Michigan First Credit Union a “Top Workplace” and “Best & Brightest” Employer
By: Amanda Braniecki
Southeast Michigan credit union leads in benefits, employee education, customer service
LATHRUP VILLAGE, Mich. – November 26, 2013 –Michigan First Credit Union has received awards from both the Detroit Free Press as one of its 2013 Top Workplaces and from Corp! Magazine as a national Best & Brightest Company to Work For. This is the fifth year in a row that Michigan First has been recognized by the Free Press, the sixth year it has been honored by Corp! and its third year as a national award winner.
With more than 250 team members (Michigan First’s term for employees), the credit union carries a deep commitment to its membership, advanced technology and the local community. The financial institution has carved out a defined place for itself as innovative and community-focused—and a significant part of this mission is a commitment to grow leaders from within by creating a fun, educational environment.
“Succeeding in a competitive financial services world today means being the best financial institution we can be for our members—so we need to have the best people,” says Michael Poulos, Michigan First President/CEO. “It’s always an honor to be recognized, but the real reward is knowing that we’re providing a great environment for our team members to learn and improve every day.”
Michigan First’s innovative employment practices include top-notch benefits and health care, significant ongoing education and training support, flexible schedules, a game room and workout facility, as well as a Leadership Academy to support internal talent development.
The credit union has also been recognized on three occasions by Crain’s Detroit Business as a “Cool Place to Work.”
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Michigan First lending team member Lizbeth Gray (center) receives an “ism” award for embodying the credit union’s core values at “Team Building Day” in October. Presenting the award are Loan Manager Kris Davis (left) and VP of Lending Kelly McGrath (right).
About Michigan First Credit Union
Founded in 1926 by a small group of Detroit teachers, Lathrup Village-?based Michigan First Credit Union (MichiganFirst.com) has grown into a more than $640 million financial institution serving more than 90,000 individuals and local businesses in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. An industry leader in consumer?focused technology and dedicated customer service, the credit union is also significant supporter of local financial education and community organizations through the Michigan First Foundation, which donates $100,000 to more than 75 local nonprofits each year. For the latest news, and events, Follow Michigan First on Twitter at http://www.Twitter.com/MichiganFirstCU or “Like” Michigan First on Facebook http://www.Facebook.com/MichiganFirstCreditUnion.