Linn Area Credit Union Honored as a Coolest Place to Work

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, August 29, 2018 – Linn Area Credit Union has been named one of the Coolest Places to Work for 2018 by the Corridor Business Journal. The award was presented on Thursday, August 23. This year marks the first time Linn Area Credit Union has entered into the ranking competition.

The Corridor Business Journal’s Coolest Places to Work identifies and honors local companies that have created the most engaging and rewarding work environments. Self-nominated companies in a seven-county region are selected based on a worker satisfaction survey.

“I am monumentally proud to have the privilege to accept our award on behalf of the Linn Area family,” said Jenny Lorenz, President and CEO of Linn Area Credit Union.

The credit union was ranked #6 among companies with 100 or more employees. To be considered for the listing, more than 60 percent of Linn Area Credit Union’s employees voluntarily completed an independent survey citing key benefits that they valued in their workplace.

“This feels great,” said Curt Gandy, Linn Area Credit Union’s Vice President of Marketing. “It really validates the philosophy we’ve always had of creating the kind of atmosphere where people love where they work and what they are doing.”

Lorenz added that the employees’ dedication and passion for helping Linn Area members and the community helps to make Linn Area a fun and cool place to work.

Like many credit unions, Linn Area Credit Union holds jeans days and other fundraisers to support the Children’s Miracle Network. The credit union also supports the Teacher Store, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Cedar Rapids Public Library, the Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank, and several other local nonprofit organizations. In 2017, Linn Area Credit Union was chosen a Pacesetter Company for the United Way of East Central Iowa.

Linn Area Credit Union’s Coolest Place to Work video can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS2_t-qE39k

About Linn Area Credit Union

Linn Area Credit Union was founded in 1935 when eleven Cedar Rapids teachers each put up $5 of their own money. By the end of the first year, the Cedar Rapids Teachers’ Credit Union (as it was then known) had 72 members. Today, Linn Area Credit Union has five locations and serves nearly 25,000 members in 22 counties. The credit union actively contributes to local communities and nonprofit organizations centered on children, families, and education. Linn Area Credit Union’s mission is to be partners in a successful future with our members and employees by providing caring financial services and community support. Learn more atwww.linnareacu.org.

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