Advantis Credit Union, Portland, Ore., has been honored for the third consecutive year in the small company category by the Portland Business Journal for outstanding corporate philantahropy. The Advantis GROW Community Fund was established to facilitate the improvement of life in local communities by assisting small- to moderate-size local nonprofits that serve the underprivileged, at-risk children, education, the arts or enhance community spaces. Advantis has awarded over $100,000 to nonprofits in the first two inaugural years of the GROW Community Fund.
Amplify Credit Union, Austin, Texas, President/CEO Paul Trylko was named one of the Austin Business Journal’s 2012 Best CEOs. A winner in the nonprofit category, Trylko was among six central Texas CEOs who were honored for a strong record of innovation, outstanding performance and leadership roles in the philanthropic, civic or political arenas. In 2011, on the heels of the global financial crisis, Trylko led Amplify to the most successful year in its 45-year history. The credit union earned revenue equal to 300% of the year’s goal and grew member deposits by nearly $20 million. He also reinstated employee profit sharing for the first time in seven years and led the credit union to make its largest single-year investment ever in giving back to the Austin community. Amplify Credit Union was also acknowledged by the Austin Chamber of Commerce with the Customer Service Award at the 2012 Greater Austin Business Awards. That award honored Amplify as an organization dedicated to outstanding customer service and satisfaction in all aspects of sales and service.