The Franklin-Oil Region Credit Union (FORCU), is celebrating its 45th year of providing financial products and services to approximately 7,600 members in Venango County. Chartered in 1974, FORCU was originally founded by the employees of Franklin Steel. What started as a way for employees to save and borrow money has grown into a state-chartered, federally insured, full service financial institution.
Tonya Sharrar, Business Development Specialist at FORCU, explains that being a member at a credit union is different than being a customer at a bank. When you join FORCU you are not a customer, but a member and co-owner. With locations in both Oil City and Franklin, membership is available to anyone who lives works, worships, volunteers, attends school, or owns a business in Venango County.
Their staff of 20 highly trained professionals will continue to enhance their ability to provide members with superior service by staying on top of advancements in technology and offering a wide range of new products and services to simplify banking and provide even more convenience.
In honor of their 45th anniversary, FORCU will be giving back to the community. As their way of saying thank you, they will perform acts of kindness for 45 days. The employees worked together to come up with ideas of different things to do each day throughout Venango County. In addition to giving back, they are also celebrating by offering Spring loan promotions.
Visit www.for-cu.com for more information.
This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s May 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.