Hughes Federal CU grew assets, savings during 2009

Hughes Federal Credit Union re-elected three board members and reported on its financial status to about 350 members in attendance during the credit union's 58th annual meeting.

Robert Swick, president and general manager, reported that 2009 assets grew by $63 million or 15.52 percent, and member savings grew by $67 million or 19.29 percent from the previous year.

"Due to economic conditions, we experienced a flight to safety whereby members saved more of their money," Swick said. "Hughes was pleased to offer a safe place for member deposits."

At 2009 year-end, assets totaled $472 million, savings were $419 million and outstanding loans were $295 million. In 2009, loans grew by $13 million or 4.76 percent. Membership increased by 6.11 percent, totaling 53,229 at year-end.

Re-elected to the board for three-year terms were Roberta Reeves, Robert Swick and Eugene Vitale. John Sansbury was re-elected as chairman, Eugene Vitale as vice chairman, Roberta Reeves as secretary, and Robert Swick as treasurer.

Serving on the supervisory committee are Ashesh Bahalala, chairman; David Ortega vice chairman-secretary; Robert Shaub and Cass Pickering Middleton.

Firm's workers earn top sales recognition

Two employees at Allegra Marketing, Print and Mail in Tucson have been named among top 10 international sales performers in North America by the company.

David Martinez ranked third among outside sales managers. He is a 15-year employee. Paul McQueen ranked sixth among managers. He has been with the company for 11 years.

Both also received Honors Gold Milestone recognition, based upon sales volume and client service, a release said.

Allegra is owned by Peter and Cyd Marcus. It is located at 1300 S. Park Ave., and 22nd Street. The company offers a number of marketing communications services.

Talk about Coyote Run set for May 17

Oro Valley is holding a discussion on the challenges facing its Coyote Run transit service, to include options and potential fare changes.

The event, hosted by the town's transit division, is set for Monday, May 17, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Hopi Room of Oro Valley Development Services, 11000 N. La Cañada. It is open to the public.

Coyote Run will provide transportation service to the forum for $4 round trip. Call (520) 229-4990 for reservations.

Options may be reviewed at

New pet clinic opens its doors in Oro Valley

Oracle Road Pet Clinic has opened next to Home Depot in Oro Valley.

At the clinic, located at 10825 N. Oracle, "Preventing disease is a priority," a release said.

The business offers examinations, immunizations, nutrition counseling, parasite prevention, dental care and surgical neutering for pets. In-house testing as well as outside laboratory consultations are available. Treatments and surgeries, elective and non-elective as well as emergency procedures, can be performed.

Hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8-5 Tuesday and Thursday, and 8-1 Saturday. The office is closed on Sunday. After-hour emergency calls are available.

Dr. Alan Nuradin has several years of experience in the care and treatment of small animals. The clinic can be reached at 469-PETS, or at

Businessman collecting for Alzheimer's aid

An Oro Valley businessman is collecting donations for the Alzheimer's Association this Saturday, May 15, at the Safeway store on Rancho Vistoso.

Steve Bleicher plans to ask for gifts from 9 a.m. to noon.

Each year, Banker's Life & Casualty agents collect needed funds for the charity. Bleicher is giving out seed packets of "Forget-Me-Nots" in exchange for a contribution.

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