Meriwest Credit Union, San Jose, Calif., funded a loan to Ken Nakatsu, the owner of San Jose’s 4th Street Bowl. The bowling alley is the only alley in downtown San Jose that sill caters to league bowlers and hosts 14 leagues. It is also known as a favorite among the locals for its karaoke bar and is a favorite spot of U.S. Congressman Mike Honda. The loan was used to complete the interior and exterior work planned as part of the overall renovation of the alley that is nearly 50 years old.

Pen Air Federal Credit Union, Pensacola, Fla., participated in a Moneywise in the Military workshop at Gulf Coast’s U.S. Navy Installations to teach financial readiness tools to area military personnel. Kelvin Boston, host of Public Broadcasting Service’s series “Moneywise with Kelvin Boston,” spoke at the event. Pen Air CEO/President John Davis assisted with the event and addressed financial literacy questions. Director of the Better Business Bureau Military Line Holly Petraeus presented tools for making wise consumer choices. Young America’s Financial Coach Peter Bielagus also presented real-life examples of the importance of learning to manage money at an early age. The event ended with a question and answer session where Pen Air responded to attendee concerns.

Retail Employees Credit Union, Atlanta, volunteered at the 2008 Atlanta Special Olympics at Emory University. Employees cheered for more than 2,000 athletes from around the state of Georgia as they competed in aquatics, soccer, volleyball, tennis, gymnastics and track and field. Special Olympics is the world’s largest year-round program of sports training and competitions for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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