June 1, 2015

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St. Helens Community Flies Hopefuls to FBLA Nationals

ST. HELENS, Ore., June 1, 2015: To further the Scappoose High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) mission of bringing business and education together, St. Helens Community Credit Union has donated $2,375 to cover airfare for five of the students.

These students will attend the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Chicago this summer. This is the third year in a row the credit union has sponsored students to attend the FBLA conference.

The conference, which runs from June 26 to July 3, brings the brightest future business leaders together from across the country.

“We’re very proud of the Scappoose FBLA students,” said Brooke Van Vleet, President and CEO of St. Helens Community. “It’s an honor to help them get to this worthwhile event. We know they will have a great time competing in leadership events, sharing their successes and leaning new ideas that will shape their future careers.”

Those attending (pictured left to right) include: James Brady, Sophomore who will compete in the Introduction to Information Technology; Chase Johnson, Senior who will compete in Management Information Systems; Beau Groom, Sophomore who will compete in Economics; Mark Morud, Junior who will compete in Desktop Publishing; Devon Linville, Senior who will compete in Management Information Systems.

St. Helens Community Credit Union (shcu.org) is proud to be the area’s longstanding not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative. Membership is open to families and businesses throughout Columbia, Clatsop, and Cowlitz Counties as well as Sauvie Island, Oregon.