Monthly Archives: August 2012

Back to School Giveaway!

We’re giving away 6 gift baskets filled with school supplies from ACE Educational Supplies – A teacher store for school supplies. Just “like” BrightStar’s & ACE’s page on Facebook. If you’re already a fan, you are entered. Drawing will take place on 8/24/12. All winners will be notified via FB & must pick up prize at a BrightStar branch. If you know a teacher or student, spread the word!! Good Luck

National Academy Foundation’s Annual Conference

BrightStar CU is a partner with Broward County Public Schools and their Academy programs.  Our partnership includes supporting several student-run credit unions as well as helping teach kids personal financial skills.  Sam Chesser, BrightStar’s VP of Marketing, recently accompanied several Broward County Academy teachers at the National Academy Foundation’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.  You can see Sam’s head peeking out from behind NAF executive Director, JD Hoye, in the accompanying photo.  The Broward group had a great experience at the conference which focused on ways to help prepare students for college and career success. NAF has a proven educational model which includes industry-focused curricula, work-based learning experiences, and business partner expertise for: Finance, Hospitality & Tourism, IT & Engineering. Way to go, Broward County!