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Baxter Credit Union Makes the Honor Roll for Companies that Care, Spotlighting Organizations Making a Difference

Baxter Credit Union Makes the Honor Roll for Companies that Care, Spotlighting Organizations Making a Difference

Baxter Credit Union Makes the Honor Roll for Companies that Care, Spotlighting Organizations Making a Difference

Baxter Credit Union Makes the Honor Roll for Companies that Care, Spotlighting Organizations Making a Difference

For immediate release:
April 7, 2005

Contact: Astrid Perez
(847) 522-8723
astrid.perez@bcu.org

Vernon Hills, IL – April 7, 2005 – Baxter Credit Union (BCU) is named by The Center for Companies That Care (CTC) as one of the 17 organizations to make its Third Annual Honor Roll list, it was announced March 17, by Marci Koblenz, co-founder and president of the organization.

Baxter Credit Union was the only financial institution to be awarded with this prestigious honor. Others awarded include; The Care of Trees; CHAN Healthcare Auditors; Convergint Technologies LLC; Delnor-Community Health System; FPL Group; Grant Thonton, LLP; HealthGrades, Inc.; KPMG LLP; Office Depot, Inc.; Opto Technology, Inc.; PJM Interconnection; Rauland-Borg Coporation; TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.; The Supply Room Companies, Inc.; Triangle Printers Inc.; and University HealthSystem Consortium.

Baxter Credit Union and other Honor Roll recipients, located throughout the country, were selected for their deep commitment to elevating the quality of the work environment for their employees and the quality of life for people in the broader community as well as adhering to the 10 characteristics inherent to a “Company That Cares.”

“We are proud to be recognized as a “Company That Cares” says Lisa Wilson, Senior Vice President Human Resources. “The characteristics of putting employees and community first are the guiding principles of BCU and a principal reason behind our success. We regularly seek to find new ways to engage, excite and reward our people to accomplish our business goals.”

The Honor Roll is selected by an independent panel of veteran professionals in a variety of industries. Each of the organizations named to the Honor Roll sustains a work environment founded on dignity and respect for all employees, develops great leaders, communicates standards of ethics and integrity and participates in initiatives that support the community, among other outstanding attributes.

“I can honestly say that, in our business, everything starts with the commitment and enthusiasm of our people. Winning this award reflects the truly great team we have at BCU and their dedication and commitment to serving our members and the communities in which we do business,” says Mike Valentine, CEO and President.

This recognition is announced annually on the third Thursday each March in concert with the Annual Companies That Care Day. This year the Annual Day will kick off a two-week national initiative that focuses its efforts on supporting children and education through the Terrific Tales program or Teachers Know Best initiative.

With $1 Billion in assets, BCU currently serves more than 115,000 members throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Formed in 1981, BCU is a not-for-profit, member-owned credit union offering a full range of financial products and services, in English and Spanish. Known for competitive rates, low fees, and state-of-the-art services, BCU is headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois. Membership is open to all Baxter employees as well as several other prestigious companies around the country and a large portion of the greater Chicago land area