Category: Community - Enbright Credit Union

Donate to the Toy Field this Christmas to help children in need

Bring JOY with a TOY this Christmas!
We are building a Toy Field at Nissan Stadium to benefit The Salvation Army’s Forgotten Angels. Help us by making a donation today!  

Every December, Enbright Credit Union takes part in Toy Field at Nissan Stadium benefiting The Salvation Army’s Forgotten Angels program. Forgotten Angels provides presents to children in need who haven’t been sponsored by the Angel Tree program.

You can help by donating to our Toy Field fund in one of our Enbright Credit Union locations. Just let your teller know to move money from your account to our donation fund. We use 100% of the fund to buy toys for the Toy Field.

You can also donate new and unwrapped toys at any Enbright Credit Union location. We will be accepting donations through the end of Day on December 1st.

Financial Institutions and Hispanic Business Community Access to Capital

Financial Institutions and Hispanic Business Community Access to Capital
Financial Institutions and Hispanic Business Community Access to Capital: A one-hour virtual roundtable conversation with local community financial institutions in our membership about the importance of connecting and better serving our growing Hispanic community.

Sample topics/questions, but not limited to:

-How can you describe the type of financial institution you represent?
-Do you have a target market or community you consider most likely and capable of serving?
-What would you say are the 2 to 3 key differences between your financial institution and other (or bigger banks)
-What challenges or opportunities resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic — still not fully over
-Why is the Hispanic community important to your company?
-What are the main challenges in engaging our Hispanic community?
-What resources can you provide to support minority communities?
Tell us about your involvement in our Hispanic community
-Do you have a Hispanic Employee Resource Group? Why? Why not?
-Top 3 reasons to become a customer/client of yours

Oct 10, 2022 02:00 PM in
Central Time (the US and Canada)

Back to School: 3 Ways Credit Unions Step Up


Key Summary:  Here are three ways credit unions are stepping up and helping their communities and members head back to school – even amidst a global pandemic. Credit unions offer back-to-school loans, classroom and supply drives and donations, and funding for sports and extra-curricular activities.

As we look ahead to the 2021-2022 school year, the only certainty is uncertainty. Whether you’re preparing for yourself or for your school-aged children to return to school, we are all trying to figure out our new normal. “Back to school” certainly looks different this year, but one thing remains the same – your local credit union is there to ease the burden and take away some of your uncertainty. Here are three ways credit unions are stepping up and helping their communities and members head back to school – even amidst a global pandemic. 

#1 Back-to-school loans 

Heading back to school is expensive, even in “normal” times. We are asked to purchase a never-ending list of supplies, new clothes for our growing children, tuition and other expenses add to financial strains when livelihoods are at risk. Throw a global pandemic into the mix, and expenses are sure to skyrocket. According to the National Retail Foundation, the coronavirus could push back-to-school spending to record levels. “Spending is expected to total $33.9 billion, up from $26.2 billion last year and breaking the record of $30.3 billion set in 2012.”

Credit unions around the nation are helping to offset these expenses by offering “Back to School” loans. One of these credit unions, Members Choice WV Federal Credit Union in West Virginia, is offering loans tailored specifically to education needs. Gabrielle Wright, Marketing Director, notes “Back-to-school loans are a legacy loan product for us, and this year they were more important than ever. We knew we needed to offer a loan to the community that individuals could use in whatever way they needed; and the flexibility of our personal loan special, Back to School Loans, was it. Whether for students and families trying to prepare for an uncertain, upcoming school year, or just to provide supplemental cash ahead of whatever is coming next, our Back to School Loans are here to help.”

Credit unions have proven time and time again that they are perfect for all your loan needs, as they offer lower rates, and offer loans to individuals that banks turn away. Most families find credit union loans to be better solutions than alternative solutions. 

#2 Classroom supply drives & donations 

Children of all ages need tools and supplies essential to success in school. Credit unions around the country are working to ensure schools in their communities are equipped to make going back to school less burdensome. Keesler Federal Credit Union in Mississippi is making sure kindergartners have all the tools they need to succeed as school begins. The credit union hosted a “Backpacks for Bright Futures” supply drive benefitting 6,700 kids in 16 school districts. As the President & CEO Andy Swoger puts it, “This is a community giveback to try and lighten the load a little bit on our community.” 

#3 Sports & scholastic activity

Every facet of the school year is up in the air, including school sports and extracurricular activities. This can be challenging for children and parents alike. According to ChildFund, “There is significant research available today which points to the important and positive impact that sports and physical activities can have on educational outcomes. This includes encouraging better academic performance, ensuring greater inclusivity and participation in the classroom, as well as improvements to student health and preparedness for the future.” Even scarier is the fact that funding for school sports and activities relies on sales and sponsorships during the season. Without adequate funding, many school sports teams would cease to exist.

Credit unions are stepping up to make sure that school sports remain, even if this season is canceled. Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Gesa Credit Union in Washington announced the expansion of its official title sponsorship of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. Don Miller, Gesa’s President & CEO, said “enhancing this partnership provides Gesa a way to further impact students across Washington.”  

Back to school may be uncertain this year, but credit unions are here to help make the transition as easy as possible.  

Interested in joining a credit union?  Find one near you.

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Back to school may be uncertain this year, but credit unions are here to help make the transition as easy as possible.

Sales Tax Holiday 2022

Clothing, School Supplies, and Computers

Tennessee’s traditional sales tax holiday on clothing, school supplies and computers begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 29, 2022, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2022.  Click here for more information about what items are tax-exempt during this holiday. 

Source: Sales Tax Holiday. (n.d.).

Food and Food Ingredients

For 2022, Tennessee’s General Assembly has approved a sales tax holiday on food & food ingredients (grocery sales tax suspension) which begins at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, August 1, 2022, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.  Click here for more information.     

Source: Sales Tax Holiday. (n.d.).

Gun Safes and Safety Equipment

For 2022-2023, the Tennessee General Assembly has approved a sales tax holiday on gun safes and safety devices that begins at 12:01 a.m. on July 1, 2022 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2023.  Click here for more information.

Source: Sales Tax Holiday. (n.d.).

Donelson-Hermitage Chamber Luncheon

Last week, Enbright Credit Union attended the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber Luncheon at the Nashville Palace. It was great to network with new community members and listen to NCVC’s CEO, Butch Spyridon speak on the latest happenings in Nashville! Looking forward to next time! #DonelsonHermitageChamber #EnbrightCreditUnion #NashvilleConventionVisitorCenter #lovewhereyoulive

Financial Education Resources

Resources for Youth

We offer financial empowerment resources to help young Tennesseans make responsible money choices and grasp critical financial concepts.

Printable Lessons for Financial Education

Lesson 1: Responsible Money Choices

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Lesson 2: Income and Careers


Lesson 3: Making Plans with Money


Lesson 4: Credit and Borrowing


Lesson 5: Insurance and Safety


Lesson 6: Saving and Investing


Financial Empowerment Resources for Adults

The Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission presents Financial Empowerment Resource Library.

TNFLC Financial Empowerment Center. (n.d.). Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission Financial Education Powered by EVERFI. Retrieved April 4, 2022, from

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