CREDIT UNION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NAMED WHITTIER'S 2013 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR Posted on April 24, 2013

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CREDIT UNION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA NAMED WHITTIER’S 2013 BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Local Credit Union Recognized for Decades of Commitment to Whittier Community

Residents and business owners gathered at King Richard’s Antique Center on Thursday, March 21 for the Whittier Chamber of Commerce Business Recognition and Board Installation Luncheon where Credit Union of Southern California was named the 2013 "Business of the Year.”

The local credit union was recognized for its service and involvement in the Whittier community since its charter as Whittier Area Schools Federal Credit Union in 1954.

“Credit Union of Southern California has been a key piece of the local economy in Whittier for years. The company and its employees are generous contributors and participants in the community and exemplary members of the Chamber,” explained Whittier Chamber Executive Director Carol Crosby. “CU SoCal understands that their company’s success is directly proportionate to the quality of people they employ, the overall success of the business community, and the people they serve.”

CU SoCal President/CEO, Dave Gunderson, accepted the award on behalf of the credit union stating, “We have been proud to call Whittier our home for almost 60 years. CU SoCal would not be here today to accept this award if it were not for the support of the Whittier community. It is our pleasure to serve and give back to Whittier.”

“We are honored to receive this award,” offered Michelle Hunter, CU SoCal SVP of Marketing and Development. “It has been our pleasure to serve alongside the Whittier community to help build better lives. We appreciate the Chamber’s recognition of CU SoCal’s contributions and look forward to serving this community for years to come.”

About Credit Union of Southern California (CU SoCal)

Founded in 1954 as Whittier Area Schools Federal Credit Union, CU SoCal has a five-star financial rating from BauerFinancial, a nationally recognized independent research firm. Today, CU SoCal has $700 million in assets and is dedicated to Building Better Lives for its 55,000 Member-Owners through World-Class Service, competitive products, and convenience. Membership is open to those who live, work, worship, or attend school in Orange County, San Gabriel Valley, the cities connecting those geographic areas, as well as Chino, Chino Hills, Ontario, Pomona and San Bernardino. For more information, visit www.CUSoCal.org.

About Whittier Chamber of Commerce

The Whittier Chamber of Commerce has been serving the business community of greater Whittier since 1914. The Whittier Chamber of Commerce serves to build a prosperous community through business leadership by offering members superior business networking events, business development, educational opportunities, marketing assistance, and legislative advocacy. For more information, visit www.WhittierChamber.com.

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