GreenState Credit Union staff at the Latino Heritage Festival for the proclamation of their Juntos Avanzamos accreditation. Photo courtesy of Royalty Events
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Last Friday September 24 GreenState Credit Union celebrated its newly appointed Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance) designation – a prestigious national award given by Inclusiv. The Juntos Avanzamos designation is awarded to credit unions that are committed to serving the Latino and immigrant communities by providing education and services that provide well-being.

A public proclamation took place on Saturday, September 25th at the Latino Heritage Festival at Western Gateway Park, downtown Des Moines. 

“We are honored to join the Juntos Avanzamos family and to continue our work to better serve the Latino community in our field of membership,” states Jeff Disterhoft, GreenState President/CEO. “Our commitment includes making sure we hire the right bilingual talent, welcome members in their preferred language and make our products and services accessible. Our work is just beginning.” 

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“We have a strategy that is dedicated just to our Latino community, as a Latina myself it feels great to work for a credit union that is invested in improving the lives of individuals and families  like myself and my own family” said Kenia Calderón Cerón, VP Bilingual Business Development Director for GreenState Credit Union.

During the Latino Heritage Festival many of GreenState’s bilingual team members from all over Iowa came to celebrate the Juntos Avanzamos designation and greet the festival attendees at the GreenState booth all weekend. 

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Organized in 1938, GreenState has grown to be Iowa’s largest credit union and one of the top financial institutions in the United States for returning profits to members in the form of better rates and lower fees. GreenState Credit Union serves over 300,000 members with 23 office locations. Membership is open to anyone living or working in Iowa, or bordering counties in Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska or South Dakota. 

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