Join us at our Weston location for a Grand Opening Celebration on July 20 & 21! Free refreshments both days!
Thursday, July 20: ice cream, cookies, coffee, and bottled water
Friday, July 21: hot dogs, popcorn, and soda
Come in for great specials and a chance to win prizes!
Area runners are gearing up for the 37th annual 10 kilometer Tater Trot which will take place Saturday, August 12, 2017 at City Park in Antigo. In addition to the 10k run, individuals of all ages may also participate in the 1 mile fun run or the 4 mile walk/run. The 1 mile fun run starts at 8:30am and is followed by the 10k run at 9:00am and 4 mile walk/run at 9:05am. All events will be electronically timed.
Those interested in participating in any of the Tater Trot events can register online or print a mail-in registration form at www.antigotatertrot.com. The cost for the 10k and 4 mile events is $20 until Wednesday, August 9, 2017, which includes a 5 pound bag of potatoes and long sleeve tee shirt. Late registration is $25. Shirts and potatoes will be given to late registrants based on availability. One mile participants will pay $5 registration, with the option to purchase a shirt for an additional $10.
Race runners and supporters are invited to gather after the races to celebrate. An awards ceremony with door prize drawings for all participants will follow in the park.
All proceeds from the race will benefit Antigo High School cross country and track teams and other community organizations. Following a very successful event in 2016, the directors Tater Trot also presented checks totaling $3200 to area organizations involved in track and field events within the community. Recipients included the Antigo Park, Recreation & Cemetery Department; All Saints Catholic School; Peace Lutheran School; and the Unified School District of Antigo.
Last year Kris Borchardt of Weston was the first to finish the 10k course with a time of 38:39 minutes, while Stephanie Tainter of Antigo, was the top female completing the 10k course in 42:52 minutes. Kelechi Anyanwu of Milwaukee and Keah Mache of Antigo were the first male and female finishers for the 4 mile event. Drew Dahlin of Green Bay and Michaela Tomczyk of Antigo finished first in the 1 mile.
The 37th Annual Tater Trot is presented by Antigo Optimist Club, CoVantage Credit Union, and Volm Companies with help from the following yukon gold and silver sponsors: Aspirus Langlade Hospital, The Shopper, Draeger Chiropractic & Laser Center, PrintWear, Hyland Lakes, Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association, Insight FS, Subway, Community Health Foundation, Schroeder's Gifts, and Brickner's of Antigo.
Members of Menominee Area Credit Union (MACU) in Menominee, Michigan voted Monday to merge with CoVantage Credit Union. A special meeting notice was provided to all MACU members and took place on June 26 at Menominee High School. With members voting unanimously in favor of the merger, the joining of the two financial cooperatives will become effective October 1, 2017.
Founded in 1954, MACU serves approximately 1300 members and has assets of over $9 million. According to Michael Kaufman, MACU President, "I think this is a wonderful opportunity for our members and will be great for our community." Mindy Brezsko, CEO/Manager of Menominee Area Credit Union, stated, "I am excited about what the future holds for our employees, members, and community. CoVantage shares the same beliefs that we do: service, value, quality and commitment to improving the lives of member-owners. There will be many benefits of membership in this larger credit union, including a wider variety of products and services and even soon-to-be expanded office hours."
According to Charlie Zanayed, President/CEO of CoVantage Credit Union, "We look forward to getting to know our new Menominee Area Credit Union members, welcoming the staff, and serving the Menominee community. We feel CoVantage has a lot to offer: great rates, a full line of loan and deposit services for personal and business use, free mobile and online banking, remote deposit capture, an extensive network of ATMs, and much more. We even have a full-service contact center that is available 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. We are excited to have the opportunity to serve the members of MACU and we'll do our best to make this transition a positive experience for everyone."
While the actual merger with CoVantage will occur on October 1, 2017, work has already begun to bring the two credit unions together. All current MACU staff will remain employed with CoVantage; and on October 1st the Menominee Area Credit Union branch will begin to operate under its' new name, CoVantage Credit Union.
CoVantage Credit Union has kicked off a fundraiser raffle for the Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County. The prizes are $5000 for first place, $1000 for second place, and $500 for third place. Tickets are $10 each, three for $20, or ten for $50 and can be purchased from any credit union employee at all locations or at the Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County.
For the past sixteen years, CoVantage has sponsored a similar raffle aimed at benefiting a local non-profit group. Since 2000, the Credit Union's annual raffles have raised over $136,000 for the Boys and Girls Club.
The raffle drawing will be held Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce Customer Appreciation Day at the Langlade County Fairgrounds.