Inspire FCU Recognized as Local Work Force Investment Champion

From left, Brian Phillips, VP, Operations, Denise Hackendahl, VP, HR and Employee Engagement, and Jim Merrill, President / CEO, joined by Herb Bethea, of PA CareerLink Bucks County, during the awards ceremony.

Bucks County, PA (November 2018)Inspire Federal Credit Union received recognition as a Champion of Commerce on Thursday, November 29th at the Pen Ryn Estate in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. The event, hosted by the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, recognizes organizations in the community that make a difference where we work, live and learn.

Inspire FCU was the honoree of the Work Force Investment Champion, one of eight categories recognized during the evening event. Each award recipient is nominated by local businesses and chamber members. PA CareerLink Bucks County nominated Inspire FCU for their ongoing commitment to hire local professionals. The Work Force Investment award is presented to a business or group that invests in the local workforce, including but not limited to, education and training.

Jim Merrill, Inspire’s President/CEO, received the award on behalf of the Credit Union. Speaking to a group of 125 business professionals in Bucks County, Merrill stated that “Inspire is dedicated to good corporate citizenship, and being a supporter of growth in our community. Our work with PA CareerLink Bucks County has allowed us to add qualified and hardworking individuals to our team.”

Inspire has three locations in Bucks County and has experienced significant growth in the last few years. According to Merrill, the credit union plans to add more employees and invest more in their workforce as the organization continues to grow.

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Inspire Federal Credit Union is a progressive financial institution that has been serving the financial needs of Bucks County residents since 1936. We are a relationship-based not-for-profit organization, originally chartered to serve local educators, and have evolved into a full-service financial institution serving Bucks County, PA. They take pride in inspiring relationships with their members as well as the local Bucks County community. As a result of inspired relationships, Inspire FCU was voted the 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 'Best of Bucks' Credit Union by members of Bucks community. Visit for more details.

The Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce is the leading organization dedicated to promoting business in the Lower Bucks County region. Consisting of over 1,000 members representing small, medium and large business and professional firms, the Chamber services an area encompassing 22 municipalities in Lower Bucks County. In addition, they have over 4,000 active individuals representing those member businesses. Visit for more details.