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Media, PA – Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU) hosted the Media Business Authority (MBA) Holiday Mixer to kick start the holidays. Many local officials and business owners were in attendance including FMFCU branch staff and corporate employees.
Zubair Kahn, MBA Executive Director, MBA Board Member, Bryan Messick, along with the FMFCU Media Branch staff and MBA staff did a wonderful job decorating the branch for the season. Santa and carolers from Hedgerow Theatre also appeared to complete the festive gathering.
Downingtown, PA – Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU) partnered with Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) to open its first student-operated branch in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The new office resides inside the CCIU Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus and has a two-fold mission: promote financial awareness to students, teachers, and the public and provide hands-on work experience to students enrolled in the TCHS Banking and Financial Services program.
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Downingtown, PA – Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU) recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open its new Downingtown office in the Brandywine Square Shopping Center at Route 30 and Quarry Road. Members of the FMFCU Board of Directors and Executive Team, along with local dignitaries, were on hand to commemorate the event.
“Opening another branchin Chester County allows FMFCU to better serve current and new members residing or working in and around Downingtown,” said John T. Powers, FMFCU Vice President/Chief Retail Officer. “Plus, we are extremely pleased to offer seven day-a-week banking at this location.”
The Downingtown Branch staff subsequently hosted a grand-opening celebration featuring prize drawings and the opportunity to unlock the FMFCU Treasure Chest filled with cash prizes. During the event, children filled a bag of their favorite candies from the FMFCU Candy Bar, had their face painted courtesy of Paint Your Face by Jennifer, and received a balloon creation from Balloon Magic Artist, Jack Hardesty.
“It was a great turnout for both our ribbon cutting and grand-opening celebration,” commented Josh Oravis, Downingtown Branch Manager. “Our staff took pride in showcasing our beautiful new office and welcoming many new members to FMFCU.”
Wilmington, DE – Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union officially opened its first out-of-state branch at Saint Francis Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware on June 7. Members of the FMFCU Board of Directors and Executive Team, along with hospital representatives, gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception to commemorate the grand opening.
A special, all-day grand-opening celebration was held for Saint Francis employees in the branch and hospital’s VIP Hallway on June 8. It included a drawing for Free Hospital Parking for One Year in the Clayton Street Garage.
Broomall, PA – The Broomall Branch of Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU) held its annual free Shred Event in May in an effort to preserve the environment and help prevent identity theft.
During the three-hour, Saturday morning event, Wiggins Shredding of West Chester destroyed 16,100 pounds of confidential material and securely shredded over eight tons of paper.
“As a result, 137 trees were preserved, representing a 64% energy savings, 58% water savings and 74% less air pollution,” said John T. Powers, FMFCU Vice President/Chief Retail Officer. “Participants should feel a sense of accomplishment for their efforts.”
Representatives from Enterprise Car Sales and Liberty Mutual Insurance attended providing special discounts, showcasing cars through a virtual car sale and answering insurance questions, respectively.
During the event, funds were also collected to support financial literacy efforts of the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation.
May 29, 2012 - FMFCU announces Chester County Academic Competition awards (PR from Chester County Inetermediate Unit) - view the article here
John Hargrove, Vice President andChief Information Officer (left) and Langston Williams, Network Administrator (right), rode their bikes to the Media Courthouse on May 18 in support of alternative forms of transportation. Bryan Messick, AVP and Media Branch Manager (center) greeted bicyclists with FMFCU goodies. The Credit Union presented the annual event in conjunction with the Delaware County Transportation Management Association. John and Langston even won a bike-related raffle prize!
Marc Ernest, Vice President of the Chester County District at Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU), was named recipient of the 2012 Harold Martin Business Leadership Award by the Exton Region Chamber of Commerce. Ernest has been a Chamber Member for seven years and served as a board member for two years.
Rick Durante, Vice President of Education at Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU), was elected Vice President of the Delaware County Literacy Council Board of Directors for 2012-2013. Durante has been a board member for three years.
It is with great sadness and fond memories to announce that former Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU) employee, Doris Sgro, passed away on Thursday, February 23rd.
Doris recently celebrated her 89th birthday. She was FMFCU’s second staff member joining in 1974 and its first 20 year retiree, leaving FMFCU in early 1995. It was her zest for life and her commitment to service that led to the renaming of the FMFCU Employee of the Year award to the Doris Sgro Employee of the Year award, in October 1993. Doris always came back to every In-Service day in October to personally present the award.
She will be missed by all.
January 3, 2012 – Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Employees and Members Spread Holiday Cheer through Local Charities
Broomall, PA – Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU) employees and members made contributions this holiday season to support local chapters of Operation Warm and CityTeam Ministries.
On behalf of members and employees, FMFCU presented Operation Warm with a $2,300 donation during an annual children’s holiday and coat distribution party hosted by Riddle Hospital. Donated funds are used by Operation Warm to purchase new winter coats that are then distributed to local children in need.
“Knowing this was possible through the generosity of Credit Union members and employees, and seeing the expression on these children’s faces after they received their new coat was moving,” said Donna Surotchak, FMFCU Riddle Hospital Branch Manager.
FMFCU employees also helped createa happy holiday for children in need through CityTeam Ministries of Chester by participating in the organization’s Adopt-A-Family program. Six local children “adopted” by Credit Union employees received a number of gifts from their holiday wish list.
“Employees generously and enthusiastically participated in this program by donating bikes, sports equipment, dolls, games and more,” noted Kelly Donnelly-Chaudrue, FMFCU Support Services Team Supervisor and coordinator of the effort. “These toys were delivered with care, well wishes and smiles.”
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