Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pen Air Named 2010 Gulf Breeze Business of the Year

Pen Air Federal Credit Union has been named the 2010 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year.

More than 250 people were in attendance at the chamber’s 2011 Awards Gala, “La Bella Notte,” on Saturday at New World Landing in Pensacola. Pen Air FCU was selected from 12 qualifying businesses as the Business of the Year.

Gulf Breeze Chamber President/CEO Meg Peltier said that Pen Air was awarded Business of the Year because of the credit union’s value of education and investment in the community.

“Pen Air has stepped up in this community and continues to support both the Gulf Breeze Chamber and the community as a whole,” Peltier said. “Pen Air employees volunteer numerous hours on Gulf Breeze Area Chamber committees, as well as support dozens of  other organizations including Junior Achievement, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, United Way, and TEAM Santa Rosa, to name a few.  Pen Air has been a beacon of strength and support to the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber.”

Pen Air President/CEO Ron Fields said that Pen Air is proud to be a part of the Gulf Breeze community.

“We are humbled by this award and are simply happy to make a difference,” Fields said. “We will continue to support the Gulf Breeze residents for decades to come.”

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber was established in March 1988 and serves more than 400 businesses in the greater Gulf Breeze area.

Pen Air FCU, whose tagline is “We Get It Done!,”  is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution that was originally chartered in 1936 to serve civil service and military employees, as well as their immediate families, assigned to our military bases in the area.  Today, Pen Air FCU serves many other employee groups, with 16 branches across Northwest Florida and Southwest Alabama, including one in Gulf Breeze.

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