Home Account Log In Personal Finances Loans News About Us Online Information Membership
Drop Down Menus Using by Vista-Buttons.com v4.3.0
Credit Union News

United Way Fashion Show Runway Sponsor

First Choice America Credit Union once again is serving as the Runway Sponsor for the 2017 Weirton United Way Fashion Show that will be held on Sunday, August 20th at 2 p.m. at the Williams Golf and Country Club.  Tickets are $35 per person which includes dinner and the Fashion Show featuring apparel from LuLaRoe, Nikki & Sarah; Cato Fashions and JJones Evening Wear.  Locks and Legends Beauty Salon will be a special guest. Tickets must be purchase in advance.  For tickets or more information, contact the United Way Office at (304)748-7213.  Pictured (left to right) are Janet Macre, United Way Administrative Assistant; Luke Myers, 2017 Campaign Vice Chairman; Scott Winwood, President & CEO of First Choice America Credit Union; Pat Ford, 2017 Campaign Chairman; and Linda Stear, United Way Executive Director.


WSX 25-Year Club Picnic Date Set

Supported by a generous contribution from First Choice America Credit Union, the Weirton Steel 25-Year Club will stage its 71st ladies and men’s annual summer picnic on Saturday, July 15th at 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Serbian Picnic Grounds in Weirton.  Pictured are (front row, l-r) Ernie Nicholas, Jr., Club Member; Brenda Ice, Club Vice President; Scott E. Winwood, President and CEO of First Choice America; Ron Baker, Club President; and Ernie Nicholas, Club Past President.  Second row (l-r) are First Choice America Board Members John R. Thayer, Kenneth W. Truax, Robert G. Mrvos, and Edward L. Kennedy.


Cool Kids Fun Days

First Choice America’s Cool Kids saluted local first responders during the fun days held on June 20, 21, 22, and 23.   The events were held at Jim Wood Park, Steubenville; Chester City Park, Chester; Sonneborn Shelter, Wheeling; and Millsop Community Center, Weirton.  The kids were able to interact with first responders and familiarize themselves with their jobs.  During each event the first responders were honored with a certificate presentation for their service to the area communities.   All children who came to the event received a gift bag and a fire hat. The children were treated to hot dogs, freeze pops, popcorn, games and inflatable amusements.  Local radio station, FROGGY, was on hand for a Live Action Broadcast. FROGGY brought Mister Froggy, who was joined by Kenny the Kangaroo, WTOV9’s Snowbird and Chase the Police Dog.  The festive atmosphere was topped off with great prizes, which included baskets of toys and Kennywood tickets.



Youth Flea Market

First Choice America donated toward the upcoming Hidden Treasures Youth Flea Market in Weirton. The flea market will be held on Saturday, June 24th from 11am to 2pm at the Millsop Community Center. It is open to vendors 16 years old and younger, but all are welcome to shop. The event will include food, games, an appearance by the Pirate Parrot, Weirton Police Department bicycle patrol, and K-9 unit and fingerprinting the children. Attending the check presentation are from left, Lorna Young, First Choice America Education Committee; event organizer Deb Witkowski, WTOV-TV; Scott Winwood, First Choice America President and CEO; event organizer Amber Nest, Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle; Dawn Swiger, First Choice America Three Springs Manager; Nancy Buchanan, First Choice America Main Office Manager; Pat Ford, Business Development Corp.; and organizer Chris Krishak, Millsop Community Center.


Weirton United Way Annual Golf Classic

Supporting the Weirton United Way – First Choice America Credit Union continued its strong support for the Weirton United Way with a generous donation to the charity’s 36th Annual Golf Classic scheduled for Monday, June 12th at Williams Golf and Country Club. 

At the check presentation, in the front row, are (l-r) Rachel Price, United Way Administrative Assistant; Linda Stear, United Way Executive Director; Scott E. Winwood, Credit Union President/CEO and Board Member; John Kirlangitis, Tournament Director; and Luke Myers, 2017 United Way Campaign Vice Chairman.  In the second row (l-r) are First Choice America Board Members: Robert G. Mrvos, John R. Thayer, Kenneth W. Truax, and Edward L. Kennedy.

The golf tournament is one of the premier events on the Weirton United Way fundraising schedule for the year.


First Choice America Honors Employees

Pictured are the recipients of awards for service, seated from left to right are: Margaret Bolock, Karen Truax, Scott Winwood, Susan Trader, Tammy Linaweaver, and Barbara Traylor.   Standing from left to right are: Lorna Young, Jolene Hines, Paula Morrison, JoAnn Rine, Veronica Skinner, and Jediah Perko.

    “As Chairman of the Board, I wish to thank and congratulate each employee of First Choice America for your dedication, your pride, your team spirit and your commitment to excellence,” said Robert G. Mrvos at First Choice America Credit Union’s Annual Employee Appreciation event on Friday night, April 28th.
    Honored with service awards were 15 employees at a banquet held at the Williams Golf and Country Club in Weirton.
Mrvos noted, “Despite lethargic economic conditions and a continued low interest rate environment, First Choice America had another successful year.”  He noted that the business set all-time highs in several key financial categories – total assets of $441 million; deposits $378 million, and investments $277 million.
    Additionally, First Choice America received another “Superior” rating from an official industry rating group for safety and soundness.  And once again, for the eighth consecutive year, the Credit Union received a flawless audit from our independent auditors, which is the ninth time the company has accomplished this distinction in the last ten years and is unparalleled in our Credit Union’s long history.  Both achievements demonstrate our unwavering commitment to excellence.
    He added, “All of these things—accomplished in a weak economy—can only be attributed to the dedication, hard work, and pride of First Choice America’s skilled team of employees.  Clearly our employee group is exceptional, and on behalf of the Board of Directors, I thank and congratulate each of you for your excellent work”.  “Your collective skills, knowledge, and strong commitment make First Choice America the success it is today, and positions us for an even greater future.”
    Also, First Choice America recently received the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Award from the West Virginia Credit Union League in recognition of the Credit Union’s continued strong community support of those in need.  This represents the 14th consecutive year that First Choice America has received this distinguished honor.
    Scott E. Winwood, President and CEO, and J. C. Peterman, Chief Financial Officer, presented the appreciation awards to the following employees for their service:

              40 years—Jolene M. Hines and Lorna E.  Young

              30 years –Paula K. Morrison, Susan Trader, and  Karen J. Truax,

              20 years—Margaret Bolock, JoAnn C. Rine, and Scott E. Winwood

              10 Years—Cindy Diserio, Tammy Linaweaver, Barbara Traylor, Mel Valentine, and Nancy Vulgamore

              5 Years—Veronica L. Skinner and Jediah A. Perko.             


Your Credit Union has joined the MoneyPass Network so that our members will have access to over 25,000 ATMs in 50 states surcharge-free. To locate an ATM in the MoneyPass Network, click on the following link: www.moneypass.com or look for the MoneyPass logo on the machine.



Visa Gift Cards Make Great Gifts!!

Do you have a hard to buy for person on your list?  Or do you want to give someone the freedom to buy what they want?    First Choice America has the perfect solution for you: a VISA Gift Card.  They are a great fit for anyone on your list.  You can buy a VISA Gift Card at any of
First Choice America's eight locations.

*There is a $2.00 fee for VISA Gift Cards.



Click on the following link to for Credit Union holiday closures: Holidays



Home    Account Log In     Personal Finances       Loans       News    About Us     Online Information     Membership

Site Map  Contact Us