For Immediate Release

Community Financial Makes Healthy Commitment to Otsego Memorial Hospital

Credit Union Pledges $10,000 to Capital Campaign

Gaylord, MI – (Jan. 24, 2005) Community Financial recently pledged $10,000 to Otsego Memorial Hospital’s Capital Campaign to assist with a comprehensive expansion project.

“Community Financial recognizes the many services that Otsego Memorial Hospital provides to our members, staff and community,” said the credit union’s CEO
William Lawton. “In addition to the credit union’s strong commitment to education, we know how important it is to support the health of our community.

Deborah Allen, director of the Otsego Memorial Hospital Foundation, recently reported that pledges from Community Financial, other businesses, organizations and individuals have helped them exceed the campaign goal of $1.5 million for the expansion project, which is scheduled for completion in Spring 2006.

John Rakis, a longtime Gaylord resident and Community Financial mortgage specialist, said, “We are all impacted by the growth and stability of this outstanding regional hospital.”

Membership in Community Financial is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers or attends school in the Michigan cities, townships or counties of Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Novi, Alpena, Otsego and Montmorency. With more than 34,000 members, Community Financial provides financial services to members at seven branch locations and through a variety of automated and online services. For more information, visit the credit union web site at www.cfcu.org or call (734) 453-1200 or (877) 937-2328, toll free.

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Photo Caption: Participating in Community Financial’s $10,000 pledge to Otsego Memorial Hospital’s Capital Campaign are (from left) Hospital Foundation President Scott Chesley; Foundation Director Deb Allen, Hospital CEO Tom Lemon, and from Community Financial, Gaylord Branch Manager Becky Peacock, CEO William Lawton, and Mortgage Specialist John Rakis.

Media Contacts:
Sarah Cousineau
Community Financial
734-582-8874
scousineau@cfcu.org

Margaret Blohm
Margaux & Associates, LLC
313-406-3467
mblohm@margauxpr.com

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