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Connecting With the Community at Baby Fair & Expo


On Saturday, February 25th, Partners 1st employees talked to over 1,000 people at the 97.3 WMEE Baby Fair & Expo in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was a fun-filled day with over 65 vendors offering products and services to keep families healthy, safe, and organized.

Partners 1st Federal Credit Union was the Cash at the Door sponsor where the first 200 people through the doors received an envelope. This envelope gave that person a chance to win up to $500! This kicked our booth off to a great start to open conversations with prospective members. Partners 1st was also one of the passport stations, where people had to visit all the stations to get stamps on their passports for a chance to win an even bigger prize. With both of those factors, many folks stopped by to ask questions about savings and discuss their future financial goals.

At the Partners 1st booth, we had a good mix of current members and new folks who had never heard of the credit union. So our weekend volunteers informed them of our JUMPstart Term Savings account where members can earn 4% APY for 24 months. This is a great savings account option to get families on the right track with their finances and save for their future little ones.

“We had some people say they had a loan with us, so this was a great way to open the conversation about other services we offer,” said Marketing Coordinator Katie Quigley.

Since it was the same weekend as Disney on Ice at the Coliseum, many children were dressed as princesses in fluffy ball gowns. They were very excited to stop at the Partners 1st booth to receive a piggy bank; at the end of the day, about 100 were handed out! In addition, up to 500 pens were handed out to members and prospective members.

“I enjoyed talking with those that came to our booth, both potential new members and current members,” said Operations Clerk Christy Wright.

Several families stood at the booth to ask questions, and thanks to the engaging team, they walked away with more information than they could have asked for.

Overall, the team was ready to offer goodies and helpful financial tips to keep families healthy and ready for the future.

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