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
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©      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 LoveMyCreditUnion.org.
 *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.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Parent of a Teen? Know a Teen? Tell Them to Play Money Mission!

Farm-this, Mafia-that…we all know teens play plenty of games online. 

Enter Money Mission. Now when they play games online, they can also have the chance to earn scholarships for college!

What is Money Mission?
Money Mission is an online simulation, available to play through Horizon Community Credit Union, that teaches real life financial skills. Teens create an avatar and live, work and make real life financial decisions in the game’s simulated village, Mission Heights. Money Mission gives youth an opportunity to consider the financial obligations they face and how they will deal with them in real life.

How Long is the Game?
During each session, players are encouraged to make a wide range of decisions, including buying a car, trading stocks, and holding down a job. The choices players make are tied to their avatar’s happiness meter, a barometer designed to demonstrate how good financial decisions require life balance. Those who navigate this simulated world successfully will have a chance to win a scholarship.

Why is Money Mission Important?
This is the only financial literacy tool in the marketplace that fulfills the need for financial education within an interactive, online competitive gaming environment that also rewards college bound seniors with scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education.

How Do Teens Start Playing?
Anyone can sign up to play Money Mission at www.horizonccu.com. When you click on the Money Mission graphic to sign up (near the bottom of the home page), you’ll enter Mission Heights and begin your Money Mission. College bound seniors will also have the opportunity to compete for scholarships.

Encourage the teens you know to sign up for Money Mission!

Sign up to play Money Mission at www.horizonccu.com!

Post by: Cari J

Monday, June 20, 2016

What you need to know about Identity theft!

What is Identity Theft? Identity theft is a serious crime where your personal information—anything from
your name, your driver’s license, or Social Security Number—has been stolen by an imposter who intends to commit fraud using your name. With your Social Security Number, someone can easily obtain false lines of credit and rack up significant debt in your name. With a stolen identity, someone might use your name in a legal matter, leaving you with a false criminal record. Identity fraud is a major problem, and it happens more often than you might think.

How do I protect my identity? One of the best habits you can have to protect your identity is to change your passwords on a regular basis. Make this a monthly routine. Another simple step toward protection is to avoid using similar passwords, like password1 and password2. Mix it up.

How can someone steal my identity?
Your mail often contains sensitive information, like your Social Security Number, and criminals can obtain it by going through your trash. It’s important to destroy documents that include personal information before putting them in the garbage. You can buy a personal shredder or collect your documents in a secure place and dispose of them at a secure shred event like the one we held June 4th. Identity theft can also occur as the result of a lost or stolen wallet, in which case you should file a report with the local police, as well as your bank and credit card companies.

How do I find out if my identity has been stolen? Reviewing your credit report is an effective way to detect identity fraud, and you can get your report for free from https://www.annualcreditreport.com. You can review your report for signs of suspicious activity, such as accounts opened in your name that you don’t recognize, or credit checks from companies with which you’ve never done business. This could be a sign that someone is applying for credit in your name, and it’s better to catch it early. You can’t always prevent identity theft, but you can be proactive and minimize the damage. If you don’t review your credit report on a regular basis, months or years might go by before you find out that someone has stolen your identity.

What do I do if my identity has been stolen? Report the theft. Report the identity theft to the local police, the Federal Trade Commission and your State Consumer Protection Office or Attorney General. Contact the company or financial institution where the fraud occurred. Inform them that a false account has been opened in your name. For insurance fraud, contact your insurance company, and let them know that your identity has been stolen. For tax fraud, contact the IRS. Freeze your accounts. Contact the three credit reporting agencies—TransUnion, Experian and Equifax—and place a freeze on your accounts. The freeze will block any further credit applications made in your name. Call the credit union or bank. Report the situation to the fraud departments of all of your financial institutions (any and all institutions with which you do business or have current accounts).

Post by: Cari J.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Walk to Tackle Cancer--Saturday June 18, 2016

As some of  members already know, I have been battling Lung Cancer for the last two years.  I have been on Chemotherapy and am now on Radiation.  My family, friends and co-workers have been there with me on this long (seems like endless) journey.  They have given me so much love and support, it is unbelievable.           

This being said, Aurora Baycare is hosting a “Walk to Tackle Cancer” on Saturday, June 18th and my family has decided we will be walking to support cancer patients.   The walk is a 5K or 3.1 miles and is open to any one who would like to participate.  My daughters, Rebecca & Vanessa, told me if I couldn’t walk the whole 5K they would pull me in a wagon.  J  How is that for support?? 

 We have a team set up on the walks web-site.  Our team name is "Sassy Schoen’s."   Check our team, sign up, or donate at   by clicking here and plan on joining us on June 18th.  Whether it is to walk or just cheer us one, hope to see you there!   

Written by: Karen S.