FERNDALE, Mich. — Credit Union ONE Board Vice Chairman Richard J. Bahls never imagined that a job with the Detroit law firm of John F. Langs working with the Michigan Credit Union League in 1953 would lead to over 50 years of credit union service.

“Before my work with Langs I’d never heard of a credit union,” said Bahls. “There happened to be a vacancy on the Ferndale Co-op Credit Union, which is now Credit Union ONE and I guess they thought it would be advantageous and cheaper to have a lawyer on their board. So I was nominated and elected without opposition and it has been a rewarding and educational experience for me ever since.”

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