Valley First

2012 News Releases

News Releases

Valley First ups holiday season donations in 2012, spreads goodwill further
December 18, 2012

The season of giving is alive and well at Valley First as its 500 employees are once again reaching deep into their pocket to support and give back to their communities.

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New Valley First RiverBend branch to open in Kamloops Jan. 7
December 17, 2012

Valley First—one of the Interior’s oldest and most respected credit unions—is set to open the doors of its new RiverBend branch on Jan. 7, 2013.

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Valley First employees pledge $33,000 to local charities
December 10, 2012

Valley First employees have reinforced their passionate commitment to making a real difference in the communities they serve by pledging more than $33,000 to local charities and community organizations in 2013.

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Don’t let poor spending habits spoil your winter vacation plans
December 5, 2012

For some people the holiday season is synonymous with winter vacation travel. They toil hard all year to reward themselves with annual getaways to warmer climates and the gift of sun, sand and surf.

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Valley First expert’s top tips on spending and saving during the holiday season
November 29, 2012

With the holiday shopping season about to hit high gear, many Canadian consumers will start feeling the familiar festive period spending pinch, balancing the pressure to buy with what remains in the wallet.

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Local financial, legal and accounting experts join forces to educate wine industry insiders
November 28, 2012

The Okanagan Valley is regarded as one of the premier wine growing regions in North America. Beyond producing some of the finest wine on the market, the 100-plus wineries up and down the valley are also a valuable source of tourism and employment.

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Valley First introduces Angel Tree program to kick off the holiday season and help those in need
November 16, 2012

As Christmas carols fill the air and festive decorations start to dominate the landscape, Valley First is making sure it is thinking of those less fortunate this holiday season. A regular contributor to community events and organizations, Valley First’s Vernon, Lumby and Kamloops branches and its regional office in Penticton are this year launching an Angel Tree program.

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Valley First introduces Angel Tree program to kick off the holiday season and help those in need
November 14, 2012

Penticton-based credit union Valley First, is partnering with the Okanagan Regional Library (ORL) in Kelowna to deliver financial education to library users.

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Valley First Crown of Curling benefits Kamloops economy, community
November 9, 2012

Last month, 45 curling teams descended on Kamloops for the Valley First Crown of Curling. Along with their rocks and brushes, they brought with them support crews, fans and—most importantly for the local economy—tourist dollars.

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Real estate sell-off to fund retirement for 70,000 across the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson valleys
November 6, 2012

A recent survey revealed one in three Canadians over the age of 45 believe they will need to sell their real estate investments to support themselves through retirement. With about 230,000 people aged 45 or older across the Okanagan, Similkameen and Thompson regions, more than 70,000 people will be looking to part with their estate holdings to fund their future lifestyles.

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