Collins Community Credit Union

The Triple CU Scoop - We're All Creative

Published on Jun 15, 2015

7 counties, 4,400 square miles, 30 Fortune 500 companies, 500,000 people… Iowa’s Creative Corridor.  

Over the last few years you’ve heard the term, “Iowa’s Creative Corridor,” but you may not understand what it really represents. Iowa’s Creative Corridor is made up of seven counties in Eastern Iowa, including Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington. The idea of this campaign is to highlight the region’s innovation, imagination and entrepreneurship. 

This idea is what drew me to the area after graduating from college in 2012. I wanted to be inspired and motivated, I wanted to be part of a community. The arts, culture and opportunities excited me. I knew this would be a place to learn and grow. A place I could call home. 
The term “Creative Corridor” isn’t just a marketing tagline; it’s a way of life. From the Summer of the Arts Iowa City festivals in Iowa City to the historic Czech Village/New Bohemia District nestled on the banks of the Cedar River, the Creative Corridor is filled with rich history and talent.   
The goal of Iowa’s Creative Corridor is to foster ideas and creativity and to tell the stories of people in our communities. 
Every great business has a story and ours began in 1932 when ham operator Arthur Collins founded The Collins Radio Company. Soon after, 10 Collins Radio Employees were looking for an alternative to banking, so they established Collins Employees Credit Union in 1940. They believed in the “People Helping People” philosophy which is the Credit Union way of life.  
Today, we still believe in the cooperative spirit of the credit union movement and work hard each and every day to help our members dream, imagine and innovate.  
That’s why we’re proud supporters of Iowa’s Creative Corridor. Recently, Iowa’s Creative Corridor launched a brand new website for you to learn more about this initiative, keep up with news and events around the corridor and to read stories about local businesses in our communities. Check it out

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