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La Joya Area FCU Becomes Newest Juntos Avanzamos Credit Union
Monday, August 17, 2015 7:00 AM

La Joya Area FCU Ceremony
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On Aug. 6, La Joya Area Federal Credit Union became the latest credit union to earn the Juntos Avanzamos designation, which was presented during a flag-raising ceremony at the credit union's location in La Joya, Texas. 

Juntos Avanzamos, or “Together We Advance,” is the Cornerstone Credit Union League's Hispanic outreach initiative, which recognizes the need for credit unions in Oklahoma, Texas, and Arkansas to serve this growing population. The designation acknowledges La Joya’s dedication to serving the Hispanic community through its bilingual and bicultural environment. 

The Juntos Avanzamos flag-raising ceremony got underway at 10:00 a.m., welcoming the entire La Joya Area board of directors and staff. La Joya Area's CEO Sergio Cruz spoke briefly to the audience and introduced Dick Ensweiler, who gave a brief history of what the Juntos Avanzamos designation means for credit unions across the Cornerstone region.

Cruz was then presented with the official Juntos Avanzamos plaque signed by Dick Ensweiler and Robert Peterson, chair of the International Relations Committee.

Together, Cruz and Ensweiler raised the Juntos Avanzamos flag alongside the U.S. flag, and a Mariachi band played throughout the remainder of the event. An array of brunch items were served inside the credit union, including locally made tamales and pastries. All total, 40 people took part in the ceremonies.

La Joya Area CEO Sergio Cruz said, "The Credit Union staff and community are happy over our new designation. It is important to let the community know that as a credit union we are here to provide the best financial services to its members. The credit union was created by the community to help its people, and the Juntos Avanzamos designation will help us offer services to the Hispanic families to strengthen their financial well-being. Financial education is important to our membership, and having financial brochures in Spanish will be very beneficial."

Cornerstone Credit Union League gives a hearty congratulations and welcome to La Joya Area Federal Credit Union into the Juntos Avanzamos  family of credit unions.

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