Many of the local residents and business owners we have worked with over the years are eager to tell their stories about how we have impacted their lives and financial wellbeing. From small business loans and mortgage lending to how our amazingly low rates have helped our members save, we are proud to highlight our member's stories.

Have a story you’d like to share?

We'd love to hear it! Give us a call or stop in to your local branch to let us know. We will work with you to hear your story and post it on our website!


Shore view of Ampersand Bay Resort with boats along the dock.

Member Story: Ampersand Bay Resort

Hospitality investor Jacob Wright put his trust in the knowledge and experience of Adirondack Regional Federal Credit Union and made an investment in the region's vital hospitality industry.
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Hats in production at Bear Essentials Embroidery

Member Story: Bear Essentials Embroidery

After 5 years as an employee, Christina Karl took the next step, purchasing a business with a 17-year history of serving the community. And the Adirondack Regional FCU was there to support every step of the way.
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Jen Jurczak and partner at the Adirondack Hotel.

Member Story: Adirondack Hotel (Long Lake) Owner Jen Jurczak

Newly-minted Long Lake resident, Jen Jurczak, purchased local landmark hotel and partnered with Adirondack Regional FCU to keep the 170-year-old inn serving up hospitality.
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Adirondack Mountain Cafe

Member Story: William Axtell of Adirondack Mountain Coffee

Hard work, good product and consistent customer service has helped this local coffee shop succeed. From attaining a PPC loan to make it through the challenging time of COVID to obtaining a new line of credit to expand his business, Adirondack Regional Federal Credit Union was there for support.
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Heath Andre, Owner of Lake Champlain Sanitation

Member Story: Heath Andre of Lake Champlain Sanitation

Growing from 40 accounts and an old pick up truck to 700 accounts and a fleet of trucks, Lake Champlain Sanitation credits that growth to business savvy and a responsive partnership with Adirondack Regional FCU.
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Founder Sara Posdzich with Russ Cronin of ARFCU

Member Story: Sara Posdzich of With Woman Wellness

When Sara Posdzich decided to come back home, she noticed important services for women in the area missing. With Woman Wellness was born!
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What Our Members Have to Say

Member Story: Rachel King of Earth Girl Designs

King, who opened a storefront with her partner, Brandon Cooke, in 2020, wanted to move into a new space she could make her own. But the thought of jumping through hoops to get a loan made her nervous.
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Member Stories: Kathy Love

“If I find something I like, I stick with it,” says Kathy Love.
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Member Stories: Dorothy Blew

In 1977, Dorothy and her husband Bernard knew the benefits of working with a credit union and played a major part in attracting what is now our Plattsburgh branch. Dorothy has never looked back.
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Member Stories: Cabin Fever Floral & Gifts

After opening Cabin Fever Floral & Gifts, owner Annie (Churco) Eldred faced a deadline to purchase her property or face losing the business. Adirondack Regional Federal Credit Union took a chance that gave her the boost that got her off the ground.
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Member Stories: Christina Spoor

In 1959, when Christina Spoor opened an account at the Sunmount Employees’ Federal Credit Union in Tupper Lake, she wasn’t looking for a lifelong relationship. She just wanted a place to cash her paycheck.
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Member Story: Ron Belleville

When Ron Belleville owned Belleville & Associates, a Tupper Lake insurance agency, he knew the importance of providing a personal touch. It’s one of the reasons why the lifelong Tupper Laker counts on Adirondack Regional FCU, instead of a banking institution based somewhere else.
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Member Story: Anthony Quinn

After a long career in management and as an entrepreneur, Anthony Quinn had seen over and over the benefits of working with local credit unions. So when he and his wife, Lynn, arrived in Tupper Lake in 2016, they made a beeline to Adirondack Regional FCU.
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Member Story: Ryan Earle

Plattsburgh business owner, Ryan Earle, has a vision for his real estate company. Up until he met with Adirondack Regional Federal Credit Union’s CEO Russ Cronin, though, Ryan had experienced resistance getting the financial institutions he worked with on commercial real estate loans to see things the same way.
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