Goldenwest Credit Union named “Best of State”

SALT LAKE CITY (May 11, 2015) — Goldenwest Credit Union was honored at a special awards gala over the weekend as the 2015 Utah “Best of State” winner in the credit union category. This is the seventh year in the most recent eight years that Goldenwest has received the medal. The Utah Best of State Awards Program acknowledges excellence in an extensive range of industry sectors including business, education, hospitality, retail, and technology. More than 200 category winners were acknowledged in this program that is dedicated to recognizing and promoting outstanding individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout Utah.

“The credit union industry in Utah is among the strongest in the nation,” remarked Kerry H. Wahlen, Goldenwest President/CEO. “It’s an honor to be recognized as ‘Best of State’ among a field of so many worthy contenders. We believe the ultimate winners in our industry are the hundreds of thousands of credit union members across Utah.”

According to chief executive officer Dana Layton, winners of the 2015 Best of State Awards were rated and judged on their impact on the community; excellence and achievement within their industry; and, innovation and originality. Each nomination was judged on its own merits and was not ranked against other nominees in the same category by the judges. Ballots were directly mailed to a certified public accounting firm, where they tabulate the scores for accuracy. Best of State medal winners were announced to the public, and award recipients were recognized during the formal Awards Gala presentation in Salt Lake City on May 9, 2015.

About Goldenwest Federal Credit Union
Founded in 1936, the Ogden-based credit union currently holds $1.073 billion in assets, has more than 101,000 members and operates 26 branches with offices in Cache, Box Elder, Weber, Morgan, Davis, Salt Lake, Utah and Washington Counties. Goldenwest is a leading provider of consumer loans, mortgages, free checking services and deposit products throughout Utah.

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