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Chamber Names Oswego County FCU ‘Financial Institution Of The Year’

The Oswego County Federal Credit Union  (OCFCU) was named Financial Institution of the Year by the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GOFCC), at their recent Small Business Awards Breakfast. With the award, (from left) are: William Carhart, OCFCU CEO; Danielle Hayden, assistant director, GOFCC; and Greg Mills, executive director, GOFCC. The Oswego County FCU was charted is 1975 and is celebrating its 40th anniversary of serving the residents and business owners of Oswego County.  OCFCU serves over 9,000 members throughout the county at offices located at 90 East Bridge Street Oswego, 300 West 1st Street Oswego and 5828 Scenic Avenue (Rt.3) Mexico.  For further information visit www.oswegofcu.org.

The Oswego County Federal Credit Union was named Financial Institution of the Year by the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce  at its recent Small Business Awards Breakfast. With the award, (from left) are: William Carhart, OCFCU CEO; Danielle Hayden, assistant director, GOFCC; and Greg Mills, executive director, GOFCC. The Oswego County FCU was charted is 1975 and is celebrating its 40th anniversary of serving the residents and business owners of Oswego County. OCFCU serves more than 9,000 members throughout the county at offices located at 90 E. Bridge St. Oswego, 300 W. First St., Oswego and 5828 Scenic Avenue (Route3 ) Mexico. For further information visit www.oswegofcu.org

300+ Registered For March 14 ‘Run For Dennis’ 5K Run/Walk

More than 300 people have registered for the fourth annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk, said Jessica Newson, race director.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. March 14 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco (5/28/59-3/17/11), a victim of bladder cancer.

The fourth annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., March 14 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco (5/28/59-3/17/11), a victim of bladder cancer, it was announced by Jessica Newson, race director and Pacheco’s daughter. The first three races raised more than $36,000 for bladder cancer research. Above, runners from the 2012 run tackle the 5k course. Registration for the race, which begins and ends at Gibby’s Pub on Lake St., is $25 per person, and $30 on race day, Newson said. Registration is open at www.EZRaceReg.com. The website for the race is www.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/runfordennis.

The fourth annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for March 14 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco, a victim of bladder cancer. The first three races raised more than $36,000 for bladder cancer research. Pictured are runners from the 2012 event.

“We are all excited by the strong surge of registrations we’ve received as race day approaches,” Newson said. “But there is still time to take part in what has become one of the most fun, 5K run/walks in Central New York.”

Registration for the race, which begins and ends at Gibby’s Pub on Lake Street, is $25 per person and $30 on race day, Newson said.

The deadline for the Virtual Run was Feb 13.

Registration is open at www.EZRaceReg.com. The website for the race is www.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/runfordennis

“Donations can be made to ‘Run For Dennis’ and sent to Oswego County Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 310, Oswego, NY 13126,” Newson said. “Anyone who would like to sponsor or donate goods or services to the race can contact me at runfordennis11@gmail.com.”

Sponsors, to date, are: Entergy, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, O’Brien and Gere, Oswego Lions Club, CNY Hematology Oncology, Burke’s Home Center, Harbor Eye Associates, Jim and Phyllis Allen, Port City Chiropractic, Warner Physical Therapy, C’s Farm Market, Riverview Wellness, Cestaro Chiropractic, RJ Caruso Accounting, The Beacon Hotel, Bosco and Geers, Oswego Ancient Order of Hibernians, The Press Box, Trinity Catholic School, Wegman’s , Price Chopper, GU, Road ID, Greek Peak, Lara Bar, Hollywood.com, Mitchell’s Speedway Press, Steve Chirello Advertising, Eagle Beverage, DJ Plus, Gibby’s Irish Pub, Auyer Race Timing, Top Stitch, Fleet Feet and Ontario Orchards.

Oswego County Federal Credit Union Partners with Larky For ‘Community Cash’ Perks Program

Oswego County Federal Credit Union is  pleased to announce its partnership with Larky.

OCFCU will now offer a mobile service to help its members get the most out of every benefit they deserve from their memberships, employers and now local merchants.

The Community Cash app will provide access to more than 30 locally owned businesses in the Oswego community.

The Community Cash app will provide access to more than 30 locally owned businesses in the Oswego community.

“We are very excited to have partnered with so many local merchants to and to be able to bring these valuable discounts to our members and support our local businesses at the same time” said Oswego County Federal Credit Union and CEO Bill Carhart. “We are always looking for ways to help our members save money. When Larky presented this program where both local businesses and nationally recognized companies could offer a way to help our members save hundreds of dollars on services they already use, we felt compelled to get involved and make this a reality.”

The Community Cash app will provide access to over 30 locally owned businesses in the Oswego community.

After downloading the Community Cash app, users can view, search, and browse all of their discounts from more than 2,000 organizations including Oswego County Federal Credit Union, entertainment venues, and professional associations. GPS technology enables users to receive alerts on their smartphones when they are physically near an opportunity to save.

“We learned early on that Oswego CFCU is committed to supporting their local community as well as their members. It made the decision to partner pretty easy.” said Andrew Bank, co-founder of Larky. “We also enjoy working with innovative credit unions and the team at Oswego CFCU has allowed us that opportunity. ”

Oswego County Federal Credit Union members now enjoy benefits at amazing locations including Ontario Orchards, Stability Fitness, Tavern on the Lock, Canales, The Press Box, The Beacon Hotel and many more.

Further, the application alerts are customizable, and allow users to add other national memberships, such as Costco, CVS, Kroger, AARPUSAA, and more.

 About Larky

Larky drives engagement and loyalty for leading financial institutions and employers. By developing amazing perk and benefits programs Larky increases awareness and usage through a proprietary mobile and web platform. Web and mobile tools send users reminders at the right time and place so they don’t miss an opportunity to save.

The Oswego County Federal Credit Union is celebrating its 40th year in business this year.

We proudly service more than 9,000 members throughout Oswego County, and offer a friendly family oriented environment to help you, our member-owners, meet your financial needs.

Learn more at www.oswegofcu.org or call (315)343-7822 to find out how to join our growing family.

The credit union was selected as one the best places to work in 2015.

 

‘Run For Dennis’ 5k To Benefit Bladder Cancer Research Set March 14

The fourth annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for 10 a.m., March 14 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco (5/28/59-3/17/11), a victim of bladder cancer, it was announced by Jessica Newson, race director and Pacheco’s daughter.

The fourth annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for March 14 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco. The first three races raised more than $36,000 for bladder cancer research. Pictured are runners from the 2012 5k

The fourth annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for March 14 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco. The first three races raised more than $36,000 for bladder cancer research. Pictured are runners from the 2012 5k

“In the first three years of the race, we raised more than $36,000 for bladder cancer advocacy and research and as we enter our fourth year, we hope to add to that amount.” Newson said. “The need for funding is ever growing. In 2014 alone, there were 74,000 new cases of diagnosed bladder cancer, and it still remains the most expensive cancer to treat on a per patient basis. In addition, no new treatments have been developed in the last 20 years due to a lack of funding for research.

This run/walk will be chip timed and USA Track & Field certified.

Proceeds from the race will benefit The Charles and Mary Haney Fund at Oswego Hospital (which assists cancer patients with medical expenses), Strong Memorial Hospital Urologic Oncology, Rochester and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.

Prizes will be awarded to winners in all age groups, including last place.

“Before learning he had cancer, Dennis was always quick to lend others a helping hand. We would like to honor his giving ways by helping to continue the fight against bladder cancer, the sixth most common type of cancer among men in the US,” Newson  said.

Throughout his three-year fight, Dennis was very proactive in researching bladder cancer trials and treatment. He was adamant that more could be done to help eradicate this disease, and even after his passing, Dennis made strides toward finding a cure for cancer by donating his body to science.

“Our only wish is to continue Dennis’ fight. On behalf of Dennis and my family, we’re asking folks to support this race to ensure that a cure can be found for bladder cancer, so that other families get to enjoy their loved ones for years to come. The wonderful response we had last year in runners and support was overwhelming and incredibly touching to my family and me,” Newson  said.

Dennis worked hard and played hard. He was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed motorsports, hunting, construction, woodworking and playing harmonica. He appreciated all types of music, but especially enjoyed the blues and was known to do an impromptu Elvis impersonation on many occasions.

He enjoyed coaching soccer and baseball teams as his children grew.

When he wasn’t coaching his kids, he was their greatest fan. Dennis frequently said that he was blessed with a wonderful life, surrounded by many friends and a loving family, the center of his world. He was an extremely proud husband, father and grandfather.

Pacheco is survived by his wife, Jane (Kleinbach) Pacheco; and children, Jessica (Robert) Newson of Saratoga Springs, and Kristin (David) DeGroff of Royal Oak, Mich., Nathaniel Pacheco of Oswego; daughter-friend, Jennifer Cushman of Fredericksburg, Va.; and grandchildren, Cole and Allison Newson.

Registration for the race, which begins and ends at Gibby’s Pub on Lake Street, is $20 per person by Feb 16, $25 after that date and $30 on race day, Newson said.

If you cannot participate, you are still welcome to opt for the Virtual Run Option, allowing you to support Dennis’ cause from any location. The deadline for the Virtual Run is Feb 13.

Registration for both races is open at www.EZRaceReg.com

The website for the race iswww.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/runfordennis

“Donations can be made to ‘Run For Dennis’ and sent to Oswego County Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 310, Oswego, NY 13126,” Newson said. “Anyone who would like to sponsor or donate goods or services to the race can contact me at runfordennis11@gmail.com.”

Sponsors, to date, are: Entergy, Eagle Beverage, Harbor Eye Associates, Hematology Oncology Associates of CNY, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, Chirello Advertising, Gibby’s Irish Pub, Greek Peak, Auyer Racetiming, Top Stitch, Fleet Feet Syracuse, DJ Plus, GU energy gel, Mitchell’s Speedway Press, Road ID, and O’ Brien and Gere.

Oswego County Federal Credit Union Named ‘One of the Best Places to Work in NY State’

Oswego County FCU is very pleased to announce that it has been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York State for 2014.

“We are extremely excited to be recognized for creating a workplace where fun and professional service delivery can co-exist,” said William Carhart, CEO.OCU logo Hor green_555

Oswego County FCU will be honored at a public awards dinner to be held the Albany Marriott on April 21 from 5:45  to 9 p.m.

During the event, the credit union will learn its rank among 31 companies in the category for small- and medium-sized employers with 15 to 249 U.S. employees.

In addition, a special publication profiling all 65 winning organizations and their unique employment perks will be produced for distribution to event attendees, higher education institutions, as well as thousands of human resources professionals and organizations across New York State.

Created in 2007, these celebrated annual awards are a distinctive program that evaluates and ranks the best places of employment based on employee satisfaction and engagement, as well as workplace practices and policies.

To be considered for participation, companies had to enter into a two-part survey process and fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity.
  • Be a publicly or privately held business.
  • Have at least one facility in the state of New York.
  • Have a minimum of 15 employees working in the state of New York.
  • Be in business a minimum of 1 year.

The 2015 Best Companies to Work for in New York State Awards are presented by major sponsor: Ryan, as well as five supporting sponsors: District Physicians’ Health Plan, Inc. (CDPHP), Broadridge Financial Solutions and Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP. The program is a partnership of NYS-SHRM, The Business Council of New York, Best Companies Group and Journal Multimedia Corporation.

The Oswego County FCU was charted is 1975 and will celebrating its 40th anniversary of serving the residents and business owners of Oswego County. The credit union currently serves more than 9,000 members throughout the county via its three offices located at 90 E. Bridge St., Oswego; 300 W. First St., Oswego; and 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico.

If you live, work, worship, or attend a school in Oswego County you can take advantage of low loan rates and convenient products and services. Visit www.oswegofcu.org to learn more.

For more information on the Best Companies to Work for in New York State program and to register to attend the awards dinner, please visit www.BestCompaniesNY.com or contact Jamie Lewis at 717-236-4300 or jamiel@journalmultimedia.com

Oswego County Federal Credit Union Sponsor ‘Movies In The Park’, Disney’s ‘Frozen’ June 18

Oswego County Federal Credit Union, in cooperation with the Oswego Youth Bureau, will be sponsoring free open air Movies in the Park at 7 p.m. in East Park on the third Wednesday of each month from June through August, said Bill Carhart, OCFCU CEO.

William Carhart (left), Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU) CEO and Harrison Greeney, OCFCU board chair, ice down free water at last year’s Movies In The Park. Movies In The Park will be held at 7:00 p.m. in East Park on the third Wednesday of each month from June through Aug.

William Carhart (left), Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU) CEO and Harrison Greeney, OCFCU board chair, ice down free water at last year’s Movies In The Park. Movies In The Park will be held at 7:00 p.m. in East Park on the third Wednesday of each month from June through Aug.

“Our first movie on June 18 is ‘Frozen’ (PG),” Carhart said. “Followed by Despicable Me 2 (PG) on July 16, and The Lego Movie (PG) on Aug. 20.”

In addition to the movie, the OYB and Oswego Kiwanis club will be sponsoring entertainment and arts and crafts. There will be free popcorn, the Oswego Bookmobile, and the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department, will be on-hand with identity kits for kids.

“Plus kids can play Wii games on a 55-foot screen before the movie. There will also be face painters sponsored by Galloway Century 21. The movie will be shown by CNY and Syracuse FunFlicks.”

The Oswego Bookmobile will again be on-hand for 2014 Movies in the Park. Here moviegoers prepare for a July 2013 show.

The Oswego Bookmobile will again be on-hand for 2014 Movies in the Park. Here moviegoers prepare for a July 2013 show.

“We are delighted to bring this family entertainment to our community as part of the fun activities available here in the summer months,” said Carhart.
OCFCU opened a new Oswego office in Jan. 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 9,000 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 on the credit union can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.org.

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.

‘Run for Dennis’ Raises $10,000 For Bladder Cancer Research

“Over $10,000 was raised by more than 450 participants in the third annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk, held on March 15 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco (5/28/59-3/17/11), a victim of bladder cancer,” it was announced by Jessica Newson, race director and Pacheco’s daughter.

“Over $10,000 was raised by more than 450 participants in the third annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk, held on March 15 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco (5/28/59-3/17/11), a victim of bladder cancer,” it was announced by Jessica Newson, race director and Pacheco’s daughter.“The event was a tremendous success and a wonderful day to remember my Dad,” Newson said. “We have raised a total of $36,000 over the past three years and have donated it to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, the Oncology unit at Oswego Hospital, and Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.” The 2015 Run For Dennis is tentatively scheduled for Sat. March 14. For further information, contact Newson at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

“Over $10,000 was raised by more than 450 participants in the third annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk, held on March 15 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco (5/28/59-3/17/11), a victim of bladder cancer,” it was announced by Jessica Newson, race director and Pacheco’s daughter.“The event was a tremendous success and a wonderful day to remember my Dad,” Newson said. “We have raised a total of $36,000 over the past three years and have donated it to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, the Oncology unit at Oswego Hospital, and Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.” The 2015 Run For Dennis is tentatively scheduled for Sat. March 14. For further information, contact Newson at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

“The event was a tremendous success and a wonderful day to remember my Dad,” Newson said. “We have raised a total of $36,000 over the past three years and have donated it to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, the Oncology unit at Oswego Hospital, and Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. It’s another way we’re continuing my Dad’s fight to find a cure for bladder cancer and give comfort to families who are dealing with it.

This event would not have been possible without the generous and heartfelt support we received from so many individuals and sponsoring organizations.

We would like to thank all who supported us both financially and with donated services: Auyer Race Timing, Associated Dental Arts of Oswego, Azteca, Burke’s Home Center, C’s Farms, Cestaro Chiropractic, Chirello Advertising, Eagle Beverage, Entergy, Fitzgibbons Agency, Fleet Feet of Syracuse, Gibby’s Irish Pub, GU energy gel, Hibernians of Oswego, Integrative Healing Spa, Kinney Drug, Mitchell’s Speedway Press, National Honor Society Chapter of Oswego High School, Ontario Orchards, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, Price chopper, Riverview Wellness, Road ID, Sugar-Scanlon Funeral Home, The Press Box, The sunset Group-Oswego Triathlon, Trinity Catholic School, I Heart Oswego, Wiltsie Construction, Oswego Lions club, Top Stitch, DJ Plus, RJ Caruso, The Beacon Hotel, Oswego Bagelry and Sandwich shop, Bosco and Geers, Harbor Eye Associates, Murdock’s sports, Port City Chiropractic, Warner Physical Therapy, Wegman’s, WSYR NewsChannel 9’s Bridge Street, Time Warner Cable News, Jim and Phyllis Allen, Chip and Karen Kio, Bob and Kristen Lenz, and James and Darlene Tynan.”

The 2015 Run For Dennis is tentatively scheduled for Sat. March 14. For further information, contact Newson at runfordennis11@gmail.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.

 

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