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

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

Pelican State Credit Union Gives Away 792 Free Sno-Cones at Sno-Shack Takeover

It always pays to have a Pelican State Credit Union branch in your community! The credit union gave away 792 free sno-cones at the Sno-Shack on S. MacArthur Drive from 2:30 – 5 pm on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Read the full story 

Pelican State Credit Union Hosts Free Financial Literacy Workshop for Baton Rouge Community

Pelican State Credit Union has continued to raise the bar for providing free financial education to the residents of Louisiana. The credit union hosted a free Financial Literacy Workshop (FLW) for the Baton Rouge community on Monday, May 16th at the Baton Rouge Parish Main Library. Over 75 Baton Rouge residents received free financial education at the workshop. Read the full story

Pelican State Credit Union Gives Away Cash & Prizes to Denham Springs Festivalgoers Despite Storm

It always pays to have a Pelican State Credit Untion branch in your community! Festivalgoers took home 152 prizes and $1,495 in cash at the Denham Springs Antique Village Spring Festival on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Read the full story

Pelican Shows Love for Lake Charles at Darrell's Takeover

To help show its love, the credit union gave away free chips and drinks at a locally-owned restaurant to over 150 customers during lunch! Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on January 26, 2016, customers who dined in and ordered a sandwich at Darrell’s on W. College Drive in Lake Charles, Louisiana, each received free chips and a drink with their order. Read the full story.

Pelican Encourages Louisiana Residents to Pay it Forward

Opelousas resident and Pelican State Credit Union member Kim George was randomly selected as the winner of Pelican’s Pay It Forward Contest, which encouraged everyone across the state to perform good deeds that benefit others. George received. Read the full story

Pelican Recognized by BBB and Business Report as a Great Place to Work

Pelican State Credit Union was recently named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge and honored with a 2015 Douglas Manship Sr. Torch Award for Ethics in Business. Read the full story.

Students Gain Real Work Experience at Pelican's In-School Branch

Students at Peabody Magnet High School in Alexandria, Louisiana, are gaining real workforce experience and financial education through the school’s partnership with Pelican State Credit Union. Read the full story.

Pelican State CU Branch Design Receives Excellence Award

LOUISIANA – Pelican State Credit Union’s new branch in Pineville, Louisiana, designed by CDI Solutions and its partners, was recently recognized with an Interior Design Award of Excellence from the International Interior Design Association. Read the full story.

U.S. Treasury Awards $2 Million to Pelican State Credit Union

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – Experienced a record-breaking year receiving a combined $30 million in Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund grants from the U.S. Treasury. Read the full story.

Pelican State CU Gives Away $4,000 in Free Groceries!

To celebrate the opening of its new Zachary branch, Pelican State Credit Union gave away $4,000 in free groceries to shoppers in less than 2 hours! Read the full story.

Pelican State Credit Union Hosts 12th Annual Free Kids Bike Race

Eleven-year-old Blakely Lowrance took home a brand new bike on Saturday, July 25, at Pelican State Credit Union’s 12th Annual FREE Kids Bike Race. Read the full story.

Pelican State Credit Union Gives Thousands in Cash and Prizes to Festivalgoers Despite Rain

It pays to have a Pelican State Credit Union branch in your community! The credit union gave away thousands of dollars in cash and prizes at the Denham Springs Antique Village Spring Festival. Read the full story.

Community Cools Off With Free Sno-Cones From Pelican State Credit Union

It pays to have a Pelican State Credit Union branch in your community! For the second consecutive year, Pelican took over the Sno-Shack and paid for every single person’s sno-cone. Read the full story.

Free Cash For Members at Pelican's Pineville Grand Opening

Pelican gave its members an opportunity to grab some fast cash in a money booth! 114 members grabbed a total of $2,619 from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25. Read the full story.

Free Cash for Pelican State Credit Union Members at 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.

Credit Unions Join Forces to Raise Record Amount For Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital

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Local Humanitarian Awarded $500 for Good Deeds & $500 for Charity

Terrell Lewis, a local humanitarian, was selected as the winner of Pelican State Credit Union's Pay It Forward Contest, which encouraged the public to perform good deeds that benefit others. Read the full story.

Pelican State CU Named One of The Best Places to Work

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

Credit Union Gives Away Thousands of Dollars and 46-Inch TV in Money Booth at Local Festival

The 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.

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

It pays to be a member of Pelican State Credit Union! To celebrate the relocation of its Pineville branch, Pelican gave its members an opportunity to grab some fast cash 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.

11th Annual Free Kids Bike Race

Eight-year-old Drew Sarhan recently learned to ride a bike and was excited to show off his skills on Saturday, July 26, at Pelican State Credit Union's 11th Annual FREE Kids Bike Race in Denham Springs, Louisiana. 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 CU Grants $6,500 in College Scholarship Awards

Pelican State Credit Union granted a $500 scholarship award to thirteen college-bound Pelican members in its branch communities across the state of Louisiana. 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, April 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! 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.

Pelican State Credit Union Celebrates 10 Years In Denham Springs

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. 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 twelve college-bound Pelican members in its branch communities. 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 last month. Read the full story.

NCBA Honors Pelican State CU’s CEO Jeff Conrad

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.

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.

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.

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 CU Opens Student Branch At Peabody Magnet

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. Read the full story.

Pelican Refunds $50K in NSF Fees

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.