2014 United Way Day of Caring
Our team of Visions employees volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of Binghamton on Friday, September 12th for the 2014 United Way Day of Caring.
Visions Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution, completely owned by its members.
Founded in 1966, our roots are rich with IBM history. Our footprint has expanded through the years to include offices in communities throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Visions is a strong, stable credit union offering a wide variety of quality financial services. Think of us as more than your financial institution. We're your trusted partner and we want to help you succeed.
It is our intent to offer the products and services which will make your life easier - today, tomorrow, and always. We provide you with a safe place for your money to grow; your first car loan; funds to start a new business; a mortgage for the house of your dreams - and more!
Our staff, managers, directors, and supervisory committee are dedicated to providing you the best member service at every interaction. We believe in "people helping people" and your business is important to us and greatly appreciated.
Welcome to Visions, we're glad to have you!
Headquarters: Endwell, NY
Assets: $3.4 billion
ATMS: More than 100
Employees: 397 full-time, 65 part-time
Vital data reported as of 02/01/15
Our five-member Supervisory Committee are all volunteers appointed by the Board of Directors to assure that the Board of Directors and management establish practices and procedures to safeguard members' accounts and credit union assets.
The committee arranges for independent internal audits, verification of member statements, reviews of internal controls, and a CPA financial audit. A committee member also attends the monthly Board of Directors meeting.
A special post office box has been established for members to report perceived credit union violations of rules and policies, unethical behavior, disagreement on account balances, or complaints that were not fully resolved to member satisfaction.
P.O. Box 458
Endicott, NY 13760
Our team of Visions employees volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club of Binghamton on Friday, September 12th for the 2014 United Way Day of Caring.
Visions FCU was challenged by Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We accepted, and challenged GHS Federal Credit Union, Horizons Federal Credit Union, and Corning Credit Union.
Throughout the summer, Visions employees helped to plant, weed, and harvest different crops at the CHOW Farm for local food pantries.
The Newark Valley Parade took place on August 16th, 2014 with Kirby Kangaroo and a group of Visions employees and family members.
Visions employees raised money through their annual employee picnic fundraisers to donate to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.
Barbara Kropelnicki, branch manager of the Wysox office, took part in the YMCA Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 26th at the Bradford County YMCA in Towanda, PA. The goal of Healthy Kids Day is to provide children with healthy and fun activities to stimulate the body and mind to promote well-being. Teaching the youth in our communities the importance of saving and understanding finances from a young age can make a huge impact, and our Kirby Kangaroo Club makes it fun! The Bradford County event had 242 attendees and included quality information, games, snacks, and activities to get kids excited for summer.
The 2014 March of Dimes Walk took place on Sunday, April 27th at Darlington Park in Mahwah, NJ. Pictured above are some of the 20+ employees (plus friends and family) who walked on the Visions team. The Visions team donated $4,548 to this worthy cause!
Visions is pleased to announce that Chris Gomez, AVP Regional Member Service Officer in NJ, has been selected to serve as the chairman of the 2015 March of Dimes Campaign.
Visions FCU sponsored and participated in the first annual Canstruction of the Southern Tier event on March 23, 2014 at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City, NY. Ten teams from local businesses and organizations created structures using cans to raise awareness about hunger in the area. The cans were then donated to CHOW (Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse) and the Food Bank of the Southern Tier to be used to feed families and children struggling with hunger.
The Visions team created a backpack and cans out of healthy foods such as black beans, peas, corn, and chicken broth to reflect their involvement in the Backpack Program, which provides food for students to eat over the weekend.
Pictured above (left to right) are Visions employees: first row – Lindsey Fiala, Jordan Fairchild; second row – Stefanie Kermidas, Kevin Mundt, Donna Rolls, Tim Strong.
During the month of February, a food drive was held in all six of our NJ locations. As a result, nearly 350 pounds of food were donated to the Center for Food Action in New Jersey. Thank you to everyone who donated to help make a difference!
Pictured above (left to right) are Visions employees: Tiffany Thomas, Donna Gangemi, Lisa Caruso, Adean Ford, Diana Spliedt, Laurie Morano, and Tammy Lamazza.
The Owego Apalachin Foundation For Excellence in Education held their annual trivia night fundraiser in March. Visions had two teams in the competition and while neither team took home the top prize they had a lot of fun supporting a great cause!
Pictured above (left to right) are Visions employees: front row - Dijana Caister, Miranda Strong, Leslie Cornelius, Sue Sanguinito; second row - Toni Natale, Mary Wilson, Sue Spence, Donna Gunther, Tiffany Hudy, Gretchen Branco; third row - Lynn Petrili, Jim Rezucha, and Matt Karski.
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ENDWELL, N.Y. - Visions Federal Credit Union proudly announces the promotion of Jenna Rosenberg to assistant vice president of human resources.
Rosenberg previously served as human resources director. She will continue to be responsible for all human resources functions, including payroll and benefits, strategic recruitment, and training and development.
A member of the Visions team for one and a half years, Rosenberg is a graduate of Marist College with a master's in business administration and Cornell University with a degree in industrial and labor relations.
March 4, 2015 (Reading, PA) – 300 Berks County students will be empowered and inspired for their future as the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosts the Young Leadership Conference Series: "Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Today" at Penn State Berks on Friday, March 13. Tenth and eleventh grade students from 14 schools across the County will be provided with the tools necessary to become confident leaders among their peers, while also having the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers, panel sessions, and participation in a networking luncheon with mentors from the business community. Students are divided into two tracks - a young men’s and a young women’s track, both with the theme of leadership.
The Young Men's track, Co-Chaired by Eric Savage, Freedom Auto Group, and Rick Wolf, Governor Mifflin School District, will include the following sessions: Finding Your Vision, Setting Your Goals, Embracing Your Vision, You Can Afford to Go: Plan It! (Prepared by Title Sponsor, VISIONS Federal Credit Union), and will also include Career Exploration Case Studies with panelists from the business community in seven different career areas. Keynote speakers will include a recorded video from John Hoke, VP of Global Design, Nike, Inc. to set the tone for the day, as well as Dr. Khalid Mumin, Superintendent of Reading School District, and Major General John L. Gronski, United States Army.
The Young Women's track, Co-Chaired by Dr. Linda Matthews, Consultant, and Ellen Albright, Greater Reading Chamber, will rotate students through six different sessions: Yes, You Can Afford that Dress! Plan It: Prom! (Prepared by Title Sponsor, VISIONS Federal Credit Union), Leading Ladies: Using Your Voice, Brand Yourself: Make an Impression, Never too Early to Start: Mapping your Way to Success, Possibilities in STEM, and Navigating Your Skills and Passions to Find your Career Path. The young women will hear from keynote speaker, Kim Helton, Bureau of Workforce Planning Development and Equal Employment Opportunity, PA Office of Administration.
This student-focused event received generous community support from the following organizations: Title Sponsor – VISIONS Federal Credit Union; Conference Champions - M&T Bank, Boy Scouts Hawk Mountain Council, Comcast, The Friends of the Reading Hospital, Freedom Auto Group, Penske, and Community Partners - Remcon Plastics, Cambridge-Lee Industries, LLC. Many of these companies will be sending employees to mentor the students during the networking luncheon, representing both traditional and non-traditional careers, providing the students with a broad understanding of careers available locally.
Trish Shermot, Visions Federal Credit Union, added, "VISIONS is passionate about financial literacy and engaging with students and the community. This is just one more way we, as a community working together, can provide students with "tools" for their personal "toolbox" as they move forward towards careers and furthering their education. We are so very pleased to be the title sponsor and wish to thank the volunteers, committees and chamber for their dedication to the students in bringing this program to fruition."
Eric Savage commented, "Students will leave the conference with questions - the best kind of questions. They will be asking themselves about who they really are and what they most want from their lives. They will be asking themselves how much they are willing to work toward becoming who they want to be, and what the necessary steps are to making that vision a reality. When young people begin asking these questions, the game has changed. Education, community involvement, and hard work are no longer obligations - instead, these things reveal themselves as the pathway to greatness."
Visions Federal Credit Union will count on ABC Creative Group to market its 38 branches spread across three states beginning in 2015. ABC will take on public relations, advertising, media placement, strategic planning, social media and major event support for the 180,000 - member credit union with locations in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This includes creative for campaigns in print, online and via broadcast as well as content development for and distribution of press releases. "I look forward to working with ABC Creative Group on future marketing initiatives for Visions," Marketing Manager Mandy DeHate said. "Their fresh ideas, innovative culture and willingness to think big while promoting our institution is a real draw and it mirrors our efforts to support our members."
Visions will also utilize ABC’s idea-based sales model that equips clients with customized ROI measurement and ongoing guidance of sales staff to ensure the campaign objectives are complete.
Endwell, NY - Pennsylvania Secretary of Banking & Securities, Glenn E. Moyer, joined Visions Federal Credit Union President/CEO, Tyrone E. Muse, on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the Visions office located at 2101 Centre Avenue in Reading, PA. The visit included a tour of the office, great conversation, and the added excitement of judging pumpkins.
Visions donated 400 pumpkins and art supplies to the Berks County Intermediate Unit, BCIU, for children to decorate. Prizes were awarded to the winning pumpkins based on votes cast by those visiting the 2101 Centre Avenue location where the pumpkins were displayed. Loads of fun was had by everyone!
Mr. Moyer and Mr. Muse (pictured above left to right) carefully deliberated with the "best of show" decision and truly enjoyed the talent and creativity of the neighboring students at BCIU.
Alison Ha has joined Visions Federal Credit Union as Sr. Member Business Loan Officer at the Syracuse branch located at 500 Erie Blvd West. Alison brings with her nearly fifteen years of experience in commercial banking, most recently with HSBC Bank, where she was an analyst and AVP-Relationship Manager for nine years covering a variety of industries. Alison holds a B.A. in Economics from Union College, and is a 2014 M.B.A. candidate from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. She resides in Syracuse.
Among his many responsibilities, Ken Kidder has an especially important role as board chairman of $3.3 billion asset Visions Federal Credit Union in Endicott, N.Y.: to replace himself with someone better.
This task hasn't always been part of the chairman's job description. But when the former...click here to continue.
Endicott, NY, July 1, 2014 - Visions Federal Credit Union, a $3.2 billion credit union headquartered in Endwell, New York and Tri-Co Federal Credit Union (Tri-Co), a $134 million credit union serving the financial needs of employees of the Board of Education in Morris, Sussex, and Warren Counties in New Jersey; their relatives; over 300 valued business partners, and education-related groups; are pleased to announce approval by the National Credit Union Administration for Tri-Co FCU to merge with, and into, Visions Federal Credit Union.
The effective merge date of the two credit unions is July 1, 2014. Post-merger, Visions will have 38 offices in parts of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, over $3.3 billion in assets, and nearly 180,000 members. All current Tri-Co office and ATM locations will remain open.
"I am excited to welcome the Tri-Co membership into Visions. Our highly competitive rates, additional services and products; along with the increased office and ATM locations will be beneficial to everyone - especially, our current NJ members. We plan on becoming involved in the tri-county area and look forward to partnering with the local schools and giving back to students and faculty." stated Tyrone Muse, President & CEO of Visions.
Tri-Co was chartered in 1936 as Morris County Teachers Federal Credit Union and has been instrumental in the lives of educators and their families in the tri-county area. They pride themselves on being the 1,151st credit union chartered in America; their willingness to work hard for their members by providing the products they need; and remaining true to their educational roots.
Staying true to the credit union philosophy of "people helping people" Visions is pleased to welcome Tri-Co FCU employees and members into their credit union family and look forward to meeting the financial needs of their members and communities.
Hilary Wilcox has joined Visions Federal Credit Union as the Norwich Branch Manager. Hilary brings over 10 years of experience to her new position, ranging from Branch Manager at NBT to Indirect Lending Officer at GHS Federal Credit Union.
Hilary was born and raised in Chenango County, attended Oxford Academy and Central Schools, and furthered her education at Elmira College with a degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Management and Marketing.
Hilary is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Chenango, and is active in the community, having served on various boards and committees.
Visions is proud to welcome Hilary to the Norwich staff. Her local roots and credit union background will help her serve our members well.
RVSA Advertising, Inc. and VISIONS Federal Credit Union were cited for creativity with two awards given during the "24th Annual CAST Genesis Awards".
The yearly event was held recently by the Communications Associates of the Southern Tier (CAST).
Over 90 local entries in web design, creative marketing, advertising, writing and public relations were judged for creativity and execution by a panel of judges from the Syracuse, NY market.
RVSA was cited for its VISIONS' "Express Family" television commercial. The TV spot featured an animated family of smartphones discussing VFCU's mobile services.
RVSA and VISIONS also received an award in the "outdoor" category for its four digital billboards teasing the arrival of VISIONS in the Reading, PA. market.
CAST is the region's only organization dedicated to furthering all aspects of the communications industry. Members include ad agencies, local broadcasters, designers, photographers, corporate communication directors and printing specialists.
RVSA will celebrate its 45th Anniversary in July. It is the area's second oldest full service advertising agency. Based in Binghamton, NY, it was founded in 1969 by Mr. Roy V. Swinamer.
Visions Federal Credit Union has a long-standing commitment to academics and financial literacy.
We're very proud of the 18 high school graduates, our members, who were recently award a 2014 Visions Scholarship. Best of luck to all our scholarship winners!
The scholarship winners were chosen by Visions, or the Credit Union Association of New York, for their outstanding performance in academics, extracurricular achievements, and dedication to their community.
Special scholarships were awarded to four graduates who volunteered at Visions Federal Credit Union in-school offices: Conner Gyllenhammer and Jake Sorrells from Union-Endicott High School, and Vincent Mathers and Marisa Tubaugh from Windsor High School.
For a complete listing of scholarship recipients, please click here.
Be on the lookout for 2015 Scholarship applications available this fall.
Greek Peak Mountain Resort in Cortland, NY announced plans on Wednesday, April 9th for a music festival that will take place July 18-19, 2014 featuring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Dave Mason along with Pure Prairie League, FireFall, Professor Louie and the Crowmatix, and Upstate New York’s Todd Hobin Band.
PeakFest will be sponsored by Visions Federal Credit Union, based in Endicott, and will feature musical acts, a VIP party, a 5-kilometer run, craft exhibits, and food and beverages.
Pictured above are (left) Ty Muse, Visions President/CEO and (right) Marc Stemerman, co-owner of Greek Peak.
During the recent Visions Federal Credit Union Board of Directors reorganization meeting, the following individuals were elected to the Executive Committee: Kenneth H. Kidder III - Chairman, George S. Bobinski, Jr. - Vice Chairman, Joan S. Lacey - Treasurer, and Marcia J. Steinbrecher - Secretary. Also serving on the Visions FCU Board are: R. Mark Patterson, Steven P. Hill, Scott M. Hotalen, Alan G. Hertel, and Anne P. Reichert.
Oliver N. Blaise, Jr.; Mark A. Wasser; Christopher H. Marion; Terry J. Kellogg; and Douglas J. Camin were appointed to the Supervisory Committee. Frederick K. Getz was appointed as 1st Alternate and Judith A. Ghosin as 2nd Alternate.
Kenneth H. Kidder III
George S. Bobinski, Jr.
Joan S. Lacey
Marcia J. Steinbrecher
During the 48th Annual Meeting of Visions Federal Credit Union held on March 15, 2014, the following individuals were elected to serve three-year terms on the Board of Directors: George S. Bobinski, Jr.; Scott M. Hotalen; and Kenneth H. Kidder III. Also serving on the Board are: R. Mark Patterson, Joan S. Lacey, Steven P. Hill, Alan G. Hertel, Marcia J. Steinbrecher, and Anne P. Reichert.
Special recognition was given to George S. Bobinski, Jr. for five years of volunteer service and Oliver N. Blaise, Jr.; Mark A. Wasser; and Scott M. Hotalen for ten years of volunteer service.
Elected Board Members (L to R) - George S. Bobinski, Jr.; Scott M. Hotalen; Kenneth H. Kidder III.
Service Awards (L to R) - George S. Bobinski, Jr.; Scott M. Hotalen; and Mark A. Wasser. (Missing from photo is Oliver N. Blaise, Jr.)