Name of business
Pittsford Federal Credit Union – Branch Manager, Mendon Office
Type of business
What does your business do?
Pittsford FCU offers traditional savings and checking accounts, auto loans, credit cards and mortgage loans to our 21,000 member/owners. In support of those services, we offer a variety of informational resources to help our members make the decisions that help them get ahead financially.
When and why did you start the business?
On November 4, 1968, Pittsford Federal Credit Union, which was founded by a small group of teachers, was granted its official charter from the National Credit Union Administration. At that time, the Credit Union was run out of a classroom, in the Pittsford Central School District. At this time, the Credit Union serves members who live, work, worship, attend school or volunteer in Pittsford, Mendon, Honeoye Falls, Lima, East and West Bloomfield, Rush, Avon, Victor, Henrietta, Brighton, East Rochester and Perinton.
What’s the most fun part of running your business?
The most fun part of running our business is that we are able to focus on the best interests of our owners. The members are why we exist. Doing what is best for them as a group is our sole focus. We truly are here to help, with no distractions (such as performing to the requirements of stock holders, etc.).
Pittsford FCU has grown and remained strong through varied financial environmental challenges by remaining focused on our owners, consistent leadership, and a pervasive desire to create an environment that supports the balance between work and home life - which helps encourage long-term employees that have a clear understanding of who we are, what is expected and what our members appreciate most.
What hobbies do you have?
I enjoy reading, boating and spending time with friends and family.
Personal information you would like to share about you? (family, where you live, involvement in school, etc.)
I live in Chili with my husband, Vlade. I enjoy volunteering in the Honeoye Falls, Mendon, Pittsford area where I have worked for the past 23 years. I have worked for Pittsford Federal Credit Union since 1991. I have served as Vice President of the Honeoye Falls Mendon Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Pittsford and as a member of the Town of Mendon Bicentennial Committee.
What advice do you have for others and/or mottos you follow?
Keep in mind the importance of a positive attitude, giving back to our community and cherishing our families and friends.Read Amy’s article, "Is Now the Right Time to Refinance?",here.