Coast Central Credit Union 2020 Scholarships Available

Coast Central Credit Union announced it is currently accepting applications for its college scholarships, available to all high school seniors graduating this year from schools in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Generally, at least 13 scholarships are awarded in the amount of $5,000 each, disbursed over a four-year period. Recipients are required to attend Humboldt State, Chico State, College of the Redwoods, or Shasta College for at least the first two years. Its Board of Directors bases its selections on commitment to education, either through outstanding academic performance or consistent improvement during high school, as well as financial need. …


Jera Newland Joins Coast Central as Member Services Manager

Coast Central Credit Union announced that Jera Newland has been appointed to Manager, Member Services of its Eureka Downtown location at 4th & F streets, reporting to VP Member Services Kristin Blair. Newland will oversee 10 employees and have responsibility for operations, lending, and new member opportunities. The location also features Member Business Services and Coast Central Financial and Retirement Planning. Newland comes to the credit union with 13 years of local financial institution experience. Most recently, she served as Branch Manager of US Bank’s Henderson Center Eureka and Ferndale locations. Prior to that, she held management positions at Chase Bank. A …


Coast Central’s Dean G. Christensen Community Investment Program Announces 12 Recipients of $100,000

Coast Central Credit Union President/CEO James Sessa announced that its Board of Directors has approved $100,000 in grants to 12 local organizations for its second of two rounds of community giving this year. Coast Central also supports its communities through sponsorship, college scholarship, and employee volunteer programs. Fall recipients include: Humboldt County $20,633: Sequoia Humane Society for 7 kennels for ill or stressed dogs $20,000: Dream Quest for a van for activities for 300 youth (also serves Trinity County) $13,429: Eureka Rescue Mission for new siding for its homeless shelter serving 120 adults $10,579: Toys for Tots for storage containers …


Coast Central Credit Union Partners with McLean Foundation for Center

Over $14 million in grants have been provided to the community by the McLean Foundation in its 20-year history.  The time had come to build “a gathering place” to enable the community to come together in one special facility: the McLean Campus. In support of the sprawling, multi-functional project located in Fortuna, Coast Central Credit Union’s Board of Directors approved a $9 million loan to help fund the Center.  Located on some 37 acres on Newburg Road, the facility will house Fortuna Senior Services, Remi Vista Counseling Services, Humboldt Senior Resource Center, Gene Lucas Community Center, the McLean Foundation, as …


Coast Central Credit Union Community Investment Program Open

Coast Central Credit Union announced that the fall 2019 round of its CCCU Dean G. Christensen Community Investment Program is now open. A total of $100,000 is available to support local organizations throughout its tri-county area. Grant amounts range from $3,000 to $25,000. The giving program was created in 2008, and since then has awarded a total of over $1.2 million to 120 organizations throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties. Recent grant recipients have included Family Resource Center of the Redwoods, Humboldt Senior Resource Center, and Lewiston Community Services District. Applications may be obtained online at coastccu.org under the …


Mandy Marquez Joins Coast Central as Senior Commercial Lending Officer

Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) announced that Mandy Marquez has been appointed to the newly created role of Senior Commercial Lending Officer, reporting to VP, Chief Credit Officer Bob Moore. Marquez joins the Member Business Services team, which provides full-service business banking based at CCCU’s Eureka Downtown location at 4th & F streets. She is available to serve business members throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties with a complete array of loan products, including commercial real estate, vehicle and equipment loans, working capital, and more. Marquez brings nearly 20 years of local lending experience to Coast Central, most recently …


Melissa Collins Joins Coast Central as Eureka Downtown Manager, Member Services

Coast Central Credit Union announced that Melissa Collins has been appointed Manager, Member Services of its Eureka Downtown location at 4th & F Streets, reporting to VP, Member Services Kristin Blair. Collins will oversee 10 employees and have responsibility for operations, lending, and new member opportunities at the credit union’s newest Member Services Branch, which opened in June 2018. The location also features Member Business Services and Financial & Retirement Planning. Collins brings with her 15 years of financial institution experience in management, lending, and investments. She most recently served as Deposit/Payments Relationship Manager at US Bank’s Henderson Center Branch, …


Coast Central’s Dean G. Christensen Community Investment Program Announces Recipients of $100,000

Coast Central Credit Union President/CEO James T. Sessa announced that its Board of Directors has approved $100,000 in grants to eight local organizations for its spring 2019 round of community giving. Coast Central also supports its communities through sponsorship, college scholarship, and employee volunteer programs. Spring recipients include: Del Norte County $25,000: Family Resource Center of the Redwoods for a truck for food pick-ups/drop offs (over 1,500 families in need impacted) Humboldt County $24,000: Affordable Homeless Housing for a mobile hygiene station (over 1,500 homeless individuals impacted) $12,200: Humboldt Youth Soccer for new goals (1,100 youth impacted) $8,000: Adult Day …


John Gracyalny Joins CCCU as VP, Digital Member Services

Coast Central Credit Union announced that John C. Gracyalny has been appointed Vice President, Digital Member Services, reporting to President/CEO James T. Sessa. Gracyalny is responsible for the organization’s online and mobile banking products, its Member Support Center including check processing and ACH, and its Credit/Debit Card Services Department. Gracyalny brings over 30 years of California credit union experience to Coast Central, most recently serving as Vice President – Information Technology at SafeAmerica Credit Union in Pleasanton in the Bay Area. Throughout his varied career, Gracyalny has successfully developed cutting-edge technology solutions, additionally bringing expertise in strategic planning and financial …


Coast Central Camp Fire Fund Donates Over $13,000

Coast Central Credit Union President/CEO James T. Sessa, announced that, together with generous support from its members, a total of $13,475 has been donated to Camp Fire relief efforts in Paradise. Coast Central made a $11,275 donation to non-profit TLK Foundation, a partner of Yuba City-based Sierra Central Credit Union, with several branches in Butte County. The Foundation’s commitment is that 100% of funds collected through donations will be distributed to Camp Fire survivors. Coast Central also made a $2,200 contribution to Butte County Toys for Tots for the purchase of toys for children directly affected by the Camp Fire. …