Icon Connect – November 2015

February 23, 2016 | Category: Blog ,Member Newsletter



Four tips to boost your savings this holiday season

In the middle of the holiday shopping season, while everyone seems to be shouting “spend spend spend!” why not give yourself an early Christmas gift and set up a savings plan instead? Icon can help!

Click here to watch our latest Financial Education Series video that covers four easy steps to giving yourself a head start on your next vacation (or maybe even Christmas 2016). Just think about it – if you start a monthly transfer of only $50/mo from your paycheck today, you’ll have $600 set aside by next Christmas!

If you’d like to open a new Christmas savings account or set up a monthly savings transfer, give us a call at (208) 344-7948. To apply for an account online, click here.

Icon dealer spotlight: Edmark Superstore

If you have an auto loan with Icon, you know we work tirelessly to ensure your transaction is smooth and as close to effortless as possible. But what you might not know is the depth of the relationships we have with our dealer partners that help make your smooth auto purchase a reality.

“We have a great relationship with Icon,” said Dave Edmark, co-owner of Edmark Chevrolet. “Nancy and the team pick up their phones, they’re aggressive for their members. A lot of banking deals are just computer driven but with Icon, we get to talk to people and help local customers purchase vehicles.”

Icon is particularly proud of its relationship with Edmark, a local auto dealership that was founded in 1927 and remains a family-owned business.

“My dad taught me 40 years ago that some of the most important relationships you have in for your life is your banking relationships,” Edmark said. “We’ve always lived by that premise.”

Icon’s executive vice president and chief lending officer, John Cotner, said Icon’s relationships with dealers is key to providing an elite level of service to members.

“We take a great deal of pride in our dealer relationships,” said John Cotner, executive vice president and chief lending officer at Icon. “Buying a vehicle is a major decision for our members, and it’s important the purchasing process is smooth, predictable and free of surprises. Whether you’re buying your next work truck for your construction or landscaping business or you just need a van or SUV to safely get your kids to school, our goal is to help you snag a low interest rate and a low monthly payment so you can get the vehicle you need and enjoy a totally hassle-free process.”

For more information on Icon’s auto loan programs, visit www.iconcreditunion.org/auto-loans.

Family photo at IConnect, Icon’s member-focused annual meeting

Icon’s annual family photo at IConnect, our all-company meeting. At IConnect, we discuss community partnerships and events, best practices for providing elite member service and the latest products and services we offer our members.

Donate socks for those in need with the Warm Hearts, Toasty Toes sock drive

Warm Hearts, Toasty Toes sock drive

After setting a new record at more than 7,400 socks collected in the 2014 Warm Hearts, Toasty Toes sock drive, we’re shooting for the sky with an ambitious goal of 10,000 pairs of new socks this year – but we’ll need your help!

Simply call us at (208) 344-7948, visit www.iconcreditunion.org/sock-drive or stop by any branch, between November 16 – January 2, and let us know you’d like to donate some new socks and/or funds to purchase socks this year and help us help those in need.

Remember, 100 percent of your donation goes to support local charities, including:

Now in its 6th year, this important charitable event has collected a total of more than 15,000 pairs of socks for those in need, providing warm, clean socks to help those in your community endure Idaho’s cold winter months. Thank you for your support and here’s to setting a new record in 2015!

Icon joins the 2015 Festival of Trees

Icon Credit Union at the Festival of Trees

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve once again joined with St. Alphonsus to sponsor a tree in the Festival of Trees!

This important event ran from November 25-29, 2015 and Icon’s participation marks the third appearance for us. In 2013, our “Flocking of Stockings” tree won first place in the Amateur Traditional category, and its sale to Boise State President Bob Kustra helped raise critical funds to help improve health care in our community.

This year, our tree was called “For the little monkeys” and with the help of a dozen or so Icon volunteers, we decked out our tree with sock monkeys, adorable baby socks and other decorations to draw attention to our sock drive and the important young recipients of your donated socks. We’re thrilled to say this year’s tree was purchased and donated to a local children’s organization!