Blue honored as favorite credit union

Blue was recently honored by the Wyoming Tribune Eagle readers who voted us their favorite credit union in Cheyenne! 

Our connection to the Cheyenne community runs deep and is at the root of who we are as a credit union dating back to 1951 when Warren Federal Credit Union was chartered by a group of civilian personnel at F.E. Warren Air Force Base. Today, Blue continues to serve the community with five branches in Cheyenne and a financial commitment to our neighbors. But our connection to the community isn’t simply measured in dollars and cents.

Blue regularly presents financial literacy seminars on car buying every other week to first-time airmen coming to F.E. Warren Air Force Base. Many of these men and women are out on their own for the first time after graduating high school and entering a world of complex and important financial decisions. The seminars create lasting impressions with those who serve and protect our freedom. We couldn’t be prouder to support these efforts that help shape the financial future of our young military members.

Our employees also give their time to the community outside of their work at the credit union.

Mel Hanes, our Learning & Development Director, was able to collect new toiletries from employees throughout the year and fill 100 pairs of socks for the Salvation Army. Right before Thanksgiving, when many people are in desperate need of personal items, she and several other staff members filled the socks and delivered them personally to the Salvation Army.

Michele Bolkovatz, Vice President of Marketing, serves as the President of the board of directors for the United Way of Laramie County. Each year, the Blue Foundation, where Michele is also a board member, hosts the annual Blue Foundation Golf Tournament to support the United Way. In 2017, the tournament raised over $20,000 which goes to several agencies in need of financial support across Laramie County.

Layna Officer, Member Experience Trainer, supports Black Dog Animal Rescue by providing food for their donations once a month. The food goes to pet owners in need who can’t afford food for their animals. She also collects items for their Thankful Thursday event each month and makes personal contributions to the cause.

We are thrilled to be recognized for our efforts by our friends and neighbors in Cheyenne and look forward to deepening our connection to the community in the years to come!