Ascentra earns 5 Diamond awards

Submitted photoAscentra employees show off recent awards presented by the Credit Union National Association Marketing and Business Development Council.

CLINTON — An area credit union recently earned national recognition.

Ascentra Credit Union was recently honored with five Diamond awards, which nationally recognizes marketing and business development achievements in the credit union industry.

The awards were presented by the Credit Union National Association Marketing and Business Development Council. Awards are given in multiple categories ranging from advertising to community events and beyond.

Ascentra Credit Union earned two Category’s Best awards that include credit unions of all asset sizes. Ascentra received top honors in Mobile for the design of a website for mobile devise and incorporation of the Ascentra MyMobile App with mobile deposit, and in Segmented Marketing for Ascentra’s Latino Outreach program and marketing efforts. 

The credit union also was the winner in their asset size class in the following categories:

■ Community/PR-ongoing event: Pay It Forward program with WQAD News 8, awarding $300 for individuals going above and beyond in their community.

■ Point of Sale Display and Retail Merchandising: MyMobile app campaign to introduce all the features associated with the Ascentra mobile app and text banking.

■ Membership Packets, Brochures or Booklets: Fresh Start Kit to assist members when switching automatic payments over to an Ascentra account.

Ascentra VP of Marketing and Public Relations Jennifer Naeve joined Ascentra in 2012 and said the group is humbled to receive the awards for a second consecutive year. 

“It would not be possible without the commitment from our entire staff and board of directors and their dedication to serving our members,” Naeve said. “It is of service to our members that we communicate our products and services in memorable ways. We are here to help people achieve their financial goals and to grow our organization in a socially and financially responsible manner. Everything we do is with our members and community in mind.”

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