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    2014 News and Events

  • November 25, 2014

    New Updates to Protect your Account Security

    Recently the media has been reporting the discovery of a new global online security vulnerability, nicknamed “POODLE”. This vulnerability has been identified to affect web browsers using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) 3.0, and has the potential to compromise computers using outdated browsers, such as Internet Explorer versions 9 and lower.

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  • November 17, 2014

    BCU Named Top 20 Workplace by Chicago Tribune

    BCU has been selected as one of the Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplaces for 2014, moving up 5 places to become the #20 mid-size company in the Chicago area. This marks the third consecutive year the organization has been recognized as a top Chicagoland employer.

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  • April 15, 2014

    Mayor Attends BCU Gurnee Grand Opening

    Gurnee Mayor, Kristina Kovarik, joined the BCU team at the official grand opening of the Gurnee Service Center this morning. Mayor Kovarik says she is thrilled to welcome the new community access branch to the area, pledging the support of the local community and local businesses.

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  • March 20, 2014

    A Decade of Excellence: BCU Named to Companies That Care Honor Roll for 10th Consecutive Year

    BCU has been named to the 2014 Companies That Care (CTC) Honor Roll, it was announced today, marking the tenth consecutive year that the Credit Union is recognized by the CTC for its outstanding workplace practices and active community involvement.

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  • March 19, 2014

    BCU opens new community access Service Center in Gurnee, Illinois

    The highly anticipated Gurnee Service Center opened its doors this week to a warm welcome from the local community. Of the more than 40,000 members in the Chicago market, the new full-service, community access Service Center location will help provide more convenient access to Credit Union services for BCU members across several Northern Illinois and Wisconsin communities.

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  • March 18, 2014

    BCU CEO Mike Valentine Featured in Profile Magazine

    Mike Valentine, BCU’s CEO, is featured in the April/May/June 2014 issue of Profile Magazine. In the article, “Be Who You Are,” Mike shares his management philosophy and the importance of being true to yourself, in business and in life.

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  • January 31, 2014

    BCU Donates $25,000 to the Sage YMCA Vision

    Presenting the first of two donations, BCU is providing $25,000 in financial support to the Sage YMCA (Crystal Lake, IL) renovation and expansion project in 2014 – but what the Credit Union is giving back to the local community is far greater.

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  • January 10, 2014

    BCU Closely Monitoring Target's Card Data Breach

    In a recent retail data security breach, Target® confirmed that their payment system database was compromised resulting in unauthorized access to payment card data that may have impacted certain customers making credit and debit card purchases in its U.S. stores. Approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been impacted between November 27 and December 15, 2013.

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