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


The Summer Enrichment Initiative (SEI) in Rock Island received a huge boost thanks to a generous $18,897.00 grant from the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation for Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) materials. LLI is the primary curriculum used by SEI but unavailable to staff and the children they serve at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center… 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 Ascentra Credit Union Foundation gave $17,000 to 37 different charities and organizations throughout the region this summer. These efforts stem from the credit union’s encouragement of staff to volunteer and give back to the community.  The foundation committee wanted to support the causes that the volunteer board of directors and senior leadership are active… 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


Thanks to a generous donation from the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation and other donors, Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities broke ground on their latest construction at 1218 Perry St. in Davenport on June 6th. Fostering community development and investing to enhance the financial viability of the underserved are key parts of the mission of the… Read More