Representatives from The Summit and the AHA at the Buffalo Wine and Chocolate Festival 2019

Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association Helps Our Region Stay Healthy

January 21, 2020

Michelle Mason is the Director of Development for the Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association (AHA), beneficiary of our Buffalo Wine and Chocolate Festival to be held January 25, 2020. We asked her to tell us about the AHA’s local impact. I remember the day just like any other. I was a little girl, maybe 8 […]


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Five New Money Habits for the New Year

January 9, 2020

As 2019 becomes 2020, lots of people vow to make physical fitness a regular practice in the New Year. But what about financial fitness? Here are 5 money habits that will tone up your financial wellness. 1. Keep watch on your accounts. Getting into the habit of knowing what’s going on in your accounts can […]


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Be Smart When Buying Gifts for the Holidays

December 10, 2019

Credit Card Tips for Stress-free Holiday Shopping Shopping is on lots of people’s minds this time of year. With so much enticing merchandise and all those sales grabbing your attention, it can be hard to keep expenditures under control, particularly when using a credit card. Though it doesn’t sparkle or smell like nutmeg, being smart […]


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Should I Transfer My Credit Card Balances?

November 4, 2019

  Why Transferring Balances to a New Card May Be a Good Idea What does it mean to carry a balance? Having a credit card lets you borrow money from the card issuer for purchases. The amount of money you charge during one billing cycle (usually a month) is really a loan. The total amount […]


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Catwalk for Community

October 21, 2019

Cynthia Kolko is the Community and Public Relations Specialist at The Summit Federal Credit Union. Here, she describes what happened when she and some co-workers from The Summit attended a Rochester Fashion Week event.   At The Summit, supporting our communities is just part of what we do. And if there’s a way to have […]


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What’s the Difference Between APR and Interest Rate?

September 6, 2019

Autumn leaves will be falling soon, but what’s falling now are interest rates. The Summit’s Mortgage Team has been extra busy helping people take out mortgages or refinance existing ones. Of course, they answer a lot of questions. We thought we’d explain one of the most common: What’s the difference between an APR and an […]


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Parents: You’ve thought about money for college. Now, think about money at college.

August 9, 2019

This we know: college costs money. But while parents are calculating the expense of tuition, room and board, they can sometimes overlook the fact that students usually need additional funds for things like supplies, transportation and personal items (and maybe pizza). To give students a way to make purchases, parents typically choose either a debit […]


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Restocking the ReStores

August 2, 2019

WBEE’s “Let’s Garage Sale” Helps Habitat for Humanity Provide Rochester Housing The Summit Federal Credit Union is a sponsor of WBEE’s “Let’s Garage Sale” program with D.J. Terry Clifford, providing refreshments and signage to those Rochester-area sales Terry chooses to highlight. As a not-for-profit ourselves, The Summit loves to partner with those organizations that make […]


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A Big New Addition to 2019 Roc the Taste

July 23, 2019

Q: How Do You Make a Successful Festival Better? A: Beer.* Last summer, there was an explosion in Parcel 5 called Roc the Taste. At its debut in 2018, the free food and music festival drew 50,000 people downtown. Event-goers tried $1 tastes from great restaurants, listened to music and gathered with friends. Social media […]


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Villa of Hope Focused on Making Triumph Possible

July 15, 2019

Our guest blogger, Jean Grover, is the Manager of Marketing and Community Relations at Villa of Hope, one of ROC the Taste’s beneficiaries. Come meet folks from Villa of Hope at Parcel 5 Saturday, July 27th, and help us support this organization that is so dedicated to Rochester’s youth. ROC the Taste is happening July […]


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