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Bethpage Federal Credit Union Opens New Branch in Valley Stream King Kullen Supermarket

Bethpage Federal Credit Union Opens New Branch in Valley Stream King Kullen Supermarket

Bethpage Federal Credit Union, New York State’s largest credit union and Long Island’s leading community financial institution, recently celebrated the grand opening of one of its newest branches on Long Island within the King Kullen supermarket located at 231 W. Merrick Road in Valley Stream.  The Valley Stream branch marks the credit union’s fourth branch location inside a King Kullen.  Bethpage currently has 27 Long Island branches, with 15 located in Nassau County and 12 located in Suffolk County. 

“Bethpage and King Kullen share a common goal of supporting the Long Island community.  Bethpage branches housed inside King Kullen supermarkets provide an invaluable asset to customers, offering a great convenience for busy shoppers,” said Kirk Kordeleski, President and CEO, Bethpage.  “We look forward to working closely with Valley Stream residents, all of whom are invited to do their banking inside the branch and take advantage of the unmatched credit union difference.”

“King Kullen welcomes Bethpage to its Valley Stream store,” remarked Brian Cullen, Co-President of King Kullen.  “We’ve always enjoyed a great relationship with Bethpage.  I’m confident our customers will find it convenient and helpful to have a full-service branch right where they shop.”

The new bilingual branch employs seven employees in a 456 square foot location.  Fernando Rebellon is the new Valley Stream branch manager.  Hours are Monday-Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM; Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM; and Sunday, 11 AM – 4 PM.  This is Bethpage’s 17th bilingual branch.  Three additional Bethpage branches are slated to open in Nassau County in 2014 in Long Beach, Baldwin and Albertson.   

Bethpage is one of Long Island’s most convenient financial institutions.  Its growing network of 27 local branches, 60 shared service centers, more than 425 surcharge-free ATMs, and free online and mobile banking services provides members with easy access to their accounts wherever and whenever they need it.       

Bethpage Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, existing solely to serve its members and has experienced rapid growth in recent years to become a strong alternative to banks.  Bethpage was approved for the largest federal community charter in the U.S. in 2003 and now is New York State’s largest credit union and Long Island’s primary community financial institution with 232,000 members, 27 branches and 60 shared service center locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. As a financial cooperative, Bethpage offers the best-in-market rates, low fees and world-class service, and a full menu of personal and commercial financial services.

Bethpage maintains branch locations in Bay Shore, Bay Shore King Kullen, Bethpage, Central Islip, Commack King Kullen, East Meadow NuHealth, Elmont, Farmingdale, Freeport, Glen Cove, Hempstead, Huntington, Levittown King Kullen, Lynbrook, Massapequa, Melville, Mineola, North Babylon, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Riverhead, Seaford, Smithtown, Roosevelt, Valley Stream King Kullen, West Babylon and Westbury with over 425 surcharge-free ATMs including King Kullen, CVS Pharmacy, 7-11 and Costco locations throughout Long Island.  For more information, call 1-800-628-7070 or visit https://www.bethpagefcu.com

PHOTO CAPTION:
(Pictured Left to Right) Frank Vassallo Assistant Director of Store Operations, King Kullen; Jeff Prince, Director of Store Operations, King Kullen; Joe Brown, Sr. VP Chief Merchandise Officer, King Kullen; Tim Rachek, VP Controller, King Kullen; Ed Williamson, King Kullen Valley Stream Store Manager; Vernon Williams, VP Branch Operations, Bethpage; Christie O'Keefe, Bethpage; Angela Ogurick, Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce Member; Edwin A. Fare, Mayor Inc. Village Of Valley Stream; Wayne Grosse, Chief Operating Officer, Bethpage; Assemblywoman Michaelle C. Solages, Assembly District 22; Rana Heeralall, Liberty Mutual; Lee Feinman, Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce Member; Wendy Darougar, Bethpage; Fernando Rebellon, Valley Stream Branch Manager, Bethpage; Robert Suarez, AVP Community Development, Bethpage; James Flynn Sr. VP CFO, Bethpage.                         

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