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How to Avoid ID Theft!
Identity theft and scams can cost you money; learn the common-sense precautions that can keep you safe. Attend our free financial workshop, “How to Avoid Identity Theft”, Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Mid Oregon Credit Union, 1386 NE Cushing Drive, Bend. Presenting this class will be Detective Zach Neemann, Digital Forensic Detective at Deschutes County Sheriff ‘s Office. To reserve your seat please call 541-382-1795 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Refreshments will be served.
Considering the recent Equifax breach, this timely workshop examines the most prevalent financial crimes at work today. It will provide you with specific, expert-tested tips to protect yourself. Mid Oregon Credit Union is aware of the seriousness of these threats and they are taking appropriate measures to help community members protect themselves.
Identity Theft is a Growing Problem
Identity theft, through phishing schemes, data breaches including the recent Equifax breach, or old-fashioned theft, is a growing problem. There’s no cost to attend and find out how we make ourselves vulnerable to identity theft. Learn valuable tips on how to protect your Social Security number and other personal information and what to do if you are a victim.
For up to date information about identity theft and financial security, including news and alerts, visit Mid Oregon’s website Security and Fraud Center. For our blog post about the Equifax Data Breach, click here.
Promoting Financial Literacy
Mid Oregon Credit Union believes in helping our members and the community educate themselves about this, and other relevant financial topics. Promoting financial literacy is a very important part of our DNA. We provide education most months in our branches in Bend and around Central Oregon. These are always free to the public. For a current list of workshops, please visit our website for the workshop calendar.
Galen Blyth, Account executive at Cascade Insurance Center, will be discussing the 2018 health insurance options for individuals and families, “Individual & Family Health Insurance for 2018”. The no-cost seminar seminar will be on Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Mid Oregon Credit Union, 1386 NE Cushing Drive in Bend. Call 541-382-1795 or email email@example.com to reserve your seat. Refreshments will be served.
Changes to Health Insurance for 2018
With new and potential legislative and executive orders, there are upcoming changes for the new year. Come and get a preview as to what carriers and plans will be available here in Central Oregon during this year’s open enrollment. Some carriers will be leaving the market and others returning, the dates in which you can enroll in coverage have changed and restrictions to select coverage during the year have increased. The class will help to clarify:
• How someone can select coverage
• Methods of enrollment
• What plans and carriers will best suit their needs
About Galen Blyth
Mr. Blyth has been working in the insurance industry since 2003 and is a former agency owner. He is a volunteer at Westside Village Magnet School, Icon City and serves on the board for the Central Oregon Builder’s Association (COBA). Galen grew up in the Seattle area and graduated from University of Montana in Missoula. The part he enjoys most about the business in working closely with clients and learning more about their backgrounds, which leads to close relationships. That’s partly what helped him win COBA Presidents Award in February 2013.
About Cascade Insurance Center
Cascade Insurance Center (CIC) is a strategic business partner of Mid Oregon, and have been supporting our credit union members with insurance solutions for several years. Cascade is a locally owned and operated full service Insurance Agency, who work in Life, Homeowners, Auto, Business & Health Insurance. In the area of Health, by representing all the major carriers in Oregon, Cascade is able to provide solutions for any situation. They are experts in individual plans, small and large group plans, as well as dental, disability, and voluntary products. Patrick O’Keefe, owner of CIC, is extensively involved in the health insurance industry, serving on advisory committees for multiple health insurance companies. He is a sought-after speaker at many Central Oregon presentations on Health Care Insurance.
In August of 2016 Mid Oregon Credit Union members Howard and Gari Lynn Tocher purchased Foster Lake RV Resort on Foster Lake near Sweet Home, Oregon. Foster Lake is a reservoir created by the Foster Dam on the South Santiam River off of highway 20, about 93 miles west of Bend. Foster Lake offers visitors a variety of recreation opportunities such as swimming, boating, fishing, camping, hiking and picnicking. See the website for Travel Oregon.
The Tochers have been members of Mid Oregon since 2012. Long-time Crook County residents, they worked in Construction and Real Estate for many years before deciding their dream was to own and run the popular Linn County resort.
About the RV Park
The resort features Full Hook Up RV sites which are equipped with either a 30 or 50amp service. Their partial hook up sites provide power and water but no direct sewer outlet. In addition they have a few cabins, a club house with a new fitness room, a kids play area, a convenience store, business center and onsite pool in the summer. A 2017 “RV Parks Review” provides a good picture of the park’s transition to a great place to stay:
“I came to this park in June of 2016. After six weeks I was ready to find a new location. The former owners were terrible. I stuck around to see what the new owners had to bring to the table. I am so pleased with my decision to stay. The new owners brought the internet service up to date. The facility is very clean and well kept. Nice to see people who care about their park, and working every day to make it even better. I have decided to stay here where I feel safe and I don’t worry about my surroundings. Great job. Looking forward in 2017 with a great location.”
How Mid Oregon helped Foster Lake RV Resort
How did Mid Oregon Commercial solutions help your business?
Mid Oregon Credit Union was great to work with and truly a partner in helping my husband and I to secure the purchase of our much desired RV park.
What did you like best about working with Mid Oregon?
They made the transition smooth and uncomplicated. Mike Testerman, our loan officer was helpful, supportive and gave us clear direction through the entire lending process.
What would you recommend to other business owners about having Mid Oregon as a commercial services provider?
We are consistently recommending Mid Oregon Credit Union to family and friends in their pursuit of residential, or commercial lending needs. For commercial purposes, Mid Oregon Credit Union is has a straight forward, and professional approach to helping small business owners position themselves for success.
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