As we enter the last couple of weeks of 2022 with 2023 on the horizon, now is the perfect time to take a pause and reflect on the last year and celebrate our accomplishments, but more importantly, celebrate each other.
2022 was a year of change here at Upward as the leadership torch was passed to the Credit Union’s fourth CEO in its 66-year history. On September 1st, after 37-years, Linda White retired as CEO, and I was humbled to be named her successor.
The past year wasn’t just marked with change though, we also continued to improve the ways we provide financial wellness for our members from more virtual workshops, to a fun financial educational app, ZOGOopens in a new window, and let’s not forget our “High Fiver” loan that our members loved!
Upward also continued unwavering support for our members and not just the communities we serve, but our fellow humans near and far. Throughout the year we continued to deal with the lingering effects of COVID-19, natural disasters, fires, and unjust conflicts around the world, and the Upward team stood ready to help.
As we look to 2023, I am excited for what the next year has in store for us. We are hard at work planning for some great promotions and events in the coming months and over the next year. One exciting change is the reinstatement of Upward’s IRA account program for new accounts or existing membersopens in a new window.
The main goal of Upward is to serve our members and community as their primary financial institution and help them Soar Upward. Thank you all for your continued support and have a wonderful and safe Holiday Season. Don’t forget, the best present you can give is the gift of membership at Upward.
Happy Holidays to you and all your family and friends, warm holiday wishes, and a prosperous new year from all of us at Upward Credit Union!