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2024

Advia Credit Union Celebrates Exciting New Hires and Internal Promotions

07/2024
Advia Credit Union is thrilled to announce various internal promotions and new hires within the organization.
2024

Advia Credit Union proud to announce Recent Key New Hires and Promotions

06/2024
Advia Credit Union is pleased to announce various internal promotions and new hires within the organization.

Advia Credit Union Grants $38,000 to 2024 Scholarship Winners: Cheryl A. DeBoer Soar Higher Award and Youth Scholarships

05/2024
Advia Credit Union is proud to announce the 2024 recipients of the Cheryl A. DeBoer Soar Higher Award and Youth Scholarships.

Advia Credit Union Contributes Over $20K to Storm Affected Communities after Tornadoes

05/2024

Advia Credit Union Excited for Future Growth in Illinois

01/2024
Advia is excited to announce growth in Illinois – bringing additional opportunities to members in northeastern Illinois. The Board of Directors of Advia Credit Union announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire NorthSide Community Bank.

Advia Credit Union Welcomes Rafael Castañeda to its Volunteer Board as Associate Director

01/2024
Advia Credit Union is thrilled to announce the addition of Rafael Castañeda to its Board of Directors.

Advia Credit Union commits $40,000 in Youth and WMU Aviation Scholarships

01/2024
Now accepting applications for the Youth Scholarship Program, and the Cheryl A. DeBoer Soar Higher Award.

Advia Credit Union Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with Community Impact: Launches Canned Food Drive to Address Food Insecurities

01/2024
While Advia has been proudly serving its communities for nearly 90 years, this January marks a decade united under the name "Advia." Advia Credit Union is proud to celebrate 10 years officially being “Advia” and invites the community to join in the celebration through a meaningful initiative.

Advia Credit Union Welcomes Bill Clancy as VP of Consumer Lending; Celebrates Other New Hire and Several Internal Promotions

11/2023
Advia Credit Union is honored to welcome Bill Clancy as its new Vice President of Consumer Lending. Additionally, the credit union is pleased to announce other exciting new hires as well as various internal promotions, reflecting its commitment to fostering growth and recognizing achievements.

Advia Credit Union Helps Celebrate Gage Marine's 150th Anniversary with Donations to Various Community Organizations

11/2023
In celebration of Gage Marine’s 150th Anniversary, Advia Credit Union is delighted to announce a donation of $500 to each of the 15 organizations that Gage Marine also supported in 2023 as part of their milestone celebration.
2023

Dr. Grace Lubwama joins Advia Credit Union’s Board of Directors

08/2023
Advia Credit Union, headquartered in Kalamazoo, MI, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Grace Lubwama to its volunteer Board of Directors.

Advia Credit Union proud to announce Key New Hires and Promotions

07/2023
Advia Credit Union is pleased to announce various internal promotions and new hires within the organization.

Advia joins Diversity Jobs, Committed to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

06/2023
Advia Credit Union is pleased to announce its membership as an employer with Diversity Jobs. This partnership demonstrates Advia’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace.

Advia Credit Union awards $40,000 to 2023 Scholarship Recipients

06/2023
Advia Credit Union is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Cheryl A. DeBoer Soar Higher Award and Youth Scholarships. In total, 30 students will receive $1,000 for the Youth Scholarship Program and two students will receive $5,000 for the Cheryl A. DeBoer Soar Higher Award.

Advia Credit Union Names New Chief People Officer and Chief Retail Officer

05/2023
Advia Credit Union is excited to announce two new chief executive-level positions within the organization, awarded to two exceptional current employees. These strategic additions to our leadership team signify our ongoing commitment to growth, innovation, and fostering internal talent.
2023

Advia named Award Winning Employer by Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

04/2023
Advia Credit Union, headquartered in Oshtemo, Michigan, has been named a Silver-Level Employer for Veterans by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA).
2023

Advia Credit Union commits $40,000 in youth and other local scholarships

02/2023
Kalamazoo, MI – Advia Credit Union has pledged $30,000 in the form of $1,000 scholarships to the Youth Scholarships Program for high school seniors who exhibit academic achievement, leadership skills, and commitment to community. Applications will be accepted now through March 31, 2023.
2023

Advia Credit Union contributes $400K to community initiatives and over 1,200 volunteer hours in 2022

02/2023
Advia Credit Union announced today that during 2022, it gave nearly $400,000 in area donations, sponsorships, scholarships, and grants as a credit union and through its charitable arm, the Advia Foundation.
2023

Advia Credit Union Recognized as a Best-in-State Credit Union by Forbes

02/2023
Kalamazoo, MI – Advia Credit Union has been named as one of the Best-in-State Credit Unions by Forbes Magazine. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes, a business magazine and global media company, as well as Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking research firm.
2022

Advia Credit Union Hires New Chief Financial Officer, Dustin Adams

02/2023
Kalamazoo, Michigan, December 14, 2022 – Advia Credit Union is pleased to announce the hiring of Dustin Adams as its new Chief Financial Officer. This position became available following the transition of Jeff Fielder, Advia’s former CFO, into his new role as Advia’s President & CEO in Fall of 2022.
2022

Advia Credit Union Names New President & CEO

02/2023
Advia Credit Union Names New President & CEO, Jeff Fielder Following Retirement Announcement of Cheryl DeBoer
2022

Advia Credit Union Celebrates Milestone of $75M in Cost Savings for Members

02/2023
Kalamazoo, Michigan, Feb. 28, 2022 – Advia Credit Union announced that it has passed a milestone of $75 million in cumulative savings for its members through its popular Half-Off Loan Transfer program, established in 2007 and offered annually since.
2022

Advia Credit Union Commits $257K to Communities Through Partnerships and Donations in 2021

02/2023
PARCHMENT, Michigan, Jan. 5, 2022 – Advia Credit Union announced today that during 2021, it committed nearly $257,000 in area donations, sponsorships, business memberships, scholarships and grants as a credit union and through its charitable arm, The Advia Foundation.
2022

In Memory of John VerSteeg, former President & CEO of First Community FCU

02/2023
In Memory of John VerSteeg, former President & CEO of First Community FCU Advia Credit Union honors and remembers John VerSteeg, the former President & CEO of First Community FCU (ultimately becoming Advia CU in 2014).
2022

Advia Credit Union President & CEO, Cheryl DeBoer,Announces Upcoming Retirement

02/2023
March 1, 2022 - President and CEO of Advia Credit Union, Cheryl DeBoer, has announced her upcoming retirement plans, anticipated for early 2023.