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1st Bergen Federal Credit Union Hosts Annual Meeting and Celebrates 10 Years of Service

Englewood, NJ – 1st Bergen Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution with a mission to empower and strengthen individuals who may not otherwise have access to banking and financial services, will host its annual meeting and 10 year anniversary celebration on April 30th, 2019 at Community Baptist Church of Englewood. The meeting will be held from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and is open to the community.

1st Bergen Federal Credit Union was established by Greater Bergen Community Action – a progressive not-for-profit company working throughout New Jersey to build more sustainable families, community institutions, and neighborhoods – in order to meet the substantial need of financial services for the underserved community in Bergen County. Indicative of that need is that at the time of its inception, 1st Bergen was the only federal credit union established in New Jersey within a 20 year time span, and now at the time of its 10 year anniversary, remains the only new credit union founded in New Jersey in the last 30 years.

With a slogan carried out through service and reflected in member results, 1st Bergen Federal Credit Union embodies “Banking You Can Trust” in its client-driven offerings which includes financial literacy resources, lower rates due to its nonprofit nature, and member-involvement, such as the right to vote for board members during each of its annual meetings.

At this year’s annual meeting and 10 year anniversary celebration, attendees can expect the following:

  • Credit union information and updates for 1st Bergen and community members alike

  • Member voting and ballot casting for credit union board membership

  • Guest speaker on Financial Empowerment: Tamika N. Stembridge, Esq., dFree® Global Foundation Executive Director, Entertainment Attorney/Strategic Consultant

  • Music by Mark Gross & Friends Jazz Ensemble: Broadway musician who appeared on large and small screen: Malcolm X (1992), Boardwalk Empire (season 4) and Annie (2014)

  • Light refreshments

  • Raffles to win a free getaway and other free gifts

  • Banking specials: Auto Loans, rates as low as 1.99% APR*; Personal Loans, rates as low as 2.99% APR*

For more information on this event and to pre-register to double your chances of winning a New Brunswick overnight stay getaway at the 4-star Heldrich Hotel, dinner for two at Catherine Lombardi Restaurant, and tickets to a local playhouse, please visit


1st Bergen Federal Credit Union is a non-profit financial institution that focuses on serving the financial needs of its members rather than making a profit. 1st Bergen is an affiliate of Greater Bergen Community Action (GBCA), and both organizations aim at empowering financially insecure individuals and families in order to make them self-sufficient and secure a brighter future. 1st Bergen has been serving the community since 2009. Anyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers, or conducts business in Bergen County, Paterson or Jersey City is able to become a member. For more information, visit:


Bergen Community Action (GBCA) is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit Community Action Agency. Established in 1967, Greater Bergen is part of a nationwide network of poverty-fighting enterprises which were established as part of the nation’s effort to address the intractable and persistent problem of poverty in America. For more information about GBCA, go to

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