Providence Federal Credit Union makes Oregon Business Magazine’s 2011 ‘100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon’ List

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Providence Federal Credit Union
Phone: (503)  513-8786
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6400 SE Lake Road, Suite 125, Milwaukie, OR 97222

Milwaukie, OR, June 13, 2011:  Oregon Business magazine has named its third annual “100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon”, which was held on Wednesday, May 25th at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Portland. As a result, the Credit Union ranked #40 on their 2011 list.

The 100 Best Green Companies project recognizes those companies that approach their daily work with green values. The winners were not picked by the magazine or an outside group, but by nearly 19,000 employees from the 415 companies and nonprofits that took part in two anonymous surveys that were part of this year’s 100 Best Companies and 100 Best Nonprofits projects.  In the green survey, Providence Federal Credit Union employees’ ranked their satisfaction with the Credit Union’s green practices. Read more: 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon, 2011 – Oregon Business.

“We’re ‘Doing what’s right’ in our workplace,” said Shirley Cate, President/CEO of Providence Federal Credit Union, with emphasis to their tagline, “and we’re once again honoured to be recognized by our employees for our efforts in supporting a healthy workplace as well as being environmentally and socially responsible. We will continue our efforts in doing what needs to be done to save our planet. Go green!”

Providence Federal Credit Union helps the environment by adding energy-efficient sensor lights in their offices, placing recycled bins throughout the building/branches, installing water coolers at their locations to reduce plastic bottled water, giving free Tri-met bus and Max train passes to employees to help reduce the number of vehicles on the road, and more. In addition, the Credit Union encourages their membership to go paperless on their monthly and VISA credit card statements, promotes their free Bill Pay product to help reduce paper bills and cheers the signing up of direct deposit of members’ pay checks.

Providence Federal Credit Union was founded in 1962 and serves over 12,570 members with nearly $107 million in assets. Providence Federal Credit Union serves Providence employees and employees in the health care industry with two full-service branches and three Service Centers in Oregon and one branch in Washington. To learn more about Providence Federal Credit Union visit their web site at

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