Barb Hillock Named Unsung Hero!

Chippewa County Credit Union is pleased to present Barb Hillock with the Unsung Hero Award. The award highlights the “unsung heroes” of Chippewa County. The individuals selected have demonstrated outstanding service to our community.

Barb, a lifelong resident of Chippewa County, exemplifies what this award is about. Throughout the years she has given her time and talents to the community in a variety of ways.

Connie Toensing, CEO, presenting Barb with her award at CCCU

Barb said giving back is something that was taught to her. “I was raised to give back. My whole family gives back,” she said. “It’s what we do.”

And it certainly is something Barb does. She has dedicated years of her life to bettering the community she lives in. She has spent 39 years on the Chippewa County Fair Board, along with over 30 years as an active member of the Bruce Township Homemakers. The group puts on a dinner for senior citizens in the area. In addition she has dedicated 25 years helping and mentoring within the 4-H Teen Club program. The Teen Club holds a particularly special place in her heart because she gets to pass on her love of volunteering.

“I love working with the kids.” Barb said. “Teen club is based around community service so our kids are out in the community helping.

When congratulated on the award, Barb was humbled. “Thank you for doing this, but I don’t I don’t know if I deserve it,” she said. Chippewa County Credit Union is more than happy to assure her she does.

Along with the award, Barb received a $50 savings account at Chippewa County Credit Union, $50 in Chamber Bucks, and an assortment of Chippewa County Credit Union promotional items.

During each quarter of 2023, Chippewa County Credit Union will select a winner from a list of nominees who have shown exemplary service to their community. If you know a deserving candidate for the Chippewa County Credit Union Unsung Hero Award, please submit their name and a brief summary of support via email to Candidates may be
retail service employers or employees, public service employees, or volunteers