Bellco Credit Union Encourages Employees to
“Jump on the Blue Band Wagon” with Financial
August 18, 2010 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Bellco Credit Union is helping to bolster the Grand
Junction Area Chamber of Commerce’s buy-local campaign titled “Jump on the Blue Band Wagon” by offering its
Grand Junction employees $50 to spend as they wish at any participating business.
“Bellco is always focused on the community and what’s important to our members,” said Nancy Hill, vice president
of Western Slope Sales and Service. “As a Colorado-based business ourselves, we wanted to encourage our
employees to illustrate the importance of shopping local and to help be a spark in jump-starting small businesses,
who are the soul of the Grand Junction economy.”
Bellco last week provided $50 to each of its 10 employees at the Grand Junction branch with instructions to spend
the money at any business currently a part of the Blue Band Campaign. As a Bellco employee spends the money at
local merchants, he/she will leave a flier with the cashier or store manager that highlights the goals of the program –
recycling dollars locally to keep the community and economy strong and to help save local jobs.
“I applaud Bellco Credit Union for being creative in finding new ways to support the values behind the Blue Band
Campaign,” said Diane Schwenke, president and CEO of the Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce. “I just
love how Bellco is encouraging its employees – and hopefully other community members – to believe in local
After Bellco’s employees choose where to spend their money, the company hopes to highlight some of the local
businesses on its Facebook page. Interviews with employees and business owners will also be regularly posted to
Bellco Credit Union’s YouTube channel to highlight the Grand Junction business community.
About Bellco Credit Union
Bellcois one of Colorado’s largest credit unions, with nearly $2 billion in asse