Eglin Federal Credit Union named the 2023 Large Business of the Year by the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce

FORT WALTON BEACH, FL (March 1, 2024) — Eglin Federal Credit Union was named the 2023 Large Business of the Year by the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce at their Annual Chamber Awards Gala hosted this year by the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa on Feb. 9, 2024.

“We are extremely honored to be named the 2023 Large Business of the Year by the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce,” said EFCU President/CEO Jerry Williams. “Last year, our senior management team were Difference Makers by working closely with Habitat for Humanity to Rock the Block in DeFuniak Springs and at their Restore location in Santa Rosa Beach. We are looking forward to opening up the new Freeport branch soon. Our DeFuniak Springs ATM/Video Teller location that opened in 2023 offers convenient account access to our growing family of member-owners.”

The Large Business of the Year award recognizes an organization/industry that demonstrates genuine partnership by working with other businesses, nonprofits and area agencies to identify issues and develop sustainable programs and initiatives that make a lasting impact on our community.

In February, EFCU was also named the Best Credit Union in Destin. Other awards the Credit Union has won for 2023 include:

Finest on the Emerald Coast (2023 Credit Union, Mortgage Lending Company, Best Place to Work)
2023 Best Credit Union – Emerald Coast Magazine
Community Partner of the Year for 2023 – Hurlburt Field Air and Space Force Association Chapter 398

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Photo Caption: (top): Eglin Federal Credit Union’s senior management team proudly displays the 2023 Large Business of the Year Award from the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce.
(left): EVP/Chief Strategy Officer Cathie Staton proudly accepts the award along with VP Membership of Community Development Neko Stubblefield (right).
(center): VP Branch Operations Bron Ringstad helps at the Habitat for Humanity Rock the Block cleanup in DeFuniak Springs this past summer.

About Eglin Federal Credit Union

Eglin Federal Credit Union was chartered in 1954 and is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, federally regulated by the National Credit Union Administration. Membership includes military and civilian personnel on Eglin Air Force Base, Hurlburt Field and Duke Field as well as affiliates of Select Employee Groups in Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties. In addition to military and SEG affiliations, our membership also includes anyone living or working within our Geographic Field of Membership. Our Mission is to provide our members with five-star service, support and solutions to simplify their financial lives. Funds in your account(s) with us are insured by the National Credit Union Administration to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States. Where Members Matter Most.


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