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November 15, 2013

Minn. Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman visited Normandale Hills Elementary School with United Educators Credit Union

Bloomington, Minn. – United Educators Credit Union (UECU) and Normandale Hills Elementary School welcomed Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman to school on Thursday, November 14, 2013.

"An important part of my job is to get out into the schools to talk to kids," Commissioner Rothman said.

Commissioner Rothman participated in a financial literacy activity with 90 fourth grade students that included reading the book, "Alexander, Who Used to be Rich on Sunday" by Judith Viorst. Students also heard from credit union representatives about the concept of Save. Share. Spend.

"When you have a plan for your money, it's easier to save, helps you feel good about sharing, and makes you wise spender," Andrea Molnau, UECU's Vice President of Marketing, explained to the students.

Normandale Hills Elementary and UECU have been official partners since 2002 through the school district's "Prepare Bloomington" program. Once a month, representatives from UECU's Eden Prairie branch go to the school to open accounts and take deposits from students. Additionally, UECU provides volunteers, joint fundraising efforts, financial education materials, and conducts presentations in the classroom on a variety of financial literacy topics throughout the school year.

"We are honored to have Commissioner Rothman visit our school," said Principal Andy Vollmuth. "We are so fortunate to have these special guests help teach our kids about financial literacy."

United Educators Credit Union was established in 1957, providing a full line of financial services to the Minnesota education community, their families, and those who support education by being a part of the United Educators Foundation. The credit union currently operates branch locations in Apple Valley, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park, and Woodbury.

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