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Arbor Financial Releases 2018 Annual Report

At our 2019 Annual Meeting, Arbor Financial Credit Union released our 2018 Annual Report, taking a look at major events in 2018, and taking stock of membership numbers, assets, etc. That report can be found below.

Arbor Financial honors Board Chairman With Distinguished Service Award

David Aubry with the Distinguished Service Award Arbor Financial Credit Union awarded long-serving Board Chairman David Aubry with their Distinguished Service Award at the organization's yearly business meeting on March 19.

David has long been an advocate of Arbor Financial, and began serving as an ambassador in the 1980’s.  In 1990, he stepped onto the Board of Directors when he joined the Audit Review Committee of then School Employees Credit Union.  Over the years, he has served as chair of multiple committees, and was elected as Chairman of the Board in 2003--a position that he holds to this day.

We thank David for his years of service to both our credit union and his community!

Arbor Financial Opens New Location on Portage Road

Arbor Financial Portage Road Ribbon CuttingArbor Financial Credit Union has opened their 8th branch location, and second in Portage, with the grand opening of their location at 8910 Portage Road, in south Portage.

A full-service location, despite the smaller size, Arbor Financial is proud to be expanding in Portage, and making ourselves more accessible to our members in the south Portage and Vicksburg areas.

Our growth will continue with another branch in Portage later this year.


Arbor Financial honored at 6th Annual BBB Torch Awards

Torch Award LogoArbor Financial Credit Union was among six organizations honored by the Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan with the Torch Award for Ethics during a ceremony at the J.W. Marriott in Grand Rapids.

The award honors organizations and businesses which operate ethically and highlights their outstanding efforts to inspire others to follow their lead.

Read more about it here.


Arbor Financial Announces Scholarship Winners

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We're proud to announce that we have selected the twelve winners for our 2018 Arbor Financial Memorial Scholarship! The winners represent ten different high schools in west Michigan, with one home-schooled student, and are attending eight different universities, with fields of study from biology and nursing to graphic design to data analytics and history. We're proud of all of our winners, all of the applicants that represent such a big part of our community, and all of the graduating class of 2018. Way to go!


Arbor Financial Makes Donation to Eleanor's Pantry

Eleanor holding a CheckEleanor’s Pantry has provided both food and non-food based assistance to those in the Paw Paw and Lawton areas since its inception in 2009, but traces its roots back to cooperative efforts to help those in need as far back as the early 1960’s.

On Wednesday, May 23, representatives from Arbor Financial Credit Union were pleased to
present a check to Eleanor’s Pantry, in the amount of $1,100, from funds raised through the
credit union’s ‘Casual for a Cause’ initiative.

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New Branch Coming to Portage

You may have noticed the "Future Home of Arbor Financial" sign that just went up along Westnedge. We're excited to announce plans to open a new full service branch along Westnedge and the I-94 interchange. The new branch will have two drive thru lanes, drive up ATM and deposit box, and feature the same open and inviting concept as the branch on Centre Ave.

Vice President of Operations, Tammy Phelps, adds "We are excited for the opportunity to build a new Arbor Financial branch office on the north side of Portage, to serve existing and new members in the community.  Our new Portage North location is just the next growth opportunity in a strategic list of new branch offices planned over the next several years.  Arbor Financial members have asked for additional branch locations and we are happy to support their financial health, growth, and service experience through our expanding branch network."

Stay tuned for more information!

Board Member Honored with Distinguished Service Award

Arbor Financial Credit Union is pleased to announce that Board of Directors Vice Chair Richard Cahow has been honored as the recipient of the 2018 James E. Fetterolf Distinguished Service Award.

Cahow joined the Arbor Financial Board of Directors in 2001, and has served the credit union and its members as chair of the Audit Review Committee, the Education Committee, and the
Delinquency and Policy Committees. He was elected as Vice Chairman of the Board in 2005, a position he holds to this day. He currently chairs the Personnel and Future Planning
Committees. Says David Aubry, Chairman of Arbor Financial’s Board of Directors, “Rick has received manyawards and accolades for excellence in teaching for other volunteer work. He fully exemplifiesthe credit union philosophy of people helping people and is very deserving of this award.“ Read more

$2,500 Raised By Staff for Ministry with Community

Ministry with Community serves over 170,000 meals per year to those in the Kalamazoo area, as part of their ongoing effort to empower people to make positive life changes.

On Thursday, April 5, representatives from the Arbor Financial Credit Union, in Kalamazoo, were pleased to present a check to Ministry with Community in the amount of $2,500, from funds raised in a silent auction and through Arbor Financial’s ‘Donate to Wear Jeans’ initiative.

The silent auction was organized through Arbor Financial’s Caring Committee, a group of Arbor Financial employee volunteers who select, organize and execute philanthropic initiatives in our communities. Read more

Current News

Announcing Arbor Financial's 2018 Community Scholarship Award Winners | June 2018
Arbor Financial Donates Over $1,000 to Eleanor's Pantry | May 2018
Announcing Our New Vice President of Information Systems | April 2018
Funds Raised to Benefit Housing Resources Inc. | April 2018
$2,500 Raised for Ministry with Community | April 2018
Board Member Honored with Distinguished Service Award | April 2018
Bringing a Dose of Reality to Local High School Students | January 2018

Archived News

Arbor Financial Caring Committee Makes Donation to Gryphon Place | December 2017
Arbor Financial Donates Money, Supplies to St. Joseph County Animal Control and Shelter | October 2017
Staff Donates Time and Money to Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity | June  2017
Arbor Financial Recognized with Distinguished Award | June 2017
Employees of Arbor Financial Raise $3,000 for Bronson Children's Hospital | March 2017
Arbor Financial's "likes" and "shares" Raise Funds for First Day Shoe Fund | Sept  2016
Arbor Financial Donates $1,000 to Open Doors | Sept 2016
ECCU Becomes Arbor Financial Credit Union | August 2016
"I love Arbor! I love that when I come through the drive-thru, I am always greeted warmly and friendly! The people you have chosen to work there are exemplary. I love the ease of my banking online, as well as at my local office. You’re involved in our community and offer so much. Great job!" Joy B. Read More Member Stories