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Elaine Santiago named Community Professional of the Year

Metro Credit Union Branch Manager receives Chelsea Collaborative award


Chelsea, MA – February 1, 2010 – The Chelsea Collaborative named Metro Credit Union Branch Manager Elaine Santiago “Community Professional of the Year” at the 21st Annual Holiday Gala honoring the “Unsung Heroes” of 2009.

Ms. Santiago was recognized for her significant contributions to the Chelsea community. As a Branch Manager at Metro, Ms. Santiago represents the credit union at many community events and teaches financial literacy classes to local schoolchildren. Ms. Santiago serves on the Board for the Chelsea Community Fund, the Chelsea Collaborative, and Centro Latino, and volunteers for many other community organizations. Ms. Santiago also assisted with the organization of the Real Solutions Resource Fair held at the Metro branch located at 365 Broadway in Chelsea. The Real Solutions Fair brought together many non-profit organizations that provided information on topics such as Public Assistance, Mass Health, Fuel Assistance, Housing, ITINs, credit reporting, basic banking, and more.

Ms. Santiago is a resident of Chelsea. “I am always looking for ways to give back to my community and I find great pleasure in doing so,” said Ms. Santiago. “I am honored to be recognized for my involvement in these very worthwhile organizations,” she added.

About Metro Credit Union

Metro Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in Massachusetts with over $780 million in assets, and serves over 120,000 members.  Established in 1926 and based in Chelsea, Metro offers superior service and a full range of financial products, including investment and insurance offerings, for consumers and businesses in eastern Massachusetts.  Metro has nine branch offices conveniently located in Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Peabody, Swampscott, Tewksbury, and a tenth branch soon to open in Boston.  Metro is also a leader in workplace banking, serving over 1,800 companies throughout the state.