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SIR Federal Credit Union Congratulates the Winners of the Jackpine 30

Marquette, Michigan  -  February 17, 2014  -  Ron Lauren, CEO of SIR Federal Credit Union, wishes to congratulate Matt Sturmer of Bruce Crossing, the winner of the annual Jackpine 30 sled dog race that took place on Saturday in Gwinn. The Jackpine 30 is held in Gwinn each year during the U.P. 200 and Midnight […]

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Marquette, Mi – February 17, 2014 – Whiners Don’t Like Rewarding “Straight -A” Students I think it makes sense to reward success – In business, in sport, and Yes.. in Academics.  Sadly, not everyone agrees.  A middle-school in Silver Spring, MD recently held a party for students who achieved straight “A”s on their report cards.  […]

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Happy “Saint” Valentine’s Day

Marquette, MI – February 14, 2014 – Celebrating Romantic Love  Celebrated around the world (in varying ways) the Feast of Saint Valentine began as a liturgical (church) celebration remembering St. Valentine, who was killed by the romans for performing marriage ceremonies on behalf of soldiers who were not supposed to marry.  It makes sense that […]

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Debt Ceiling has a Hole In It

Marquette, MI – February 13, 2014- Surprise! We’re Deeper in Debt… The debt ceiling was raised this week – much to the chagrin of those of us who believe we should live within our means.  The new limit of $17.2 Trillion makes it clear that government can’t control itself.  It also brings out the people […]

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Negaunee, Michigan  -  February 12, 2014  -  The UP 200 and Jack Pine 30 sled dog races are coming up this weekend and SIR Federal Credit Union is proud to support them. CEO Ron Lauren wants to remind you to get out with your family this weekend and enjoy what has become a community tradition. […]

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Lincoln’s Birthday – You Know… the President!

Marquette, MI – February 12, 2014 – Holidays Ain’t What They Used to Be! Do You Remember Abe Lincoln?  You know… the guy who got famous for inventing the penny.  He went on to start the Lincoln Car Company before opening a chain of theatres in the Washington DC Area.  That job gave him such […]

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Gun Controlistas don’t like “No Guns Allowed” sign?

Marquette, MI – February 11, 2014 – Gun Control gone Wild! Administrators at a Tinley Park School don’t like the “No Guns Allowed” sign they are being forced to display.  At first reading, you would think “Hey this person gets it… ‘Gun Free Zones’ are actually ‘No Survivor Zones’ because the only people allowed to […]

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Marquette, Mi  – February 10, 2014 – I’m not even competing the the Olympics have me worn out! I can’t blame it on the Russians because the time difference it isn’t their fault.  Even if the event was on eastern time, I’d still be up early and late because I love the event.  Most impressive […]

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Leno Gone – Olympics On

Marquette, MI – Febrauary 7, 2014 – I’m going to miss Jay Leno. Being an Old Guy… I remember Johnny Carson leaving the tonight show (heck I even remember the show being broadcast from New York).  Carson was a class act, and generally a very likeable guy.  Leno is also a very likeable guy and […]

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Droning On & On (and now UP)

Marquette, Mi – February 6, 2014 – Drones becoming a Useful Capitalist Tool Research is a great thing, and especially useful when properly motivated.  The best motivation has always been personal gain, and that is why capitalism has helped more people find a better life than any other system of economics.  Drones have now entered […]

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