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Chief Financial Credit Union receives Innovative Corporate Culture of the Year Award

Rochester Hills, Michigan, October 25, 2017 - Chief Financial Credit Union recently announced it has been awarded the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce Sunrise Pinnacle Corporate Culture Award at the 11thAnnual Sunrise Pinnacle Awards on October 19.

Chief Financial Credit Union has upheld a strong commitment to empowering the financial success of its members since it was established in 1941. In 2015, Chief moved its corporate headquarters to Rochester Hills and became the only financial institution headquartered in the Greater Rochester Area. With this move, corporate social responsibility was placed at the core of Chief Financial’s vision and a focus on inspiring creative philanthropy began to blossom.

"It all starts with team; our employees make everything we do for our members and our communities possible,” said Tom Dluzen, Chief Financial Credit Union CEO. “Doing the best we can for them is one of our highest priorities and we have made great strides towards having an innovative corporate culture, the recognition from the Rochester Chamber is confirmation that our efforts are showing."

Chief Financial Credit Unions commitment to creating an innovative culture extends far beyond the walls of its headquarters and brands, and into their extensive work with the community. Chief Financial is the Official Credit Union of Leader Dogs for the Blind and Rochester College. Its other community partners include: Gilda's Club Metro Detroit, Yellow Ribbon Fund, Guardian Angels, Dearborn Relay for Life, Baldwin Center, Children's Leukemia Foundation, Clinton River Watershed Council, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Friends of the Dearborn Animal Shelter, Rochester Lions, Rochester Hills Lions and Rochester Community Schools Foundation.

Chief Financial and its team members are also a part of numerous professional organizations including, Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, RCC Ambassador Group, RCC PCN Group #11, RCC Young Professionals, Troy Chamber of Commerce, Troy Chamber Women's Forum, Troy Chamber Business Development Group II, Dearborn Chamber of Commerce, Oakland County Treasurers Association, Rochester Community Schools PTA Business Partner and 100 Businesses Who Care.

In addition to receiving the Corporate Culture Award, Chief Financial Credit Union presented the City of Rochester City Beautiful Committee with the Chief Financial Credit Union Community Builder Award.

The Sunrise Pinnacle Awards have become one of the most encompassing and prestigious awards in the Oakland County area. The annual breakfast celebration honored 23 winners in various categories which included local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and outstanding community leaders.