Fishtown: Credit Union Branch Welcomed to the Neighborhood

The community officially opened the branch with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Philadelphia Federal Credit Union held a grand opening of its Fishtown branch on April 27. This new branch, located at 2136 E. Dauphin St., is the first Fishtown office of this firm that operates 10 branches in Philadelphia.

James McAneney said that the branch aims to financially assist Fishtown residents.
Credit Union President James McAneney makes remarks during the grand opening of the Fishown branch.

Philadelphia Credit Union President and CEO James McAneney began the ceremony with opening remarks that stressed the importance of helping the community with financial assistance.

“Fishtown is a close-knit community full of hard-working families that deserve to have a place to visit where they can get the resources they need to improve their financial future,” McAneney said. “Our new location in Fishtown isn’t just a building; it’s a promise to those living there that we’re committed to becoming a part of their lives and helping them prosper.”

Sandy Salzman, executive director of New Kensington Community Developmental Corp., spoke about the positive impact she felt the branch would have on the neighborhood. “PFCU’s promise to not only support its members but also local small businesses illustrates the company’s long-term investment in Philadelphia and we look forward to its impact on the continued development of our community.”

The branch will offer members an ATM, free financial counseling, an Internet café and a free coin-counting machine. Its current location was formerly the 26th District Police Station and the branch plans to celebrate that history.

On hand for the festivities wasradio station Wired 96.5 , which provided music and Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive tackle Fletcher Cox. Free food and drinks were given out by volunteers as local residents enjoyed the beautiful weather and celebrated the opening of the new bank.

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