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June 2024 – Pheple Federal Credit Union


June 3, 2024

Pheple Federal Credit Union: June 2024 Chamber Champion

Pheple Federal Credit Union has been honored as the Westmoreland County Chamber Champion for June 2024, a prestigious recognition that underscores their exceptional contributions to the community and unwavering commitment to enhancing financial wellness for their members. This accolade, awarded by the Westmoreland County Chamber of Commerce, highlights the credit union's pivotal role in local economic development and its extensive community involvement.

Leadership and Vision

Under the adept leadership of CEO Maria LaVelle, Pheple Federal Credit Union has thrived as a cornerstone of financial stability and community support within Westmoreland County. LaVelle’s vision and leadership have steered the credit union towards innovative financial solutions and robust community engagement, fostering a strong bond between the institution and the local populace.

Financial Education Programs

A cornerstone of Pheple’s community contribution is its comprehensive financial education programs. Recognizing the importance of financial literacy, the credit union offers a variety of workshops and seminars aimed at educating members on budgeting, savings, credit management, and investment strategies. These programs are designed to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to achieve financial independence and security. The credit union’s educational outreach extends to schools and community centers, where they conduct tailored sessions for students and adults alike. By fostering financial literacy from a young age, Pheple Federal Credit Union helps lay a strong foundation for the future financial well-being of the community.

Community Outreach and Support

Pheple Federal Credit Union’s commitment to community outreach is evidenced by its active participation in numerous local initiatives. The credit union supports a wide range of community events and nonprofit organizations, providing both financial assistance and volunteer efforts. Their involvement in local food drives, holiday charity events, and educational sponsorships demonstrates a profound dedication to improving the quality of life in Westmoreland County. One notable initiative is their partnership with local schools to support educational programs and extracurricular activities. This collaboration not only benefits the students but also strengthens the ties between the credit union and the community it serves.

Supporting Local Businesses

Pheple Federal Credit Union plays a significant role in supporting local businesses through various financial products and services tailored to meet the needs of small business owners. From providing business loans to offering advisory services, the credit union helps local enterprises thrive and expand. This support is crucial for the economic growth of Westmoreland County, as small businesses are a vital component of the local economy. The credit union also offers networking opportunities and business development seminars, where local entrepreneurs can connect, share ideas, and gain insights from industry experts. By fostering a collaborative business environment, Pheple Federal Credit Union helps drive innovation and growth within the local business community.

Future Initiatives

Looking ahead, Pheple Federal Credit Union aims to expand its community engagement and financial education programs. Plans are underway to introduce new digital tools that will make financial management more accessible to members. Additionally, the credit union is exploring partnerships with local organizations to develop programs that address specific community needs, such as affordable housing and workforce development.

The recognition as the Westmoreland County Chamber Champion for June 2024 is a testament to Pheple Federal Credit Union’s enduring commitment to its members and the broader community. Their continuous efforts to enhance financial wellness, support local businesses, and engage in meaningful community outreach exemplify the values and impact of a true community champion.


For more information about Pheple Federal Credit Union and their initiatives, visit their website



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