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Pa. foundation grant for small CUs marketing
HARRISBURG, Pa. (1/15/09)--The Pennsylvania Credit Union Foundation awarded a $29,850 grant to 11 small credit unions to develop an Erie-area marketing website for underserved, select employee group (SEG)-based consumers. The grant approval was the foundation’s first in 2009 (Life is a Highway Jan. 14). Foundation Chairman Norb Kaczmarek, CEO, Erie FCU, promised that his credit union’s marketing department will advise and work closely with the following SEG-based credit unions to enhance their marketing capacities:
* EC & EE Employees FCU, Erie; * Erie (Pa.) Firefighters FCU; * Erie (Pa.) Police FCU; * Erie (Pa.)Times FCU; * Greenleaf Employees FCU, Saegertown; * I.B.E.W. Local 56 FCU, Erie; * Loco & Cont Empl. FCU, Erie; * North East (Pa.) Welch FCU; * PHB Employees FCU, Fairview; * Saint Vincent Erie (Pa.) FCU; and * Tri State Rail FCU, Erie.
Ed Williams, grants committee chairman, and CEO, Discovery FCU, Reading, praised the project’s potential as a prime example of promoting cooperation among small credit unions, and the participating credit unions for combining their financial resources to form a credit union marketing system in Erie.


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