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  • July 09, 2015 11:17 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    11th annual program awards local seniors $1,500 scholarships for higher education 

    HUNT VALLEY, Md. – July 9, 2017 – Point Breeze Credit Union has awarded scholarships to 15 high school seniors as a part of its 11th annual scholarship program. The students will each receive $1,500 towards his or her higher education.

    “Each year we are highly impressed by the inspired applications that we receive. This year’s scholarship winners were no exception and stood out for their creativity, ambition and leadership skills,” said Genie Briggs, senior vice president and director of marketing at Point Breeze Credit Union. “We are proud to support these high school seniors as they continue their education and look forward to seeing them achieve success in their future endeavors." 

    To apply, students submitted essays about their short and long term goals for their educations, careers and finances. Additionally, they were asked to create a hypothetical budget on a $40,000 annual salary. To be eligible, students needed to be a current owner, joint owner of or be named on a custodial account in good standing with Point Breeze Credit Union. 

    The winners were selected by a scholarship committee comprised of Point Breeze Credit Union executives and board members. 

    About Point Breeze Credit Union

    Point Breeze Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative serving more than 52,000 members and over 500 employer groups. The growing credit union, with total assets exceeding $760 million, currently has offices in Hunt Valley, Rosedale, Bel Air, Westminster and Owings Mills. Members also have access to over 5,000 shared branch locations across the United States. Individuals who work, worship or volunteer within 20 miles of a Point Breeze location are eligible to join. Point Breeze offers consumer and business checking, savings and loan services. Federally Insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. For more information, please visit www.pbcu.com.


  • July 09, 2015 11:17 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    HUNT VALLEY, Md. – July 9, 2015 – Point Breeze Credit Union has announced the promotion of four associates of the credit union’s executive management team. Genie Briggs, Tricia Harrison, Kim Mangrum and Tonia Niedzialkowski have each been promoted to senior vice president.

    “This is an exciting new chapter for Point Breeze Credit Union,” said Bernie McLaughlin, President and CEO of Point Breeze Credit Union. “These executives have been essential to Point Breeze’s continued success over the years, and I’m confident that they will help us achieve even more in the future. Serving our credit union’s members is a top priority and this team will bring strong leadership to better serve our members.”

    With Point Breeze Credit Union for nine years, Genie Briggs assumes the position of Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing. In this position, Briggs will oversee the development of all communication, advertising and marketing strategies. 

    Tricia Harrison was promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer. In her new role, Harrison will manage Point Breeze’s lending activity and provide direction to a team of commercial and consumer lenders. Harrison has been with the Credit Union for more than 27 years.

    Kim Mangrum is now Senior Vice President, Chief Member Services Officer. Mangrum will drive the credit union’s service excellence by providing direction to operations support, retail office and call center service delivery areas. She has more than 15 years of industry experience. 

    Tonia Niedzialkowski, a 21-year veteran of Point Breeze with more than 25 years of experience in the industry, was named Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer/Information Technology. Niedzialkowski will hold direct management responsibility for all areas of finance, information technology, collections, facilities and compliance.

    The newly appointed senior vice presidents will be based in Point Breeze Credit Union’s corporate headquarters in Hunt Valley, Md.


  • June 18, 2015 2:47 PM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Thanks to speaker Jennifer Dodson and Sellinger's School of Business for having us!

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  • May 12, 2015 11:04 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    We are proud to announce that Kerry Lidard, Board Member, Chair of the HR Roundtable and long time member of the forum, is celebrating her 25 year anniversary with Kelly Services, Inc., a leader in providing workforce solutions. Please join us in congratulating her on this accomplishment.

  • May 12, 2015 10:42 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    Susan G. Komen invites HVBF members to a “Meet Komen Maryland”  Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Hunt Valley Inn Wyndham Grand. 

    Join us to learn more about Komen Maryland’s work within the community as well as opportunities to get involved in this years’  Race for the Cure. 

    Complimentary happy hour provided by Hunt Valley Inn.  Please RSVP by June 22nd to Kim Marzullo at kmarzullo@komenmd.org

  • April 23, 2015 9:50 AM | HVBF Administrator (Administrator)

    April 22, 2015--Marking 25 years of service, the Hunt Valley Business Forum announced it will expand its offerings to build more relationships, better educate professionals and cultivate a stronger community. Specifically, the group will begin to offer more community, educational and leadership forums as well as social events. A new executive director, Carolyn Panzer, has been appointed to oversee the new programs and provide additional expertise.

    “This is a very exciting time for the Hunt Valley Business Forum, and we’re excited about the new path we’re embarking on,” said Panzer. “Our goal is widen our voice and position the Forum as more of a think tank for the business community. Through service and education, we want the Forum to be a resource to ignite economic development and prosperity.”

    Honoring its educational foundation, the organization will restructure its forum offerings. Community, Business and Leadership Forums will now be held throughout the year.

    • The Community Forum addresses the need to know what is happening in the Hunt Valley community covering real estate and business, public safety, government and transportation.

    • The new Education Forum is structured by specific job roles, including Human Resources, Business Development, Information Technology, Finance, Marketing and Business Administration. Each session will help employees be more productive and effective in their careers.

    • The Leadership Forum will address the need to help professionals become better leaders in their field. Five groups will be organized including C-Suite professionals, Women in Business, Young Professionals, Small Business and Professional Leadership Training. These forums will be offered by invite-only in order to maintain the integrity of the group and the specific nature of the training.

    • And finally, the Business Connections Forum, the organization’s social platform, addresses the need for business professionals to build relationships with other professionals.

    About the Forum Membership

    Currently, 45% of the Forum is made up of business and professionals from the Hunt Valley and Cockeysville area. Further membership spreads into Baltimore City and County, Lutherville-Timonium, Towson, Owings Mills and the outer region (including Bel Air, Columbia, Finksburg, Dundalk, Parkton,and York, Pa.) Memberships include all professional levels as well as industries, such as financial institutions and firms, real estate, manufacturing and hospitality.

    Investment by the Local Business Community

    In order to fulfill the new mission of the Forum, the organization is prioritizing an expanded budget and calling for investment from the local business community.

    “It’s important for the business community to step up in support to ensure these valuable resources are available,” said Bernie McLaughlin, president and CEO of Point Breeze Credit Union and Hunt Valley Business Forum board member. At the Annual Meeting, the Hunt Valley-based Point Breeze presented the Forum with a $5,000 donation to be used toward general operating funds.

    History of the Hunt Valley Business Forum

    The Forum was initially formed in 1990as an outgrowth of the Greater Hunt Valley Transportation Management Association. Following the extension of the light rail to the Hunt Valley Mall, this gave land developers and retailers the platform to discuss transportation problems of growth centers. The group was renamed the Hunt Valley Business Forum in 1994 and expanded its resources to educational roundtables that addressed areas of concern.

    Read more at Baltimore citybizlist.com

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