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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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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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Remembering General Motors: riding through time in a 1923 Chevrolet Superior Series B Sport Touring Phaeton Convertible

In 1919, Janesville welcomed what would become the oldest running General Motors plant in the country. At its peak, the 4.8 million square-foot plant employed approximately 7,000 people. Gary Mawhinney, a retired Wisconsin National Guard, rose to plant supervision at General Motors before retiring in 1995. Recognizing the significance GM played in his life, Mawhinney tracked down the first model-year car, a 1923 Chevrolet Superior Series B Sport Touring Phaeton Convertible, from Wisconsin to Ohio to Oklahoma. Once in his possession, Mawhinney had the car restored by Fagan Automotive and donated it to the Rock County Historical Society. Mawhinney is one of many Janesville residents that remembers his work in the GM plant with pride. “The pace at GM was challenging. We worked 55 hours, six days a week. We produced 1,000 cars and 200 trucks a day and we were number one in quality for trucks,” Mawhinney said. His car is just one piece of memorabilia that will sit on

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Be Aware of Fraud Scams

With summer vacations on the way, this tends to be a season we see increased attempts at fraud. Keep your personal information safe by following these tips: 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 information the business already has. Know who you're dealing with - In any transaction that you conduct, check out the business with the Better Business Bureau to see if the business is credible. Be cautious about unsolicited phone calls and emails - They can be fraudulent. If a phone call seems suspicious, end the call and call the company back at the phone number on their website. The best approach with email may simply be to delete them because responding

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Federal Trade Commission Introduces NEW Identity Theft Resource

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently launched a new one-stop resource to help people report and recover from identity theft, IdentityTheft.gov. The website provides an interactive checklist that walks people through the recovery process and helps them understand what steps to take upon learning their identity has been stolen or if their personal information was compromised in a data breach. Identity theft has been the top consumer complaint reported to the FTC for the past 15 years, and in 2014, the Commission received more than 330,000 complaints from consumers who were victims of identity theft. The site provides specialized tips for specific forms of identity theft, including tax-related and medical identity theft. The site also has advice for people who have been notified that their personal information was exposed in a data breach. Furthermore, it includes a variety of helpful resources such as sample letters to help you resolve your identity theft issues. Visit

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We Recommend You Keep Your Browser Upgraded

You may have heard in the news that experts continue to research online security vulnerabilities. One of the best ways you can keep your online information safe is by keeping your internet browser up-to-date. In fact, you will find that if you use an older web browser, you may not be able to access certain sites. We recommend that you regularly update your browser. Your security is our top priority. Please see the links below to upgrade your browser, if needed. If you have questions, please contact our Call Center at 608-755-6065. Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/download-ie Firefox: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox Google Chrome: http://www.google.com/chrome/ Safari: http://www.apple.com/safari/

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Can’t access Online Banking from a bookmarked page?

If you are attempting to access Blackhawk's Online Banking through a bookmarked page after March 10th, you will see a blank page or a 404 error, depending on the internet browser you use. If either of these errors occur, the solution is to browse to Online Banking from https://bhccu.org. If you would like to bookmark a page for Online Banking in the future, we encourage you to bookmark our standard website at https://bhccu.org and use the login links. If you have any questions, please contact us at 800-779-5555.

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