Summer 2022 Experience the Epic Difference! Welcome to CBC’s eNewsletter! Get the latest news about what’s going on in and around CBC Federal Credit Union. Letter from our president and CEO, Rick Weber. Rick Weber – President & CEO We find that this year is a special time to celebrate as CBC has reached a milestone in serving its members for 70 years. We started in Quonset Hut on the base of Port Hueneme and have grown to service over 27,000 members within the communities of Ventura County and beyond. As we finished the 2021 year, we celebrate a year by which we served more members, funded more loans, took in more deposits, and serviced more checking accounts than any year in our history. In addition to the great metrics and milestones, we believe that it would be important to highlight the addition of Zelle person-to-person payment services. In addition, we have expanded our Wealth Management Program to full-service as we partnered with LPL Financial Services. Our biggest new addition in 2021 was the launching of our credit union-owned CBC Member Insurance Broker Company. We now have three agents to provide full-service insurance from over 100 carriers to insure your home, vehicle, business, life, and even pets. We are looking forward to helping you gain better coverage at the most competitive rates and do it all with CBC world-class service. If you are interested to see if we can save you money please Call Maria Prendiz (805) 988-2151 ext 5830 or go to the Insure Tab on our www.cbcfcu.org website. As inflation continues to climb to new records this year, CBC has expanded to not only provide you a nickel back with each Epic Premium Debit Card swipe, but we also just launched the ability for you to accumulate fuel points that you can use to bring down the price of each gas fill-up. Our Epic perks app will also provide you with significant discounts to many of your favorite Ventura County Restaurants and Merchants. We continue to work on serving you better this year and we look forward to opening a new branch in late 2022 for our East County Members in Simi Valley. Our new branch will be located at 1377 E Los Angeles Ave in Simi Valley, and it will operate as a full-service branch and a Dunkin Donut Café very much like our Camarillo CBC/Dunkin Branch. It’s our second partnership with Dunkin, and it’s our mission to build a more comfortable café bank branch. We have had tremendous feedback from our members that love the concept. We appreciate your membership and it’s our pleasure to serve you with the best products, services, and experience that make your financial journey successful. We look forward to many successful partnerships and please let us know how we can serve you better! CBC Insurance Hits a New Milestone CBC launched its insurance agency in September of 2021. Up against the pandemic, our insurance agency was growing more than expected. They quickly reached over 100 insurance policies in just 6 months! Maria Prendiz, AVP of Insurance, says “We are very grateful for all the support of our members. The Insurance Agency is growing steadily. We have saved members as much as up to $1000 dollars and added better coverage than they had previously. All with A-rated carriers that provide excellent customer service.” They’ve also welcomed a few helping hands. Elizabeth Zuniga joined the CBC insurance team in May of this year and Manuel (Manny) Alvarez joined in October of 2021. Both come with previous insurance knowledge and experience and are excited to provide excellent service to our members. Offering life, home, renters, auto, and even pet insurance, everything, and everyone you love can be covered thanks to CBC insurance. But don’t take it from us, hear what our members have to say. Mr. Finn saved $1000 dollars by switching his auto and home insurance. He also added more coverage with an umbrella policy. We also had the ability to help his daughter, Dianna, who was being non-renewed by her home insurance. We helped her save $600.00! One of our members, Reina, was previously paying $600 a month for her car insurance but after contacting CBC Insurance she was able to cut her monthly car insurance payment in half and bring it down to $300 a month! Employee Spotlight Olivia Jackson Marketing Specialist Olivia has been with CBC since November of 2021. Since then, she’s learned and grown with the company and has been able to handle the various tasks and assignments given to her. Since being with CBC, Olivia has created a new Tik Tok account and gained more followers on our Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook accounts. She continues to learn more and more about her role in marketing and graphic design every day and is constantly coming up with new ideas to improve. Her favorite thing about CBC is her team and work/life balance. She says “I’ve never worked for a company that truly sticks to its mission the way that CBC does. They truly care for the community and their members, and it gives me great pride to be able to say I work for a company that goes above and beyond.” When she isn’t working, Olivia is nose-deep in her textbooks since she is also a full-time student at Cal State Channel Islands. Her favorite thing to do in her free time is to play with her 1-year-old Boston Terrier puppy. She enjoys reading, kayaking, and staying up to date on all thing’s social media and trends. Community Snapshot Food Share Drive-Thru Event Over the years, CBC has had the privilege and opportunity to work with Food Share at various events. In May of this year, CBC team members went out to Oxnard College Park to hand out food at the Food Share Pop-Up Pantry. The Pop-Up Pantry gives those who may be experiencing food insecurity, the ability to receive free meats, veggies, dairy, and grain products. Some of our team members helped register cars coming through the event, and some helped load boxes of various foods into the trunks of cars. If you or someone you know is facing food insecurity or hunger please visit https://foodshare.com/covid19/ to find a Food Pantry near you.