Views & SEPTEMBER 2011
Car Buying Tip #1
Get pre-approved by our auto loan experts before shopping
Have you ever been car shopping and found yourself falling in love with a
vehicle so much that you feel you must have it that very day? You are not alone.
Many consumers find themselves in this situation and let the dealership handle
What if I just financed a new car?
their financing for them. This can be a risky transaction because you will not
have the ability to shop financing options and you could end up paying a lot
more than you need to. If you just financed a new vehicle,
find out what interest rate you are
Getting pre-approved for your auto loan at American 1 before you go shopping paying. We may be able to lower
is the smart way to go. Our auto loan experts can get you pre-approved so that your rate and drop your monthly
you know exactly what amount you are approved for, what interest rate you will payment with an auto refinance.
be paying, and exactly what your monthly payment will be. Contact an auto loan expert today.
Another advantage of getting pre-approved before you go shopping is that it
offers you powerful negotiation skills. You will be able to walk on to the car lot
knowing how much you can spend and negotiate deals with the salesperson.
Getting pre-approved for an auto loan is simple. You can visit
any of our convenient branch locations and sit down with an
auto loan expert or you can apply online at:
Fall Women’s Expo
Saturday, October 1, 10am to 4 pm Frank English won an iPad
Middle School at Parkside, Jackson for joining us on Facebook!
Belly to Baby Expo Melinda Adams referred
Saturday, November 5 , 10 am to 3 pm Betty Harrington for an
American 1 Event Center, Jackson Co. American 1 loan and they
Fairgrounds both won a $1000 gas card!
Dylan Shook won a Family
4 pack to Cedar Point and
a $25 gas card for stopping
by our booth at the Jackson
web: www.american1fcu.org | A1 Access: (517) 787-0447 or toll-free (800) 247-2296 | Phone: (517) 787-6510 or toll-free (888) 213-2848
Women’s Expo Saturday, October 1st 10am-4pm
The American 1 Fall Women’s Expo promises to be
another fun and informative event for women in
the community. Over 150 booths are filled with
nearly 130 businesses and organizations ready
to focus a day on women’s needs and great deals
on fashion & accessories, culinary treats, health
services and more.
Make the experience even better and ride the
shuttle for a stress free way to arrive to and depart
from the expo. You could win a $100 gas card just
for taking the shuttle! Stop by the Middle School
at Parkside in Jackson on Saturday, October 1
between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to enjoy a day
with your friends.
Shuttle Parking Locations
Polly’s on Ferguson
Knights Steakhouse on Horton
Jackson High School on Wildwood
Parking lot north of Wal-Mart off Brown
American 1 merges with Premier Below are our two newest locations in Eastern Michigan.
Financial Credit Union
On September 1, 2011, American 1 Federal Credit Union Melvindale Clinton Township
officially merged in Premier Financial Credit Union. Our 17150 Allen Rd. 38770 Garfield Rd. Suite 120
Melvindale, MI 48122 Clinton Township, MI 48038
Home Office will continue to be located in Jackson,
Michigan and our quality products and services will only
continue to be enhanced. If you are in the area of our new locations, please stop in
and say hello!
Board of Directors Directors: Branch Listing
Bishop Ira Combs Home Office Grass Lake Branch Chelsea Branch
Executive Committee: Margaret Teske (517) 787-6510 (517) 522-6191 at Country Market
Chair: Allen Eichenberg Parnall Branch Brooklyn Branch (734) 475-3416
Vice Chair: Chester Radabaugh (517) 768-8255 at Country Market Clinton Township
Treasurer: Philip E. Hoffman Supervisory Committee: North St. Branch (517) 592-3017 (586) 416-3700
Secretary: Jerry Tremaine Chair: Chester Radabaugh (517) 784-7191 Battle Creek Branch Melvindale
Randy Wrozek Vandercook Branch (269) 968-2207 (866) 416-3700
(517) 784-0227 Hillsdale Branch
Federally insured by NCUA