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.

Free Home Buyer Education Seminars

Join us for a free home buyer seminar at a CoVantage location near you!

Thursday, February 21 at 5:30pm, 1200 Badger Ave, Stevens Point

Saturday, March 9 at 9:00am, 4903 Schofield Ave, Weston

Tuesday, March 19 at 5:30pm, 2200 Oriole Ln, Rib Mountain

Wednesday, March 27 at 6:00pm, 911 E Green Bay St, Shawano

Tuesday, April 2 at 6:00pm, Perkins Restaurant, 2341 10th St, Menominee, MI

Thursday, April 11 at 5:30pm, 303 Fourth Avenue, Iron River

Monday, April 15 at 6:00pm, 905 Boyce Dr, Rhinelander

Tuesday, April 30 at 6:00pm, 723 6th Ave, Antigo

Topics will include:

  • Preparing your finances
  • The home buying process
  • Different types of mortgage programs

Attendees will receive a coupon for $300 off closing costs when financing with CoVantage. Register online or call 800-398-2667, ext. 1130 to register today!

CentralAlliance Credit Union merges with CoVantage Credit Union

CoVantage Credit Union has announced they have finalized the merger of CentralAlliance Credit Union with CoVantage.  The official merger date was January 1, 2019 and the member records conversion was January 31, 2019. With the partnership, CoVantage will take over servicing all the deposit and loan accounts of former CentralAlliance members. All of the CentralAlliance staff remain employed with CoVantage Credit Union and the three offices located in Appleton, Neenah and Menasha are now operating as CoVantage branches.

According to Charlie Zanayed, President/CEO for CoVantage Credit Union, "We are extremely pleased to have this opportunity to partner with CentralAlliance and to welcome this new group of member-owners into the CoVantage family. We view this as a unique opportunity to provide additional products and services to the former CentralAlliance members and to better serve all CoVantage member-owners through the addition of branches in Appleton, Neenah and Menasha.  We look forward to offering individuals and businesses in the Fox Valley the outstanding value CoVantage Credit Union is known to provide."

The CoVantage Appleton, Neenah and Menasha branches offer a full line of consumer, mortgage, and business loans; and consumer and business deposit services. CoVantage also offers the convenience of banking 24/7 through free mobile/online banking, remote deposit capture, rewards credit cards, an extensive surcharge-free network of ATMs, and great loan and deposit rates. In addition, CoVantage member-owners have a history of benefiting from the success of their cooperative through patronage, a program similar to CentralAlliance’s Loan Rewards Program. Last year was the 38th consecutive year CoVantage directors authorized patronage to borrowers and savers, and it resulted in over $3.3 million being returned directly to member-owners.

CoVantage Credit Union celebrates 66th Annual Meeting

Members of CoVantage Credit Union are invited to attend the organization’s 66th Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, February 20. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Volm Theatre, Antigo High School, 1900 Tenth Avenue in Antigo. Member registration begins at 6:00 p.m.

All credit union members are encouraged to attend the meeting which will include an introduction of the CoVantage board of directors, financial reports and highlights from 2018, and a preview of what is being planned for 2019.

Candidates for the CoVantage Credit Union Board of Directors are:

Dennis Haltinner, retired information technology professional

Karen J. Novak, certified public accountant and a shareholder, KerberRose, S.C.

Eugene Shawano, business owner, Seeking One Self Solutions

Current Board members of CoVantage Credit Union are: Susan Gitzlaff, Wausau; Dennis Haltinner, Appleton; Matt Kolling, Stevens Point; Karen Novak, Antigo; Paul Payant, Antigo; Willis Qualheim, Shawano; Eugene Shawano, Argonne; Lee Siler, Crystal Falls (MI); and Mike Windberg, Menominee (MI).

Members who attend will receive a complimentary gift and a chance to win one of numerous cash prizes. A meal will be served after the meeting has adjourned.

Government Shutdown Assistance

Thousands of furloughed government employees and those whose employers are reliant on government contracts have been impacted by the federal government shutdown. Still more people may be affected if the shutdown impacts tax returns. For some CoVantage members, this means that they may not be able to keep loans or other obligations current.

  1. We’re offering no-fee, low interest loans with 3% off the rate of a personal unsecured loan to help eligible members cover the gap for delayed paychecks. Plus, make no payments for 90 days. Contact a Member Specialist at your local branch to apply.
  2. If your pay is disrupted and you need a loan payment extension on a current loan or credit card, contact our Member Solutions department at 715-627-4336 or 800-398-2667, ext. 2404 to discuss your options.
  3. We offer all members free and unlimited access to certified professional financial counselors through GreenPath Financial Wellness. Get immediate help by calling 877-332-2235.

Learn more about our Goverment Shutdown Assistance.


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