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Consumers Credit Union wraps up community outreach summer season

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  • Representatives of Consumer's Credit Union present a check to the 2014 Relay For Life event.

    Representatives of Consumer's Credit Union present a check to the 2014 Relay For Life event.
    Courtesy of John Coxon

Submitted by John Coxon

Consumers Credit Union is wrapping up another summer filled with community outreach, participating in 11 community events. The member-owned credit union's 2014 activities included festivals, parades and an array of village community celebrations.

"Summer is a great time to show our members and the community just how much we appreciate them," said Sean M. Rathjen, Consumers Credit Union president. "The long days and warm nights, coupled with a wide variety of community events, presents the perfect opportunity to spend time at community events with family members and friends."

This year's community outreach schedule began with the GLMV Chamber Block Party April 12, followed by the Round Lake Area Memorial Day Parade May 26. The credit union also participated in several neighborhood events, such as Round Lake BeachFest in late June, Mundelein Community Days and Waukegan Day of Hope.

Most recently, the credit union participated in the Most Blessed Trinity's Tri-Parish Kermes in Waukegan and Gurnee Days in the first two weeks of August.

CCU volunteers handed out candy, CCU shirts, keychain lights along with Earnest piggy banks to children.

Team CCU is active in fundraising, too. The credit union's walking team raised more than $6,000 for the American Cancer Society's Waukegan Relay For Life event, and also made a sizable cash contribution to the March of Dimes organization in April.

For more information about CCU's community involvement, contact Sean M. Rathjen at (847) 782-4670. Consumers Credit Union is member-owned, with offices in Waukegan, Mundelein, Round Lake Beach, Gurnee, North Waukegan, Volo and online at

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