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October was a very busy, but very fun month for Denver Community. One of the best things we got to do was participate in Boo at the Zoo! From October 25th through October 26th, Denver Community Credit Union was armed with candy and ready to see everyone's costume. Boo at the Zoo is an annual event where multiple businesses and organizations come together at the Denver Zoo to provide children with a fun and safe trick-or-treating environment. While we were handing out goodies we were able to tell people about our involvement with Children's Miracle Network's Miracle Marathon. We helped sponsor the Miracle Marathon as part of Credit Unions Across Colorado. For more information about the Miracle Marathon, click here.
Denver Community Credit Union was excited to be part of the Children's Miracle Network Miracle Marathon. Credit Unions Across Colorado helped sponsor the Marathon, which is a 27.2-day virtual fundraising in which participants run/walk (or achieve forward motion) one mile per day for 27 days. It started October 1st and ended October 27th, 2013. The final day was for the kids. All participants in the Miracle Marathon completed an extra mile at the same time on October 27th. The Miracle Marathon helps support our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital - Children's Hospital Colorado.
One place Denver Community Credit Union team members liked to move their mile, was James Bible Park!
It is still not too late to donate, visit www.miraclemarathon.org for more information about the Marathon and about Children's Miracle Network.
Denver Community Credit Union is thrilled to announce that we were the runner up for the Mountain West Credit Union Association's Community Impact Award for our work on the Annual Back to School Fair! The Credit Union Community Impact Award is given to a credit union program that has positively affected the community in the Arizona, Colorado, or Wyoming credit union movement. The award went to Desert Schools Federal Credit Union in Arizona. Congratulations to them! The work that is done with these credit union run programs demonstrates just part of the credit union difference.
For more about Denver Community's work with the Back to School Fair and its impact on the community, please watch the following video:
Denver Community Credit Union is so happy we could be a part of Operation Warm this year! It was wonderful to see kids benefit from the work of the organization and the the help of the Denver Housing Authority.
Denver Community Credit Union is so excited to be part of Miracle Jeans Day as part of Credit Unions for Kids. We are wearing jeans in support of our local Children's Miracle Network Hospital - Colorado Children's Hospital. Click here to see a special message from some of the children who benefited from Miracle Jeans Day.
Our great partners at Rocky Mountain MicroFinaince Institute hosted a Boot Camp Class at our community room. The class allowed each Boot Camper to present an entire Business Plan and a loan pitch to the audience for the event.
Denver Community Credit Union, once again, dropped by the Civic Center Park to host a booth for the Civic Center Eats event.
Denver Community got to host a booth at Mi Casa’s Business Resource Fair which allowed clients that were starting a business to network with other organizations to gather information that can help jump-start their business.
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On-site classes and events held through our Clear Money Program included a presentation called “Go-To-Market Strategies” hosted by Bryan Kimbell of Brand Folder and Stacey Saggese of Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute. Denver Community also hosted our Money Makeover class where over 50 people came in attendance to learn about important budgeting tips.
Our community partners continued to host many different events throughout the month of June that we attended as well. These events included Golden Triangle Association’s Third Thursdays at Colefusion, Denver Public Library’s Business Breakfast, and Aurora Chamber’s Women of Business Luncheon all provided wonderful opportunities to network with business leaders and other associates throughout the community.
Denver Community Credit Union was invited to participate in the 4th Annual Safe Summer Kick Off Resource Fair at Kepner Middle School through the City and County of Denver. Over 50 private and public community organizations had participated with nearly 350 people in attendance. Special guest included a few of the Denver Nuggets' Dancers.
The Denver Public Library kicked off their annual Book Fair at their location and Denver Community Credit Union hosted a booth while also being a sponsor for the event.
The Civic Center Conservancy hosts their Annual Civic Center Eats celebration where various food trucks come down to Civic Center Park to serve food. Denver Community Credit Union got the opportunity to host a booth with other organizations for the first month of the event.
The Denver Housing Authority kicked off their 2nd Annual Homeownership Fair and Denver Community was there as well with a booth, along with other diverse set of partner agencies, to inform attendees about how we provide various resources and services in the greater Denver area and foster advancement in education and economic standing.
Denver Community Credit Union taught financial education classes at several locations from DHS, Denver School of Science and Tech, and Colorado African Organization. These classes and topics included discussions about credit, budgeting and saving money, and the basics of banking.
Our monthly Clear Money Event “Home Buying Resource Night” was hosted at our credit union for members and other individuals who were looking to connect with local homeownership resources to help them with the home buying process.
We hosted our semi-annual car sale event at our Downtown Branch location. This was an event we host twice every year with our partners at AutoTrek. We clear our parking lots and stock up to 100 different vehicles for our Credit Union Members to test drive and purchase while we grilled and served free hot dogs.
Our partners of the Office of Economic Development hosted their annual Small Business Expo at the Denver Public Library. This event included twenty three different vendors,from a wide array of public and nonprofit organizations who offer small business-building services. Also included was a lenders’ panel which included various public, private and nonprofit financing options to advise existing and aspiring entrepreneurs on landing the dollars they need to keep their business going.
Our partners at Mosaic, which is an organization that provides assistance for individuals with intellectual disabilities, hosted their annual luncheon and fundraiser known as Partner’s in Possibilities. Denver Community Credit helped sponsored the event as a way to show our support for Mosaic’s mission and were also in attendance for the luncheon.
The Children’s Museum held their 40th Annual Birthday Bash Celebration which included a live silent auction for many great prizes and giveaways. Denver Community was invited to take part in working with the organization in preparing for and attending the event. The auction acknowledged former Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl, who was also at the event, for his continued support for The Denver Children’s Museum.
Denver Community Credit Union continued our outreach program throughout the community with financial education classes for partners such as Mi Casa, West High School, and Rocky Mountain Micro Finance Institute. The classes and topics taught for this month at these off-site locations included credit, money myths, and budgeting.
There were also several classes and events hosted at Denver Community Credit Union in conjunction with National Financial Literacy Month. These classes and events included Financial Aid for Higher Education, Wills & Trusts, Credit, and Personal Finance Resource Day.
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Money Smart Colorado along with Jump$tart had hosted their Colorado Kick-Off event at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City where we got to meet with former and new local partners.
Next, Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute had their bi-annual Bootcamp Graduation at the Walnut Street Tavern in Downtown Denver. The graduation was a ceremony for the students that jump started their small businesses through RMMFI and had successfully completed the program.
West High School hosted mock interviews for their students as a means to prepare them for the process of job interviewing. One of the representatives of Denver Community Credit Union had the chance to assist the staff with the interviews and give feedback to the students that participated. Below were thank you notes sent from the students that had participated in the Mock Interviews.
Our partners at the City and County of Denver hosted several events that Denver Community got the opportunity to support in attendance. The Self-Care Fair, hosted at the Denver Human Services Center, was an event that let the staff of DHS come by to visit different organizations that provided information about health and self-betterment.
Next, was a celebration to commemorate Earth Day with the Denver Earth Day Fair hosted at the Denver Webb Building.
Finally, City and County hosted Bring Your Child to Work Day at its three locations which were the Webb Building and the two Denver Human Services locations.
Denver Community Credit Union had continued its outreach program with financial education classes through Denver Human Services, Mile High United Way, Warren Village, Operation Hope, and through a few new companies we connected with such as Bridge Project and Binning Foundation.
Our first Business Solutions Night event took place at our credit union as an open house event for individuals looking to connect and network with others for small business advice and other expertise.
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There were a few networking events with chamber committee partners that Denver Community Credit Union attended. The Aurora Chamber of Commerce hosted its afterhours meet up at Aloft Hotels near Denver International Airport, The Metro North Chamber hosted an expo ribbon-cutting ceremony for El Jardin Mexican Restaurant in Commerce City, and The Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce Art Gallery and Wine Tasting event at the Women’s Chamber of Commerce.
The monthly Northeast Collaborative Meeting, hosted through our partners at Lowry Family Center, was an invite for all local organizations, similar to Denver Community Credit Union, to discuss and connect with other local organizations around the Northeast Denver and Aurora area for ways to collaborate and build partnerships.
Denver Community Credit Union hosted a booth at Mi Casa’s Resource & Networking Event which allowed us to network with other financial lenders and individual small business owners.