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United Southeast Federal Credit Union Celebrates 75th Anniversary

League President Fred Robinson and United Southeast FCU CEO Janice Jones
League President Fred Robinson and United Southeast FCU President Janice Jones

United Southeast Federal Credit Union (USFCU) celebrated their 75th anniversary in an event held at the Credit Union’s headquarters along with members, employees and distinguished guests.  Tennessee Credit Union League President Fred Robinson, Tennessee Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, and Virginia Delegate Israel O’Quinn were among the speakers that joined the evening celebration.

“USFCU is not just another financial institution operating in the community, they are a partner with the citizens in their communities,” said Robinson.  “As a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative they live the Credit Union motto of “People Helping People,” providing high-quality, low-cost financial services to its member-owners.  But they do so much more, working with the United Way and providing financial education to the local high schools teaching young adults the importance of handling money and credit among other community involvement activities. Over their 75-year history, the Credit Union has helped thousands of people improve their lives by providing the products and services they need and deserve.”

United Southeast FCU President Janice Jones and Tennessee Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey
United Southeast FCU President Janice Jones and Tennessee Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey

Janice Jones is the President and CEO of USFCU.  “We are honored to have been a part of this community for 75 years,” said Jones. “Without our loyal members, dedicated employees and volunteers, this celebration would not be possible. We know people have a choice where they place their money and where they take out loans, and we are honored to have helped members live better lives for 75 years. Thank you to all of the men and women over the years that have made this momentous day possible.”

USFCU collectively has volunteered with numerous civic organizations, its leaders have served on numerous boards and employees have given countless time, energy and finances to help non-profits in the region. Because USFCU is operated locally and owned by its members, funds stay in the region.

“One of the most important and often overlooked benefits of credit unions is that in most cases they are the local financial institution.  All decisions are made at the Credit Union by a volunteer board of directors elected from the membership.  USFCU has been a solid community business citizen.  Through strong conservative leadership USFCU has grown to be one of the largest credit unions in the state,” said Robinson.

USFCU has grown since the Credit Union was founded. It now serves 17,500 members in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. USFCU operates branches in Bristol Tennessee; Bristol Virginia; Johnson City, Tennessee; Abingdon Virginia and  Lebanon, Virginia.

“The Tennessee Credit Union League would like to congratulate USFCU on their 75th Anniversary.  This is quite a milestone in the highly competitive world of financial services.  The board, staff, and management work hard every day to assure that their members have access to safe, low-cost products and through membership usage, the Credit Union has been able to grow and expand to better serve their owner-members,” concluded Robinson.

[x_alert heading=”About United Southeast Federal Credit Union” type=”info”]United Southeast Federal Credit Union was chartered in 1941 to serve employees of the Inter-Mountain Telephone Company. Over the years, the Credit Union has grown to serve the employees of several hundred companies in Tennessee and Virginia. In addition, many who live, work, worship, or attend school in Sullivan County, Tennessee, Washington County, Tennessee, Russell County, Virginia and Washington County, Virginia are now eligible for United Southeast Federal Credit Union membership. USFCU has six convenient locations. For additional information visit [/x_alert]

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