Northeast Community Credit Union’s Board of Directors includes Recovery Soldiers Ministries in its community sponsorship efforts. NCCU recently presented a donation as part of its annual partnership to Recovery Soldiers Ministries Program Director EJ Eggers.

“Recovery Soldiers Ministries provides a tremendous service to our community,” NCCU President/CEO Teresa Arnold said. “We want to support them as they continue to help those in need. We strongly believe in the importance of sharing, caring, and giving back in our communities. That’s the real credit union difference.”

Recovery Soldiers Ministries is a faith-based recovery program to help individuals overcome addiction. Students in the program live on campus for a highly structured year-long inpatient program. Currently, approximately 30 people are registered in the program.   Along with the inpatient program, Recovery Soldiers Ministries has outpatient sessions and has a thrift store to help support their mission.

Northeast Community Credit Union has been serving the community since October 1952 when it was chartered as a credit union by the State of Tennessee. Northeast Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative. It is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Carter, Johnson, Washington, Unicoi and Sullivan counties along with their immediate family members.

For more information on Recovery Soldiers Ministries visit https://recoverysoldiersministries.org.

Northeast Community Credit Union pleased to be a sponsor for the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce Chamber Youth Ambassador Program.
 
The purpose of the CYA program is for youth to experience all the things our community offers as a great place to work, live, and visit.
 
The program highlighted the very unique areas, careers, and businesses in our region to spark interest in possible career choices and choices for higher education to obtain specific careers, as well as careers that follow a vocational route too.
 
The youth also explored parts of our region that bring people here for vacation and how these attractions support our community. They met with our local governments to learn more about what it takes to make all these things work together.
 
Signups for the next Youth Ambassador Program will be in January. Please contact the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce for more information.

Amanda Colbaugh, fifth grade teacher at Valley Forge Elementary, is the latest Northeast Community Credit Union Helping Teacher’s Teach grant winner.

Colbaugh plans use to the Helping Teacher’s Teach grant to purchase new textbooks for fifth-grade reading and social studies students. The Gallopade Curriculum textbooks combine textbook content with workbook activities.

“Students master grade-appropriate content and skills as outlined in the standards, while building literacy, critical thinking skills and more,” Colbaugh said. “Students build knowledge, deepen understanding, and develop strong comprehension and analytical skills. This approach also increases students’ ability to recall and apply what they learn throughout the school year.”

Northeast Community Credit Union awards $300 every month to a classroom to be utilized for classroom needs, classroom activities, and academic enrichment. Helping Teachers Teach is open to teachers within Carter, Johnson, Unicoi, Sullivan and Washington counties who are members of Northeast Community Credit Union. Area teachers may become members online or at any NCCU location and can download the grant application on the credit union’s website: www.BeMyCU.org.

Northeast Community Credit Union, City of Elizabethton Parks & Recreation Department, and Main Street Elizabethton are excited to announce a fun, interactive, and safe opportunity to capture the magic of Christmas downtown. From December 6 – 16, community members are invited to submit photos using #DowntownElizabethtonChristmas on Facebook and Instagram.

Photo instructions include taking a picture with any of the following items throughout downtown and posting to Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #DowntownElizabethtonChristmas.

Photo opportunities for the contest include:

  • Covered Bridge Park
  • Downtown Shopping
  • Store Window Display
  • Holiday Beverage
  • Downtown Christmas Lights
  • Historic Fraser Fir
  • Hallmark Christmas Moment
  • Downtown Dining

Use your creativity and imagination to create a photo that you think best represents each of the contest prompts. Then post the photo to your Facebook and/or Instagram page with the hashtag #DowntownElizabethtonChristmas to have your picture counted in the contest. Make sure to include the complete hashtag or the photo will not be counted.

Each photo submitted on Facebook and Instagram using #DowntownElizabethtonChristmas is counted as a separate entry. The more entries shared, the better the chances to win prizes! Be sure to use the hashtag with each post to your Facebook and Instagram pages to have your entry count in the Capturing Christmas contest.

Visit mainstreetelizabethton.com or bemycu.org to download the instructions mentioned above. Each photo entry submitted by December 16 using #DowntownElizabethtonChristmas will be eligible for cash prize drawings, sponsored by Northeast Community Credit Union. Prizes include six $50 Visa gift cards and a grand prize of $100 Visa gift card. Winners will be announced by Friday, December 18th and prizes will be awarded in the Covered Bridge Park.

Main Street Elizabethton’s mission is to look towards the future with the goal to preserve our culture and heritage while striving the revitalize the hub and heart of our downtown.

For more information on how to get involved with Main Street Elizabethton, contact Main Street Director Courtney Bean at (423) 213-0090 or cwashburn@cityofelizabethton.org.

Lynn Honeycutt, German and Cyclone Experience teacher at Elizabethton High School, is the latest Northeast Community Credit Union Helping Teacher’s Teach grant winner.

Honeycutt plans use to the Helping Teacher’s Teach grant to make over the teacher workroom in the Career Technical Education Department. The renovation will also serve as a project for EHS Capstone or Community Involvement classes.

“2020 is a very stressful year for teachers and we are there at school more than ever,” Honeycutt said. “Most of our teachers are losing their classrooms during their planning periods for floating teachers to teach. We have several floating teachers who have their teaching supplies stored in closets. Having a nice, relaxing space to work would be so beneficial to our staff. This would highly improve mental health and morale, and teachers will come back to the classroom more relaxed and rejuvenated.”

Northeast Community Credit Union awards $300 every month to a classroom to be utilized for classroom needs, classroom activities, and academic enrichment. Helping Teachers Teach is open to teachers within Carter, Johnson, Unicoi, Sullivan and Washington counties who are members of Northeast Community Credit Union. Area teachers may become members online or at any NCCU location and can complete the grant application here.

Northeast Community Credit Union is honored to announce it has once again earned BauerFinancial’s highest 5-Star Superior rating.

A 5-Star rating indicates that Northeast Community Credit Union is one of the strongest financial institutions in the nation, excelling in such areas as capital, loan quality, profitability and much more.

Bauer Financial is the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm since 1983. The 5-Star rating is the highest ranking the banking industry research firm can assign a financial institution and denotes the highest level of financial performance.

NCCU has also earned the placement of being on Bauer Financials “Recommended Credit Union Report.”

“The 5-Star Rating by BauerFinancial indicates that Northeast Community Credit Union excels in nearly all measurable areas,” said NCCU President/CEO Teresa Arnold. “The rating places us in the top tier of financial institutions in the United States. We are honored by the ranking and are committed to continue providing the highest level of service to our members every day. The credit union has maintained its top-tier status for decades. What this means for this community is that our institution is safe, financially sound, and consistently operating well above all regulatory capital requirements.”

Northeast Community Credit Union has been serving the community since October 1952 when it was chartered as a credit union by the State of Tennessee. Northeast Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative. It is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Carter, Johnson, Washington, Unicoi and Sullivan counties along with their immediate family members.

For more information, visit www.BeMyCU.org or call 423-547-1200.

Northeast Community Credit Union recently gifted goody bags to all school staff in the Carter County and Elizabethton City school systems. Bags were delivered to all staff at each school in both school systems.

“Staff in all our schools are facing some unique challenges this year, as are parents and students,” NCCU CEO/President Teresa Arnold said. “This was a way to show our support and appreciation to all those workers.”

The bags contained assorted back-to-school supplies, including pens, lanyards and hand sanitizer. School staff were also given information on loan specials designed uniquely for school system employees.

Northeast Community Credit Union also offers the Helping Teachers Teach grant to teachers in Carter, Johnson, Washington, Sullivan and Unicoi counties. The $300 grant is awarded to teachers to help cover the cost of classroom projects or supplies. Applications can be found online at www.BeMyCU.org

NCCU began in 1952 as Elizabethton Teachers Credit Union to provide financial services to area educators. NCCU now serves all those who live, work, worship, or attend school in Carter, Johnson, Washington, Unicoi and Sullivan counties and their family members.