On November 16, 2019 we officially welcomed our new members from M.A. Ford Employees Credit Union. M.A. Ford Manufacturing Company, Inc. is an employee owned international company that celebrated their 100-year anniversary in 2019. Similar to our credit union, M.A. Ford employees Credit Union was chartered in the early 1950’s with a focus on serving… Read More

About half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions each January, but only about 20 percent of people keep them. Getting into shape and achieving financial goals are among the most popular resolutions according to Statista.com. While we can’t help you reach your ideal weight, we can share 6 ways to help you become financially fit… Read More

Congratulations to all the Moline-Coal Valley School District first graders who completed the Grrreat Tiger Tales Reading Challenge this year!  This is the 12th year for the reading program, challenging all of the Moline-Coal Valley first graders to read 10 books in one month. This year, over 400 first-graders met the challenge and were invited… Read More

The competition is underway for the 2020 Ascentra Scholarship Program. A total of $10,000 in scholarships will be awarded to ten Ascentra members to help offset the costs of attending a college or university or even trade school. Scholarships are awarded as follows: Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school students planning to… Read More

Millennials are no strangers to the side hustle – that second job or occasional gig so many have taken on for extra cash. The phenomenon has given rise to what’s called the “gig economy.” A multitude of apps and websites making use of this untapped workforce has made it super easy for anyone to make… Read More

Have you heard? Ascentra’s new song and music video is sweeping across the region on social media, television and radio to the tune of nearly 20,000 interactions and over 30,000 impressions only a week after release. “We couldn’t be happier with the results of the campaign so far, said Jennifer Naeve, Chief Marketing Officer for… Read More

Our biggest project to date deserved a celebration to match! On Saturday, Aug. 24th the parking lot at our new Home Office turned into the Ascentra Block Party that drew out hundreds! Guests were treated to tasty burgers, brats and ice cream on a beautiful sunny afternoon! A lively performance from local band The Stone… Read More

As the team in our new Home Office in downtown Bettendorf settle in, a well-deserved collective sense of accomplishment was felt by everyone involved in this wonderful project. We would like to extend our gratitude to our membership, staff and board of directors for all of their support.  This investment of our members’ equity will… Read More

Whether you want to leave work at 62, 67, or 70, claiming the retirement benefits you are entitled to by federal law is no casual decision. You will want to consider a few key factors first. How long do you think you will live? If you have a feeling you will live into your nineties,… Read More