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Holiday closing

We are closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day and will  re-open Tuesday, May 30 at 9:00am. You are welcome to utilize our ATM at GreenStar or our drive-up window for your convenience. Have a safe holiday!

2017 Board of Elections

It's time to vote! There are seven candidates running for five openings on the Board. Leonardo Vargas-Méndez, Kenneth McLaurin and Ariana Blossom are incumbents running for another term.

Click on the links below to meet the candidates and cast your online vote.

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Cast your vote!

Visa debit card alert

Please be aware that Chipotle announced a Visa debit card breach, and members of Alternatives are among those affected. Staff will be reaching out to you in the coming days to replace your old Visa debit card. Please do not call in to ask "Am I affected?" Rest assured that you will be contacted if this matter affects you. For more information, please read Chipotle's official statement at https://www.chipotle.com/security. Thank you!

Members Quarterly April 2017

Catch up on the latest news! Our April edition of our Members Quarterly newsletter is now available. Click here for the current and past issues. Sign up today to receive your newsletter!

2017 Holiday schedule

We are hiring!!!

We are looking for a Collections Representative and Member Experience Associate I. To learn more and to apply, visit: http://www.alternatives.org/employment.html

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Learn how registering with Verified by VISA will help protect your online purchases. Share your experience with us. If you have had a positive experience here at Alternatives, we would love to hear from you.

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Ariana Blossom, Blossom Success Coaching

I was attracted to Alternatives' educational programs MoneyWise and Business CENTS. I knew I needed to learn more about finances to successfully run a business. I applied for the business IDA - this coupled with the guest lecturers were of great use to my business education. I am now a Professional Success Coach working with individuals and businesses for greater vision and empowerment. Alternatives has been a huge help in my success.

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