NEW BUFFALO, MICHIGAN – December 2, 2021 – New Buffalo Elementary School celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Bison Student Credit Union on Monday, November 29th. The Bison Student Credit Union, a division of Honor, is located inside the school, led by the students with the help of Honor team members, and designed to teach children the importance of saving at a young age.

Honor’s Virtual Engagement Manager, John Backus, New Buffalo Area Schools Superintendent, Jeff Leslie, and school Principal Adam Bowen spoke to students and teachers from grades Kindergarten-5th to announce the official opening of the Bison Student Credit Union. Collectively, they highlighted the importance of bringing a student credit union to the school, the life skills they will learn, how students can get involved, and the fun prizes that come along the way.

Operating the student credit union for the Bison are six student tellers who joined Honor to cut the ribbon and mark it officially open for the Bison! Following the ribbon-cutting, students were invited to grab Honor swag and treats to end the ceremony.

Honor Student Credit Unions

Our Student Credit Union program is a great way for students to increase their financial literacy and gain valuable work experience. Our program allows for students to run an actual credit union in their school, which provides a convenient banking location for both students and staff, all while students gain a wide range of experience.

The Bison Student Credit Union will be open to accept deposits from students and teachers at the elementary school every other Friday from 8:00-8:20am beginning on December 3rd. 

Honor Credit Union is proud to serve more than 98,000 members across the State of Michigan.  Providing solutions for your financial success and giving back to the communities we serve remain the driving forces behind Honor Credit Union.  For more information, call 800.442.2800, or visit



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