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Helping High School Seniors Scale the Heights – The Summit’s Scholarship Program

December 23, 2021

Did you know that The Summit has a long history of awarding College Scholarships for eligible high school seniors? The Summit annually awards scholarships through the New York Credit Union Association Scholarship Program, the local Rochester chapter of the NYCUA Scholarship Program, and The Summit Federal Credit Union’s 2022 Scholarship. Applications are now being accepted […]

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The Summit Federal Credit Union Announces 3-Year, $30,000 Sponsorship of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse

December 22, 2021

The Summit Federal Credit Union (The Summit) today announced a three-year, $30,000 commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters programs in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse. $10,000 will be dispersed to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara & the Southern Tier; and Peace, Inc. Big Brothers Big Sisters of […]

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Greece Police UPA Helps Brighten Kid’s Holidays Through Shop With A Cop Program

December 13, 2021

The Summit Federal Credit Union and Greece Police UPA team up to change kid’s holidays another year. The Summit donated to the Greece Police Uniformed Patrolman’s Association in support of their Shop With A Cop program. Every year for 20 years the Greece officers have joined forces with the Greece Central School District to nominate […]

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IBC 2nd Birthday

Irondequoit Beer Company Birthday Celebration Benefits Irondequoit Community Cupboard

October 8, 2021

The Summit Federal Credit Union is the food and entertainment sponsor of the Irondequoit Beer Company’s (IBC) 2nd birthday celebration, held Saturday, October 9 from 1pm-10pm. Ten percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Irondequoit Community Cupboard. Members of The Summit’s staff will be at IBC between 4pm and 6pm with giveaways. Try […]

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Employees of The Summit chosen for United Way leadership programs.

Three Summit Employees Chosen for United Way Leadership Programs

September 27, 2021

Rhonda Ball, Mariceli Ortiz and Trisha Wilson, all employees of The Summit Federal Credit Union, were chosen to participate in leadership programs run by The United Way in Rochester. Rhonda Ball and Trisha Wilson were selected to participate in United Way’s African-American Leadership Development Program, which works to broaden the placement of African Americans in […]

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Laurie Baker, The Summit FCU's CEO

The Benefits Of Women and All-Around Diversity in the Workplace

September 25, 2021

The Summit’s CEO, Laurie Baker, talks about the benefits of workplace diversity in this article from CU Management. P.S. CIE = Certified Innovation Executive, a designation of expertise given by the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES).

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The Summit Federal Credit Union Virtual Bank

The Summit Launches Virtual Branch

July 9, 2021

The Summit Federal Credit Union has launched our Virtual Branch. Convenient, safe and easy to use, the branch features one-on-one, live interaction with a Summit Relationship Specialist, who can help with just about anything that can be done at a physical branch. Users connect from anywhere, right from a mobile or other electronic device. It’s […]

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Top Workplaces Rochester Winner

The Summit Wins Several Top Workplaces Honors

March 25, 2021

Awards Based on Employee Feedback The Summit Federal Credit Union has been named one of the Top Workplaces in the Financial Services Industry nationwide, as well as one of the Top Workplaces in Rochester. The Summit also recently received notice that we have won a third award, the Top Workplaces Women-Led Culture Excellence award. This […]

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Laurie Baker Named to Rochester Power 33 List

Laurie Baker Named to Power 33 List

December 22, 2020

Laurie Baker, President and CEO of The Summit Federal Credit Union, has been named to the Rochester Business Journal’s first “Power 33” List. Focusing on those industries that “lifted” the Rochester region during the pandemic, the list spotlights local leaders in accounting, banking and healthcare. Laurie Baker was included for leading The Summit’s actions to […]

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The Summit Federal Credit Union's Credit Cards Featured at

The Summit’s Credit Cards Spotlighted at

November 13, 2020

The Summit Federal Credit Union’s Visa® Credit Cards were featured on a popular site for people researching credit cards. The team at recently spoke with Mark Gregory, The Summit’s Vice President of Lending, about how our cards are different from each other, and what they offer cardholders. The article focuses on card features, such […]

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Forbes Names The Summit One of the Best Credit Unions in U.S.

October 19, 2020

Forbes has named The Summit Federal Credit Union as one of the nation’s best in-state credit unions. The honor is based on a survey of current and former members who assessed their credit unions on trust, terms & conditions, branch services, digital services and financial advice. Survey-takers also cited overall satisfaction with a credit union. […]

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