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2018 Achieva Scholarship Competition

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Raise your hand if you could use more money for college. We see you! As part of our on-going commitment to our members, Achieva is pleased to announce the 2018 Achieva Scholarship Competition. Ten deserving students will each collect a $1,000 scholarship, and two students will be awarded $2,500 scholarships. To be eligible for the $1,000 Achieva Credit Union Scholarship applicants must be Achieva Credit Union members in good standing and either be a high school senior or be currently enrolled in college or vocational training school. To be eligible for the $2,500 Hugh “Max” Kriever Memorial Scholarship, applicants must...
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Achieva Run for GOOD is Around the Corner!

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It’s time to lace up your running shoes and head out the door! Achieva’s annual Run for GOOD takes place on Saturday, January 27 ! HURRY! ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 9 AM, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26! We invite all our members (and your family, friends, neighbors and dogs!) to join us at Payne Park in Sarasota on Saturday, January 27 for a morning of fun, fitness, and fundraising to benefit our schools. Registration forms, maps & details can be found here. Big News this Year Achieva Run for GOOD is proud to be included in the Manasota Track Club Racing Series!...
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Halloween Safety Tips to Make the Most Out of the Occasion

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Are your little goblins ready to hit the roads this Halloween? Does the mere mention of candy get them excited to start chiming on doorbells? Well, while we all understand children's enthusiasm, parents also have the responsibility of keeping them safe. No one wants to spoil the fun; but, there are a few things about Trick-Or-Treating that are worth mentioning. This post will cover all of the Halloween safety tips to make the most out of the occasion. Pre-plan your route. Make sure to pre-plan your route ahead of time. This is not only to avoid getting lost, but it's...
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8th Annual Achieva Box Car Rally

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Support Local Schools 8th Annual Achieva Box Car Rally Saturday, October 14th 9 am – 4 pm Get ready – the annual Achieva Box Car Rally rolls through the streets of Clearwater in just two weeks! Enthusiastic crowds of spectators, lining Cleveland Street from Osceola Avenue to the waterfront, will cheer as their favorite racers hurtle down the hill toward victory. With two racing divisions and six classes in each division, there will be plenty of exciting race action throughout the day! Last year 262 racers competed in 340 individual races! From Pee Wees to Corporate sponsored drivers, and wacky...
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Happy Birthday, Achieva!

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The year is 1937, and the Great Depression is slowly drawing to a close. Franklin Delano Roosevelt is president, and his massive New Deal programs have provided jobs for thousands of unemployed Americans. World War II is still on the horizon, and the economy won’t fully recover until the defense of our nation becomes the primary business of the land. With banks across the country failing or failed, citizens are distrustful of large financial institutions. Determined to create a better opportunity, seven teachers pool their funds – a grand total of $99.25 – and the credit union is born. Eighty years...
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What Can We Teach Kids About Finances? A Question Beyond Responsibility.

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No matter your household style, there are a few basic standards when it comes to money. Have you ever wondered what can we teach kids about finances? Let's face it, this is the next generation we're talking about. The future trail-blazers and proprietors of our country. They should know a little something about money, right? Correct! This post will show you how to give the kids a few monetary pointers and answer the questions that go beyond the term “responsibility". Along with this post, April is Credit Union Youth Month. We are celebrating by giving out free bookmarks and coloring...
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Hatching Announcement

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Achieva Credit Union is proud to announce the hatching of the first two fledgling chicks cared for by Jack and Diane, a pair of wild osprey who live in a nest located on a custom built platform by Achieva in St. Petersburg. Achieva helped build a platform for this new perch to protect the osprey pair, after the birds built a prior nest in a dangerous spot nearby. Now, you can watch the happy family via a special live webcam Achieva established here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHqhGE7HOvU Jack and Diane have been caring for three eggs, so we are eagerly awaiting developments with...
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Sarasota Ranks as Best Places in America to Start a Business

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In a recent release from CNBC, Sarasota ranks as best 20 places in America to start a business. That's pretty cool news to us. Moreover, according to CNBC.com, Sarasota's economy is driven by education, arts, tourism, and financial services. It's no surprise that this city beams with greatness in each of these categories; but have you ever wanted to dig a little deeper? I mean, Sarasota is more than sunshine and beaches. It's about community and booming businesses. Continue reading for a breakdown of the city, and all of the many things provided to its business holders. There are abundant avenues in education. When published...
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The Exciting News About Achieva’s Scholarship Competition

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Certainly, 2017 wouldn't make headlines if it didn't have some exciting news. Do you know a high school senior graduating this year? Or perhaps you're the one currently enrolled in a college or trade school. If you've answered yes to either one of these questions, then you're going to want to check out this article. Seriously, we're jumping for you to read it all the way to the end. That's because our active Achieva Credit Union members, with good standings on their accounts, have the chance to enter two unique scholarship competitions. Well, without further ado, let's hop right in and discuss more details. What do...
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Enjoying the Grand Ole Osprey

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It’s not every day that a pair of nesting birds moves into the neighborhood. But that’s exactly what happened at Achieva’s  4th Street location in St. Petersburg! Back in 2014, a pair of beautiful osprey (also called sea hawks) built a nest on top of Achieva’s monument sign. Unfortunately, their nest, and the eggs inside, was destroyed during a storm. Undaunted, the couple returned to rebuild their home atop the sign. Fearing a repeat of the previous disaster, Achieva staff consulted the local chapter of the Audubon Society, which recommended that the nest be relocated to a safe and appropriate...
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