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COVER STORY

Allegent Community Federal Credit Union Responding to Your Needs By Janice Lane Palko Front row from Left: Angela Surrena, Teller; Alayah Mullins, Teller Back row from left: Sara Shinsky, Branch Manager; Meghan Giannoccora, Assistant Manager

The hallmark of a thriving, growing business is how responsive it is to its members’ needs. Allegent Community Federal Credit Union was founded precisely to address its members’ financial needs. Established in March 1935 as Allegheny County U.S. Government Employees Federal Credit Union with 10 members and $70, Allegent, in October 2006, progressed to a community charter, allowing it to open its membership and provide its services to others. It was then that it changed its name to Allegent Community Federal Credit Union. Allegent offers membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Allegheny or Butler Counties and offers all the products and services that larger financial institutions do.

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ast October, Allegent opened a new location in Butler County in Cranberry Township at the corner of Haine School and Freedom Roads. “We renovated an existing building, which was ideal for us. It was a dry-cleaning business, but prior to that, the building was a financial institution and still had a walk-in vault,” said Angelo Lucatorto, Chief Executive Officer. The credit union has three other locations: its original site in downtown Pittsburgh on Liberty Avenue and branches in Penn Hills and Wexford. “We have ATM access at all four branches and drive-thru access in Cranberry and Wexford,” said Mr. Lucatorto. “Our Cranberry Township branch is another example of how we continue to seek growth of our membership base. As always, we offer great products and services as we look forward to a bright future for the credit union!” said Mr. Lucatorto. Like banks, credit unions are financial institutions, but

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