We would like to thank Elaine Reid for her 18 years and Dirk Mooy for his 8 years of service to our board of directors. On August 19th both Elaine and Dirk officially resigned from the board of directors.   Ken Schrock, Jay England and Greg Aguilar were subsequently appointed as interim board members.  … Read More


Ascentra Credit Union was recently honored with a Diamond Award, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry.   The most prestigious annual credit union industry competition, the Diamond Awards recognize and reward creative excellence and outstanding results in credit union marketing. Presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA)… Read More


Main Street Iowa celebrated 30 years of downtown and commercial district revitalizations at their Annual Awards Ceremony in Des Moines on Friday, April 29. Approximately 450 people from the state’s 51 districts attended a celebration dinner and award presentations.   The honors were presented by Governor Terry E. Branstad and Debi Durham, Director of the… Read More


Ten area students are one step closer to achieving their academic goals.  Each earned $1,000 to help pay for their college costs as part of the Ascentra Credit Union Scholarship Competition.  The scholarship awards five $1,000 scholarships to high school students planning to enter college.  The other five $1,000 scholarships are given to members age… Read More


Ascentra Credit Union was recently honored with six Diamond Awards, which recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. The awards were presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing and Business Development Council, a national network comprised of over 1,200 credit union marketing and business development professionals. Awards are… Read More


The Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) honored six credit union representatives, with more than 175 years of experience between them, at the Iowa Credit Union Convention on September 16-18 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines. Larry Ketelsen received the 2015 Heritage Award for demonstrating extraordinary commitment, service and leadership in… Read More


PICTURED (left to right): The Ascentra Scholarship 2015 winners include Luke Giovanine, Dakota Keller, Thomas Byrne, Bailey Ford, Arika Allen, Lindsey Figg and Guadalupe Chavez with Ascentra President & CEO Dale Owen. Other winners not pictured include Jennifer Baldwin, Adam Cline and Laura Kulp. Another round of $10,000 was awarded to area students to help… Read More


Ascentra Credit Union was recently honored with a total of five Diamond Awards, which nationally recognizes outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. The awards were presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing and Business Development Council at the council’s annual conference, held March 25-28 in Las Vegas this… Read More


Larry Ridenour was awarded the 2014 Volunteer Cooperative Spirit Award for exemplifying the spirit of the credit union industry and the communities they serve. The Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) honored six credit union representatives at the Iowa Credit Union Convention held September 17-19 at the Grand River Center in Dubuque. Larry has served as… Read More


Ascentra Credit Union was recently honored with a total of six Diamond Awards, which recognize outstanding marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry. The awards were presented by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Marketing and Business Development Council at the council’s annual conference held March 12-15 in Orlando, Fla. Awards are… Read More