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Redwood Credit Union Receives Healthy Business Leader Award

RCU recognized for commitment to health and financial wellness

Brett Martinez CEOSanta Rosa, Calif. – Redwood Credit Union (RCU) received the “Healthy Business Leader” award from the Center for Well-Being at their recent  Celebration of Dreams event at the Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club. RCU was recognized for their commitment to both the financial and personal wellness of their members, employees, and communities.

“RCU is truly honored to receive this recognition from the Center for Well-Being—an organization that shares our passion for improving our communities through wellness,” said Brett Martinez, CEO and President of RCU. “We believe that financial and physical wellness are essential to a strong, healthy, and productive community.”

Redwood Credit Union promotes financial wellness by providing affordable banking to more than 290,000 members. They offer free financial education seminars for teens and adults, as well as an online financial wellness center that helps members understand their credit score, plan for their future, create a budget, and more.

RCU also offers a personal wellness program for employees, who can track their progress through challenges and educational modules. Individuals and departments can challenge each other, or staff can complete challenges independently—employees have the flexibility to choose based on personal preference. Some activities include logging steps, drinking water, and improving sleep habits, as well as making healthier food choices. The platform also includes opportunities for staff to comment, share healthy tips, and discuss health-related topics. The program has inspired employees to integrate wellness into the company culture, and for many, into their lives outside of work, as well.

“Helping people with financial wellness is something we do at RCU every day but true wellness starts with physical well-being,” said Martinez. “We’re honored to partner with the Center for Well-Being to help people improve their health for a better life.”

About Redwood Credit Union

Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to consumers and businesses in the North Bay and San Francisco. RCU offers complete financial services including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, wealth management and investment services, and more. The Credit Union also offers insurance and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU has over $3.5 billion in assets and serves over 290,000 Members with full-service branches from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide, and free online and mobile banking. For more information, call 1 (800) 479-7928, visit www.redwoodcu.org, or follow RCU on Facebook at facebook.com/redwoodcu and Twitter at @Redwoodcu for news and updates.

About the Center for Well-Being

Based in Santa Rosa, Calif., the Center for Well-Being promotes the well-being of the whole person by empowering people with the knowledge, skills, and spirit to take responsibility for personal, family and community health. More information can be found at www.norcalwellbeing.org.

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