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Tomorrow marks lodging deadline for State GAC
Credit union advocates are encouraged to register for the New York Credit Union Association’s 2017 State Governmental Affairs Conference, which will be held April 24-25 in Albany. Individuals planning on staying at the Renaissance Albany Hotel should secure their lodging by tomorrow, March 21, in order to receive the preferred rate.

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Finger Lakes FCU celebrates 50 year anniversary
Finger Lakes FCU recently celebrated its 50-year anniversary. Staff from the New York Credit Union Association was on hand to present the Geneva-based credit union’s staff and volunteers with a special plaque commemorating the anniversary.

During the visit to the credit union, Association staff presented Finger Lakes FCU President/CEO Bob McFadden with commemorative plaques from the Association and CUNA, as well as a framed picture of credit union pioneers.

To view pictures from presentation, visit the Association’s Facebook page

Filene webinar will explore financial habits of young adults
Credit union leaders can gain insights into the financial habits of young adults during a free webinar tomorrow, March 21, at 1 p.m. Hosted by Filene Research Institute, the webinar will explore national data, collected by Filene, on young adults’ financial services usage and habits.

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State and National News

CU Times: Credit union trade groups vowed to fight President Trump’s plan to kill the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund program – More

CUToday: Despite interest rates approaching their highest levels in three years, the volume of mortgage applications is on the rise – More

Reuters: According to the Federal Reserve, U.S. factory output increased for the sixth straight month in February, suggesting the manufacturing recovery was gathering speed – More

Krebs on Security: Select Restaurants, which owns a number of high-end restaurant chains throughout the country, may have experienced a point-of-sale data breach – More

New York Times: Ethical banking regulation can be seen as an effort to bring to banking a set of commitments that would mimic the values adopted by professional responsibility codes – More