Winston-Salem, N.C. (December 17, 2013) – Truliant Federal Credit Union is among the largest credit unions in the country, as reported in the 2014 Callahan Credit Union Directory, which lists the top 200 in assets and membership. Truliant ranks 105 in assets and 61 in members. Truliant has 181,798 members with assets totaling more than 1.6 billion as of June 2013.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (December 5, 2013) – The Center for International Understanding (CIU) in Raleigh recently named Truliant Federal Credit Union President and CEO, Marcus Schaefer to its board of directors.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (November 19, 2013) – Rik Kielbasa, Truliant’s Senior Vice President of Member Experience, will be a featured speaker at the Association of Credit Union Senior Officers’ (ACUSO) 26th Annual Meeting on November 21 in Burlington, MA. Kielbasa will join several industry professionals on a panel to discuss the future of service delivery channels.
Winston-Salem, NC (November 12, 2013) –Truliant Federal Credit Union broke ground today on a new full-service Member Financial Center in Huntersville in Mecklenburg County. Truliant will expand its presence in the Charlotte area, by opening a state-of-the-art center located at the corner of Gilead Road and Boren Street near Earth Fare; down from Presbyterian Hospital. This new location will open in the spring of 2014 and will help support Truliant’s growing membership in Charlotte and the surrounding communities.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (October 22, 2013) – Truliant Federal Credit Union recently promoted Chad Frye to Director of Member Experience Optimization. Frye will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to enhance member experience at every level of the Credit Union, including overseeing the conceptual design and construction of all new Member Financial Centers.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (October 21, 2013) – Truliant Federal Credit Union celebrated International Credit Union (ICU) Day, October 17th to recognize credit unions’ efforts worldwide to continually improve the lives of individuals, families and the global communities served by credit unions. More than 196 million people worldwide joined the celebration to honor the theme “Credit Unions Unite for Good” in an effort to demonstrate credit unions as America's best financial partner.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (October 10, 2013) - Truliant Federal Credit Union will open a full-service Member Financial Center in Burlington, N.C. in December 2013. The new facility, located in the Waterford Shopping Center at 1205 University Drive, #114, will provide conveniences to our member-owners and the community who live in the area.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (September 19, 2013) – Truliant Federal Credit Union’s member-focused, mission-driven philosophy is featured in a new book by Forbes contributor, speaker and author August Turak. In Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks, Turak dedicates a chapter to Truliant’s mission and Truliant CEO Marcus Schaefer’s “The Power of Why” approach to business, where people can accomplish any “what” if they believe in the “why.”
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (August 22, 2013) – While there’s been some improvement in the economy, the non-profit sector continues to struggle. In an effort to help nonprofits secure the funding they need to help the community, Truliant has awarded 39 nonprofit organizations mini grants up $1,000 to support their operations. Over 100 organizations in North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina markets applied for Truliant Community Mini-Grant Program funds.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (August 14, 2013) – Truliant Federal Credit Union has supported local schools by donating school supplies over the last seven years. However, this year, they are doing it with a new twist. They have implemented a social media campaign called, Connect to Contribute. Truliant will make a financial contribution for every new social media connection they receive through September 1. For every “Like” on Truliant’s Facebook page, new follow on Twitter and/or LinkedIn, check in with Foursquare or subscription to Truliant’s YouTube, the credit union will donate $1 to the Truliant Fill the Bus School Supply Drive up to $5,000.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (July 30, 2013) – In an ongoing effort to support the community it serves, Truliant Federal Credit Union has been a proud sponsor of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event in Forsyth County for 18 years.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (July 18, 2013) – Truliant Federal Credit Union’s McAdenville Member Financial Center announced Thursday that it will continue to serve its member-owners after water damage occurred at the 121 Main Street location. To better serve their members while the repairs are being made, a temporary financial center has been established just a few doors down, at 127 Main Street, formerly Blissful Bite Bakery, starting Friday, July 19, 2013 at 8:30a.m.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (July 17, 2013) – Truliant Federal Credit Union’s McAdenville Member Financial Center announced Tuesday that it will continue to serve its members after water damage occurred inside its location. The damage occurred sometime during the early morning Saturday, July 13, 2013, when a water line inside the financial center burst and continued to flow inside the building until staff arrived on the morning of July 15.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (July 16, 2013) – Truliant Federal Credit Union will support local schools in the communities where they operate with their Fill the Bus School Supply Drive campaign. Collection boxes will be placed in Truliant Member Financial Centers (MFC) in three states as drop-off locations for school supplies. Member-owners, businesses, community groups, and the general public can donate items such as backpacks, calculators, pencils, paper, crayons, etc. through August 19 for students in need.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (July 9, 2013) – Truliant Federal Credit Union’s board of directors recently appointed Barbara Ewing as associate director. Ewing has been a member-owner of Truliant since 2009 and is vice president of customer contact with Ralph Lauren Corporation in High Point.
RALEIGH (July 3, 2013) – U.S. Congressman Howard Coble (R – 6th) paid a visit to Truliant Federal Credit Union’s Mebane Member Financial Center. Coble’s visit on Tuesday morning gave the longtime representative a firsthand look at how Truliant is benefiting its membership in the Alamance County area.
Durham, N.C.: (June 20, 2013) Congresswoman Maxine Walters and Truliant’s Marjorie Rorie were among the featured speakers at the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus (NCLBC) Foundation’s annual event held June 14. The event, held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, N.C., focused on increasing fundraising efforts for college scholarships.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (June 18, 2013) – Truliant Federal Credit Union recently promoted Troy Martens to senior vice president, credit administration. Martens, already part of the Senior Management Team, will assume additional administrative responsibilities for a newly formed Post Closing Administration group and will lead an enhanced focus on member-centric product development and analytics.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (June 13, 2013) –Truliant Federal Credit Union has partnered with the National Endowment of Financial Education (NEFE) and the North Carolina Council on Economic Education (NCCEE) to host professional development in financial literacy workshops and provide curriculum resources for high school teachers in Forsyth, Guilford and Gaston counties.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (May 30, 2013) – Todd Hall, chief operating officer at Truliant Federal Credit Union, was recently named the 2014 Winston-Salem March for Babies Chair for the March of Dimes. The announcement was recently made at the kickoff ceremony for the 2013 March for Babies. The nation’s premier walking event, March for Babies is held in 778 communities across the United States and involves more than seven million people every year. This year the March of Dimes celebrates its 75th anniversary.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (May 2, 2013) – Truliant Federal Credit Union’s chief operating officer, Todd Hall was recently appointed to the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership (DWSP) board of directors. DWSP is a nonprofit, highly active member and advocacy organization leading the efforts to revitalize and build a better downtown district through business recruitment and support, economic development, marketing and special events.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (May 9, 2013) – Truliant Federal Credit Union recently promoted Rik Kielbasa to Senior Vice President, Member Experience. Kielbasa, already part of the Senior Management Team, will assume the additional responsibility for all Member Financial Centers while retaining strategic oversight of the Member Contact Center, Member Service Support, Card Services and E-Services.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (May 7, 2013) - Truliant Federal Credit Union’s Terry Colen, CRPC® Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor with Financial Advisors at Truliances, has been recognized with several awards in 2013 as a leading performer in his field. Terry was named to the Senior Advisor Leadership Team serving at Truliant Federal Credit Union by CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. This distinction is awarded to a limited number of financial advisors who demonstrate leadership and success within their credit union and peer groups.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (April 26, 2013) - Truliant Federal Credit Union presented a scholarship at the Hispanic League’s 14th Annual Scholarship Awards and Spanish Nite Gala held at the at the Embassy Suites Hotel Grand Pavilion Ballroom on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The Hispanic League awarded a record 34 students with scholarships this year.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (April 16, 2012) – In the continued spirit of giving back to the community, Truliant Federal Credit Union will award 15 college scholarships, totaling $21,500 to their member-owners through the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation (CCUF) scholarship program. Truliant’s member-owners will receive scholarships from four Scholar Vision Funds: the Fred J. Sarda Fund, Telephone Pioneers Fund, General Merit Fund and the Clyde O. Padgett Fund.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (April 2, 2013) - Truliant Federal Credit Union will conduct two free 45-minute grant webinars Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 2 p.m. These sessions will teach organizations about the Credit Union and guide them through the specifics of successfully completing the Truliant Community Mini Grant application.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (March 15, 2013) – Truliant Federal Credit Union was proud to sponsor a luncheon with the topic, Building a Fiscally Strong North Carolina at the Piedmont Club in downtown Winston-Salem on Thursday, March 14. Janet Cowell, treasurer of the State of North Carolina was the featured speaker.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (March 5, 2013) – Truliant Federal Credit Union will host a five-week entrepreneurship workshop designed to provide small business owners and people interested in starting their own business an opportunity to learn financial and business best practices from industry leaders. Held in collaboration with the nonprofit community development organization Neighbors for Better Neighborhoods, Inc.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Feb. 21, 2013) – The Winston-Salem Regional Association of Realtors (WSRAR) recently awarded Truliant Federal Credit Union’s Dianne Romano Affiliate of the Year. The award was presented at WSRAR’s annual awards banquet, where residential and commercial real estate professionals in the Triad market are recognized for outstanding service. WSRAR is a real estate trade association serving Forsyth, Stokes, Davie and northern Davidson counties and represents real estate agents, property managers, lenders, attorneys, appraisers and other individuals involved in allied professions.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Feb. 12, 2013) - Truliant Federal Credit Union will appear on the Triad Today Show, a locally-produced public affairs program, on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 a.m. on ABC 45 and Sunday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. on My48. Truliant will discuss community outreach efforts through entrepreneurship education as part of the program’s diversity special.
Dublin, VA. (Jan. 31, 2013) – Truliant Federal Credit Union will host a workshop entitled, Your Credit Score on Thursday, Feb. 7 at the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2069 at 5110 Cougar Trail Road in Dublin, VA from 4 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. The workshop will be presented by Truliant and feature a money management expert from the BALANCE Financial Fitness Program. The workshop is free and open to the public.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Jan. 29, 2013) – Truliant Federal Credit Union recently named Rob McFarland Vice President of Business Services. McFarland will work from the Truliant headquarters in Winston-Salem, where he has overall responsibility for the Credit Union’s member business loan portfolio. This key leadership role will be responsible for comprehensive, strategic management of the Business Services Department, product development and promotion, credit analysis and assuring overall documentation quality. McFarland joins Truliant with more than 13 years of commercial banking experience with several regional and community banks in Western North Carolina.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Jan. 22, 2013) – The Greater Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce and The Twin City Quarter recently presented their Salute to Business Award to Truliant Federal Credit Union. The award is presented monthly and honors an outstanding contributor to the business community.
Winston-Salem, N.C., (Jan. 16, 2012) – As a service to the community, Truliant Federal Credit Union is hosting a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site in the Fred J. Sarda Pavilion Building at their headquarters at 3200 Truliant Way in Winston-Salem. VITA is a free tax preparation service for families and individuals who make up to $50,000 a year.
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Jan. 15, 2013) – Truliant Federal Credit Union hosted a strategic summit at their headquarters in Winston-Salem on January 10, where key executives from the Credit Union, Inmar and Novant Health explored key strategies and tactics in an effort to identify best practices across different industries.