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Metro Robert Cashman Honored with Businessperson of the Year Award

Metro Credit Union President and CEO receives All-Chelsea Award


Chelsea, MA – November 9, 2009 – The All-Chelsea Award Committee named Metro Credit Union President and CEO Robert M. Cashman "Businessperson of the Year" at the eighth annual community awards ceremony held October 26, 2009. 

At the All-Chelsea Awards ceremony, Mr. Cashman was recognized for his significant contributions to the Chelsea community. Under Cashman's leadership, Metro Credit Union has provided financial education, affordable banking services and financial guidance to families and businesses in the community. Founded in 1926 in Chelsea, Metro has grown to become one of the largest credit unions in Massachusetts with over 120,000 members, 200 employees, and $770 million in assets. Cashman serves as the Board Chairman of the Massachusetts Credit Union League and also serves on the Board of the Credit Union National Association, which represents over 8,000 credit unions nationwide. Involved in numerous charities, Cashman served this year as the Corporate Chair of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Boston Walk.

Metro has nine branch offices serving the communities of Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Peabody, Swampscott, Tewksbury, and will soon open a tenth branch in Boston. While the credit union's reach has expanded, Cashman has ensured that Metro remains committed to Chelsea and perpetuates Metro's founding principle of "People Helping People". Through a company sponsored volunteer program, Metro employees devote hundreds of service hours to many organizations including the Chelsea Collaborative, Chelsea Domestic Violence Task Force, Centro Latino, Roca, and many others. Recognizing need in these difficult economic times, Cashman has partnered with affordable housing organizations across the state to support homeownership initiatives in Chelsea.


About Metro Credit Union

Metro offers superiour service and a full range of financial products, including investment and insurance offerings, for consumers and businesses in eastern Massachusetts. Metro is also a leader in workplace banking, serving over 1,800 companies throughout the state.