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Staff Spotlight – Jennifer

Name: Jennifer Ashley About me:  I am a Member Service Representative for Element Federal Credit Union. I help with phones and teller as needed. Outside of work, I typically relax and watch TV. In the summer, I enjoy getting in the pool and hanging out with friends and family. What keeps me motivated: My coworkers, […]

COVID-19 Update - Element Federal Credit Union

Continued Great Service… New In-Branch Experience – COVID-19 Update

  Dear Members, Effective June 8 2020, our Kanawha City and South Charleston branches are open to in-branch appointments. Element Federal Credit Union is introducing new safety measures that will enable us to reopen our lobby experience to members who benefit from in-person support. In addition to new lobby and staff safety tools some of […]

June is Pride Month!

Pride Month is in full swing! There are a lot of events to look forward to hosted by our #SwipeItForGood partner Rainbow Pride of West Virginia, and we have quite a few fun things going on as well.  While COVID-19 forced Pride groups to restructure their plans for June, many, like Element and Rainbow Pride […]

Monthly Community Spotlight at Element

This month, we’re starting something new at Element Federal Credit Union … a monthly spotlight for our local community. Each month, you’ll learn about some awesome local non-profit organizations, local artists, local businesses, and more! We’re always looking for more local people and businesses to join us and be a spotlight. West Virginia grows more […]

COVID-19 Update - Element Federal Credit Union

Same Great Service… With Some Adjustments – COVID-19 Update

Dear Members, At Element Federal Credit Union, the safety of our members, friends, and neighbors has always been – and remains – our top priority. In the midst of these unprecedented times, it is our social responsibility to take precautionary measures that will help to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community, as well […]

How to Save Money – Some Helpful Tips

How much money would you have if you would have saved every coin since you were born? If you simply saved a quarter a day for a year, you would have saved $91.25 per year. So, if you are 20, you would have a whopping $1,825 in your savings account right now … that’s if […]

Get To Know Samantha

Name: Samantha About me:  I’m the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Element Federal Credit Union. Outside of work, I am very family oriented. I have a daughter, Emily, who is now eleven. She’s very creative and has many interests such as guitar, gymnastics, volleyball, and is active in school. She always keeps us […]

Emily Chandler Blog

Get to Know Emily Chandler

Name: Emily Chandler About me:  I’m the lending manager at Element Federal Credit Union. I have been here for almost 13 years now. I oversee the lending department and also help with other tasks when needed. Outside of work, I just recently got engaged last year. I live with my fiance, Nathan, and our 12-year-old, […]

What does it mean to be a credit union member?

What does it mean to be a credit union member? Even though there are over 5,000 credit unions in the United States, many misconceptions about their structure and their services still exist. One popular-but-false assumption is that the term “credit union member” is interchangeable with the term “credit union customer.” It might seem like a […]

When’s the best time to write a business plan?

When’s the best time to write a business plan? Writing a business plan is an essential part of building a successful business. At its core, a business plan is a road map for your project: it establishes your purpose, it sets goals and expectations, and it forecasts the relationship between cost and revenue. Business plans […]