Arbor Financial Celebrates 5th Consecutive West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® Award by Giving Back to Staff and Members

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October 18, 2021

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For the fifth consecutive year, Arbor Financial Credit Union has been awarded West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® award. Our staff works hard to live by Arbor’s core values; Work together, do the right thing, and have fun! This has earned us a spot among some of the most outstanding businesses in the state.

What is the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® Award?

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For award honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Other categories taken into consideration during the organizations’ assessment include communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention, plus more.


How can you Get MORE with Arbor Financial?

As an organization, we assist members in achieving their financial goals through innovative financial solutions. And as an employer, we assist our employees in more than just one aspect of their lives and careers; we offer outstanding benefits along with exceptional career growth opportunities.

Some benefits include:

• Paid birthdays off

• Paid volunteer/community service hours

• Flexible work hours ranging anywhere between 37 to 40 hours weekly

• Competitive compensation

• 401(K) matching up to 4%, with a 6% automatic profit-sharing contribution

Other benefits include discounts to businesses, like RX Optical, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless, plus discounted tickets to Western Michigan University athletic events and Miller Auditorium events. Also offered are free wellness benefits, including monthly wellness challenges, free fitness classes and gym sessions at select local gyms, and remote classes. These offerings provided by Arbor Financial were taken into consideration for our fifth consecutive Best and Brightest award.


You Win, They Win!

To celebrate our winnings, we wanted to give back to our members and staff who made the award possible. From July 1 through October 1, members could nominate their favorite Arbor Financial employee for the chance to win $50. If their nomination was chosen in the drawing, their nominated Arbor Financial staff member would win $50 to match*. Out of 345 nominations, we have our final winners!


Meet the Winners

Winner 1: TraVonte Charleston (Teller, 9th Street branch) and member, Thomas B.

TraVonte has been a teller at the credit union for over 2 years. Thomas has been a member for over 40 years and says his favorite thing about Arbor is how helpful and attentive the staff is. “I love the convenience of all the branches. It’s been a joy watching (Arbor Financial) grow from a small credit union to a larger southwest Michigan operation,” said Thomas.

Travonte Charleston with member, Thomas B.

Winner 2: LeiAnn Dimock (Teller, Three Rivers branch) and member, Cheryl C.

LeiAnn has served as a teller for nearly five years. Cheryl, a school employee, was drawn to Arbor Financial largely because of our educational roots. “I love the people and products at Arbor. Whenever I stop into the Three Rivers branch, LeiAnn is kind and attentive and always makes sure I’m taken care of,” said Cheryl.

LeiAnn Dimock with member, Cheryl C.

Winner 3: Joanne Shinar (Branch Manager, Centre Avenue branch) and member, Jane C.

Joanne Shinar has been serving members for over 9 years. Jane has been a member since 1983, and her favorite things about Arbor are the service, products, and people. Joanne and Jane have known each other since middle school, and Jane – an educator herself – has even taught Joanne’s children. “I’m so thankful and happy that we live in a community where we can stay close to people through everyday interactions,” said Jane.

Joanne Shinar with member, Jane C.

How Do You Get MORE With Arbor?

We want to know how you Get MORE at Arbor Financial! Share with us, and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card +.

• Do you Get MORE peace of mind with local, attentive service?

• Do you Get MORE happiness when you stop into a branch and visit your favorite teller?

• Do you Get MORE family time by using a personal loan for an awesome family vacation?


However you Get MORE with Arbor Financial, we can’t wait to hear your story. Click the link below to fill out the form!

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*The drawing is open to all legal Michigan residents 18 years or older. No purchase necessary. Promotional period Jul. 1, 2021 - Oct. 1, 2021.
+The drawing is open to all legal Michigan residents. No purchase is necessary. Promotional period Oct. 1, 2021 – Nov. 30, 2021.

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