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Taste of Syracuse Headliner and Beneficiaries Announced

April 3, 2019

The Summit Federal Credit Union Taste of Syracuse, scheduled for June 7th and 8th in and around Clinton Square, was announced at The Summit’s Camillus branch last week. Representatives from The Summit, Tops Markets and Galaxy Media announced that Sugar Ray will be the Saturday Night headliner music act.


The weekend of the event has been named “A Tribute to Youth” in honor of event beneficiaries ARC of Onondaga and Elmcrest Children’s Center. Activities at The Summit’s tent and at the Tops tent will support the charities. The Summit will bring back its popular prize wheel; with $1 for each spin, event-goers can win cash, gift cards and more. All proceeds go directly to ARC and Elmcrest.


Pictured L to R: Christin Vincent (The Summit), Kathy Allen (Tops), Andrea Autry (Elmcrest), Ellen Gutmaker (ARC), Cheryl Pohlman (The Summit), Carrie Wojtaszek (Galaxy).

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The Summit Aims to Provide 100,000 Meals to WNY Food Bank

November 28, 2018

The generosity of The Summit’s members has resulted in approximately 84,000 meals donated to the Western New York Food Bank since 2009. Now, we are hoping to reach 100,000 meals by December 25th, 2018. To be a part of this effort, visit a Buffalo branch to purchase a “plate” for $1, $5, $10 or $20. Together, we can help people in our community access healthy food.

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Image: Honor Flight and Wilmot Cancer Institute Representatives at ROC the Taste

Money Raised at ROC the Taste to be Presented Nov. 5th

November 1, 2018

Representatives from The Summit and TOPS will present checks of the money raised at the ROC the Taste festival, held in July, 2018 at Parcel 5 in downtown Rochester. Wilmot Cancer Institute and Honor Flight Rochester were the beneficiaries. Over 50,000 people attended this first-time festival.

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Raffle of Bills-Dolphins Game Day Package Begins Nov. 1st

October 30, 2018

Want to watch the Bills and Dolphins battle it out at New Era Field Stadium? Come into any branch of The Summit between November 1st and December 1st to enter to win a Game Day Package to the Buffalo Bills versus Miami Dolphins football game at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, December 30th. The package includes five (5) game day tickets with seating in the Jim Kelly Club, a parking pass and a $100 gift card. Both members and non-members of The Summit who are at least 18 years old may enter.

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“Community Canvas” Returns to Artist Row

September 14, 2018

Artist Row at the Rochester Public Market, sponsored by The Summit, will be held Sunday, September 16th from 10am to 4pm. Kids and adults are welcome to create an art square at The Summit’s booth. Later, the squares get compiled onto a “Community Canvas” that is displayed at our Main-Winton branch.

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Eight Hours at ROC the Taste

July 23, 2018

There’s so much going on at The Summit Federal Credit Union ROC the Taste, what will you do first? Read this article for suggestions on what to see, taste, hear and do at this new free festival, July 27th-July 28th at Parcel 5, downtown Rochester.

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The Summit Sponsors Camillus Fireworks Celebration

June 25, 2018

The Summit invites the public to have a blast at the Town of Camillus annual Fourth of July celebration and fireworks. The event takes place Saturday, June 30th at Gillie Lake in Camillus from 7:30pm-9:30 pm. The Summit will be there on the lawn with games, giveaways and chances to win restaurant gift cards.

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Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic Tickets Available

June 20, 2018

The Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic golf tournament will be back to showcase the best rising LPGA stars July 18th – 22nd at Brook-Lea Country Club in Rochester. The Summit is offering members the very best ticket prices, including free tickets for retirees. Visit any Rochester-area branch for your tickets. Tournament proceeds benefit the Pluta Cancer Center Foundation.

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Raffle Offers Chance to Meet Smash Mouth at Taste of Syracuse

April 24, 2018

A raffle to herald Taste of Syracuse ran April 23rd to May 23rd at the Syracuse, Cortland and Seneca Falls branches. Winners enjoyed prizes including backstage passes and VIP experience meet-and-greet passes to Saturday night’s main stage headliner, Smash Mouth. The raffle was open to the public, with people required to enter in person at The Summit in Syracuse, Cortland or Seneca Falls. For complete drawing rules click here.

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The Summit Wins Three 2018 CUNA Diamond Awards

March 9, 2018

The Summit won three Diamond Awards at The Credit Union National Association’s 25th Anniversary Diamond Award presentation in San Francisco on March 13th. The awards recognize outstanding marketing achievements in the Credit Union industry. Winning projects were First Home Club materials and The Summit’s 2016 Annual Report, “Color Your Future,” which also earned a Best in Show award.

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