50 Acts of Kindness to Celebrate 50 Years of Serving You

2020 has been a challenging year, reinforcing for everyone the importance of supporting each other when times are tough. We love being a part of your community and made a commitment to give back to you, who have made AmeriChoice a success. Here are just a few of the ways the team at AmeriChoice has been working to give back to the community that has supported us.

Daycare lunches from DollarDog
Our Business & Mortgage Lending and Collections Departments teamed up to provide lunch for two local daycares and Dollar Dog delivered it.
As a “thank you” to the staff at the Mechanicsburg Community Aid, our greeter, Eileen, dropped off lunch after the store re-opened in June
Our Business & Mortgage Lending and Collections Departments teamed up to provide lunch for two local daycares and Dollar Dog delivered it.
York SPCA Donations from AmeriChoice
Our York branch staff donated much needed supplies to the York SPCA over the summer.
To ensure that a local pre-school/daycare could reopen safely, our staff donated $500 so The Children’s Garden could purchase much needed cleaning supplies.

eServices & Anna May made a donation to Mechanicsburg’s Operation Wildcat that helps students in the Mechanicsburg School District in need.

See Why Members Love AmeriChoice

AmeriChoice has the best customer service I have ever received from a bank/credit union. Every member service representative I have had contact with either over the phone or in one of the offices have always treated me like family. These individuals are very personable and truly care about their customer. Thank you for your exceptional care.

P. Hoffman

Everyone is so friendly. When I applied for a car loan and other personal loans, they made it so easy and were so helpful to get me the best rate.

R. McCann

When I first started my financial planning AmeriChoice was there. When it came time for a loan AmeriChoice helped me . Now several years later they have helped me stay on point with my credit so thank you for being there AmeriChoice.

J. Whitley

In 1952 I married James E Stoner who was in the Navy. After he served his time, he went back to his original job on the R.R. The rail road had lay offs quite often and made life difficult with a family. When I.B.M. started in Mechanicsburg, Jim got a job there. When AmeriChoice started there he was one of the original members and I have banked there ever since. The people who work at AmeriChoice are always friendly, helpful, and patient.

G. Stoner

Working at AmeriChoice has been an eye opening experience when it comes to learning what products and services are out there to help me save money for different things. Using the different tools has helped me organize my finances and keep my eye on my financial goals…which was a hard thing to do in the past.

D. Sicchitano

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Our History

Discover how AmeriChoice has grown over the last 50 years, thanks to the support of our members and commuity.

March 30, 1970
May 10, 1973
July 1979
1980
1981
Summer 1981
August 21, 1981
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1982
Fall 1984
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January 1988
September 1988
Winter 1988
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January 26, 1991
Summer 1991
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March 11, 1995
September 1995
April 24, 1996
Fall 1997
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September 16, 1999
February 15, 2000
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Winter 2001
March 29, 2002
March 29, 2004
2004
February 10, 2005
July 1, 2005
September 2005
June 1, 2007
July 1, 2007
September 2008
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2012
December 31, 2013
January 1, 2014
February 2017
August 2017
December 18, 2017
April 3, 2018
August 2019
January 2020
March 29, 2020

March 30, 1970

IBM Pen-Cen Employees Federal Credit Union was chartered to serve IBM employees of the Central PA area.

May 10, 1973

IBM Pen-Cen EFCU expanded its field of membership by merging with IBM Philadelphia and changed its name to IBM Pennsylvania EFCU

July 1979

C. Kipp Stecher appointed as Credit Union Manager

1980

Share Draft Accounts introduced to members

1981

Two new Credit union offices opened-Erford Rd in Camp Hill and Newberry Building in Harrisburg

Summer 1981

The IBM PA Employees FCU introduces its first logo.

August 21, 1981

Main office moved to new location at 180 Kost Rd, Mechanicsburg

1981

Valley Forge Office Opens

1982

Bethlehem Office Opens

Fall 1984

ATM access through CashStream Offered to members

Spring 1985

Bob Edmondson appointed Credit Union President and General Manager

1985

Simpson Ferry Road Office opens

Spring 1986

Senate Plaza Office opens

January 1988

Cashstream and MAC consolidate-credit union goes to MAC machines and ATM cards

September 1988

IBM PA Employees FCU introduces credit union branded VISA credit cards

Winter 1988

Credit Union introduces “P.A.M” Phone Account Management Audio Response System

1990

Kipp Stecher returns as Credit Union President/Manager

January 26, 1991

Opened New office at 6108 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg

Summer 1991

The Credit Union offers the following 5 new services to members: Open-End Home Equity Loans, First Mortgage Loans, Auto Leasing, Electronic Tax Filing, and Nominee Stock Depository Program.

1993

Kost Road Branch closes.

March 11, 1995

Announced name change to AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union  (SEG based)

September 1995

Sporting Green Drive office opens

April 24, 1996

New Philadelphia office opens.

Fall 1997

www.americhoice.org is launched.

1998

AmeriChoice VISA debit cards introduced.

1999

AmeriChoice offers no surcharge ATM service through CU$ Network to members.

September 16, 1999

NCUA approved our application to become a community chartered credit union to serve Cumberland County

February 15, 2000

Opened branch in East Pennsboro – Pennsboro Commons Shopping Center.

Spring 2000

AmeriChoice launches Member Rewards program

Winter 2001

Dollar Dog is born

March 29, 2002

Philadelphia branch closes.

March 29, 2004

Bumble Bee Hollow Road Office opens

2004

East Pennsboro High School branch opens

February 10, 2005

Highland Park office opens

July 1, 2005

Merger effective with Summerdale Federal Credit Union

September 2005

NCUA approved our application for an expanded community charter to include Adams, Dauphin, Perry, Lebanon and York counties

June 1, 2007

East Pennsboro Office (Wertzville Road) opens

July 1, 2007

Merger effective with YTW Federal Credit Union, York

September 2008

AmeriChoice introduces “home banking” to members

2008

Cedar Cliff High School Branch opens

2012

AmeriChoice introduces mobile banking to members.

December 31, 2013

Kipp Stecher, CEO (1990 – 2013) retired

January 1, 2014

Anna May Nauss appointed CEO

February 2017

AmeriChoice introduces new online banking for members.

August 2017

AmeriChoice awarded first ever “Simply the Best” Readers Choice Credit Union Award

December 18, 2017

NCUA approved our charter amendment for an expanded community charter to include Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon, Perry and York counties.

April 3, 2018

Field of membership returned to Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties due to a ruling by the D.C. District Court to uphold the ABA’s objections to the new rules issued by NCUA for field of membership.

August 2019

AmeriChoice awarded second “Simply the Best” Readers Choice Credit Union Award

January 2020

AmeriChoice releases new mobile app to members.

March 29, 2020

AmeriChoice celebrates 50 years of serving members!