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Oswego County Federal Credit Union Now Offers Credit Union Auto Club

Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), is offering members a new credit union auto club that is similar to AAA, but available at lower rates, it was announced by William Carhart, CEO.

“OCFCU’s auto club provides unparalleled service and unprecedented value in roadside assistance,”Carhart said. “It covers anything from being locked out of your vehicle to needing a tow truck.” Professional customer service teams are available twenty-four hours seven days a week to assist members. OCU logo Hor green_555

“Each plan is priced for a 12-month period with an automatic renewal option, Carhart said. OCFCU’s Auto Club offers members significantly lower rates than AAA on individual and family plans.”

The Auto Club is able to offer an annual individual plan for $47, while AAA charges $51, Carhart said. For family plans, OCFCU Auto Club allows you to save up to $90 compared to AAA’s plan prices. “There is no sign up fee for Credit Union Auto Club so join the club and start saving money on your peace of mind today!”

OCFCU opened a new Oswego office in January 2013 on the corner of E. 4th and Bridge St. It replaced its former E. 7th St. location and is more than twice its size. In Dec. 2010, OCFCU opened a brand new office in Mexico at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) where they converted and renovated the village’s former railroad depot into a modern credit union, Carhart said. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The credit union’s third office is at 300 W. 1st St. in Oswego.

Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 8,800 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

OCFCU’s 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the E. Bridge St. office can be reached at 343-7822.  The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722. . Further information can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.org.

 

Oswego County Federal Credit Union Wins Credit Union Association of NY Award

Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU) was selected as the second place winner of the Credit Union Association of New York’s (CUANY) 2014 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award for credit unions with $50-100 million in assets, it was announced by William Carhart, CEO. The award will be presented at the CUANY Governmental Affairs Conference, April 29 in Albany.OCU logo Hor green_555

“All our employees and board are delighted to be recognized by this award,” Carhart said. Community involvement and community service are among our highest goals at OCFCU and it’s really special to have our efforts recognized by our peers.”

According to CUANY’s web site, the Dora Maxwell award honors credit unions that have successfully participated in or led community activities. It recognizes credit union efforts to strengthen local institutions and materially improve the lives of non-member through community outreach program other than personal finance education.

Among OCFCU’s community involvement was: their sponsorship of free Movies In the Park in Oswego; the Jazz and Blues Park at Oswego’s Harborfest; Christmas in Mexico; the 5k Run For Dennis supporting bladder cancer research; bicycle safety at Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station’s annual Safety, Health and Wellness Fair; the CNY Pumpkinfest;  and Oswego County Make-A-Wish. The Credit Union has also help support numerous fundraisers and other community events.

OCFCU opened a new Oswego office in January 2013 on the corner of E. 4th and Bridge St. It replaced its former E. 7th St. location and is more than twice its size. In Dec. 2010, OCFCU opened a brand new office in Mexico at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) where they converted and renovated the village’s former railroad depot into a modern credit union, Carhart said. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The credit union’s third office is at 300 W. 1st St. in Oswego.

Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 8,800 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

OCFCU’s 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the E. Bridge St. office can be reached at 343-7822.  The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722. . Further information can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.com.

Sheats, Burns Join Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

Cheryl Sheats was hired recently as a personal lines account manager and Carol Burns was hired as a commercial lines account manager at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA) it was announced by Martha Murray, president. Sheats will be based in ESA’s North Syracuse office and Burns will be in the Camden office.

“We are so pleased to welcome Carol and Cheryl to ESA,” Murray said. “In fact, in Cheryl’s case it’s welcome back. She worked at our Fulton and Oswego offices in the late 90s.”

Sheats has worked in the insurance industry for more than 24 years for firms in Oswego, Onondaga and Jefferson counties. She holds the Accredited Customer Service Representative (ACSR) certification and resides in Mexico with a son, 5, and a daughter, 14.

Cheryl Sheats

Cheryl Sheats

Burns has more than 29 years in the insurance industry and holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) certification. She has worked exclusively in commercial lines for agencies in Oneida and Rome, and she is a member and former vice president and secretary for the Utica CPCU chapter. She is also a member of the Insurance Professionals of the Mohawk Valley.

She resides in Lee with her husband, Tom; and she has a son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.

Headquartered in Fulton, Eastern Shore Associates is a Trusted Choice® agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company. ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation, and bonds. In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services.

Carol Burns

Carol Burns

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2014 is our 28th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance.

“Other services include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice® independent agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Phoenix, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, N. Syracuse and Walworth. The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000.

 

Backus Joins Burritt Motors Service Department

Morgan Backus joined Burritt Motors recently as a service lane coordinator, it was announced by Chris Burritt, owner.

“We’re delighted to add Morgan to our growing service team,” said Chris Burritt. “This newly created position is going to pamper our customers by giving them and their vehicles the utmost personal attention right from the moment they drive into our service department.”

Morgan Backus joined Burritt Motors recently as a service lane coordinator, it was announced by Chris Burritt, owner.

Morgan Backus joined Burritt Motors recently as a service lane coordinator.

Backus will be in charge of greeting customers, inspecting their vehicles and giving them an overall “wow” experience by being extremely attentive and helpful, Burritt said.

Backus, a native of Mexico, has two years in the automotive industry. She has previously worked as a delivery specialist, certified tech expert, and car and leasing salesperson.

Burritt Motors’ history dates back to 1955 in Hannibal when Chris’ grandfather, Elmer O. Burritt, purchased a Chevrolet franchise that he operated until 1963. To expand in a larger market, Chris’ father, Richard, purchased the assets of a Chevrolet dealership that had been located on Oswego’s East Third Street.

About a year later, he built the present dealership on Route 104, which underwent a $2.5 million expansion and renovation last year.

The dealership celebrates its 58th anniversary this year and can be reached at (315) 343-8948, www.burrittmotors.com or www.themechanixgarage.com.

 

Oswego County FCU ‘Pod’ of Gold Winners Collect $4,313 In Prize Vault

Oswego County Federal Credit Union paid out $4,313 to winners of its recent member referral program, said William Carhart, CEO. “Five new referred members and five referring members each had 30 seconds in the OCFCU ‘Pod’ of Gold prize vault on St. Patrick’s Day to win their portion of $2,500 in cash. One winner was able to grab over $600 in thirty seconds.

“The best part, however, is that in the short two months that the program ran, we had more than 136 new members join the OCFCU family. During that time, anyone who referred a new member or any new members who joined were entered in a drawing to be among the ten winners.”

Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), paid out $4,313 to winners of its recent member referral program, said William Carhart, CEO. “Five new referred members and five referring members each had 30 seconds in the OCFCU ‘Pod’ of Gold prize vault on St. Patrick’s Day to win their portion of $2,500 in cash. One winner was able to grab over $600 in thirty seconds. From left: Aimee Johnson, OCFCU vice president, lending; Anthony Nearbin, Oswego; Jackie Terpening, Oswego; Mary Ellen Loura, Parish; Tina Mansfield, Oswego; Martin Meehan, Oswego; Tim Chawgo, Fulton; William Carhart, OCFCU CEO; and Donna Holbrook, Parish.

Oswego County Federal Credit Union paid out $4,313 to winners of its recent member referral program, said William Carhart, CEO. “Five new referred members and five referring members each had 30 seconds in the OCFCU ‘Pod’ of Gold prize vault on St. Patrick’s Day to win their portion of $2,500 in cash. One winner was able to grab over $600 in thirty seconds. From left: Aimee Johnson, OCFCU vice president, lending; Anthony Nearbin, Oswego; Jackie Terpening, Oswego; Mary Ellen Loura, Parish; Tina Mansfield, Oswego; Martin Meehan, Oswego; Tim Chawgo, Fulton; William Carhart, OCFCU CEO; and Donna Holbrook, Parish.

Current members who won were: Tim Chawgo, Fulton; Anthony Nearbin, Oswego; Amanda Fellows, Hannibal; and Tracy Lebeau and Chelsea Kaye, both from Oswego.

New members who won were: Donna Holbrook and Mary Ellen Loura, both from Parish; and Tina Mansfield, Jackie Terpening and Martin Meehan, all from Oswego.

OCFCU opened a new Oswego office in January 2013 on the corner of E. 4th and Bridge St. It replaced its former E. 7th St. location and is more than twice its size. In Dec. 2010, OCFCU opened a brand new office in Mexico at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) where they converted and renovated the village’s former railroad depot into a modern credit union, Carhart said. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The credit union’s third office is at 300 W. 1st St. in Oswego.

Tina Mansfield of Oswego grabs her share of the $2,500 floating in the OCFCU ‘Pod’ of Gold on St. Patrick’s Day at the credit union’s Bridge St. office. The member referral program in which she participated has generated more than 136 new members, said William Carhart, OCFCU CEO.

Tina Mansfield of Oswego grabs her share of the $2,500 floating in the OCFCU ‘Pod’ of Gold on St. Patrick’s Day at the credit union’s Bridge St. office. The member referral program in which she participated has generated more than 136 new members, said William Carhart, OCFCU CEO.

Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 8,800 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

OCFCU’s 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the E. Bridge St. office can be reached at 343-7822.  The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722.      . Further information can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.com.

 

Oswego County Federal Credit Union $500 Scholarship Applications Available

Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), is again offering college-bound high school seniors who are members the chance to win one of five $500 scholarships, it was announced by William Carhart, CEO.

“OCFCU has joined the New York State Credit Union League, Inc. (NYSCUL) in offering seniors the chance to compete for these scholarships to either a two-or four-year accredited educational institution,” Carhart said. “In addition to the scholarships we’re offering, students will be competing for two $500 scholarships from the Syracuse Chapter of Credit Unions, and several $500 and $1,000 scholarships offered by the NYSCUL statewide”. It’s a simple three-step process to apply.

“First, students can stop in any OCFCU office and request a scholarship application form, or they can go online and download it from our Home Page immediately at www.oswegofcu.org. by clicking  on “Scholarship Program” box. If the student is not an OCFCU member, then they can request a membership packet as well.

“Complete the application form, write an essay, and obtain the required test transcripts along with the signature of the student’s parent or guardian.

“Return the completed form to OCFCU no later than Jan. 18, 2014.”

According to Carhart, there is no fee for submitting the application, but those students applying must be members of OCFCU, college-bound high school seniors at the time of application to either a two or four-year accredited educational institution, and attending college for the first time in the fall of 2014. Applications will be judged against others submitted from all over the state by the NYSCUL and winners will be announced in April.

OCFCU opened a new Oswego office in January on the corner of E. 4th and Bridge St. It replaced its former E. 7th St. location and is more than twice its size. In Dec. 2010, OCFCU opened a brand new office in Mexico at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) where they converted and renovated the village’s former railroad depot into a modern credit union, Carhart said. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The credit union’s third office is at 300 W. 1st St. in Oswego.

Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 8,000 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

OCFCU’s 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the E. Bridge St. office can be reached at 343-7822.  The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722. Further information can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.com.

Carhart Named 2013 ‘Outstanding Professional’ by Credit Union Association of NY

William Carhart, CEO, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, was recognized as the 2013 ‘Outstanding Professional’ by the Credit Union Association of New York ($50 million to $250 million in assets) at its June 14 annual meeting in Lake George.

William Carhart, (above) CEO, Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), was recognized as the 2013 ‘Outstanding Professional’ by the Credit Union Association of New York ($50 million to $250 million in assets) at their June 14 annual meeting in Lake George.

William Carhart, (above) CEO, Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), was recognized as the 2013 ‘Outstanding Professional’ by the Credit Union Association of New York ($50 million to $250 million in assets) at its June 14 annual meeting in Lake George.

According to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA): “The judges looked for individuals and credit unions that show an ongoing dedication to the credit union philosophy, community involvement, volunteerism, professionalism and youth financial education.”

Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 8,000 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

            OCFCU’s 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the 90 E. Bridge St. office can be reached at 343-7822.  The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722.      . Further information on the credit union can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.org.

Oswego County Federal Credit Union’s Avery, Johnson Named as ’40 Under 40′ Winners

Oswego County Federal Credit Union, recently announced that Atom Z. Avery, 33, a member of their board, and Aimee Johnson, vice president, lending were among those earning an Oswego County 40 Under 40 award, said Bill Carhart, OCFCU CEO.

“We are thrilled that Atom and Aimee have received this honor,” Carhart said. “They both bring high energy, enthusiasm and new ideas to our credit union. In addition, Atom was also recently recognized by the Credit Union Times as one of ten under 40 credit union board of directors members across the country who bring innovative ideas to credit unions for their growth and success ”

Atom Avery '40 Under 40' Winner

Atom Avery
’40 Under 40′ Winner

OCFCU opened a new Oswego office in January on the corner of East Fourth and Bridge streets. It replaced its former East Seventh Street location and is more than twice its size.

In Dec. 2010, OCFCU opened a brand new office in Mexico at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) where they converted and renovated the village’s former railroad depot into a modern credit union, Carhart said. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

The credit union’s third office is at 300 West First St. in Oswego.

Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 7,500 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

Aimee Johnson '40 Under 40' Winner

Aimee Johnson
’40 Under 40′ Winner

            OCFCU’s 300 West First St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the East Bridge Street office can be reached at 343-7822.

The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722.

Further information can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.com

Oswego County Federal Credit Union Joins ‘Christmas In Mexico’ Festivities

Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU) in Mexico will again be sponsoring  “Santa’s Station Coloring Contest” as part of the village’s annual Christmas In Mexico, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 1, said Bill Carhart, OCFCU CEO.

All children who visit the branch that day may have their picture taken with Santa. Entries for the coloring contest are open to all children ages 2-12 and they don’t have to be an OCFCU member to enter.

Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU) in Mexico is sponsoring the “Santa’s Station Coloring Contest” as part of the village’s annual Christmas In Mexico, Sat. Dec. 1, said Bill Carhart, OCFCU CEO. In 2011, Haylee Gibson of Mexico (above) won first prize, a huge Christmas stocking filled with toys.
First prize is again a huge, 8-feet long Christmas stocking filled with toys and goodies, Carhart said. Second prize is a $50 gift card and third prize is a $25 gift card.

“First prize is a huge, 8-feet long Christmas stocking filled with toys and goodies, Carhart said. “Second prize is a $50 gift card and third prize is a $25 gift card.”

Christmas in Mexico features Mr. and Mrs. Claus, the Friends of Bob Cratchit traveling the village streets, multiple church bazaars, village shop special promotions, a tree lighting, parade, and horse drawn carriage rides. For more information contact Jessica Hofschulte, event chairperson, at themaineventcny@gmail.com.

Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 6,300 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join

The Friends of Bob Cratchit, above, will be traveling the village streets during Christmas in Mexico, Sat. Dec. 1. The event also features Mr. and Mrs. Claus, multiple church bazaars, village shop special promotions, tree lighting, parade, and horse drawn carriage rides. For more information contact Jessica Hofschulte, event chairperson, at themaineventcny@gmail.com.

            OCFCU has two offices in Oswego. The 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the 175 E. 7th St. office can be reached at 343-7822.  The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722.

Oswego County Federal Credit Union Announces New Oswego Office

Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), recently announced that it is proceeding with construction of a new office in Oswego on the corner of E. 4th and Bridge St, said Bill Carhart, OCFCU CEO.

“Our new office will replace our E. 7th St. location and provide our members with even more reasons to join us,” Carhart said. “It will be about 3,500 square feet—more than twice the size of our E 7thoffice—feature two drive-through lanes and a drive-through ATM, among other member amenities.

Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), recently announced that it is proceeding with construction of a new office on the corner of E. 4th and Bridge St, said Bill Carhart, OCFCU CEO. The new office will replace the existing headquarters at 175 E. 7th St., Oswego. Joining Carhart for the announcement at the site of the new office are, from left, are OCFCU Board Members Harrison Greeney, Michael Regan, Jeanne Berlin, Atom Avery and his daughter, Azalia; and JoAnn LaTulip. Next to them, from left: Mary Greeney, vice president, member services; Aimee Johnson, vice president, lending; and Carhart. Construction is expected to begin the week of Aug. 6 and the project will be completed in early winter. OCFCU has two offices in Oswego and one in Mexico. The 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the 175 E. 7th St. office can be reached at 343-7822. The Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722. Further information can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.com

“We expect to be able to begin construction the week of Aug. 6 and finish in early winter.”

In Dec. 2010, OCFCU opened a brand new office in Mexico at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) where they converted and renovated the village’s former railroad depot into a modern credit union, Carhart said. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The credit union’s third office is at 300 W. 1st St. in Oswego.

Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 6,300 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

OCFCU’s 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the 175 E. 7th St. office can be reached at 343-7822.  The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722. . Further information can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.com.

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