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GREENFIELD, Mass. — A wildly successful certificate of deposit campaign recently proved that Franklin First Federal Credit Union can play with the big boys.

A CD campaign netted $4.2 million in six weeks for the $35 million credit union, which brought in 139 CDs between Aug. 27 and Nov. 17, with nearly $450,000 in the first week alone, according to Valerie Hetzel, marketing manager. Eighty-two percent, or $3.5 million, of the deposits were “new money.” The CD’s rate was 5.25%, the opening minimum was $500 and the accounts were available in 6-month to 48-month terms.

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