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Straight from the Homebuyer’s Mouth—Advice from a First-time Homebuyer

October 12, 2017

Written by: Stephanie Long, Member One Content Marketing Specialist We just bought our first house! It’s cozy with a huge yard and in our ideal neighborhood. But it wasn’t all butterflies and sunshine when we were house hunting. I had a million questions that not even Google could answer (hard to believe, I know), so here […]

Member One and Its Members Donate $20,000 to Support Disaster Relief Following Hurricanes

October 9, 2017

Member One partnered with its membership to provide financial support to the disaster-response efforts of the American Red Cross following the recent devastating hurricanes. Throughout the month of September, members of the credit union could donate directly to the American Red Cross using their Member One debit or credit card, or make donations at their […]

Member One Hires Marlin Reeves as Market Manager of Hershberger Retail Center

October 6, 2017

Member One recently announced the hire of Marlin Reeves as Market Manager at the Hershberger Retail Center in Roanoke, Virginia. Marlin comes to Member One with more than a decade of service and leadership experience in the financial industry. Before joining Member One, Marlin was a financial services advisor at Union Bank and Trust in […]

Halloween Happenings—Your Guide to Fall Events in Our Region

October 3, 2017

It’s arguably the best time of the year—fall in Virginia. The dropping temperatures and changing leaves alone make us yearn to get out of the house, and lucky for you, our region has no shortage of fun events! We’ve harvested quite a list of area happenings for you to choose from so all you need […]

Member One Receives Platinum Recognition for Best Credit Union by The Roanoker

September 20, 2017

Member One was recently recognized by The Roanoker magazine in its annual Best of Roanoke awards and received the platinum recognition, the top honor, for Best Credit Union. Readers of The Roanoker vote each year on their favorite businesses, schools, restaurants, and even local celebrities. The platinum recognition demonstrates the credit union’s connection to its community. Member One […]

Member One Donates School Supplies to Area Schools

September 19, 2017

Member One recently hosted an employee-led school supply drive called Pens, Paper, and Promise. Member One employees from across the credit union’s footprint purchased school supplies for local students. The much-needed supplies were delivered to schools in Roanoke City, Campbell County, Amherst County, Bedford County, Franklin County, and Pulaski County “The items we donated to […]

Protect yourself from a financial crisis—tips for starting your emergency fund.

September 18, 2017

Want to know something terrifying? According to the Federal Reserve, 44 percent of Americans can’t cover an emergency expense of $400. You read that right; almost HALF of Americans would have difficulty scrounging up $400. We don’t know about you, but that had us building up our emergency funds. Here are a few things we […]

Member One’s Retirement Planning Series: Part 2

September 11, 2017

Don’t get anxious; get focused—retirement planning after 40. Retirement planning in your 40s, 50s, and 60s looks much different than in your 20s. At this point, you should have established retirement accounts that you’re contributing to and should have a defined plan for your final years in the workforce. We hope these few tips can […]

Member One’s Retirement Planning Series: Part 1

September 5, 2017

For those in their 20s and 30s, time is your greatest asset. What does retirement look like to you? Lounging in a chair with a drink in hand. Early mornings at the golf course. Spending time with family. What you need to consider more than where you’re going to be is how you’re going to […]

A Small Business Owner in The Star City—An Interview with J.D. Sutphin

August 25, 2017

If you’ve ever met J.D. Sutphin, you know that his enthusiasm lights up any room he enters. The local small business owner has been making a name for himself in Roanoke with his positive attitude, relentless hustle, and commitment to community. Member One has been focusing on small businesses this month, and we wanted to […]