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Milton Branch Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

Janesville, Wis., - September 20, 2019 – Blackhawk Community Credit Union today announced the celebration of its official opening in Milton the evening of September 26. Residents of Milton are invited to its grand-opening celebration from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at 110 Parkview Drive. Festivities and outdoor activities for children include an obstacle course, a bounce house, a Taste of Milton serving local specialties, and a feature of nonprofits such as the Milton Area Youth Center and the Milton College Historical Society. WCLO will do a live remote during the Green Bay Packers pregame. “Milton is the fastest growing part of Rock County. As the only credit union in Milton we are committed to showing residents the difference that a credit union makes in people’s lives. We are a permanent fixture now. Residents can look to us as a friendly source for personal finance expertise that can grow with their life needs. Their pride in small-town values aligns with our Blackhawk philosophies,” said

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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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Administrative Building Gifted to HealthNet of Rock County

HEALTHNET OF ROCK COUNTY GIFTED MEDICAL BUILDING FROM LOCAL CREDIT UNION Blackhawk Community Credit Union plans to donate building in 2021   Janesville, Wis. - February 19, 2019 - Blackhawk Community Credit Union announced today the organization’s intent to gift its administrative building zoned as a medical facility at 2707 Kennedy Road in Janesville to HealthNet of Rock County, the state’s largest of 99 charitable clinics. HealthNet is Rock County’s only free and charitable clinic, giving away prescriptions annually worth $1.5MM and staffed with volunteer physicians, nurses, and dentists, as well as 21 employees serving 6,400 patients. The gift will coincide with the planned opening in 2021 of the credit union’s Legacy Center and new headquarters as part of Reflections Plaza along the eastern bank of Rock River in downtown Janesville. HealthNet of Rock County’s medical and dental clinics are outgrowing its current two locations in Janesville: 23 W. Milwaukee

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Beloit Branch Is Now Full Service

Blackhawk Community Credit Union is proud to announce that our Beloit branch is now a full-service branch for our members! That means you can look for a teller and a Member Advisor in place of the Interactive Teller Machine (ITM), ready to help you with all of your transactions, including cashier’s checks, money orders or VISA gift and travel cards. Our friendly staff is there for all your banking needs and more than happy to help! We’ve made renovations as part of this transition. Swing by and say hello! We’re at 500 Public Avenue next to the new Hotel Goodwin.

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Blackhawk Community Credit Union Hosts American Red Cross Blood Drives

Blackhawk Community Credit Union has been hosting American Red Cross Blood Drives over the past year, and will continue to host them throughout 2018 and 2019. The American Red Cross reported that between the October 27, 2017 and the October 19, 2018 blood drives, there have been 339 pints (approximately 43 gallons) of blood collected. These donations have helped 1,017 patients in less than a year. Tammy McCaslin Krebs, Director of Membership Development at Blackhawk Community Credit Union, said, “Blackhawk Community Credit Union is extremely proud to commit to regular blood drives to give back to the community.” Blackhawk will continue to host blood drives every other month at their Westside Janesville branch, located at 2640 W. Court Street. Upcoming dates for the American Red Cross Blood Drives are as follows: -March 1, 2019 -May 3, 2019 -June 28, 2019 -August 23, 2019 -October 18, 2019 -December 13, 2019 For more information, please contact Tammy McCaslin Krebs,

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Legacy Center Planned to Honor Our Founding Members

We are proud to announce our plans for creating a Legacy Center in Janesville to commemorate the generations of local residents with lifelong careers dedicated to General Motors, Fisher Body, and the UAW. Blackhawk Community Credit Union is a banking cooperative that was originally founded on June 18, 1965, to provide financial services to the employees of Fisher Body, General Motors and the UAW. Today, we serve thousands of retirees, those that still have a long-distance commute from Janesville to another plant, and their families. “As the bulldozers arrive and demolition of the oldest General Motors plant begins just before its centennial, it’s more important than ever to ensure that the strong work ethic and iconic history of our community is honored,” said Mary Frederick, the credit union’s Board Chairperson. The Legacy Center is a part of Blackhawk Community Credit Union’s long-term strategic plans for the future. Artifacts and memorabilia from the plant have been secured

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Stoughton Branch to Continue Serving Area

A few months ago, Blackhawk announced we would be consolidating our Stoughton branch into our Edgerton location. At that time, we were attempting to sell the building to another financial institution. "We considered multiple offers; however each one came with stipulations that I did not feel were good for our membership. I know that our members are loyal and committed to Blackhawk Community Credit Union, so we would not consider a move that would jeopardize our relationship with you," said Sherri Stumpf, CEO. After reviewing all of our immediate options and hearing your comments, we have decided to keep the branch open with a fresh approach and a number of operational changes. The change that will impact you directly is the branch schedule. We will operate our drive through Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm and our lobby from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  As of May 1, 2014, we will be closed on Saturdays. If you should find yourself in a position where you need a special accommodation

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Partnering with the Janesville School District for Financial Literacy

Blackhawk Community Credit Union was recently awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation to help offer web-based personal finance lessons to students in grades  K-12 in the Janesville School District. To help accomplish this goal, we purchased 10 iPads that serve as portable teaching devices. Each iPad includes 20 applications that we researched and selected to meet the needs of various grade levels on key financial topics and to appeal to student interests. This summer we have been designing lessons for students to use with the iPads to engage in financial learning and decision-making. Lessons will cover such areas as saving and wealth building, improving creditworthiness and budgeting. We are also training six of our student tellers to be Financial Literacy Student Ambassadors. They will serve as role models and leaders in their schools providing peer-to-peer financial education. With the partnership we established with the Janesville Schools, the District is now

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