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Bay Federal Credit Union Named One of 2016 ‘Best Places to Work’ in the Bay Area

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Capitola, CA – April 22, 2016 – Bay Federal Credit Union was named one of the “Best Places to Work” in the Bay Area for the second straight year by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times today.

Bay Federal was the sole financial institution and the only business from Santa Cruz County to be selected as one of the “Best Places to Work.” Just 125 companies out of 400 applicants made the list, which honors businesses that have exceptional workplaces and appreciate their employees.

“We are so honored to be recognized as a ‘Best Places to Work’ organization again,” said Carrie Birkhofer, President and CEO of Bay Federal. “A lot of thought and effort went into making our culture a rewarding one. Seeing employees across the company embrace our values of community, professionalism, and compassion is especially gratifying.”

Based on employee surveys conducted by Quantum Workplace, Bay Federal was ranked 22nd in the mid-sized company category (100-249 employees). It scored 90.22 points — 4.42 points away from first place.

Bay Federal was one of only two not-for-profits to make the list. The other was YMCA of San Francisco. The complete list of “Best Places to Work” in the Bay Area can be found here.

To learn more about Bay Federal’s culture, benefits, and career opportunities, please visit

About Bay Federal Credit Union

Bay Federal is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution that serves more than 60,000 members and 1,000 local businesses throughout Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties. With more than $750 million in assets, Bay Federal Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in Santa Cruz County, serving its members and the community since 1957. Since 2002, 100% of all employees have given their own money and volunteered for numerous local schools, nonprofit organizations, and community events.

Contact: Amy Ivey, VP Marketing and Development
Bay Federal Credit Union


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