Monday, October 17, 2016

Celebrate International Credit Union Day with us!

  • Treats and giveaways will be available daily in our branches for all of our members.

  • There is a coloring contest for kids with winners receiving $20 VISA Gift Cards.  Members of HCCU under the age of 13 who complete the International Credit Union Day Coloring Sheet and return it to either branch of the credit union by Saturday, October 22nd will be entered into a drawing for a $20 VISA gift card! Stop at a branch or go to to print a coloring sheet.

  • HCCU Employees will be performing 84 Random Acts of Kindness in our communities in the weeks leading up to International Credit Union Day.  That’s 1 act of kindness for each year we’ve been a credit union!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

What is ICU day?

International Credit Union Day Celebrates The Authentic Difference

On October 20, 2016, credit unions around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day (ICU Day).
Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives, offering the same services as other financial institutions, but with a people-first philosophy.  Since 1948, on the third Thursday of every October, credit unions have celebrated the principles that make credit unions the best financial partners of people all over the world.  “The authentic difference,” this year’s ICU Day theme, zeroes in on what makes credit unions different from banks, fintech startups and other financial institutions—our principles.  
Credit unions all over the world have operated according to the same core principles since the 1850s, when a group of weary German workers, tired of being exploited by loan sharks, formed the world’s first credit union by banding together to provide affordable credit to each other.
These principles are derived from the 7 cooperative principles, shared by all cooperatives. They are:  
  1. Democratic Control
One member = One vote. Whether you have $5 or $5 million, your voice is equal.
  1. Open and Voluntary Membership
Members are connected by a bond of association, fostering a sense of community.
  1. Non-Discrimination
Credit unions are open to all without regard for race, orientation, nationality, sex, religion, gender, or politics.
  1. Service to Members
Credit unions are ranked No. 1 in service in numerous surveys, because they exist to serve members, not profit.
  1. Distribution to Members
Credit unions return all profits to their members through dividends, lower fees, better savings rates, and improved services.
  1. Building Financial Stability
Credit unions are historically stable organizations. They’re owned by the people they serve, so they don’t take unnecessary risks.
  1. Cooperation Among Cooperatives
Credit unions and cooperatives share the same principles. Together, they amplify each other’s good works.
  1. Social Responsibility
Credit unions strive for social justice by committing to strengthening their communities and helping people of modest means.
  1. Ongoing Education
Credit unions prioritize financial education for their members, employees, and communities as part of their pursuit of social justice.
This is why we celebrate ICU Day at Horizon Community Credit Union (HCCU).  We think ideas like people before profit, social responsibility, and financial education improve lives. It’s why cooperative banking is a key component of helping people in developing countries get access to microloans, or a middle-class couple in Green Bay receive an affordable mortgage for their first home.  
So when we wish you a Happy ICU Day at HCCU, know that we’re thanking you for belonging to a movement that’s helping your neighbors—and people around the world—grow and thrive and follow their dreams.
If you have any questions about the credit union philosophy or how HCCU can help you, stop by or contact us at (920) 433-0122 or at
Copyright 2016 Credit Union National Association Inc. Information subject to change without notice. For use with members of a single credit union. All other rights reserved.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Bellevue Trick-or- Treat Trail!

Bellevue Trick-or- Treat Trail

Wear your costume, take a leisurely walk along the wooded trail, collect candy, pick out a pumpkin, and have a time you and your child will never forget! HCCU will be there on the trail and we would love to see you there too!

When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10:00am-Noon

Where: Josten Park, 2280 Town Hall Road, Bellevue

The Trick or Treat Trail is open to Village of Bellevue residents ages 2-10 and is limited to the first 400 participants. This event fills up quickly every year.

Preregistration is required and can be done online at 

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Quilt Expo in Madison, WI
Oh man!! The Quilt Expo is coming up!!! September 8-10 at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibitions Hall in Madison, WI!!!!

Can you tell I’m a little excited?

Just think of it – 85,000 square feet dedicated to the Quilting Arts!! There will be everything from beginning quilters to experts in the field! Not to mention all the vendors and speakers! This event is sponsored by Wisconsin Public Television and Nancy Zieman Productions, to mention just a couple. Yes, that’s Wisconsin’s own Nancy Zieman of Sewing with Nancy fame. She has the longest running sewing program on public television. They have invited people to teach new ideas, talk about their quilting history, and they even have a hands-on training area to help those of us that prefer to learn-as-we-go.

You can enter your quilt for competition; they have different categories to enter including a youth division for ages 15 and under. There are cash prizes for the main competition and the youth division is awarded gift certificates to Nancy’s Notions. You can even bring a family heirloom (or just a prized possession) in for a private appraisal.

And since quilters tend to be known for their charity work, there’s an area to donate some time to work on quilts for donation to the Quilt to Give community service project. Last year attendees made 10 quilts for donation to Enchanted Makeovers and Domestic abuse Intervention Services, and an additional 36 completed quilts were brought in by attendees to add to the donation pile! That’s a lot of sewing for a good cause!

However you look at it, it’s 3 days of looking at beautiful artworks, checking out the new sewing toys, and a chance to learn something new. Come see what ‘fiber-overload’ feels like!! Hey! Maybe you’ll even get to meet Nancy!!!!!

For complete details and pre-registration instructions go to www.wiquiltexpo

Post by: Mary D. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Horizon Community Credit Union Family Movie Event

We will be having a 

Saturday, September 10, 2016
At the Get Reel Cinemas
417 George St. De Pere, WI  54115
Movie begins at 10:30 AM

We will be showing

Children (13 and under) are FREE of charge
Adults (14+) are $5.00*
*All proceeds go to the Children's Miracle Network here in WI!
10% of concession stand sales will also go to the Children's Miracle Network.

(Refills are $0.50)

We are also having a drawing that morning and naming the winner at the end of the movie! 
Prize is a 
$40 gift certificate 
to the Get Reel Cinemas! 
(Must be 13 years old and under to enter.)

Make sure to get there 15 minutes earlier so you can enter the drawing, get your FREE small drink and popcorn and find a seat in the theater

They can be picked up at either of the following branches:

3139 Voyager Dr
Green Bay, WI  54311
700 Eastman Ave
Green Bay, WI  54302

If you have any questions please call (920) 433-0122


*Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times!*

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Love My Credit Union Rewards

Love your savings.

Everyone is looking for ways to save money, and that's just what Love My Credit Union Rewards is all about. 

Horizon Community Credit Union is excited to offer you exclusive discounts and benefits on products and services you use every day. Credit union members have already saved over $1.4 billion with Love My Credit Union Rewards discounts. So along with lower loan rates and fewer fees, here’s another way you can save even more.

©      Receive a 10% discount (business members a 15% discount) on select regularly priced Sprint monthly data service. Plus, waived activation fee on new lines and upgrade fees ($36 savings each)
©      Get safety and security of roadside assistance and more for less than $1 per week* with CU Road Pal.
©      Save up to $15 on TurboTax Federal tax products
©      Save on services for your home from ADT, DIRECTV, Allied, and more
©      Earn cash back when you shop at over 1,500 online retailers with Love to Shop

The more offers you take advantage of, the more you save. Start saving today at
 *Based on individual roadside assistance plan

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Inside Out S'mores Bars

Looking for something new to make for your next family/friend gathering? Here is a yummy recipe for Inside Out S'mores bars that everyone is sure to love! Just in time for the Fourth of July Celebrations!!

Inside Out S'mores Bars

1 box family-size fudge brownie mix (for 9x13 pan)
Eggs, oil and water called for on brownie mix box
7 sheets honey graham crackers
Nonstick cooking spray
2 cups mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat a 9 x 13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Follow directions on box to prepare brownies. Pour half of brownie mixture into pan, and top with sheets of graham crackers, breaking to fit if needed. Sprinkle marshmallows on top of graham crackers, covering completely, then drizzle remaining brownie batter on top. Bake 25-30 minutes, until edges are crisp and center is set. *The toothpick test won’t work, but the top brownies should be solid to the touch, not gooey. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes to set completely. Slice into bars and serve. YUMMY!!! 

Post by: Chelsea S.