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Dupaco receives Best Place to Work recognition

DUBUQUE, Iowa–Dupaco Community Credit Union has been named a “Best Place to Work” by Employ Humanity. The member-owned financial cooperative was one of 22 employers Employ Humanity, a leadership development and culture design company, recognized throughout the United States.

This is the second Employ Humanity recognition for Dupaco, which was also awarded the Employ Humanity Excellence Award in August 2022.

Employ Humanity recognizes employers who demonstrate excellence to the comprehensive well-being of its employees, industry and communities. Recipients of this recognition are employers of choice that have demonstrated excellence in servant leadership, workplace culture and, most importantly, making the world a better place for humanity.

“As a member-owned cooperative, Dupaco’s mission is to help members build a life worth loving,” says Dupaco President and CEO Joe Hearn. “We have a team of passionate, engaged employees, who, with heart and smart, take their role of serving members and one another seriously. Their connection with our members and their communities helps us achieve our vision of a brighter community for all.”

The credit union currently employs over 650 employees and serves members throughout Iowa, northwest Illinois and southwest Wisconsin.

Dupaco Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa. It is dedicated to the financial well-being of its members, and specializes in personalized financial counseling, money advice and education. It offers savings, loans, investments, insurance and wealth management products for individuals and businesses. Dupaco serves residents in 118 counties throughout Iowa, northwest Illinois and southwest Wisconsin. Founded in 1948 by 10 Dubuque Packing Company employees, membership has grown to more than 155,000 with assets exceeding $3.0 billion. It has more than 650 employees and 22 branch office locations. Dupaco is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). It is a Forbes Best-in-State Credit Union and a Des Moines Register Top Workplace. Learn more at

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