SALT LAKE CITY-The official start of the U.S. Winter Olympics is less than a month away but credit unions across northern Utah are facing the big event with a dose of pride, excitement – and a bit of apprehension.

The apprehension covers a broad range, but the focus for months has been on security concerns, work schedules, traffic congestion, plus just how to broadcast a "positive" image of Utah as a recreation destination to the nation.

"We've talked to our staff for some time about being friendly and helpful, and I think it's important that we put our best foot forward," declared Gerald West, president of the $44 million Weber State Credit Union.

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