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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’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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The Summit Earns Highest Rating from Bauer Financial

October 7, 2020

The Summit Federal Credit Union has earned a 5-star rating from Bauer Financial, Inc., an independent organization that analyzes and reports on U.S. financial institutions. The 5-star rating is given to those banks and credit unions that exhibit excellent strength overall. It is the highest rating possible.

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The Summit Board of Directors Appoints Chair

August 20, 2020

Chris Modesti has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors for The Summit Federal Credit Union. A member of the Board since 2013, he also served on the Supervisory Committee for over 4 years, including as Chair. Since 2019, Chris has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sweeteners Plus, LLC, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. We want […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 at The Summit’s Main/Winton branch at 2315 E. Main […]

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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 […]

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