It was all about the members and the community when AdvantageCredit Union recently celebrated its 75th anniversary.

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On Dec. 13, the $53 million cooperative in Newton, Iowa,provided cake, pizza and beverages all day. Prizes were given awayincluding a $75 Visa gift card.

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Advantage CU was founded in 1937 by 14 individuals. Back then,it was called Local 1116 UERMWA Credit Union, according to thefinancial institution's website.

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The credit union started from small beginnings with member-ownerspooling their savings together so that other members could borrowmoney. Seventy-five years later, Advantage CU is open to employeesand residents of 19 Iowa counties and now serves more than 5,300members.

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“Advantage Credit Union has a proud history of people helpingpeople. How awesome is it that a small group of hardworkingindividuals started this credit union with the idea and a modestpool of savings. We thank our community and our members for beingpart of 75 years of success,” said President/CEO Corrie Coyle.

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