Michigan First Kicks Off Contest to Choose New Young & Free Michigan “Spokester”
By: Luke Capizzo
Year-long job to showcase winner’s blogging, video skills and social media savvy
LATHRUP VILLAGE, Mich. – March 12, 2013 – Michigan First Credit Union announced its third annual Young & Free Michigan “Spokester” search today. The winner will serve for a year as the spokesperson for the credit union’s education-focused program for younger members and receive a $27,500 salary (with the opportunity for a $5,000 bonus), an Apple MacBook Pro, an HD video camera and a smart phone. President/CEO Michael Poulos made the announcement.
The spokester will have the opportunity to create daily blogs and weekly videos to encourage smart financial behavior. They will get to connect personally with the college-age crowd throughout lower Michigan as a part of a variety of local events and presentations. The winner will also enjoy use of the Young & Free Michigan car for a year, along with paid gas and insurance.
“Young & Free Michigan is all about sharing positive advice about finances with 17-to-25 year-olds—and our spokester is the embodiment of that mission,” says Poulos. “This is a fantastic opportunity for someone in or just out of college to showcase their energy, creativity and passion—and to get paid for it!”
To enter, individuals must be between 18 and 25 years old, willing and able to work full-time and reside in metro Detroit from June 2013 to June 2014. Applicants should bring their creativity, tech savvy and passion for helping others to a short, 60-second video demonstrating why they would be the ideal spokesperson. They will also need to submit an entertaining blog post on a financial topic, completing their entry by noon on April 15. A public vote from April 16-25 will determine the 10 finalists who also will be invited for an in-person “meet up” event before the final decision is made.
To download a high resolution image of current spokester Austin Chapman, please click the photo below:
About Michigan First Credit Union
Founded in 1926 by a small group of Detroit teachers, Lathrup Village-based Michigan First Credit Union (www.MichiganFirst.com) has grown into a $640 million financial institution serving more than 90,000 individuals and local businesses in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. An industry leader in consumer-focused technology and dedicated customer service, the credit union is also a significant supporter of local financial education and community organizations through the Michigan First Foundation, which donates $150,000 to more than 85 local nonprofits each year. For the latest news, and events, Follow Michigan First on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/MichiganFirstCU or “Like” Michigan First on Facebook http://www.Facebook.com/MichiganFirstCreditUnion.
About Young & Free Michigan
Young & Free Michigan, powered by Michigan First Credit Union, is an ongoing effort to give the 17-to-25 crowd a voice, a head start and useful information about their finances. Spokesperson Austin Chapman uses the site’s blog, videos and frequent community appearances to share insight into the best ways to handle financial issues and encourage readers to take advantage of Michigan First’s First Gear accounts, tailored specifically to their needs. Learn more at www.YoungFreeMichigan.com.
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