Rising numbers of our neighbors are being squeezed into homeless shelters throughout the Central Coast, and while nonprofits are working hard to meet the need, they are finding it extremely difficult to secure permanent solutions for far too many.
You can see CoastHills lending specialist Amber Anderson perform her special brand of live music next at Santa Barbara County Local Fest. It’s a two-day community event in Lompoc featuring local live musicians, camping, kids activities, yoga, beer, wine and food. Slated for Sept 4-5 at Adam Park, Local Fest is a fundraiser for the Village Farmer’s Market Association, which educates children on the importance of growing and eating organically farmed food.
Last year, Wayne grabbed certificates for both the people’s choice and hottest chili at CoastHills Credit Union’s inaugural employee chili challenge. But the overall prize still eluded him. This year, he regrouped, tweaked his recipe and came back to win it all.
We’re happy to report that CoastHills Credit Union came home with seven pieces of hardware from the Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC) annual conference earlier this year. Honors poured in for our support of Super Checking, our Rancho Vino fundraiser, business services, TV commercials, social media and member contests.
From April to June, we gave our members a chance to participate in the Million Points Sweepstakes. Each time you made a purchase with your CoastHills Platinum Rewards Visa credit card, you got one entry into the contest. With the prize representing $10,000 worth of reward points, the more you used your card for everyday expenses, the better your chances. And that's exactly how our winner won!
Hancock College wines win three medals at a prestigious California competition after a $55,000 donation from CoastHills Credit Union at last year's Rancho Vino. The fundraiser is scheduled once again for this September.
Say you are making a purchase at the mall, and your card is declined as a security measure. Within moments, you will receive a text message to your mobile phone asking if if the charge is authorized. Reply 'yes,' and you will be able to instantly ask the cashier to process your payment once more. If the payment is not authorized, reply confidently knowing CoastHills is keeping your account safe from fraud.
Over the past two decades, Marla Hernandez has helped CoastHills award hundreds of thousands of dollars to community organizations. After the longest tenure in the committee’s history, Marla is stepping away so another credit union employee can enjoy the experience as much as she has.
Ever wonder why you're changing the way you pay? Here's the real reason why you need to know all about EMV and chip technology in your Visa credit and debit card from CoastHills Credit Union.
Member Services Officer Karla Gonzalez was able to give her old grade school’s funding a boost. She recently presented Fairlawn Elementary with a $1,000 donation thanks to our new employee giving program.
You may have noticed the beautiful bouquets of flowers at our Five Cities branch in Arroyo Grande. But have you heard the story of how they got there?
On the third annual Day of Hope, volunteers from CoastHills Credit Union teamed to raise $2,759.51 in donations for Mission Hope Cancer Center by selling 1,000 special editions of the Santa Maria Times and Lompoc Record.
Brayden Groshart teamed with best friend and classmate Bryce Hilton to put on a charity wiffle ball tournament to help fund Jack Ready Imagination Park, the first planned universally accessible park in San Luis Obispo County.
The Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation's Broadway-inspired original production honoring Spider-Man is just around the corner. Read how this and other PRYAF programs help kids build confidence that carries over into other aspects of life.
After making a CoastHills Platinum Rewards Visa credit card balance transfer, Andrea Zimkowski logged into her online banking and noticed the credit union was giving away a $1,000 Amazon.com shopping spree to one lucky member. She just never thought she’d win.
Today, that difference takes flight in an exciting new way. The CoastHills Credit Union blog was born from the spirit of our slogan. And it’s led us to ask, how can we do more to help members have Another great day?
Here's an eye-opening statistic: In San Luis Obispo County alone, 44,000 people wake up wondering where their next meal is coming from. Many times, these folks have to choose between paying a utility bill and going grocery shopping.
Nearly every CoastHills employee has pledged to pool monthly donations to support local nonprofits—and early numbers are looking great.
Every few months, we congratulate our employees celebrating work anniversaries. Everyone gathers up for a luncheon filled with kudos and memories.
But the departure of two longtime employees brought more tears than usual to the most recent gathering.
We're committed to going above and beyond expectations. (Fun fact: Rule number one in our service promise is to provide you with a "wow" experience.)
But this time, we're delighted to say the wowing is mutual.