For the third consecutive year, Bethpage Federal Credit Union has been named the Best Financial Institution on Long Island by the readers of Long Island Press.
Bethpage had an extraordinarily successful year in 2010, which followed a successful 2009. Four new branch locations were opened and historically low interest rates led to unprecedented demand across all of our lending categories, as well as increased growth in our commercial services, said Kirk Kordeleski, President and CEO, Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Our expansion plans will continue over the next three to four years with 10 new branches concentrated in Suffolk County planned.
Bethpage's annual Long Island family event that honors Long Island's rich history in aviation and that has come to be known as Long Island's kick-off to summer, the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Air Show at Jones Beach, also took first place, voted Best Annual Event / Festival on Long Island.
For seven years, Bethpage has watched Long Islanders enjoy the thrill of Bethpage's annual Air Show, said Linda Armyn, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Government Affairs, Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Bethpage is a proud and strong supporter of the community and the New York State Parks Department, and helping bring this one-of-a-kind show to Long Island each year has become a rewarding tradition for everyone at Bethpage.
Kordeleski continued, Being named Best Financial Institution on Long Island for three consecutive years is a true accomplishment and we thank the readers of Long Island Press for their continued support.
Bethpage Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, existing solely to serve its members and has experienced rapid growth in recent years to become a strong alternative to banks. Bethpage was approved for the largest federal community charter in the U.S. in 2003 and now is Long Island's largest credit union and leading community financial institution with over 180,000 members, 22 branches and 60 shared service center locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. As a financial cooperative, Bethpage offers better rates, lower fees and a full menu of personal and commercial financial services.
Bethpage maintains branch locations in Bay Shore, Bethpage, Central Islip, Commack, Elmont, Farmingdale, Freeport, Glen Cove, Hempstead, Huntington, Levittown, Lynbrook, Massapequa, Melville, Mineola, North Babylon, Port Jefferson, Riverhead, Seaford, Smithtown, Roosevelt and Westbury with over 250 surcharge-free ATMs in King Kullen, 7-Eleven, Walgreen's and Costco locations throughout Long Island. For more information, call 1-800-628-7070 or visit www.lovebethpage.com.