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Metro Credit Union Honored for Social Responsibility

Metro receives Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action


CHELSEA, MA – November 2, 2009 - Massachusetts Credit Union League recently awarded Metro Credit Union First Place in the state level competition of the Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action.

The Louise Herring Award is part of the Massachusetts Credit Union League's Social Responsibility Recognition Program for Credit Unions. Beginning in 1990, the Louise Herring Award for Philosophy in Action has commended credit unions that make exceptional efforts to include credit union philosophy in their daily operations and member service. As a recipient of the state level award, Metro will advance to the national level competition. 

Metro was recognized for the Real Solutions Resource Fair hosted at their branch located at 365 Broadway, Chelsea, MA. Metro coordinated the event which was free and open to the public, and 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. Representatives from CAPIC, Chelsea Neighborhood Developers, The Chelsea Collaborative, Department of Transitional Assistance, WIC and Metro were on hand for the consumer resource fair. 

Metro was presented the Louise Herring Award at the recent meeting of the Tri-County Chapter of the Massachusetts Credit Union League.


About Metro Credit Union

Metro Credit Union is one of the largest credit unions in Massachusetts with over $770 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.