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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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Forjone Farms Honored as Vendor of the Month

August 8, 2019

The Summit Federal Credit Union Vendor of the Month for August is Chris and Sarah Neff of Forjone Farms in Holley. The Neffs grow a variety of vegetables as well as tomatoes and potatoes.

 

The Summit Vendor of the Month Award is presented by The Summit Federal Credit Union and the Friends of the Rochester Public Market. The award honors those Market vendors who, like The Summit, offer quality products and are dedicated to the well-being of our community. Vendors of the Month receive a banner, t-shirts and a certificate, as well as mention in the Market’s newsletter.

 

Pictured left to right: Cynthia Kolko (The Summit), Sarah Neff, Chris Neff, Laura Parker (Friends of the Rochester Public Market).

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The Summit FCU Presents Check to Seneca Falls Backpack Program

Seneca Falls Branch-Warming Giveaways Begin

August 6, 2019

The Summit Federal Credit Union is holding a Branch-Warming Celebration to highlight recent updates to its Seneca Falls branch. The public is invited to come inside the Seneca Falls branch to enter to win weekly giveaways of home appliances as well as a grand prize $500 gift card. Raffle entries will be accepted August 5th through August 31st only inside The Summit’s Seneca Falls branch.

 

In addition to the giveaways, on August 1st, The Summit presented a $500 check to the Seneca Falls Backpack Program as part of a re-dedication of a plaque honoring G. Michael “Mike” Windle, a Summit member and former employee who was killed in a car accident.

 

Pictured left to right: Maureen Booth (The Summit), Marnie Bastedo (The Summit), Paula Coffey (Seneca Falls Backpack Program), Cynthia Lazzaro (Seneca Falls Backpack Program), Esther Patti-Young (Seneca Falls Backpack Program), Maria Conley (The Summit), Penny Carpenter (The Summit).

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The Losses are July’s Vendor of the Month

July 5, 2019

The Summit Vendor of the Month at the Rochester Public Market is Mary Ellen Loss of Avon. Mary Ellen is a reliable, familiar face at the Market, where she and her son Peter sell a variety of produce.

 

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

 

Pictured: Peter Loss, Cynthia Kolko (The Summit), Leslie Knox (Friends of the Rochester Public Market), Mary Ellen Loss.

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Jim Kelly, Jim Boeheim, Others to Play in Celebrity Golf Scramble

June 14, 2019

The Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic has announced a celebrity golf scramble featuring former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, Syracuse University men’s basketball head coach Jim Boeheim, former NHL star Brian Gionta and Elvio Fernandez of the band Daughtry. Tickets for the celebrity scramble, which will be held July 16th, are $12 at danielledowneyclassic.com and at Rochester- area Wegmans. Or get $10 tickets at Rochester branches of The Summit.

delicious soup in big bowl with spoon on open grill

Cortland Hosts “Stone Soup” Community Picnic

June 12, 2019

The Summit Federal Credit Union was honored to be part of Cortland’s community picnic earlier this month.

 

Coordinated by the Cortland Police Department’s Office of Community Policing, the family event had a theme of “Stone Soup,” a story about neighbors coming together, which perfectly underscored the event’s aim of uniting Cortland residents in kinship.

 

400 people sat together at long tables on Court Street to enjoy various types of soup, 100 gallons of which were donated by local restaurants. Several other local businesses and residents also contributed to the event, including The Summit, who sponsored the evening’s family movie. The Cortland Free Library read Marcia Brown’s Stone Soup and offered 100 free copies of the book. Stone painting and a “rock” band rounded out the evening.

Representatives from Market Seafood, The Summit and Friends of the Rochester Public Market at the Market Seafood stall.

Market Seafood Receives The Summit Vendor of the Month Award

June 4, 2019

Market Seafood LLC, owned by husband-and-wife team Zach and Jessica Feldman, is the recipient of 2019’s first Summit Vendor of the Month award at the City of Rochester Public Market. The award, presented by The Summit Federal Credit Union and the Friends of the Rochester Public Market, recognizes those vendors who provide the community with local, high-quality products and exemplary service.

 

Market Seafood sells products ranging from shrimp and scallops to a variety of fish. Items like clams casino and salmon burgers are also available.

 

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Steve Phillips and Jack Smith (Market Seafood), Jessica Feldman (owner, Market Seafood), Cynthia Kolko (The Summit), Leslie Knox (Friends of the Rochester Public Market).

 

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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.