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Genisys CU Landscapes the Loop

Michigan CU sponsors event in honor of city’s 150th anniversary.

June 06, 2011
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Genisys Credit Union, Auburn Hills, Mich., sponsored and coordinated the All American Road Clean-Up Saturday, May 21, in honor of the city of Pontiac’s 150th anniversary.

Area volunteers gathered at Genisys Credit Union’s Pontiac branch to register for the event, donating more than 150 hours to the cause.

“It’s amazing to see the camaraderie that takes place as volunteers work hard to beautify the community,” says Jackie Buchanan, CEO of the $1.3 billion asset credit union. “Driving along Woodward after the Clean-Up is especially enjoyable when you see the efforts of caring individuals who donated their time.”

The Clean-Up is one of many local events Genisys sponsors.

Clean Up

Volunteers joined together to  make a difference during the All American Road Clean-Up, sponsored by Genisys CU, Auburn Hills, Mich.

 

 

 

Genisys is Awesome

Bob Joninski
June 07, 2011 9:08 am
Genisys CU is awesome, I love them as my credit union. They always do nice things for the members and the community


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