"Financial institutions of every size have been targeted by non-practicing entities (NPEs), often referred to as patent trolls, who in most cases assert low-quality business method patents through vaguely worded demand letters," the letter said.
The letter thanked Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)... More
The totals are now in, and the Richmond Chapter reports that its second annual Casual for a Cause Day held on International Credit Union Day raised $2,125 for VACUPAC.
Well done Richmond! Eight credit unions participated, and two reached 100% participation among staff members. They were Entrust Financial... More
Tidewater Chapter Plays Host to Local Lawmakers; Celebrates $22,141 Donation to Local Children's Hospital
About 40 credit union members heard area lawmakers praise credit unions and urge them to stay in contact during the Roanoke Valley Chapter’s annual legislators’ night.
Sen. John Edwards and Dels. Greg Habeeb, Charles Poindexter, and Onzlee Ware spoke at the event. Sen. Bill Stanley also dropped by,... More
Credit Unions Continue Good Work With 'Don't Tax My CU' Campaign; Sen. Miller Salutes CUs for Financial Ed Initiatives
Eastman CU Reports Great Success on its DTMCU Postcard Campaign
Eastman CU reports on its success with its postcard campaign. Though Eastman is based in Tennessee it has Virginia operations. The postcards are being hand-delivered to the Abingdon district office of VA’s Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-9).
Photo Gallery: Lynchburg Legislative Night
The Lynchburg Chapter hosted Dels. Lacey Putney (I-19), Scott Garrett (R-23) and Matt Fariss (R-59) at the Chapter's Annual Legislative Night. The Oct. 8 event drew 40 credit union supporters to Beacon Credit Union's headquarters.
Putney, who is retiring after... More
In lively discussion at the Wednesday morning legislators’ breakfast hosted by the Central Virginia chapter, lawmakers urged political involvement by credit unions, and credit unions illustrated why they still earn a tax exemption. Thirty credit union members heard this morning from state Sen.... More
CU Members Raise Nearly $8,000 for VACUPAC at League Tournament; Top Legislative Issues Discussed at Forum
CU Advocates Get the Scoop on Campaigns, Legislation at Legislative Forum on Wednesday
Tuesday (Sept. 24) and Wednesday (Sept. 25) were mega-days for governmental affairs. On Tuesday golfers teed up for VACUPAC at the annual VACUPAC golf tournament, raising $7,925.00 for the only political action committee... More
Fairfax County Federal Credit Union CEO Joe Thomas took advantage of the Congressional August recess to meet with Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10) on Monday.
Wolf, a credit union member himself, co-sponsored the milestone Credit Union Membership Access Act (H.R. 1151) in 1998, demonstrated his usual caution when... More
The Piedmont Chapter saluted five legislators at the chapter’s annual legislative chapter meeting, and gave a special nod to the state lawmaker who is retiring at the end of this year.
Those attending the special chapter meeting were: State Sen. Frank Ruff, whose district includes part of the city of... More