Rising numbers of our neighbors are being squeezed into homeless shelters throughout the Central Coast, and while nonprofits are working hard to meet the need, they are finding it extremely difficult to secure permanent solutions for far too many.
If you suspect your identity has been stolen, take these steps immediately to secure your personal accounts. And follow this additional advice to help make sure it doesn't happen again.
Here's how it works at the Orcutt Children’s Arts Foundation Chalk Festival: For $10 apiece, kids got a box of sidewalk chalk and plot of their own at Orcutt Union Plaza, where anyone could see both professional and amateur artists create stunning drawings on the streets of Old Town Orcutt.
You can see CoastHills lending specialist Amber Anderson perform her special brand of live music next at Santa Barbara County Local Fest. It’s a two-day community event in Lompoc featuring local live musicians, camping, kids activities, yoga, beer, wine and food. Slated for Sept 4-5 at Adam Park, Local Fest is a fundraiser for the Village Farmer’s Market Association, which educates children on the importance of growing and eating organically farmed food.
In 2014, there was a new identity fraud victim every two seconds. Meanwhile, high-profile security breaches continue to affect major companies like Target and Home Depot. Now for the good news: you don’t have to stop shopping altogether; you just need to remember to protect your financial information. Start with these four effective tips:
Last year, Wayne grabbed certificates for both the people’s choice and hottest chili at CoastHills Credit Union’s inaugural employee chili challenge. But the overall prize still eluded him. This year, he regrouped, tweaked his recipe and came back to win it all.
We’re happy to report that CoastHills Credit Union came home with seven pieces of hardware from the Marketing Association of Credit Unions (MAC) annual conference earlier this year. Honors poured in for our support of Super Checking, our Rancho Vino fundraiser, business services, TV commercials, social media and member contests.
From April to June, we gave our members a chance to participate in the Million Points Sweepstakes. Each time you made a purchase with your CoastHills Platinum Rewards Visa credit card, you got one entry into the contest. With the prize representing $10,000 worth of reward points, the more you used your card for everyday expenses, the better your chances. And that's exactly how our winner won!
Hancock College wines win three medals at a prestigious California competition after a $55,000 donation from CoastHills Credit Union at last year's Rancho Vino. The fundraiser is scheduled once again for this September.
Say you are making a purchase at the mall, and your card is declined as a security measure. Within moments, you will receive a text message to your mobile phone asking if if the charge is authorized. Reply 'yes,' and you will be able to instantly ask the cashier to process your payment once more. If the payment is not authorized, reply confidently knowing CoastHills is keeping your account safe from fraud.
In San Luis Obispo’s south county, the 5Cities Homeless Coalition has found there are more than 1,000 people living on the streets on a given night.
The agency says around 1,000 children in the Lucia Mar Unified School District are also considered homeless by the state, living doubled up or out of cars – couch surfing if not outright squatting in the Oceano Dunes.
It took a prison sentence and nearly a decade away from school for Daniel Cisneros to realize his father was right.
Getting an education is one of the most important opportunities in life.
Jeff Aldridge chose to support the Central Coast Rescue Mission with his $1,000 sponsorship. Find out more about the "I'm All In" program and how CoastHills Credit Union employees make a difference in our neighbors' lives.
Over the past two decades, Marla Hernandez has helped CoastHills award hundreds of thousands of dollars to community organizations. After the longest tenure in the committee’s history, Marla is stepping away so another credit union employee can enjoy the experience as much as she has.
Ever wonder why you're changing the way you pay? Here's the real reason why you need to know all about EMV and chip technology in your Visa credit and debit card from CoastHills Credit Union.
Member Services Officer Karla Gonzalez was able to give her old grade school’s funding a boost. She recently presented Fairlawn Elementary with a $1,000 donation thanks to our new employee giving program.
You may have noticed the beautiful bouquets of flowers at our Five Cities branch in Arroyo Grande. But have you heard the story of how they got there?
On the third annual Day of Hope, volunteers from CoastHills Credit Union teamed to raise $2,759.51 in donations for Mission Hope Cancer Center by selling 1,000 special editions of the Santa Maria Times and Lompoc Record.
As a parent, teaching money management to your kids can pave the way to a bright financial future. Learning simple skills now may not only keep them out of debt later, but help them make smart choices about saving, borrowing and more.
Wondering about the potential benefits of a mortgage refinance? You may be able to lower your payments and save money.