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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.

July 1, 2016 | President's Message

Heroic Story from World War II Inspires & Humbles

By John B. Lund, President and Chief Executive Officer One of the things I appreciate most about America First is the people with whom I am privileged to work, such as Thayne Shaffer, our senior vice president & controller. Thayne shared with us the story of his grandfather, who served during W … Read More


June 1, 2016 | President's Message

The Innovation Center is our New & Interactive Service Experience

By John B. Lund, President and Chief Executive Officer We’re excited to introduce our new Innovation Center, located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake’s City Creek destination. The America First Innovation Center will not function as a traditional branch; rather, it will be an engaging … Read More


May 2, 2016 | President's Message

Members Exercise their Democratic Credit Union Privileges

By John B. Lund, President and Chief Executive Officer For 77 years, America First members have voted to elect a volunteer Board of Directors to provide strategic and philosophical guidance that ensures our credit union’s safety, soundness, and ongoing ability to deliver financial value. Thi … Read More


April 1, 2016 | President's Message

Spring Presents an Opportunity to Declutter our Financial Lives

By John B. Lund, President and Chief Executive Officer My wife and I just began a spring cleaning project. In my case, it can’t really be characterized as cleaning. It could kindly be called parting with stuff I haven’t used for a long time (but will most certainly need as soon as it … Read More


March 1, 2016 | President's Message

Value, Service, Strength, and Soul

By John B. Lund, President & Chief Executive Officer It is my privilege to thank each of you for your support, loyalty, and trust. We at America First endeavor each day to provide relevant, affordable financial products and services in a convenient, professional, and personal manner. On behalf … Read More


February 1, 2016 | President's Message

Guest Commentary: Indicators Point to Strengthening Economy

By Glen Olpin, Senior Vice President/Chief Economist We at America First expect a strengthening economy in 2016, similar to what we experienced last year. No matter the economic climate we face, however favorable or unfavorable, your credit union remains committed to providing service excellence an … Read More


January 1, 2016 | President's Message

A Successful 2015 and a Bright Future Ahead

By John B. Lund, President and Chief Executive Officer Reflecting on the challenges, opportunities, and successes of 2015, I am truly grateful to be part of such an outstanding organization. Our volunteers and staff are dedicated to delivering service that is second to none, with the objective of i … Read More


December 1, 2015 | President's Message

Seasonal Reflection Demonstrates Opportunity to Help Others

By John B. Lund, President and Chief Executive Officer I love the holidays. I take pleasure in the sights and sounds, the lights and aromas, the hustle and bustle, my friends and family. It may sound strange, but I actually enjoy winter and the challenge of a major snowstorm. My reflections during … Read More


November 1, 2015 | President's Message

A Truly Special Month for our Household

By John B. Lund, President and Chief Executive Officer For a number of reasons, November is always a cherished time for me and my family. Not only was my dear wife born during the month, the occurrence happened to take place on Thanksgiving Day. I have heard the story many times: my mother-in-law w … Read More


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

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