For Rochelle Trembly, Human Resources Coordinator of Birdsall Services Group and First Financial Federal Credit Union Ambassador, credit unions have always been the way to bank. So, naturally, it was a no brainer for her to encourage her employees to choose First Financial and take advantage of its services. She said her employees have responded well to banking with First Financial and are learning a great deal about banking and financial education because of the relationship.
As part of its Select Employee Group relationship, First Financial offers Birdsall both an Ambassador Portal and an Employee Portal as resources for gaining financial education, accessing First Financial and the Online Banking System easily, and much more.
Rochelle explained that she can open the Ambassador and Employee Portals right on her desktop and gain access to brochures, information on current First Financial promotions, links to First Financial’s social media pages and blog, information on financial seminars, and more.
When asked what she enjoys most about the Ambassador Portal, she exclaimed, “Getting rewards for promoting the credit union!”
For more information on First Financial’s Ambassador Portal, visit this blog post.
On the Employee Portal, she said she most enjoys having so many links to First Financial and its promotions right at her fingertips, especially the social media links.
“There are a lot of discounts for credit union members,” she said, as she praised the Invest in America deals in particular. “I promote the portal and credit union at new employee orientation. For $5 in a savings account to join, you can’t go wrong!”*
Additionally, Rochelle was happy to see that her staff is getting financially educated. To assist with this effort, Kathy Zimmer, First Financial’s Business Development Director, and Megan Shull, Business Development Officer, periodically present financial seminars at Birdsall.
“We’ve had a lot of people attend them. There were things that I did not know and I took away a great deal from the last seminar here on [tax deductions, investments, and retirement planning],” she said.
In addition to being excited about First Financial, the passion and dedication Rochelle has toward her job and Birdsall shined all over her face.
“We work hard here, but we have fun. The company does some really great things for us,” she said.
Birdsall has a spot recognition program – where if someone does a great job, they get recognized and receive a $100 gift card. The company also has a wonderful annual holiday party, and this past summer a picnic and outing at Black Bear Lake. Rochelle reminisced on the fun she had jumping in the pool at Black Bear Lake.
“Everyone is a family here. The company has grown so much (it’s been around since 1919), but still feels like a tight knit family,” she said. “We’re here to do our job everyday and we do it with a smile. I try to keep the morale going.”
Rochelle added that Birdsall is diverse and has offices throughout the state that extend to New York. Birdsall has done work for Six Flags Great Adventure, Rider University, the New Jersey Turnpike, and others.
Prior to working in Human Resources at Birdsall nearly 10 years ago, Rochelle worked as a Administrative Assistant at Lucent Technologies, where she worked for six years. When she’s not working, Rochelle enjoys bike riding, gardening, going to the gym — she is a big fan of Zumba! Rochelle holds a 2 year College Diploma in Accounting from Berkeley College.
For more on Birdsall, visit their website.