News & Events

Get around, get around, we get around. You're almost as likely to find a CoVantage worker at a charity brat fry or debt reduction workshop as you are in one of our branches. Check this page frequently for info on credit union news and events.

What's going on with us? A lot. Here are the highlights.


Child Tax Credit Payments

The first of six Child Tax Credit payments will be deposited electronically into eligible accounts as soon as Thursday, July 15, 2021. Your deposit may show up earlier as a “pending transaction” until that time. A pending transaction (whether deposit or withdrawal), means that a merchant is anticipating the transaction, but that it has not been fully processed. Once it has been processed, it will be available. The fastest way to view your transactions and account balance is by using MyCoVantage digital and mobile banking! Self-register to get started today.

Payments will be disbursed in monthly installments on these payment dates: July 15, August 13, September 15, October 15, November 15 and December 15. Payments will be issued either by direct deposit, as long as correct banking information has previously been provided to the IRS, or by check.

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Forbes Names CoVantage the Top Wisconsin Credit Union

CoVantage Credit Union is proud to announce that with the help of members and staff, and the support of local communities they serve, the financial cooperative has been rated the best credit union in Wisconsin.

At the end of June, Forbes released its list of America’s Best Credit Unions in Each State after surveying 25,000 people in the U.S. about their banking relationships. The scoring was based on overall recommendations and satisfaction, as well as five additional categories - trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services, and financial advice.

According to Charlie Zanayed, CoVantage Credit Union CEO, “While CoVantage has earned other awards in the past, it’s rewarding to be ranked best, especially during challenging times like today. We are grateful to our member-owners for their continued loyalty and support and are thankful for our staff who carry out our simple mission every day. Even while providing patronage, outstanding value, and exceptional service, our credit union is able to remain financially strong. For CoVantage to be recognized as an award-winning cooperative by our member-owners for living our mission and doing good, is especially gratifying.”

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41st Annual Antigo Tater Trot to Resume in Person

Race directors are preparing for the 41st annual 10 kilometer Tater Trot which will take place Saturday (August 14) at City Park in Antigo. In addition to the 10k run, individuals of all ages may also participate in the 1 mile fun or the 3.75 mile walk/run. The 1 mile run starts at 8:30am and is followed by the 10k run at 9:00am and 3.75 mile walk/run at 9:05am.

Anyone interested in participating in the Tater Trot events can register online at through the end of the day August 11 or Friday evening and Saturday morning in person at City Park. The cost for the 10k and 3.75 mile events is $30 until Wednesday, August 11, which includes a 5 pound bag of potatoes and a tee shirt. Late registration is $35. 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 $15. A virtual option will be available online to run or walk your race anytime between August 9 and August 14; you can run any course you choose. Results will be submitted electronically, and participants will receive a race shirt via mail or pickup. Virtual participants will not be eligible for prizes awarded to the top finishers.

Shirts, potatoes, race bibs, and medals will be available for pick up on Friday, August 13 from 3-7pm and the morning of the event (August 14) from 7-8:15am. Virtual participant packets will be mailed.

All proceeds from the race will benefit Antigo High School cross country and track teams, along with other community organizations. Since 1980, the Tater Trot has donated over $80,000 to area organizations involved in track and field events within the community. Additional past recipients include the Jack Lake Silent Sports Association; Elementary School Track and Field Day; All Saints Catholic School; Peace Lutheran School; and the Boys & Girls Club.

The 41st Annual Tater Trot is presented by CoVantage Credit Union and Volm Companies with help from the following yukon gold, silver, and bronze sponsors: Antigo Optimists Club, Hyland Lakes, Wisconsin Potato & Vegetable Growers Association, PrintWear, Waukesha Bearings, Schroeder’s Gifts, Brickner’s of Antigo, JW Mattek & Sons, Amron, Johnson Electric Coil Company, and The Antigo Times/Shopper.

2021 Holiday Hours

  • Monday, May 31, Memorial Day: CoVantage closed
  • Monday, July 5, Independence Day celebrated: CoVantage closed
  • Monday, September 6, Labor Day: CoVantage closed
  • Thursday, November 25, Thanksgiving Day: CoVantage closed
  • Friday, December 24, Christmas Eve; CoVantage closed noon
  • Saturday, December 25, Christmas Day: CoVantage closed
  • Friday, December 31, New Year’s Eve: CoVantage closed at 5 pm
  • Saturday, January 1, 2022: New Year’s Day: CoVantage closed

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