Arizona State Credit Union, Phoenix, Ariz., received the Peter Barron Stark Companies Award for Workplace Excellence. Although it is the fourth time the credit union has received the award, it is especially significant this year because it has received an overall favorable response rating from its associates despite the difficult times facing the financial services industry and the weak economy. The credit union maintained current associate programs and added several more, allowing its already positive corporate culture to improve, a requirement for winning the workplace excellence award.

BayPort Credit Union, Newport News, Va., announced that its information technology department won Software & Management Associates’ “Inaugural Impact Project” contest. BayPort’s team, led by senior systems analyst Bruce Jernell, submitted a 15-20 minute video that showcased the department’s creativity and innovation in using SMA’s automation technology product OpCon/xps. As part of the prize, SMA will donate $1,500 to a charity of BayPort’s choosing.

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