January 2, 2008
Happy New Year! And, for the new year, we have added our latest podcast on financial resolutions.
Here is the MP3 version. You can click to open and listen to the podcast using your computers audio software, or you can right click the link and save it to your hard drive to listen at a later date on your MP3 player.
Be sure to visit the Podcast section of this blog for all of our previous podcasts.
New Year Financial Resolution Podcast
December 20, 2007
First New York Federal Credit Union and the Capital Region Career & Technical School team up on virtual business venture!
You’ve heard of Reebok and Nike, but you probably have never heard of Kustom Kickz! That’s the name of a virtual company that students in the Career & Technical School’s Virtual Business Program have created.
Kustom Kickz is the company formed by 12 local students at the area school. The students are gaining experience by creating the company from the ground up, and drawing from expertise in the real world.
The students have teamed up with executives from First New York in areas such as Administration, Lending, Human Resources, Marketing and Sales, Web Design, Accounting and Finance. The credit union staff members are serving as mentors for the students and are providing input on how to write a business plan, creating policies, accounting principals and how to market products.
From an initial meeting between the students and the credit union officials, the students have been busy developing plans and strategies to launch the virtual business, which involves custom made sneakers.
The ultimate goal of the students is to enter competitions where their virtual business will be judged against others from throughout the country. During the process the students will be receiving real life training that is used in the virtual world today – and the real world tomorrow!
December 20, 2007
First New York FCU is pleased to announce that we will once again award three $1,000 one-time scholarships to students who meet the following criteria:
· Member in good standing of First New York FCU
· Graduating High School Senior
· Planning on attending an accredited two or four year college
· An active community volunteer
Applications are available at all First New York offices, and at www.firstnewyork.org. Completed applications must be received by Friday, March 14, 2008.
December 13, 2007
First New York Federal Credit Union has announced that it’s newest branch office located in the Town of Colonie is now open! The new credit union office is located at 2 Wall Street (at New Karner Road, near Watervliet Shaker Road).
The branch features a full service drive up window, a 24 hour drive up ATM and night drop, and an internet access area for members. The branch is the seventh office for the Capital District credit union.
The branch is open six days a week, with lobby hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Friday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday. In addition, the drive through window will be opening at 8:00 AM Monday through Friday.
Hope to see you there!
December 6, 2007
Today, The Business Review recognized First New York Federal Credit Union as one of the Best Places to Work in the Capital District!
The award recognizes First New York’s achievement in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of benefits, working conditions and company culture. First New York was one of 150 companies to be nominated, making the top 30 list based on the strength of its employee evaluations.
The companies were evaluated on an objective 40-question survey completed by employees of participating companies. Employees scored their respective companies on a six-point scale. The results were compilied and analyzed by The Business Review’s research partner, Quantum Market Research.
The survey takes the following strategic measures into account:
- Team effectiveness
- Employee alignment with company goals
- Trust with co-workers
- Individual contribution
- Manager effectiveness
- Trust in senior leaders
- Feeling valued
- Work engagement
- People practices
Congratulations, First New York Federal Credit Union!!!
October 12, 2007
Today, First New York FCU and Mohonasen High School held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Warrior Branch inside the Mohonasen High School. The branch is open on Fridays from 11AM to 12:30PM, inside the Trading Post school store, and is run by Mohonasen High School students.
The branch is open to students and staff members, and is a tool to help educate students about finances, promote savings and offers a look at careers in business. Throughout the year, students will run, promote and develop with ideas on how to promote the branch.
Good luck, Warrior Branch!