Pen Air Federal Credit Union earns Better Business Bureau Torch Award

PENSACOLA, FL (July 29, 2014) — Pen Air Federal Credit Union was presented the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics – an annual recognition program publically recognizing businesses and charities committed to conducting their business practices in an ethical manner, making Pen Air FCU the only financial institution throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa County to earn this distinction.

This is the ninth year the Better Business Bureau Foundation of Northwest Florida is celebrating the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics program. Pen Air Federal Credit Union was one of only a few financial institutions from Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties (District 1) nominated for the Torch Award.

“We are deeply honored to receive this award which reinforces the reputation Pen Air Federal Credit Union strives for,” said Stu Ramsey, Pen Air FCU president and CEO. “Pen Air Federal Credit Union works hard to deliver consistent, quality service and offer financial education to our members that can empower their lives.”

The annual BBB recognition programs include Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, Customer Service Excellence Award, and the Student Ethics Scholarship. The award celebrates those entities which incorporate excellence and ethics into their roles in the marketplace. “The Torch Award winners exemplify what the BBB stands for: trust, integrity, performance and ethics,” said Norman Wright, president and CEO of BBB serving Northwest Florida.  “Organizations like Pen Air Federal Credit Union really stand out in the marketplace against those who don’t always do the right thing.”

 About BBB:
For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses, brands, and charities they can trust.  In 2013, people turned to BBB more than 132 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 4.5 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at  The Better Business Bureau of Northwest Florida, Inc. was established in 1985 with a four-county territory.  Today, the BBB serving Northwest Florida covers 14 panhandle counties, with an office in Pensacola, FL.  For more information about the BBB Serving Northwest Florida, call (850) 429-0026.

 About Pen Air Federal Credit Union:
Established in 1936, Pen Air Federal Credit Union is the oldest and largest local credit union headquartered in Pensacola, FL.  Several full service offices, ATMs, shared branching network, plus student run high school credit unions, combined with Internet and Mobile access provide worldwide reach. Pen Air FCU has over $1.2 billion in assets, serving over 1,000 employee groups.  Visit  for more information about Pen Air Federal Credit Union.

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