Like other companies and community leaders across Colorado, we have watched the growth of our state’s mental health crisis with increasing concern. Colorado’s suicide rate is among the nation’s 10 highest. Tragically, suicide is now the leading cause of death for Colorado youth ages 10 to 24.
In response to this epidemic, we are partnering with Children’s Hospital Colorado to help ensure that kids and families get the care they desperately need, when they need it. Over the next three years, Ent is donating more than $1.2 million to help fund pediatric mental health initiatives, including the Pediatric Mental Health Institute (PMHI) and Partners for Children’s Mental Health (PCMH) — Colorado’s first Center of Excellence for pediatric mental health. PCMH brings together pediatric experts and stakeholders across Colorado to help kids and families access best-in-class
mental health care, so mental health challenges don’t escalate into emergencies.
In the more than 60 years we’ve supported the philanthropic efforts of the many nonprofits in the communities we serve, we’ve never seen one crisis have such a drastic and fatal impact on our entire state. At Ent, our goal is to improve our members’ financial quality of life. However, it can be extremely difficult for families to pursue financial health when a family member is facing a mental health crisis.
This doesn’t just happen to “someone.” It is hurting our families, members, our employees, our neighbors. To those who are on the front Iines helping fight this epidemic, we say thank you. Please know Ent and its members are standing with you. And we’ll continue to do so. Because we can only end this tragic epidemic by joining together.
Chief Executive Officer
Most people know that password security is important, but not everyone knows that usernames are as critical to safeguard as passwords. Changing usernames and passwords regularly will prevent them from being useful to hackers who buy and sell stolen login credentials on the dark web.
If your banking or social media usernames are easy to guess, then now is a good time to update them. Go to Services > My Profile page within online banking through Ent.com or our mobile app.
TIPS FOR STRONG USERNAMES AND PASSWORDS:
|DO THIS!||DON’T DO THIS.|
|Do use a nickname or username/password phrase no one else would know.||Don’t use your first or last name alone or together in combination like JohnJones, JJones, John or Jones.|
|Do frequently change your username and your password.||Don’t use the same Ent username and password on multiple online accounts.|
|Do choose a different username than your password.||Don’t use a common phrase or keyboard string that’s easy to guess like “qwerty.”|
|Do keep both your username and password secret and distinct from other websites.||Don’t share your username or password with anyone — even a family member.|
Ent offers free seminars and events designed to help you better manage your money.
Learn the skills needed when buying a home to improve your financial quality of life. View the full schedule and register online at Ent.com/Events.
Winter shopping can mean less buyer competition. With a strong credit score and positive credit history, buying power is on your side. Here are some other tips to consider:
Talk to a mortgage loan officer before January 31 to get pre-approved and receive free winter gear.
Ent Extras is changing to reward members who use the credit union’s products and services in 2020. Program details are coming soon. You can always learn more at Ent.com/EntExtras.
As Colorado’s leading credit union, we’re committed to helping improve your financial life and are excited to share our updated program with you.
Nominations are open for the election of Ent Credit Union’s Board of Directors for 2020. There will be three (3) three-year term positions and one (1) two-year term position open on the Board of Directors.
The Board Nominations and Election Committee nominates the following candidates:
Each nominee must submit with the petition a statement of qualifications, biographical data and a certificate signed by the nominee stating he/she is agreeable to nomination and will serve if elected to office. Petition forms and policies are available from Kathy Haskett, Manager Executive Administration and Board Relations, at the credit union’s office at 7250 Campus Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80920. Petitions, biographical data and certifications for each nominee by petition must be returned to Kathy Haskett no later than Friday, November 15, 2019.
If more than one person is nominated for each board position, an election will be held. If an election is required, information and procedures will be provided to members with December 2019 statements (sent out in January 2020). If there is only one nominee for each board position, no election will be conducted. There will be no nominations from the floor at the annual meeting. Newly elected Ent Credit Union Board Members will be announced at the annual meeting.
— Pam Nicholson, Chair
Nominations and Election Committee