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Update on Re-Opening Timeline

Effective Tuesday, May 26, Blackhawk Community Credit Union will phase into re-opening by allowing members into our branch lobbies by appointment only. We will limit the amount of members allowed into our branch lobbies at one time. We appreciate your understanding as we continue to monitor the health situation in our communities. We will also continue to serve our members through the branch digital/mobile solutions, drive-ups and our Call Center (800.779.5555). We are actively gathering input from our members and staff to finalize our plans for re-opening our branch lobbies. It’s important that we re-open on a timeline that is right for our organization, that ensures safety, and includes the voice of our staff and membership. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these regulations. Stay safe and healthy!

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Building Projects Status Update

As was reported in the media and various social media outlets, Blackhawk Community Credit Union had two major building projects in progress before the pandemic. One was a new headquarters building on Rockport Road in Janesville and the other was a Legacy Center in downtown Janesville to honor our members that worked for GM. With recent events surrounding the pandemic and the economy, it is not yet clear how our community, our members, and our credit union will be affected. During this time, we will shift our focus to helping our members and keeping the credit union strong. Therefore, the headquarters project has been canceled and  Legacy Center project is on hold. The building at 100 W. Milwaukee Street will be secured, but no new construction will take place at this site. It is still in our plans to preserve and honor the GM employee legacy in our future endeavors. Blackhawk Community Credit Union still owns the property on Rockport Rd. and will continue to hold it as an

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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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Fraudulent Robocalls Targeting Area

There have been several reports of fraudulent calls in our area. We have heard reports of fraudulent calls from our 800.779.5555 number claiming to be Blackhawk Community Credit Union. Please remember the following: Blackhawk Community Credit Union will NEVER call you and request your card or account information. Unfortunately, there are fraudsters that will try to impersonate financial institutions in order to steal information from you. They can be very clever and even "spoof" phone numbers that make it appear it's coming from a legitimate number. Learn more from the Federal Communications Commission here. Guard your personal information - Crooks pretending to be from companies you do business with may call or send an email, claiming they need to verify your personal information. Do NOT provide your credit card or account information or your social security number. Be especially suspicious if someone claiming to be from a company with whom you have an account asks for

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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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