Business digest — July 26

Clovis couple wins $10,000

Shawn and Tina-Marie Schiller, members of High Plains Federal Credit Union in Clovis, were top winners in an 11-month Savings Challenge New Mexico contest, walking away with $10,000 after meeting three goals, according to a press release.

The couple was coached by High Plains Federal Credit Union coach Tammy Lewis.

The statewide challenge goals are designed to be basic stepping stones, providing each family with the skills to achieve better financial well-being. The three goals were: reduce debt, build savings and improve credit score.

The couple was able to reduce their debt approximately 10 percent, significantly build their savings and improve their credit score more than 5 percent, according to the release.

Other eastern New Mexico winners included:

• Reyes and Isabel Gonzales, members of Everyone’s Federal Credit Union in Tucumcari, coached by CEO Andi Baum and won $2,500. The couple reduced their debt almost by half, increased their credit score and multiplied their savings by more than 900 percent.

• Brandi Jo Thomas from High Plains Federal Credit Union in Tucumcari. She was coached by Kathy Allenberg, a local educator and softball coach. Thomas was able to slightly reduce her debt, increased her savings by almost 500 percent and improved her credit score. She received $2,500.