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Welcome to the America First Newsroom, where you can learn more about our products and services, maintaining financial health, and how your membership benefits you. You also have access to press releases about what's going on at your credit union and in your community.

October 1, 2015 | President's Message

The Power of Respect

By John B. Lund, President and Chief Executive Officer During each fall season, we begin our budget and strategic planning process for the coming year. As part of this important project, we send a questionnaire to our entire management team.  This document provides us with insight from the co … Read More

September 1, 2015 | President's Message

Free Services Add Value to and help Simplify your Busy Life

By John B. Lund, President and Chief Executive Officer Have you left your credit or debit card at a restaurant by accident and been panicked as you call or rush back, hoping it’s still there and has not been fraudulently used? Or you’ve waded through the inconvenience of having your car … Read More

August 1, 2015 | President's Message

Guest Commentary: The Secret to Financial Performance

By Rex Rollo, Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer A typical company’s mid-year financial performance report would include numerous fiscal measurements, such as net income, asset growth, cash flows, and net worth. In addition, comparisons between actual performance, budgeted … Read More

July 1, 2015 | President's Message

Love for a Man Never Met -- the Legacy of Little Jimmy Fisher

By John B. Lund, President & Chief Executive Officer I recently heard a heartwarming true story about the experience of Eugene Gibbs on Iwo Jima Island during World War II. It was carefully and passionately told by Eugene’s dear wife, Wanda, and his granddaughter, Kristin, both membe … Read More

June 1, 2015 | President's Message

America First Offers Leading-edge Card Security You Control

By John B. Lund, President & Chief Executive Officer I recently spoke with an America First member who was concerned about the rise in credit and debit card fraud. He enjoyed the convenience, simplicity, and advantages of paying by card, but was worried about his information being compromi … Read More

May 1, 2015 | President's Message

America First Honors our Unique and Lasting Legacy

By John B. Lund, President & Chief Executive Officer Each spring, America First members gather to elect a volunteer Board of Directors to guide our credit union, renew our unique & lasting bond, and honor our legacy as a not-for-profit cooperative.  Held April 14, 2015 in Ogden, … Read More

April 1, 2015 | President's Message

A Welcome to Spring and New Opportunities

By John B. Lund, President & Chief Executive Officer After winter, it is always a welcome relief to have spring arrive. It is a pleasure to witness the tulips and daffodils breaking through the ground, the trees beginning to blossom, and the song birds returning to occupy the trees. The se … Read More

March 2, 2015 | President's Message

A Year of Celebration and Renewal

By John B. Lund, President & Chief Executive Officer To our valued members, America First celebrated our 75th anniversary in 2014, honoring the pioneers who established what has become one of the strongest, most relevant, and highly trusted credit unions in the nation. To truly honor thos … Read More

February 1, 2015 | President's Message

Guest Commentary: America First Remains Committed to Member Needs in Evolving Economy

By Glen W. Olpin, Senior Vice President - Chief Economist As the economy continues on its path toward recovery, credit unions are proving their value to their members and to every community they serve. At America First, we are dedicated to offering the finest products and services that meet ou … Read More

January 1, 2015 | President's Message

Stop, Look, and Listen

By John B. Lund, President and Chief Executive Officer Many of life’s most valuable lessons are learned in our youth. One example was taught to me at an early age by my mother. When we approached a street on foot, she would hold my hand tightly and say, “We must always stop, look, … Read More

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