The River Bend Foodbank recently kicked off their Community Hunger Drive to raise awareness and end hunger in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.   On Presidents Day, we had our annual Ascending to Excellence training and team building day, but it wasn’t all work—together, we filled the Ascentra van full of non-perishable food items, racking… Read More


Ascentra is known for paying it forward in the region and wants to celebrate the upcoming International Pay it Forward Day on April 28 in a way that  inspires others to pay it forward themselves. Throughout the past few weeks, the Ascentra team has been busy surprising shoppers, teachers, students, and organizations from Clinton to… Read More


CLINTON, IOWA – In the middle of winter, local news broke about a horrific scene of neglected and abused pit bulls in Clinton, Iowa that captivated the attention of many throughout the region.  The Clinton Humane Society took in the eight dogs right away and have been nursing them back to health, but the non-profit… Read More


If you thought you couldn’t join Ascentra Credit Union, think again. Our credit union has a community charter, which means anyone living or working in this community can join our credit union. You might already know that there are many benefits to being a credit union member–such as low fees and loan rates, excellent member… Read More


Congratulations to all the Bettendorf first graders who completed the Booker Bear Reading Challenge!  This year, 292 Bettendorf first graders met the challenge by reading ten books in one month– awesome job first graders!  Students along with their families were treated to a pizza party at the Bettendorf Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 24th where each student was awarded with a certificate… Read More


The snow didn’t stop our little readers from coming out to celebrate their reading efforts for the Scottie Reads Reading Challenge Saturday, Feb. 10th!  This is the 9th year for the Scottie Reads program, challenging all of the North Scott first graders to read 10 books in one month. This year, 193 North Scott first graders completed the… Read More


On November 21, 2017, the Bettendorf City Council voted to approve an incentive package to allow the credit union to develop a new four-story building on the Town Square Development site located across from the Waterfront Convention Center parking lot.   The creative use of the incentives tied to our project shows our commitment to… Read More


The Ascentra Credit Union Foundation donated a $50,000 grant to the River Bend Foodbank of which $5,000 was used to set up mobile food pantries in Muscatine and Clinton to further the Foodbank’s outreach in ending hunger in our region. On the morning of Saturday, Oct. 28, our Clinton Ascentra team, along with their families,… Read More