First Choice America Credit Union, Weirton, W.V., recently presented service awards to 16 employees at the annual Employee Recognition Banquet. John R. Thayer, chairman of the Board, said the dinner at Williams Country Club symbolized the gratitude of the company for the loyal service and excellent performance of 105 employees. With the assistance of employees, the credit union achieved several ambitious goals since last year’s event. One of these was adopting a new name, which ranked among the most important achievements in the 68-year history of the business. He elaborated on the outstanding qualities of the employee team, noting in particular they displayed trust, commitment and pride. Receiving awards for service anniversary milestones were: Sondra Ronshausen–35 years; Jolene Hines and Lorna Meador–30 years; Nancy Buchanan–25 years; Dorothy Ross, Karen Truax, Paula Morrison and Susan Barr–20 years; Kimberly Busana and Helen Petrovich–15 years; Margaret Bolock, JoAnn Rine, Thomas Modra, Vanessa DiGiovanni, and Scott Winwood–10 years; Nicole Loar–5 years.

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