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BELCO COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION CELEBRATES 79 YEARS

Harrisburg, PA (March 6, 2018) – on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Belco Community Credit Union will mark its 79th Anniversary with celebration events at all 14 Belco locations. Each Belco branch will offer free cake and a drawing for a $79 Sheetz gift card. During the week of March 5, members who open a new Visa credit card will receive a free Belco cooler bag.

Belco was formed as Pennsylvania was climbing out of the Great Depression and the world was again preparing for war. On March 7, 1939, Elton “Miller” Peterman and 24 of his coworkers formed a federally chartered credit union to serve the employees of Bell Telephone Company of Harrisburg, PA.

By 1941, membership had grown to 401. That early two-year growth marked the beginning of Belco’s journey to providing financial services through the generations. In the early 2000s, Belco converted to a community charter in order to expand its membership. Now 79 years later, Belco has 14 branches, more than 64,000 members and $595 million in assets, and thanks to its valued members, continues to grow each year.

About Belco Community Credit Union

Belco Community Credit Union is a full-service financial institution offering checking, savings, loan, investment and small business products and services. Established in 1939 to serve employees of Bell Telephone Company in Harrisburg, PA, Belco became a community chartered credit union in July 2005, opening membership to businesses and individuals who live, work, worship, or attend school in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York counties. Belco currently has more than 64,000 members and $595 million in assets, 14 branches, numerous ATM locations, and 24-hour account access through mobile, online and telephone banking. For more information, visit www.belco.org or call (800) 642-4482.

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