Credit Card Best Practices for a Healthy Financial Lifestyle
February 19, 2024
Did you know that the average American carries over $5,000 in credit card debt? According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, credit card debt in America has risen to a whopping $1.03 trillion. A credit card can be an excellent tool for building your credit and softening the blow in a financial crisis, but you could find yourself bearing the weight of a heavy balance and an insurmountable interest rate if mismanaged.
Bank vs. Credit Union: Where You Get Your Loan Impacts What You Pay
February 2, 2024
When it comes to financing, choosing the right lender is a crucial decision, especially with the overwhelming number of options available. While banks have traditionally been a go-to option, credit unions such as HRCU offer unique benefits that can make a significant difference for when you need to borrow funds.
HRCU Happenings: Winter Newsletter
January 30, 2024
Read the latest on what's happening at your local credit union with the Winter edition of HRCU Happenings.
How to Buy a Car: 6 Steps to Make it to the Driver's Seat
January 25, 2024
Buying a car is a big decision that requires some serious planning and thinking. From figuring out your budget to getting the right financing, it can feel overwhelming. But don't worry! We've got you covered with this guide on how to successfully buy a car.
10th Annual Christmas Caring Campaign
December 14, 2023
Announcing the 29 recipients of HRCU's annual Christmas Caring Campaign, an initiative that enables us to give back to the community.
My Journey to Credit Union Leadership: Nicole Huntress of HRCU
August 24, 2023
Read more on Nicole Huntress' interview with Credit Union Times on her role at HRCU and in the credit union industry.
HRCU Ranked #1 Credit Union in New Hampshire
July 27, 2023
HRCU was recently ranked one of “America’s Best Credit Unions” by Forbes, a global media company with a focus on news and business. The full-service credit union with $420M in assets and 24,000 members ranked first in the state of New Hampshire.
HRCU Announces Summer Concert Series
July 5, 2023
HRCU has partnered with the town of Barrington to bring free family entertainment to the Barrington Town Center this summer. The HRCU Summer Concert Series will feature local bands and local food trucks with fun for all ages. HRCU personnel will also be onsite to offer summer-themed giveaways.
HRCU Awards $13,000 in Scholarships to Area Students
June 26, 2023
HRCU announced the winners of its 2023 HRCU Annual Scholarship Program. The credit union gave thirteen outstanding area students a total of $13,000 in scholarship awards.
HRCU Promotes Huntress to Executive Management Team
June 16, 2023
HRCU is pleased to announce the promotion of Nicole Huntress to Vice President of Operations and Compliance. In her new role, Nicole is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the credit union's retail operations and compliance.
HRCU Receives "2023 Best of the Best" Award
June 2, 2023
HRCU is named one of North America's best credit union for both new member and mortgage loan experience.
HRCU Welcomes Wiegelman to its Marketing Team
May 23, 2023
HRCU is delighted to welcome Terry Wiegelman, director of marketing, to its marketing team. With extensive experience in the financial industry, including 24 years in credit union marketing, Wiegelman brings talent and leadership to the community-centric financial institution.
HRCU Teams Up With Vouchers For Veterans
May 1, 2023
The Field of Honor event returns this Memorial Day weekend to honor New Hampshire and Maine veterans. HRCU is proud to sponsor and support this heroic display.
HRCU Promotes Travis Bissonnette to Senior Vice President of Lending
January 18, 2023
HRCU is thrilled to announce the promotion of Travis Bissonnette to the position of Senior Vice President of Lending.
Providing a Pathway to Careers in Finance and Banking for Rochester Public Schools
January 6, 2023
For almost two decades, HRCU has furthered its mission of providing financial education by supporting the R.W. Creteau Regional Technology Center's Banking and Financial Services Program, which have led to future careers in the banking and finance industry.
HRCU Passes Quarter of a Million Dollar Milestone in Christmas Caring Campaign Donations
December 14, 2022
HRCU, on behalf of members, staff and volunteers, donated $30,000 to local non-profit organizations as part of their 9th-annual Christmas Caring Campaign (CCC). This marks a total of $260,000 in donations to the community since the campaign's inception in 2014.
Cynthia McCormick Joins HRCU as Senior Vice President of Member Experience
December 1, 2022
HRCU is delighted to welcome Cynthia McCormick as Senior Vice President of Member Experience. McCormick brings to HRCU her expertise on improving the member service experience.
Community, It's Who We Are
October 26, 2022
HRCU is proud to partner with several organizations this holiday season for donating opportunities for members including the Firefighters Toy Drive, Make-A-Wish NH 2023 Raffle Calendars and the annual "Coats for Kids" drive. Help out a neighbor in need today!
HRCU Completes AARP's BankSafe Challenge!
July 28, 2022
HRCU is committed to help our Members detect scams and any type of fraud they may encounter. Unfortunately scams with seniors is a big business with fraudsters. Most recent statistics show over $3 Billion dollars is swindled from seniors each year. More than 3.5 million older adults are victims each year.
HRCU Awards Their 2022 Annual Scholarships
July 6, 2022
Rochester, NH – On June 8th, Dana Flanders, HRCU Chairman of the Board of Directors, Brian Hughes, President & CEO, along with board and scholarship committee members were pleased to award eleven local students with college scholarships totaling over $10,000.
HRCU names “Main Street Stage” at Rochester Performance & Arts Center
May 26, 2022
HRCU names “Main Street Stage” at Rochester Performance & Arts Center
April 4, 2022
HRCU welcomed spring with another strong month of community giving...
HRCU Recognized for Outstanding Service
March 9, 2022
HRCU is proud to announce we have received the 2021 Best of the Best “Best Transaction Experience” and “Best New Member Experience” Awards in North America by CU Solutions Group and Member XP...
February Community Giving
March 1, 2022
February marked another successful month of community giving here at HRCU...
January Community Giving
February 3, 2022
January got off to a great start for community giving! Giving back to our community is at the heart of who we are...
HRCU Names Eric Palmer Mortgage Operations Manager
January 27, 2022
HRCU is pleased to announce the hiring of Eric Palmer in the newly created position of Mortgage Originations Manager...
HRCU Presents Donation to End 68 Hours of Hunger
January 6, 2022
HRCU has been a long-time supporter of End 68 Hours of Hunger, and on January 3rd of this year a donation was made to help support 400 children in our local communities...
HRCU Donates to 44 Local Non-Profits In 8th Annual Christmas Caring Campaign
December 21, 2021
This December, HRCU donated to 44 local non-profit organizations as a part of their 8th-annual Christmas Caring Campaign (CCC)...
HRCU Sponsoring "Coats For Kids"
October 25, 2021
HRCU is very excited to announce that we are the title sponsor for the 9th annual “Coats For Kids” drive starting Monday, October 25th...
HRCU Sponsors Sleep In Heavenly Peace On Their First Build
October 6, 2021
HRCU provided a sponsorship to the Rochester Chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace that supported their first public build held in the Lowe’s Home Improvement parking lot at 160 Washington Street...
HRCU holds ribbon cutting for its newest ITM and 24-hour ATM:
October 5, 2021
On Friday, Oct. 1, HRCU unveiled its newest addition to their network of ATMs and interactive teller machines (ITMs) at 64 Highland St. in Rochester. Joined by staff and Board members of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, HRCU President and CEO Brian Hughes marked the grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony...
HRCU Awards Their 2021 Annual Scholarships
June 24, 2021
On June 21st, Dana Flanders, HRCU Chairman of the Board of Directors, Brian Hughes, President & CEO, and Jim Brock of the Scholarship Committee were pleased to award ten local students with college scholarships...
HRCU Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee
June 24, 2021
HRCU has announced that Anne Brown and Dawn M. Richardson, MD, have been appointed to their Board of Directors, representing the interests of the organization and its membership. Additionally, Kathy Gordon has been elected to the Credit Union’s Supervisory Committee...
Homeless Center for Strafford County Receives $30,000 From Local Credit Unions & Foundation
June 14, 2021
The Homeless Center for Strafford County has received a donation from HRCU, Northeast Credit Union and Service Credit Union and an anonymous family foundation totaling $30,000...
HRCU Sponsors Banzai for Elementary Schools
April 1, 2021
HRCU is bringing financial literacy education to more than 1,500 elementary students in the Rochester and Strafford school districts...
HRCU & New Hampshire Credit Unions Thanked By Make-A-Wish
March 16, 2021
This February, HRCU President & CEO Brian Hughes, as well as the CEOs of other New Hampshire credit unions, received an email with a personalized thank you video from Make-A-Wish New Hampshire Wish children...
HRCU Announces Promotions of Four Managers
March 9, 2021
HRCU has announced promotions for four members of their management team...
Raynes Named HRCU's Director of Marketing
February 22, 2021
HRCU is pleased to announce that Charlie Raynes has been hired as their Director of Marketing...
HRCU Hires Gagne as VP of Lending
February 4, 2021
HRCU is pleased to announce that Ginger Gagne has been hired as their new Vice President of Lending...
HRCU Completes 7th Annual Christmas Caring Campaign
January 18, 2021
This December, HRCU donated to 30 local non-profit organizations as a part of their 7th-annual Christmas Caring Campaign...
West Named HRCU’s New Director of Human Resources
January 11, 2021
HRCU is pleased to announce that Donna West has been hired as their Director of Human Resources. West takes the lead on overseeing the credit union’s HR efforts companywide...
HRCU Donates $2,500 to Dover Mental Health Alliance
November 25, 2020
HRCU is proud to present Community Partners with a donation of $2,500 to support the Dover Mental Health Alliance (DMHA)...
HRCU Donates “Amazing Masks” Book by Rochester Teacher to Local Schools & Businesses
September 1, 2020
HRCU has donated copies of the book “Amazing Masks” written by William Allen School 2nd Grade Teacher Jennifer Brock, to Rochester Elementary schools, as well as, local pediatric offices, dentists, daycares, and the Rochester Library...
HRCU Awards 2020 Annual Scholarships
July 13, 2020
On July 7th, Dana Flanders, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Brian Hughes, President and CEO at HRCU were pleased to award eight local high school graduates with college scholarships...
The Partnership of New Hampshire Credit Unions Presents $125,000 Donation to Make-A-Wish
June 19, 2020
The New Hampshire Credit Unions recently presented a $125,000 donation to its charitable partner, Make-A-Wish New Hampshire...
HRCU “Takes Over” School Street School for JA in a Day
March 11, 2020
Last month, HRCU and Junior Achievement (JA) “took over” School Street School in Rochester, N.H for a program called “JA in a Day”.
Hudson Hired as HRCU’s VP of Digital Strategy & eServices
February 6, 2020
HRCU is pleased to welcome Tyler Hudson as the Vice President of Digital Strategy & eServices...
HRCU Dedicates “Empty Chair” to Honor POW/MIA
January 3, 2020
In December, HRCU and Members of the Rochester Veteran's Council met to dedicate a POW/MIA chair of honor...
HRCU Completes Christmas Caring Campaign with Help from Members
December 23, 2019
This December HRCU donated to 27 local non-profit organizations as a part of their sixth-annual Christmas Caring Campaign...
HRCU Hosts Lunch and Learn on Senior Financial Scams
November 19, 2019
HRCU hosted a CU Senior Safeguard Lunch and Learn at the Rochester Elks in early November. The event was sponsored by the Cooperative Credit Union Association and the NH Community Loan Fund...
HRCU Receives Above and Beyond Award from ESGR
October 23, 2019
HRCU was recently recognized with the Above & Beyond Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)...
HRCU Sponsoring Rochester Thank A Police Officer Day
September 6, 2019
HRCU has announced they will be a major sponsor of Rochester’s Thank A Police Officer Day on Saturday, September 21st...
HRCU and Mid-City Realty Contribute to Homeless Center Capital Campaign
September 5, 2019
The Homeless Center for Strafford County (HCSC) recently announced it has received matching $10,000 contributions towards their new building capital campaign from Mid-City Realty and HRCU...
HRCU Recognized at NYIB’s 44th Annual Conference
August 15, 2019
The NYIB held its 44th Annual Conference, where HRCU's Financial Education team was awarded 3rd place for total educational presentations given for the 2018-2019 school year within the $150-499 million asset size category...
HRCU Helps Furnish Newly Opened Abi’s Place
July 29, 2019
HRCU recently sponsored two bedrooms at Abi’s Place, who just celebrated their opening with a ribbon-cutting on July 17th...
Local Author Jadyn Stevens Holds Book Signing at HRCU
July 19, 2019
Local author Jadyn Stevens held a book signing on July 6th at HRCU’s Rochester Main Office...
HRCU Educates Seniors & Caregivers on Financial Fraud
July 15, 2019
The HRCU Financial Education department recently visited Easterseals at The Homemakers Health Services in Rochester to teach the dangers of senior financial fraud...
HRCU Awards 2019 Annual Scholarships
June 18, 2019
On June 17th, HRCU awarded seven local high school graduates with college scholarships...
HRCU & Bernier Insurance Bowl-A-Thon Raises $4,000 for Junior Achievement
April 24, 2019
Over 50 employees from Holy Rosary Credit Union (HRCU) and Bernier Insurance, along with family and friends, participated in a bowl-a-thon at Dover Bowl to raise money for Junior Achievement of Northern New England...
HRCU Holds 57th Annual Meeting
April 11, 2019
HRCU held their 57th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 20th at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish in Rochester, New Hampshire...
Twelve Years & Counting for HRCU Program at SHS
March 19, 2019
It’s been twelve years since HRCU opened a branch at Spaulding High School, part of the R.W. Creteau Technology Center...
HRCU Makes 28 Donations to Complete Largest-Ever Christmas Caring Campaign
December 21, 2018
HRCU has presented 28 donations totaling over $40,000 to local non-profits to complete their fifth-annual Christmas Caring Campaign...
HRCU Announces Appointments to Board of Directors and Supervisory Committee
December 3, 2018
Leonard Pinault has been appointed to their Board of Directors, representing the interests of the organization and its membership. Additionally, Dan Connelly and Matt Lahr have been elected to the Credit Union’s Supervisory Committee...
Creteau Tech Presented With Shirts Adorned with School's New Student-Designed Logo
November 27, 2018
R.W. Creteau Technology Center Director Michele Halligan-Foley is pleased to announce that faculty and staff were recently presented with collared shirts bearing the center's new student-designed logo...
HRCU Donates $15,000 to Monarch School of New England
September 27, 2018
HRCU has announced a donation in the amount of $15,000 to the Monarch School of New England.
HRCU Awards 2018 Annual Scholarships
July 3, 2018
On June 18th, HRCU awarded seven local high school graduates with college scholarships...
HRCU Donates Dave Ramsey Program to Nute Middle School
July 2, 2018
For the 2018-2019 school year, HRCU has sponsored the Foundations of Personal Finance program by Dave Ramsey for 8th grade class at Nute Middle School...
HRCU Holds 56th Annual Meeting
April 6, 2018
HRCU held their 56th Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 14th at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish in Rochester, New Hampshire...
HRCU Dedicates Conference Room to Gagne
December 7, 2017
HRCU recently announced that their operations conference room at the Rochester head office has been officially dedicated as the Lucien “Lou” Gagne Operations Center Conference Room...
HRCU Promotes Rosemary Shields To Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer
November 22, 2017
HRCU is pleased to announce the promotion of Rosemary Shields to the position of Executive VP and COO.
HRCU Management Recognized for Supporting Military Guard and Reserve
September 21, 2017
Three from HRCU senior management were recognized with Patriot Awards from the ESGR this past week...
HRCU Dedicates Memorial Garden to Sylvain
September 13, 2017
HRCU has announced that their garden at the Rochester branch has been officially dedicated as Richard “Dick” Sylvain’s Memorial Garden...
HRCU Donates $5,000 to Friends of Farmington
June 30, 2017
HRCU has announced a donation in the amount of $5,000 to the Friends of Farmington (FOF), a local non-profit organization...
HRCU Awards 2017 Scholarships
June 28, 2017
On June 19th, HRCU awarded 8 local high school graduates with college scholarships...
HRCU and NECU Partner in 8th Annual Spaulding High School CU 4 Reality Fair
June 7, 2017
The 8th Annual Spaulding High School (SHS) CU 4 Reality fair was held on Wednesday, May 17th...
HRCU Features Local Photographer Williams in New Branch
May 18, 2017
HRCU partnered with photographer Lydia Williams to provide photos for their renovated Dover branch...
HRCU Holds 10th Annual Shred Day
May 18, 2017
HRCU held their 10th Annual Shred Day on 5/6/17 at Spaulding High School...
HRCU Holds 55th Annual Meeting
March 20, 2017
HRCU held its 55th Annual Meeting on March 15, 2017...
HRCU Opens Renovated Branch in Dover
March 13, 2017
Holy Rosary Credit Union (HRCU) is pleased to announce that the lobby in their renovated Dover branch on Central Avenue is now open...
HRCU Begins Renovations to Dover Branch
December 22, 2016
HRCU began renovations to their Dover branch on December 27, 2016...
HRCU Concludes 2016 Christmas Caring Campaign with Seven More Donations
December 14, 2016
HRCU makes seven more donations to non-profits to conclude their 2016 campaign...
HRCU Honors Six More Non-Profits as Christmas Caring Campaign Continues
December 9, 2016
HRCU's 2016 Christmas Caring Campaign continued n this week with six more donations.
HRCU Opens 2016 Christmas Caring Campaign with Donations to Six Local Non-Profits
December 6, 2016
HRCU kicks-off its third-year of Christmas Caring