Your Official Guide to an Awesome Community Banking Month in Tucson

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The Fun Events

April is Community Banking Month: an entire month dedicated to celebrating local credit unions and banks! Banking locally has a powerful impact on our state. When you bank with a locally owned and operated bank or credit union, as opposed to a nationally owned bank, your money is quickly recycled back into the economy where you live and work. Local banks and credit unions also play an important role in providing loans to the small local businesses that make our community thrive. To celebrate Community Banking Month and demonstrate how easy it is to #MoveYourMoney, we’re partnering with a few local credit unions to host a series of fantastic events that have been created specially for Local First Arizona members in Tucson.

Kick off Community Banking Month on April 4th at our Tucson Community Banking Month Kick-Off Event, held in the picturesque gardens of Delectables Catering and Venue. Play yard games, join an interactive scavenger hunt, and enter to win local prizes as you learn how to make the switch to banking locally. Then, join Hughes Federal Credit Union and Local First Arizona at the Community Banking Month Celebration at Playground Bar and Lounge on April 18th for an exciting night of networking, entertainment, and education. 


Community Banking Month events are fun and easy opportunities to come out and meet bankers and credit union leaders who can help you find the best place to #MoveYourMoney. Join us to learn how banking locally can benefit you, your local business, and the community. We hope to see you there!

Fun Ways to Get Involved with Community Banking Month

Celebrate Community Banking Month all month long with Local First Arizona, Vantage West Credit Union, and Hughes Federal Credit Union when you participate in local giveaways, learn about banking literacy, and find the best place to #MoveYourMoney. 

  1. Local Business Video Giveaway: Vantage West Credit Union is partnering with BRINK to give three unique local businesses the opportunity to star on Thrive Tucson and receive media exposure throughout the community and beyond. Local businesses should submit a short and sweet entry form by April 9th to be considered for the contest. The winners will be revealed on April 24th. 
  2. Banking Literacy: Follow along with Hughes Federal Credit Union and Local First Arizona as we share information about saving money, improving credit scores, and protecting your identity on our blogs all month long.
  3. Vantage West Switch Day: On April 30th, follow along with Vantage West Credit Union to learn how your financial decisions directly impact the community and get inspired to bank locally! 
  4. Move Your Money: Check out Local First Arizona’s comprehensive local banking resources to learn about the benefits of banking with locally owned and operated community banks and credit unions and find the right local bank for you.