Shell Federal Credit Union named Deer Park Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Large Business of the Year

DEER PARK, TX (September 9, 2021) — The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce recognized Shell Federal Credit Union as the 2020 Large Business of the Year at the Chamber’s Annual Bucks and Beauties Banquet on Thursday, July 29, 2021. Each year, businesses are nominated for the award based on community leadership, acts of service, and contribution to the Deer Park community.

In light of the 2020 pandemic, Shell FCU was committed to servicing both its members and community in a time of need and financial hardship. Shell FCU offered additional skipped payments on qualifying loans, Thanksgiving dinner giveaways, pet food distributions, gas giveaways, and Facebook Live giveaways. All promotions were conducted in compliance with CDC guidelines and mandates to ensure the health and safety of both members and employees.

In addition to giveaways, Shell FCU established the Business of the Month (BOTM) program in July 2020 to recognize local businesses within their communities. Businesses were selected based on their safe and positive work atmospheres, customer service, and active involvement in their community. The BOTM program was established in effort to help businesses gain exposure during the pandemic.

As the need for financial assistance rose, Shell FCU announced in October 2020 the increase of John Garrison Scholarships awarded from ten to twenty, resulting in $50,000 awarded to recipients in total. Over 100 applications were submitted from high school seniors across Texas from over 60 different schools.

“If there’s anything we learn from what we’ve experienced this past year it’s compassion,” Shell FCU CEO Jose Rodriguez proclaims, “We felt it was imperative for us to extend help outside of our lobbies, so we did just that. We set out to do what we do best and got to work helping people; not only as a financial institution but as a part of our community.”

Committed to its communities, Shell Federal Credit Union has improved the lives of thousands through service excellence, community outreach, and lasting financial solutions for all stages in life since 1937. Anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school or regularly conducts business in Harris County, Texas can bank with us. For details visit or

About Shell Federal Credit Union

Shell Federal Credit Union has remained steadfastly committed to its communities since 1937, enriching the lives of thousands through exceptional service, community engagement, and sustainable financial solutions for every life stage. Anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school, or regularly conducts business in Harris County, Texas can become a part of the Shell FCU family with a minimal $5 initial deposit.

As a member-owned and operated cooperative serving Harris County, Shell FCU offers a wide range of services at no-cost or at lower costs than traditional financial institutions, including more favorable rates on dividends and loans. With twelve branches and a suite of online services, Shell FCU proudly serves more than 150,000 members, manages more than $1.8 billion in assets, and employs more than 515 dedicated professionals. For more information, visit


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