St. Louis Community Earns Credit Union of the Year Award
St. Louis Community Credit Union (SLCCU) was recently named 2013 Community Credit Union of the Year by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA). St. Louis Community was selected as a first-place winner in its class of institutions that are $250 million or less in asset size.
"This honor is a testament to the dedication of our staff as they work diligently to meet our members' needs through compassion, respect and value-focused service," says Patrick Adams, president/CEO of St. Louis Community Credit Union. "We are in the business of empowering the low-to-moderate income community. That's what we do best."
According to CUNA, the 2013 Community Credit Union of the Year Award gives recognition and distinction to credit unions that best demonstrate the fundamentals of the credit union movement while also establishing a positive influence in the field of service. Through its account services, locations and community outreach efforts, SLCCU operates as more than a credit union. It serves as a beacon of financial empowerment and capability for its members and the communities it serves.
- Asset-Building Products and Services: SLCCU primarily serves low-to-moderate income individuals living in and around the region’s urban areas. It offers asset-building products that help consumers increase their standard of living and better their lifestyle.
- Locations that Provide Access and Capability: SLCCU has 11 area locations. In 2011, the credit union partnered with social service agencies by placing min-branches within these facilities. These mini-branch locations operate like any other branch, and range between 300 and 800-square-feet. There are three mini-branch locations: MET Center (Wellston), Grace Hill Water Tower (North St. Louis) and Kingdom House (St. Louis).
- Community Outreach Through Financial Literacy: In 2012, SLCCU's foundation, the St. Louis Community CU Foundation with the support of Carrollton Bank, opened the CU Excel Center in Northwoods. The center offers free financial literacy, life skills education and one-on-one financial coaching to the community. Classes are taught by dedicated subject matter experts. Since opening, the CU Excel Center has served more than 2,400 people.
Congratulations to St. Louis Community Credit Union for earning this impressive award.