Corp! Magazine awards Genisys with Economic Bright Spots Award

AUBURN HILLS, MI (July 12, 2016) — While celebrating 80 years of financial success, Genisys Credit Union has received the 2016 Economic Bright Spots Award from Corp! Magazine.

“Genisys is excited and honored to accept this prestigious award.” said Jackie Buchanan, President/CEO. “We aspire to help drive Michigan’s economy forward while meeting the needs of our members.”

This award recognizes Michigan companies that continue to flourish in economic growth, expansion and are hiring Michigan’s brightest talent. One of sixty honorees, Genisys is the only financial institution recognized as a Michigan Bright Spot.

“Companies that received this year’s Michigan Economic Bright Spots award show a passion for not only their businesses, but for improving the economy throughout the state of Michigan, as well,” said Jennifer Kluge, publisher of Corp! Magazine.

Serving members’ since 1936, Genisys continues to expand and improve.  They strive to provide the best in-person and technology services.  Genisys continues to provide greater convenience to members through mobile banking services including mobile bill pay and mobile deposit. Their members expressed concern about security, so Genisys responded by introducing debit and credit EMV chip cards in 2015.

In order to sustain continued growth, Genisys has dedicated many of its resources to giving back to surrounding communities. In 2015, Genisys staff and family members volunteered over 3,700 hours of service to the community while sponsoring over 500 community events.

Genisys has focused on meeting the needs of first-time home buyers by introducing a first-time home buyer mortgage that facilitates a home purchase with a low down payment.  Genisys also conducted a series of first-time home buyer educational seminars throughout the year.

To assist young adults who are experiencing their first major financial decisions, Genisys has also provided financial education with the introduction of the Genisys blog. Genisys sees ever-increasing opportunities to help Michigan families manage their finances in a trustworthy, convenient, and economical way.  The Credit Union plans to expand their services into new communities and to provide greater technology-based convenience through mobile and online innovations.

Genisys has frequently been voted Best of the Best credit union, mortgage lender, and financial advisor by several local publication reader polls. They have been recognized as a Top 50 Best Credit Union by S&P Global Market Intelligence and Best of Bauer financial institution, a designation that fewer than 5% of all U.S. financial institutions receive.

Photo caption: Pictured from left to right: Jerry McIlrath (Genisys Vice President, Sales and Service), Jennifer Kluge (Corp! Magazine Publisher), Robert Boss (Genisys Wixom Branch Manager)


About Genisys Credit Union

Genisys Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution that has been committed to helping its members financially since 1936. Based out of Auburn Hills, MI, the credit union is the fourth largest in Michigan with over 255,000 members and 32 branch locations. With a highly competitive suite of products such as High Yield Genius Checking and Youth Savings Account as well as loans for small to mid-sized businesses, Genisys specializes in providing consumer and business financial solutions through its branches, a multi-channel contact center, and a variety of mobile and online banking services. Genisys has consistently received the highest 5-star Bauer Financial Rating for safety and soundness along with receiving recognition from S&P Global Market Intelligence as a nationwide Top 10 Performing Credit Union. They are also proud to be committed to their communities by annually volunteering over 4,400 hours and partnering on over 1,000 community events. Connect with Genisys on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok by following @genisyscu. For more information visit


Theresa Doan
Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility
Phone: 248.835.8674

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