Credit Union 1 Promotes Friction Free Finance Manager
Anchorage, AK — July 30, 2019 — Credit Union 1 (CU1) announced the promotion of Kelly Smith to Friction Free Finance Manager. Originally hired in 2005, Smith began as a CU1 teller and later held numerous positions such as member service officer, branch manager, regional branch manager and roaming branch manager, the position he held prior to this promotion.
Shares James Wileman, President/CEO of Credit Union 1, “Kelly always makes sure our members are well taken care of. He also takes great care of the people he works with from, employees to coworkers, and he shows #CU1LUV in all his work. He has a strong passion for all things loans, and I look forward to seeing our Friction Free Finance program develop under his guidance and efforts!”
In his new position, Smith will be responsible for continuing to expand the credit union’s unique Friction Free Finance program as new dealerships are added that fit the organization’s “people first” values. He will work to ensure CU1 members and new members receive the very best experience and service from Credit Union 1.
In This Issue
The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.