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Bay Federal Named One of "2018 Best Credit Unions to Work For" by Credit Union Journal

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Capitola, CA – September 20, 2018 – Bay Federal Credit Union has been named one of the “Best Credit Unions to Work For.” Credit Union Journal partnered with Best Companies Group to identify credit unions that excel in creating quality workplaces for employees. Bay Federal came in thirteenth place overall and fourth among those in the $500M-$1B asset category.

The “Best Credit Unions to Work For” survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best credit unions in the country. The list is made up of 50 credit unions. The full “Best Credit Unions to Work For” list is featured in the September issue of Credit Union Journal and is available online at

“It’s such an honor to be recognized as one of the top credit unions to work for in the country,” said Carrie Birkhofer, President and CEO of Bay Federal. “Every organization has a culture, but the culture at Bay Federal can’t be trained – it is a natural reaction to being part of something engaging, empowering, and truly special. Our employees make us a ‘Best Credit Union to Work For!’”

Bay Federal was also named one of the “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area” the past four years running. As part of its efforts to be an employer of choice in Santa Cruz County, the Credit Union provides employees with a generous benefits package, recognition and appreciation programs, an innovative wellness program promoting physical and mental well-being, job shadowing opportunities, training and personal growth programs, fun celebrations, and community involvement opportunities.

For more information on the “Best Credit Unions to Work For” program, please visit For more information on what it’s like to work at Bay Federal, employee benefits, and current openings, please visit

About Bay Federal Credit Union

Bay Federal is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution that serves more than 71,000 members and 1,200 local businesses throughout Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties. With more than $995 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

Photo caption: Bay Federal's CEO Carrie Birkhofer (top row, far right) poses with employees at a United Way "Stuff the Bus" back to school backpack drive for homeless youth.
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