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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
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
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.
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.
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. Download Press Release
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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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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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.
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