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Arrha Credit Union Congratulates & Appoints Acting CFO, Lucas Manzi, To Permanent Position

Michael S. Ostrowski, President and CEO of Arrha Credit Union, congratulates acting CFO, Lucas Manzi, to permanent position.  Manzi was recently promoted to acting Chief Financial Officer. Prior he was the Accounting Department and Finance Manager at Arrha Credit Union. “Lucas is a valuable contributor and rising star at Arrha,” states Ostrowski.  “The board of directors, senior team, and staff are thrilled to have Lucas officially assume the CFO position,” states Ostrowski.  “I am excited to assume the CFO role on a permanent basis,” said Manzi.

ACU Announces COVID-19 Bonus Pay And Extra Day Off

Arrha Credit Union Announces COVID-19 Bonus Pay And Extra Day Off BusinessWest, December 23, 2020   SPRINGFIELD — Michael Ostrowski, president and CEO of Arrha Credit Union, announced the organization has paid its staff a hazard-pay bonus for all their efforts during COVID-19. “They are essential workers and continue to be vulnerable throughout this pandemic,” Ostrowski said. “Because of their dedication, resourcefulness, positive attitudes, amazing teamwork, exceptional member service, and commitment, we and the board of directors are honored to provide a hazard-pay bonus.

Don’t Let COVID-19 Infect You With Fraud


1. Fake “corona” insurance: Watch for fake health-insurance agents selling low- priced insurance to cover coronavirus “treatment.” Simply hang up on robocalls.

2. Cancelled health insurance: Beware of bogus calls warning you that your health insurance was “cancelled.” Most of these are attempts to steal your personal information.

Annual Meeting Cancelled

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) and latest updates by Governor Baker, we are canceling our Annual Meeting.  We will provide an update and notification when we will hold our Annual Meeting in the future.  Thank you for your patience.

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Financial Talk About Elder Abuse (Free Guide) with Michael S. Ostrowski on Bob Kester Show Rock102

Avoid Financial Elder Abuse - Free Guide: Arrha Credit Union is uniquely positioned to be an early detector of potential financial elder abuse.  We have provided specific financial elder abuse training to help detect fraud.  Unfortunately, scammers prey on the elderly.  We have saved our members hundreds of thousands of dollars against fraudulent behavior.  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently reported that “older adults ages 70 to 79 lost on average $45,300.  And when the older adult knew the suspect, the average loss was even larger–about $50,000.”  And “financial exploitation has been called ‘the crime of the 21st century’ with one study suggesting that older Americans lost at least $2.9 billion to financial exploitation in 2010 by scammers, including people they know and trust, as well as strangers.” Here is a free copy of...