park and winding through the Paint Creek Trail.

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HGTV hosts to speak at Rochester University’s 50th Partnership Dinner

Presented by Chief Financial Credit Union, Rochester University's 2021 Partnership Dinner will feature a live, virtual conversation with Ben and Erin Napier, hosts of HGTV's "Home Town" television show, on Saturday, April 17, at 5:30 p.m.

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Chief Financial’s Ashley Werkmeister wins Business Excellence Young Professional award

Ashley Werkmeister, Director of Business Development at Chief Financial Credit Union, recently received the 2021 Business Excellence Young Professional Award from the Troy Chamber of Commerce.

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Ashley Werkmeister named President of Young Professionals Rochester

Chief Financial Credit Union Director of Business Development Ashley Werkmeister has been appointed as Chair of the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals of Rochester.

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Dinner in the Dark is going virtual - raises awareness for visually impaired

Chief Financial Credit Union once again supports Leader Dogs for the Blind's annual Dinner in the Dark, but this year the highly-anticipated event is going virtual on March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Virtual Dinner in the Dark kits are designed for two people and include everything you need for your very own at home Dinner in the Dark! Attendees can join the live program on March 12 to enhance their experience, hearing from clients whose lives have been changed by Leader Dog.

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Chief Financial president/CEO joins Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber

Tom Dluzen, president and CEO of Chief Financial Credit Union has been appointed to the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. A longtime resident of Birmingham, Dluzen expanded the Chief Financial footprint by opening Chief's Birmingham branch last year.

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Chief Financial Credit Union announces Pontiac’s Grace Centers of Hope as the first winner of its inaugural Chief Cares contest

The Pontiac-based Grace Centers of Hope is the inaugural winner of the Chief Financial Credit Union Chief Cares Contest, getting more than 13,000 votes of support in two rounds of voting.

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Chief Financial expands Rochester area footprint with branch expansion into Downtown Rochester

Chief Financial Credit Union officially announced that it will break ground on a branch expansion into Downtown Rochester, MI, in Spring of 2021. This project will mark the culmination of the 'Chief Credit Union Campus' which will include Chief's headquarter building located just east of its new 515 address.

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Chief Financial gave back in a big way during the holidays

All year, Chief Financial Credit Union prepares for the big one: The holiday giving season. Team members donate in preparation for the holiday giving blitz, raising money through various events and activities, like the weekly "Jean Day," where team members get to dress down in exchange for a donation. And in 2020, three of the Chief Financial Credit Union branches were able to donate to three local Michigan nonprofit organizations.

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Chief Financial names Cheryl Boodram Executive Vice President

Cheryl Boodram has been named Executive Vice President of Sales & Chief Marketing Officer of Chief Financial Credit Union.

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Leader Dogs for the Blind puppy meet & greet in Birmingham

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.

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Chief Financial Credit Union opens branch in Downtown Birmingham

Chief Financial Credit Union recently opened the doors to its newest branch just across from Shain Park in Birmingham, MI. Chief has already become a proud community partner and trusted resource to local businesses and nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Credit union ‘picking up the coffee’ at Birmingham Roast for first 500 guests on October 9

Chief Financial Credit Union is celebrating the first few months of its newest branch opening in Downtown Birmingham by picking up the community's drinks at Birmingham Roast.

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Local helping local: small businesses and nonprofits assisted with a lifeline during COVID-19

Chief Financial Credit Union, a small credit union headquartered in Rochester Hills, MI, spent countless hours guiding businesses and nonprofit organizations through Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, many of which had been turned away by their home banking institutions.

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Chief Financial Business Development Manager named to Forbes Business Development Council

Chief Financial Credit Union announces Ashley Chambers, Business Development Manager, has been named to Forbes Business Development Council. This invitation-only council includes members from the U.S. selected based on their depth and diversity of experience in corporate and strategic business development.

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Tom Dluzen celebrates 10 years as President and CEO at Chief Financial Credit Union

Tom Dluzen celebrates 10 years leading Chief Financial Credit Union as president and CEO. Dluzen accepted the position in 2010 as the credit union faced possible closure due to the impact of the 2009 mortgage crisis.

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Chief Financial Credit Union to pause loan payments for 13,000 loans

Credit Union pauses loan due dates for all members for 90 Days in response to global health crisis.

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Chief Financial Credit Union named 2020 Best of MichBusiness honoree

Throughout the past year, Chief worked to support the communities that its members call home, which led to the credit union being named a 2020 Best of MichBusiness Honoree. The Best of MichBusiness Awards celebrate the programs and companies that make Michigan a great place to live and work.

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Chief Financial Credit Union VP named Elite 40 Under 40

When Cheryl Boodram made the transition from restaurant manager to part-time teller in 2010, she never imagined she would be named Vice President seven short years later. She also never dreamed of being in a class of the most elite professional individuals in Oakland County.

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Ambassador of the Month

Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce recently named Chief Financial Credit Union's Business Development Manager, Ashley Chambers, Ambassador of the Month.

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Casual for a Cause 2017

This year, Chief Financial has decided to use their Casual for a Cause funds to adopt families for Christmas and each team is helping families from their local communities. Families in the Dearborn, Pontiac and Rochester areas will all have a lot more presents and even a new washing machine under the tree thanks to their efforts.

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Champion Award presented to Tom Dluzen of Chief Financial

The Mayor's Business Council Champion Awards were presented to individuals recognized for their overall performance in the past year, be it: overcoming an obstacle, experiencing tremendous growth, expanding operations, launching a new successful technology, celebrating a milestone, or giving back to the community.

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Chief Financial Credit Union invests $60,000 in Innovation Hills

This incredibly generous donation will allow for the development of a one of a kind water feature that will serve as a focal point of the new park. The striking water wall will showcase the beauty of moving water over natural slate and welcome each and every guest to the region's most innovative and beautiful new park.

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Chief Financial Credit Union receives Innovative Corporate Culture of the Year Award

"It all starts with team; our employees make everything we do for our members and our communities possible," said Tom Dluzen, Chief Financial Credit Union CEO. "Doing the best we can for them is one of our highest priorities and we have made great strides towards having an innovative corporate culture, the recognition from the Rochester Chamber is confirmation that our efforts are showing."

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Chief Financial places as Healthiest Credit Union in Michigan

Chief Financial Credit Union is proud to announce that it has been ranked in the Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in the United States and the healthiest in Michigan. Chief Financial went from not making the Top 200 in 2016 to coming in at 36th healthiest credit union out of over 10,000 financial institutions evaluated in the U.S. in 2017 and number 1 out of 230 credit unions evaluated in Michigan.

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Chief Financial establishes scholarship fund for Rochester Community Schools students

"Live Beyond the Label Scholarship" for Students with ADHD or Emotional Impairment. The "Live Beyond the Label" Scholarship was established in 2017 by Chief Financial Credit Union to award an academic scholarship to those graduating seniors who have succeeded in rising above their challenges to achieve success in and out of the classroom.

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Chief Financial Credit Union announces “Chief Connects” business partner program

As a part of Chief Financial Credit Union's mission to be "more than money", they are excited to offer local companies and organizations a relationship opportunity that "connects" their employees to the credit union's products and service in a "cost-free" and convenient environment.

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Chief Financial Credit Union supports community partner Gilda's Club Metro Detroit

Chief Financial Credit Union was honored to be the first ever Presenting Sponsor of Bras for a Cause. The fabulous, fun and uplifting evening at the Royal Oak Music Theatre featured beautiful, courageous and inspirational breast cancer survivors.

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Lake Norcentra Park project announces 2016 presenting sponsor

Community programming and construction on the Lake Norcentra Park project at Rochester College will begin this spring with the support of 2016 presenting sponsor Chief Financial Credit Union.

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

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.

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