For Immediate Release
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July 09, 2009
Local Contact: Paul B. Stull
Arizona State Credit Union
Telephone (602) 467-4062
pMarketing@azstcu.org

Award-Winning HelpingAZ.com Marks More than 3,000 Visitors to Site Since Launching in April

Community forum website draws participants from across Arizona for a virtual "one-stop-shop" on coping with the economy

PHOENIX, Ariz (July 9, 2009) - Since launching the community website three months ago, thousands of Arizonans have discovered www.HelpingAZ.com as a reliable, informational forum aimed at providing a virtual "one-stop-shop" on surviving the economy. Created by Arizona State Credit Union, HelpingAZ.com has provided information to more than 3,000 site visitors with over 450 posts, confirming the site as a viable conversation tool for Arizonans.

"We are pleased with how the community has responded to the website, not only in terms of registered users, but the valuable content and conversations posted by community members," Paul B. Stull, senior vice president of marketing, Arizona State Credit Union, said. "It is truly an example of how a community pulls together in a time of need and Arizona State Credit Union is proud to be a part of that movement."

The site's purpose is simple - bringing Arizonans together to overcome economic and financial hardship by offering tips, resources and suggestions - all powered by members of the community. Upon a simple, free site registration, participants find the latest news, job listings, local economic information as well as engaging in conversations posted on the boards.

HelpingAZ.com is the first-ever social media website designed to help Arizonans who have been impacted by the economy. Last month, Arizona State Credit Union was recognized for the groundbreaking website when it was awarded a Hermes Creative Award in an international competition honoring creative professionals who concept, write and design traditional and emerging media.

Fast Facts About HelpingAZ.com

Continuing Arizona State Credit Union's tradition of people helping people by offering:

  • A virtual "one-stop-shop" of economic resources, news, tips and information sharing by members of the community.
  • Registration on the site is free and simple, giving users access to a wide range of information all powered by members of the community.
  • Features forums such as, "Sound Off," "Information Exchange," "Need a Job" and "Helpful Resources."

About Arizona State Credit Union

Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.3 billion full service not-for-profit financial cooperative with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 133,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona State Credit Union for outstanding service and value. Arizona State Credit Union has grown dramatically since its founding in 1951, providing a full line of financial products and services at 21 branches across the state. Nearly 60 years of excellence and outstanding customer service has helped the Credit Union become a three time winner of Arizona Business Magazine's Ranking Arizona, and a three time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark & Associates Award for Workplace ExcellenceTM. Arizona State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix and welcomes membership from businesses and individuals throughout the state. Reach us at 800.671.1098 or visit us at www.azstcu.org.

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