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BuffaloNiagara CUs receive kudos from lawmakers
ALBANY, N.Y. (9/23/09)--More than 40 representatives from 11 credit unions in the Buffalo and Niagara chapters of the Credit Union Association of New York welcomed county, state and federal
New York State Sen. George D. Maziarz (R-Niagara) recognized credit unions' 100 years of service at a legislative event in Amherst, N.Y.
representatives at a reception and heard lawmakers say positive things about credit unions. Association Board Chair Alfred Frosolone, CEO of Niagara's Choice FCU, and Board Member Marie Betti, CEO, Western New York FCU, introduced the legislative guests. State Sen. George D. Maziarz (R-Niagara) talked about how credit unions serve their members well and said there is an essential need for credit unions during difficult economic times. A member of two credit unions, Maziarz presented a proclamation honoring credit unions for 100 years of service to their members and communities. The proclamation also honored Western New York credit unions. Erie County Comptroller Mark Poloncarz spoke about his four years cleaning up Erie County's finances, creating additional revenue and steadily moving the county toward recovery. He commended credit unions for the important role they play in their communities and the county's overall economy. Assemblyman Mark Schroeder's (D-Buffalo) office presented proclamations recognizing every credit union in his district. Staff
New York Assemblywoman Francine DelMonte (D-Niagara) praised credit unions for helping those in need of financial services, especially in the inner city. Looking on was Alfred Frosolone, CEO of Niagara's Choice FCU and board chair of Credit Union Association of New York. (Photos provided by the Credit Union Association of New York)
read a letter of appreciation from U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-Buffalo/Niagara). Staff from Assemblyman William B. Hoyt III's office also attended. Other legislators attending from the Buffalo/Niagrara districts included: Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer (R), Sen. William T. Stachowski (D), Sen. Dale M. Volker (R), Assemblywoman Jane Corwin (R), Assemblywoman Francine DelMonte (D), Assemblyman Dennis Gabryszak (D), Assemblyman James P. Hayes (R) and Assemblyman Jack Quinn (R). Credit unions talked with the lawmakers about pro-credit union legislation, specifically, pending legislation addressing municipal depository choice, said the New York association.


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