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RCU advances to second round in social madness nationals

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Eau Claire (Press Release) –Royal Credit Union (RCU) has advanced to round two of the Social Madness National competition.

Sponsored by The Business Journals, Social Madness is a one-of-a-kind competition that measures a company's social media engagement. RCU moved on through the Minneapolis/St. Paul local round, then advanced to round one of the nationals, and is now competing in round two of the medium category in the national competition.

Only the top 20 companies in each of three categories (small, medium and large) advanced to this week's round which ends July 29, 2013. In round three, the top eight companies in each category compete in a bracket-style competition that starts July 30, 2013. The fifth and final round ends August 19, 2013 and a national winner will be crowned by August 20, 2013. The three national winners will receive $10,000 for the charity of their choice.

To vote for RCU log on to http://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/socialmadness. Participants are scored on a social media algorithm that includes votes on bizjournals.com as well as social engagement on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ during the challenge.  Social engagement is defined as likes, comments and shares of a company's posts by their followers.

If RCU wins the competition, it has pledged the $10,000 prize to Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare through Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN). Gillette specializes in caring for children and adolescents who have disabilities and complex medical conditions. Raising funds to support CMN is a credit union industry initiative. Since 1983, CMN has raised more than $4.7 billion—most of it $1 at a time—for 170 children's hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

RCU, Royal Credit Union, is a federally insured credit union serving over 140,000 Members with 24 full service offices in Amery, Balsam Lake, Chippewa Falls, Colby, Eau Claire, Menomonie, Milltown, New Richmond, Osceola, Rice Lake, River Falls, St. Croix Falls, Somerset, Star Prairie, and Whitehall in Wisconsin and 3 full service offices in Edina, Coon Rapids, and St. Paul in Minnesota. You can open an account or apply for a low-cost loan at RCU if you live or work in 18 counties in Western Wisconsin, 12 counties in the Twin Cities Metro in Minnesota, or are a Realtor in Wisconsin or Minnesota. Visit www.rcu.org or call RCU at 1-800-341-9911 for more information.

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