First Community wins award

First Community Credit Union was recently awarded the Crystal Performance Award by Raddon Financial Group.

The award recognizes the top 10 ranking credit unions based on the RFG Performance Index, of growth, income, efficiency and margin management. Each year, more than 500 credit unions are evaluated and FCCU was ranked among the top three percent of all credit unions analyzed for two consecutive reporting periods.

To be eligible for the Crystal Performance Award, a credit union must participate in an in-depth analysis of financials, sales, products and member household relationships. Top credit unions in two asset classes are recognized: credit unions above $500 million and below $500 million in assets.

Farm Credit Services donates

This year, Farm Credit Services of Mandan will deliver more than 500 FFA handbooks to 24 high schools in southwest and south central North Dakota.

“The FFA handbooks are a symbol of our commitment to the youth in our community. It also lets the students know that their local Farm Credit is here to support their ag education year after year,” Kenny Bahm, loan officer for the FCS Mandan branch, said in a statement.

Bahm is also an FFA Alumni who helped coordinate the handbook order and coaches the Mandan FFA Farm Business Management Team.

Bismarck Record Keepers certified

Record Keepers’ Bismarck location has achieved AAA Certification with the National Association for Information Destruction for the ninth consecutive year.

To achieve this status, a company must undergo an audit of the security measures of its facility, employee screening and training, insurance coverage, transport vehicles and internal processes and procedures. Record Keepers’ certification is for paper records destruction, computer hard drive destruction, non-paper media destruction and custodial records storage.

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