Press Releases

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Pelican State Credit Union was recently named as one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge.

"Pelican is a great place to work," said CEO/President Jeffrey K. Conrad, "We have a wonderful culture because the individuals that make this company run care about each other and our members." Read the full story.

Pelican State CU Gives Away Thousands of Dollars and 46-inch TV in Money Booth at Local Festival

Pelican State Credit Union gave away $2,639 in cash, a 46-inch TV and prizes to its members in a money booth at the Fall Festival in the Denham Springs Antiques and Arts District on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Read the full story here.

Pelican State CU Gives Away $4,000 In Free Groceries

In less than two hours, Pelican State Credit Union gave away $4,000 in free groceries to shoppers in its branch community! Read the full story.

Pelican State CU Merges with Louisiana Farm Bureau CU

Pelican State Credit Union merged with Louisiana Farm Bureau Credit Union on Monday, September 1, 2014. Read the full story.

Pelican State CU Grand Opening

Pelican State CU recently celebrated the relocation of its Shreveport branch with fast cash giveaways in a money booth. Read the full story.

First-Time Teacher Wins $500 Classroom Makeover

Recent Louisiana State University graduate Chelsea Mayer won a $500 Classroom Makeover from Pelican State Credit Union. Read the full story.

Pelican State CU Hosts 11th Annual Free Kids Bike Race

"This event is all about getting kids up and moving. Pelican believes that both financial and physical health are important and loves providing an outlet for the community to come together year after year before school starts," said Jeffrey K. Conrad, CEO of Pelican State CU. Read the full story.

Pelican State CU Grants $6,000 in College Scholarship Awards

Pelican State Credit Union granted a $500 scholarship award to twelve college-bound Pelican members in its branch communities. Read the full story.

Pelican State CU Gives Free Cash to Members at Spring Festival

It pays to be a member of Pelican State Credit Union! The credit union gave away thousands of dollars in cash and prizes to its members at the Spring Festival in the Denham Springs Antiques and Arts District on Saturday, May 26, 2014. Read the full story.

Credit Union Celebrates Relocation of Lake Charles Branch with Free Cash for Members

To celebrate the relocation of its Lake Charles branch, Pelican State Credit Union gave its members an opportunity to grab some fast cash in a money booth! The credit union gave away $2,075 to 108 members from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 27. Read the full story.

Pelican State CU Gives Back $350,000 In Dividends to Members

Pelican State Credit Union announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of $350,000 in bonus dividends to its membership. Read the full story.

8-Year-Old Wins iPad for Completing Financial Literacy Video Game

Joel Benson, a youth account holder at Pelican State Credit Union, took home a brand new iPad! Each year, all children who complete the credit union's financial literacy video game, MoneyIsland, are entered to win. Read the full story.

Baton Rouge Area Credit Unions Support Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital

On Friday, November 1, 2013, Campus Federal, Pelican State and Neighbors Federal Credit Union hosted the 10th Annual Credit Union Charity Golf Tournament at Santa Maria Golf Course in Baton Rouge. Read the full story.

Pelican State Credit Union Celebrates 10 Years In Denham Springs

"Since opening our doors in November 2003, the Denham Springs community embraced us," said Pelican State Credit Union's CEO Jeffrey K. Conrad. Pelican opened its first custom-built branch ten years ago on Rushing Road. Read the full story.

Local Cheer Team Wins $1,000 for Best Pelican State Credit Union Cheer

The entire school screamed with excitement as Pelican State Credit Union surprised the Most Blessed Sacrament cheerleaders with a check for $1,000 at their school's pep rally on Friday. The credit union challenged cheer squads across Louisiana to create the best Pelican cheer and they did just that! Read the full story.

Pelican State Credit Union Hosts Free Event For Local Children

On Saturday, August 3, three lucky kids from Denham Springs left Pelican State Credit Union's 10th Annual FREE Kids Bike Race with brand new bicycles! Read the full story.

Pelican State Credit Union Grants $6,000 in College Scholarship Awards

Pelican State Credit Union granted a $500 scholarship award to 12 college-bound members in its branch communities across the state. Read the full story.

Pelican State Credit Union Opens First Financial Resource Center

In partnership with Volunteers of America and the Church for the Highlands, Pelican State Credit Union celebrated the Grand Opening of its first Financial Resource Center. Read the full story.

NCBA Honors Pelican State CU's CEO Jeff Conrad for Community Development Certification Staff Training

As the first credit union nationwide to certify its entire staff as Community Development Certified Financial Counselors, Pelican State Credit Union recently garnered some well-deserved attention from the National Cooperative Business Association (NCBA)... Read the full story.

Pelican Joins Forces with Local Credit Unions to Support OLOL Children's Hospital

Campus Federal, Pelican State and Neighbors Federal Credit Unions raised more than $24,700 for Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital by hosting the 9th Annual CU Charity Golf Tournament... Read the full story.

Pelican State Credit Union Nation's First to Certify Entire Staff in New Online Financial Counseling Training Program

In a continued effort to assist its members at every touch point possible, Pelican State Credit Union has become the nation's first financial institution to certify its entire staff … Read the full story.

Pelican Opens Student-Operated Branch at Peabody Magnet High School

Peabody Magnet High School students are gaining real workforce experience through their partnership with Pelican State Credit Union. For the third year in a row, Pelican has partnered with Peabody to host a fully functioning on-campus branch operated for students, by students in Mrs. Sandra Eldridge's "Work Keys" course and Mrs. Mary Williamson's "Cooperative Office Education" course.

The new school year was kicked off with a grand opening event and ribbon cutting. Students and faculty enjoyed games, contests and refreshments. 13 New students became members of Pelican during the event bringing the total number of student members at Peabody to 78. Read the full story.

Pelican Refunds $50,000 in NSF Fees Following Tropical Storm Isaac

Because of the storm and resulting temporary branch closures, Pelican refunded almost $50,000 in NSF fees to its members in Louisiana and Mississippi last week. "We knew that the storm and our closures could have caused our members to incur some unexpected expenses," said CEO/President Jeffrey K. Conrad. "To ease the burden and help our members move forward after the storm, we decided to refund NSF fees," said Conrad. Read the full story.

Pelican Named Medium Business of the Year

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA — Pelican State Credit Union was named "Medium Business of the Year," by the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce at their annual Business Awards Banquet a ... Read the full story.

Pelican Pays Members $172,000 through Special Member Dividend

Pelican State Credit Union announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of $172,000 in bonus dividends to its membership. The payout, named the Spec ... Read the full story.

Paper Savings Bonds Discontinued

Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Public Debt The U.S. Department of the Treasury will end over-the-counter sales of paper savings bonds on December 3 ... Read the full story.