We are dedicated to making a positive impact on the people in the cities and towns we do business in.

Laurie Baker, CEO

Laurie Baker Discusses Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

March 23, 2020

For Women’s History Month, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) asked The Summit’s CEO, Laurie Baker, her views on diversity, equity and inclusion for credit unions. Read the interview here.

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New ATMs Deliver Enhanced Convenience and Security

March 5, 2020

All locations of The Summit Federal Credit Union will install updated ATMs at various times in 2020. These new ATMs bring a new level of convenience to users while using the latest safety features for personal safety and account security.


The machines have a 19-inch display for easy viewing as well as a more intuitive interface, with Actiview™ technology for secure data input and quicker navigation. The machines also take advantage of the financial industry’s leading data security enhancements, including upgraded physical security technology and cameras, plus the industry’s first anti-skimming ActivEdge™ card reader. No envelopes are needed to deposit cash or checks.


Each machine upgrade will require minimal downtime. The ATMs at the branches listed below are scheduled for replacement soon. Dates are subject to change.


Henrietta: March 26

Main/Winton: March 31

Penfield: April 2

Delaware/Hertel: April 4


As a reminder, members of The Summit have access to over 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide. Locations for these as well as all Summit ATMs may be found at summitfcu.org.


We apologize for any inconvenience that these upgrades may cause, but know that these enhancements will result in improved safety for members and anyone using our ATMs.


Please feel free to contact our member service center by visiting summitfcu.org or by calling (585) 453-7030 or (800) 836-7328 with any questions.

Laurie Baker, CEO, The Summit Federal Credit Union

The Summit Announces New CEO

January 7, 2020

We are excited to announce that starting February 1, 2020, Laurie Baker will assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Summit Federal Credit Union. She will replace Mike Vadala, our longstanding and beloved President and CEO who is retiring after 35 years at The Summit, 25 as CEO. Laurie is currently The Summit’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Congratulations, Laurie!

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Loan Extension Available for Members Affected by RCSD Layoffs

December 16, 2019

To all of our members affected by the recent Rochester City School District layoffs, we’re here to help.  If you have been affected by the layoffs, you may ask for a one- to three-month loan extension. To find out if your loan is eligible, please contact our Member Service Center at (800) 836-7328 extension 7030. We want to help you through this difficult time. 

Wheel for Charity at ROC the Taste

Sponsors of ROC the Taste to Present Event Proceeds

November 4, 2019

Representatives from The Summit Federal Credit Union and Tops Friendly Markets will present checks to Center for Youth and Villa of Hope this Thursday, November 7th at 2:30pm at The Summit’s Brighton Branch. The checks contain the charitable proceeds of the ROC the Taste food and music festival, held July 26th and 27th in Parcel 5, downtown Rochester.

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The Summit Sponsors Irondequoit Beer Company Grand Opening

October 21, 2019

The Summit is excited to welcome Irondequoit Beer Company to one of our great communities. Please join us for the Grand Opening celebration October 26th from 4-10pm at the brewery, 765 Titus Ave., Rochester. It is the only time you’ll be able to order The Summit Saison; pair it with the Vadala cheese plate, named for Mike Vadala, our President and CEO. Familiar faces from The Summit will also be there with giveaways. Please drink responsibly.

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The Summit and East High School Announce Scholarship

October 2, 2019

The Summit Federal Credit Union and East High School are partnering to offer the “Locally Committed” Scholarship. $500 will be awarded to each of two graduating East High School seniors who have made an exceptional commitment to the school and Rochester community. Scholarship applications are available online and at The Summit’s Main/Winton branch at 2315 E. Main Street, Rochester. The deadline for applying is February 28th, 2020.

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The Summit Vendor of the Month Oct. 2019

Dunning Farm of Williamson is The Summit Vendor of the Month

October 1, 2019

Dunning Farm in Williamson, New York has been chosen as The Summit Vendor of the Month at the City of Rochester Public Market for October. Mother-daughter team Sara “Sallie” Dunning and Sara Dunning DeMay took over the farm’s operations when husband/father Richard “Rich” Dunning passed away four years ago. 


The Summit Vendor of the Month Award, presented by The Summit Federal Credit Union and the Friends of the Rochester Public Market, recognizes those market vendors who provide the community with local, high-quality products and exemplary service.


Pictured left to right: Sara Dunning DeMay, Sallie Dunning, Cynthia Kolko (The Summit), Derrick Doi (Friends of the Rochester Public Market). In framed photo: Rich Dunning.

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The Summit's Appliances Giveaway

The Summit Celebrates the Irondequoit Community

September 16, 2019

From September 16th until October 11th, The Summit Federal Credit Union is showing appreciation for our Irondequoit Neighbors. We’ll have weekly giveaways of home appliances, plus a grand prize of $500. Stop inside the Irondequoit Branch at 2121 Hudson Avenue in Irondequoit to enter to win.


Visitors to the branch may also purchase a “plate” for $1, $5 or $10 to help support the Irondequoit Community Cupboard. Each dollar provides approximately 6 meals.



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Palmiter’s Garden Nursery is September’s Vendor of the Month

August 28, 2019

September’s Summit Vendor of the Month at the Rochester Public Market is Palmiter’s Garden Nursery of Avon. Palmiter’s has been a Market presence for over four decades, and currently specializes in sweet and hot peppers, herbs and also cut flowers, which are sold under the Summer Skies name.


The Summit Vendor of the Month honors those Market vendors who, like The Summit, offer quality products and are dedicated to our community’s well-being. Vendors of the Month receive a banner, shirts and a certificate. The award is presented by The Summit Federal Credit Union and the Friends of the Rochester Public Market.


Pictured left to right: Merle Palmiter, Sheila Palmiter, Cynthia Kolko (The Summit), Ann Howard (Friends of the Rochester Public Market), Marla Palmiter, Paul Swartz.



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Media Contact

If you are a member of the press and would like additional information or would like to request an interview, please contact our Public Relations Specialist, Cynthia Kolko, at (585) 453-7058 or (800) 836-7328 extension 7058.