Alternatives Federal Credit Union in Ithaca, N.Y., and AmeriCU Credit Union in Rome, N.Y., are experts at serving their communities.
CUNA presented Alternatives Federal with the 2014 Community Credit Union of the Year Award for credit unions with less than $250 million in assets, while AmeriCU was honored for credit unions with more than $250 million in assets.
At Alternatives Federal:
“In our opinion, to be a successful community credit union requires an understanding of the financial needs of potential members and the development of products and delivery systems which are customized to the target market,” says Karl Graham, Alternatives Federal’s director of community relations and development. “Doing so will help the credit union occupy a unique position in the mind’s eye of potential members in the community.”
“Our members and communities are at the heart of AmeriCU’s continued growth and success,” says Erin Reed, marketing coordinator. “AmeriCU and our employees support the charities and causes that are important to our communities. It takes a great deal of extra time, effort, and dedication to accomplish that.”
Coming soon: Credit Union Magazine will include interviews with 2015 Community Credit Union of the Year winners, who will receive their awards during ceremonies later this month at the CUNA Community Credit Union Conference/The Federation 2015 Annual Conference.