ENDICOTT, N.Y. – Visions Federal Credit Union recently won a Diamond Award in the category of Financial Education from the CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council.

This year's awards competition featured a total of 1,278 entries across a variety of credit unions nationwide.

"Winning this award is a testament to what happens when people work together toward helping others," said Lizette Epps, Visions' Director of Impact and Engagement. "The education team worked closely with our internal marketing department to craft a variety of resources to help those in need. More than ever, Covid really exposed the need for financial resources. I'm proud of our teams for coming together to share financial education with our communities."

"The Diamond Awards competition is the most prestigious competition for excellence in marketing and business development in the credit union industry," said Amy McGraw, Diamond Awards Chair and VP Marketing/Chief Experience Officer at Tropical Financial CU. "Credit unions that receive these awards should be extremely proud of their accomplishments and know that their work represents the very best examples of creativity, innovation, relevance and execution."

This year's best-of-show award winners are listed below. Click here for a full list of this year's award winners.

Best Use of Humor Award

STCU, Liberty Lake, WA for their entry titled "Dear member" data stories

Carat Award for Greatest Impact

Community Choice Credit Union, Johnston, IA, for their entry titled COVID Response

Clarity Award for Most Sentimental

Scott Credit Union, Edwardsville, IL, for their entry titled Surprise Squad Warming Hearts

Color Award for Brilliant Use of Art

Members Cooperative Credit Union, Duluth, MN, for their entry titled Lobby Design and Aesthetics

Cut Award for Most Edgy

STCU, Liberty Lake, WA for their entry titled "Dear member" data stories

Diamond Best of Show Award

Listerhill Credit Union, Muscle Shoals, AL, for their entry titled Kicks for Kids at Leighton Elementary School

About CUNA

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America's credit unions, which are owned by 120 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit cuna.org. To find your nearest credit union, visit YourMoneyFurther.com.

About CUNA Councils

CUNA Councils is a member-led, collaborative community of credit union leaders providing vibrant peer interaction, new ideas and innovation to foster professional development for our members while advocating for the overall success of the credit union movement. There are eight CUNA Councils with a network of more than 7,300 credit union professionals. For more information, visit cunacouncils.org.

About Visions

Visions Federal Credit Union is a not for profit financial institution completely owned by its members. Established in 1966, Visions proudly serves over 210,000 members in communities throughout New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Services include banking as well as auto, home, personal, and business loans. Visit www.visionsfcu.org for more information.

  • Visions Employees Drive Annual Season of Giving

    In efforts driven by Visions employees, this year’s campaign (November and December 2023) benefitted more than 13 community organizations throughout their three-state footprint in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The Season of Giving supports organization-wide projects in addition to regional and local initiatives that are championed by employees. Fifteen employees organized giveback projects, including donation drives for clothes, toys, gifts, and pet supplies that were then distributed by partnering organizations and nonprofits in Visions communities.

  • Ty Muse Receives NYS Senate Commendation Award

    Senator Webb presented Muse with the Senate Commendation Award during a Black History Month celebration (February 2024) that underscored the vital contributions and achievements of Black individuals and businesses in the community. The award presentation noted that Muse’s leadership, characterized by positivity and encouragement, has significantly contributed to the economic development of the Southern Tier and that his active participation on numerous community boards and advisory councils nationwide further exemplifies his commitment to the community.

  • Visions Contributes to Creation of Future Fund

    Visions Federal Credit Union’s President/CEO Ty Muse joined credit union industry leaders and representatives of the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) during the African American Credit Union Hall of Fame event at the Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, DC, where they were thrilled to announce the creation of the AACUC’s Future Fund. Visions is one of nine initial investors in the new Future Fund and Muse is proud to serve as the founding Chairperson for the initiative.

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