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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Announcements

UPDATED 3/22/2020: The temporary closing of our Janesville Southside (Center Avenue) branch to professionally sanitize it on Friday was a precautionary measure after an employee’s family member fell ill. This family member has since tested negative for COVID‐19. Putting the health and safety of our employees and members first while working with our partner, the Rock County Wisconsin Public Health Department, remains our focus. We are happy to share that the branch’s drive‐up facilities will reopen Monday, March 23, 2020.   Rest assured, the health department guided us and will continue to guide our community when necessary on the handling of any and all potential or confirmed cases of COVID‐19. UPDATED 3/20/2020: At Blackhawk Community Credit Union, your health and safety are our first priorities. Experts believe that by temporarily minimizing person-to-person contact, we can support our community by slowing the spread of COVID-19. Based upon these recommendations and

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Celebrating International Women’s Day and a Progression Toward Gender Equality

A recognition of two of the first female plant supervisors at General Motors Janesville Only 23.6% of jobs within the motor vehicle equipment manufacturing industry were held by women in 2019, with an even smaller percent of women holding upper-level positions. When Judy Ludwig Scott and Julie Monahan began their careers at the Janesville, Wisconsin, General Motors (GM) assembly plant in 1979 they remember that number being lower. Gender inequality was present. They were two of only a small number of female plant supervisors for the truck manufacturing department. This International Women’s Day, Blackhawk Community Credit Union honors women leaders like Ludwig Scott and Monahan who helped advance gender equality through monumental roles at GM. Blackhawk was the credit union of many employees of Janesville GM--the oldest operating GM assembly plant in the U.S. when it closed its doors in 2009. “I had a manager at GM, Tom Hogan, who spoke out against gender inequality

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Where Can I Find Scholarships for College?

‘Where can I find scholarships for college?’ Blackhawk Community Credit Union provides college scholarship and educational opportunities to help reduce student loans and build financially sound futures for Wisconsin teens Sixty-four percent of Wisconsin’s 2018 college graduates are in debt for student loans. Many students are asking, ‘Where can I find scholarships for college?’ ‘How can I avoid student loans?’ Blackhawk Community Credit Union’s 12 state-wide branches offer high school students the opportunity to apply for a college scholarship and pursue careers with less financial burden.   “Receiving Blackhawk’s 2019 presidential college scholarship was pivotal in my pursuit of becoming a physical therapist for people with brain and spinal cord injuries,” said Adeline Rammer, a former student at Janesville’s Craig High School. “I wanted to attend Carroll University’s physical therapy (PT) program after seeing how much PT helped my brother who was paralyzed in a diving

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Committed to Enhancing Financial and Physical Wellness

Blackhawk Community Credit Union helps Wisconsin members and residents understand the close connection between financial and physical health. Blackhawk CCU’s Next Step Program helps members eliminate debt, which often causes stress that can lead to both mental and physical illness. And the credit union plans to promote more economic and physical wellness initiatives through its Healthy Living Center, opening in 2021. The credit union also sponsors various childhood literacy programs, which will help new generations avoid money-related issues and enable them to lead more prosperous lives. For the full story, click here.  

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History Brought Back to Life in Downtown Janesville

Our President and CEO, Sherri Stumpf, takes Channel 3000's Adam Duxter on a tour of the future home of the Blackhawk Community Credit Union Legacy Center. Click here for the full news story.

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7 CXO’s Opine On The Member Experience

  Creditunions.com interviewed seven credit union Chief Experience Officers, including our own CXO Lisa Palma, to discuss opportunities and challenges and what they resolve to see happen in 2020. Read more: 7 CXOs Opine On The Member Experience

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Janesville Gazette: Catching up with Italian House owner Edmund Halabi

January 2, 2020 The Janesville Gazette featured our very own Edmund Halabi in their recent installment of 20Q. Edmund has served on our Board of Directors since 2013. Click here for the article in The Janesville Gazette  

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Blackhawk Community Credit Union Celebrates International Credit Union Day

Every year since 1948 credit union members worldwide have recognized the third Thursday of October as a day to celebrate the credit union difference. With more than 89,000 credit unions operating in 117 countries worldwide and 128 headquartered in Wisconsin alone with more than 600 branches, International Credit Union (ICU) Day hosted by World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is a day for 200+ million members internationally and 3.31 million members in Wisconsin to celebrate.  This year, Blackhawk Community Credit Union (BHCCU) goes beyond festivities with complimentary treats and banners lining the walls of its 12 branches and honoring its 60,000 members. It recognizes community impact through financial wellness starting with youth education in its student teller, internship and youth apprenticeship programs.  Growing up in Milton and now a branch manager in Janesville, Mackenzie Schultz credits her fulfilling career to a BHCCU

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Giving Back to Wisconsin Communities Through Service and Education

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New Legacy Center and Headquarters Announced in Janesville

Janesville, Wisconsin, May 16, 2019 – Blackhawk Community Credit Union (BHCCU) today announced new sites in Janesville for both its Legacy Center and its headquarters. The Legacy Center will be located at 100 W. Milwaukee Street in downtown Janesville and BHCCU’s headquarters will be located at the Moose Lodge site at 2701 Rockport Road in the Westgate Corridor. Offers for both properties have been accepted and closings are being determined. Last September, BHCCU unveiled plans for a Legacy Center to honor generations of their members, who worked at the General Motors plant, along with a complex that included its headquarters in downtown Janesville on the Rock River. ARISE has identified six catalyst sites that will help propel the redevelopment of downtown Janesville. This update moves the Legacy Center to catalyst site five from catalyst site two. “Due to timing issues and the complexities of the original riverfront site, we have elected to locate the Legacy Center and our

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