Lehigh Valley, PA (26-April-2021) – First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, the #1 ranked credit union in PA by Forbes and leader in financial services innovation and inclusive banking in the Lehigh Valley, is proud to announce it has received two awards from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) for its annual report and business development entries in the 2021 Diamond Awards marketing competition.

The annual Diamond Awards are an initiative of CUNA’s Marketing and Business Development Council, a member-led, collaborative community of credit union leaders. As the most prestigious annual credit union industry competition, the Diamond Awards recognizes and rewards creative and strategic excellence in design, branding and media, as well as outstanding results and impact among credit union marketing initiatives. “These award-winning marketing efforts not only support our globally recognized brand, but reflects our commitment to mission, vision and core values by providing our members and Employer Partners with an enriched, interactive, digital and personalized experience,” said Tricia Szurgot, Chief Operating Officer at First Commonwealth.

Turnout was outstanding for the year’s awards competition, which accepted entries for marketing and business development efforts that were implemented in 2020, with 1,278 entries submitted across 35 categories.  “Credit unions that receive these awards should be extremely proud of their accomplishments and know that their work represents the very best examples of creativity, innovation, relevance and execution,” added Amy McGraw, Diamond Awards Chair and VP Marketing/Chief Experience Officer at Tropical Financial CU. 



First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union (FCFCU) is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial services cooperative serving more than 68,000 members and 1,500 businesses in the Greater Lehigh Valley since 1959. A nationally recognized leader in consumer and business banking innovation and service, FCFCU is committed to offering a more inclusive, better banking experience and investing heavily in the Lehigh Valley community. As the Forbes’ #1 Credit Union in PA in both 2020 and 2019, and winner of numerous community service awards, First Commonwealth FCU is among the highest ranked credit unions by the National Credit Union Administration. With a mission of “empowering the pursuit of financial happiness” and core values of “honesty, innovation, generosity, humility, excellence and respect” FCFCU is focused on bringing affordable, easy to use financial services to everyone in the Lehigh Valley community. With eleven financial centers24/7 account access, a best-in-class digital banking center and dedicated small business center, First Commonwealth FCU provides trusted financial services in the communities they serve. First Commonwealth FCU serves its membership through purpose-driven and mission-based values to help members empower their pursuit of financial happiness through all the stages of life.



Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America's credit unions, which are owned by 120 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit cuna.org. To find your nearest credit union, visit YourMoneyFurther.com.



Caitlin Stibitz, Vice President of Marketing

cstibitz@firstcomcu.org | 610.657.9185(cell)