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Security Credit names Jones card services head

FLINT — Brian Jones, of Grand Blanc, has been named card services manager of Security Credit Union (SCU). Jones previously served in SCU’s information technology department, a position he’s held since 2006

In his new role, Jones is responsible for managing daily operations of all credit, debit and ATM cards as well as overseeing ATM operations.

Jones holds a master’s degree in computer information systems and computer science from the University of Michigan-Flint.

Headquartered in Flint, Security Credit Union has been committed to providing secure, convenient and personalized service since 1949. With more than 56,000 members and 10 convenient locations, SCU serves the financial needs of the communities of Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Saginaw and Shiawassee Counties. SCU members receive quality service and exceptional value when choosing SCU as their trusted financial partner.

Details: Visit www.securitycu.org or call 810- 235-2322 or toll-free at 800-373-2333. — G.G.

Ross launches its first “Build-A-Backpack” drive

DAVISON — While back-to-school is the last thing on kids’ minds right now parents are prepared to take local retailers by storm with the latest school supply list. Yet they’re doing so with an eye toward the bottom line.

The June 2012 BIGInsight™, Monthly Consumer Survey, reported that 80.4 percent of people with school-aged children plan to curb this year’s school supply spending due to the current economic climate.

While parents may have the best intentions, they were still set to spend approximately $603.63 on school supplies clothes, shoes and electronics in 2011, according to BIGresearch’s Survey (July 2011).

Ross Medical Education Center (RMEC) with campuses in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia has a plan to help less fortunate families by holding its very first Build-A-Backpack Drive. Items collected will be used to benefit area school children at 22 Ross locations.

If you’d like to donate drop off the items at their local campus Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Ross Center in Genesee County is at 815 S. State Rd., Davison. — G.G.

Genesee Literacy Coalition book sale during the Bricks

FLINT — Genesee County Literacy Coalition is having a used book sale Aug. 17-18. The sale will be open from noon-5 p.m. on Aug. 17 and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Pages Bookstore, just west of South Saginaw St. on 2nd Street.

Books of all kinds, fiction, non-fiction, children’s and more.

Genesee County Literacy Coalition helps adults read for free by training tutors and getting them into the community at provider locations in the county. Details: call 810-919-5078 or email: aileen. m. england@juno.com. For more information, call 810-239-9425 or go to www.gclc- read.org. — G.G.


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