Teachers Credit Union continues to expand its Porter County presence, most recently serving as the platinum sponsor — along with the City of Valparaiso — of the 2019 Valparaiso Popcorn Festival. The annual event attracts thousands to downtown and boasts the largest parade in Northwest Indiana.
An estimated 60,000 attended Saturday’s 41st annual celebration of popcorn, which included the Popcorn Panic 5K, the Lit’l Kernel Puff Race, the parade, and free entertainment at two live music stages with seven bands, featuring Max Weinberg’s Jukebox.
TCU also served as the 2019 Presenting Sponsor of the Valparaiso Events Summer Concert Series and supported July’s Business After Hours networking event for Porter County professionals.
“We have been making a greater effort to get out in the community and introduce ourselves to the residents of Valparaiso,” TCU’s Vice President Commercial Loan Officer Pat McGinley recently told The Times of Northwest Indiana. “We want everyone to know that TCU is their hometown credit union.”
A commitment to service and support for events that help communities thrive defines TCU’s involvement in Valparaiso and all the cities and towns it serves as the largest credit union in Indiana. The mission to have a positive impact motivates all of TCU’s endeavors.
“It’s small-town values that mean a lot to us and those we help,” McGinley, a longtime Valparaiso resident, said in The Times. “As TCU evolves, we try and find more ways to get and stay involved in our city. It’s a great feeling to give back to the place where you live.”