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FAIRWINDS Named 5th Best Company to Work for in Florida

Orlando, Fla. (July 21, 2010) FAIRWINDS Credit Union, one of the largest locally-owned financial institutions in Central Florida, once again ranked as the 5th Best Place to Work in Florida according to Florida Trend magazine. This is the second consecutive year that FAIRWINDS has achieved this ranking.  Florida Trend publishes an annual issue of their magazine identifying the best employers in the state.  FAIRWINDS is the only large company (250 or more employees) based in Central Florida to receive this recognition for 2010. 

“We are incredibly proud and honored to receive this recognition as one of the best places to work,” states FAIRWINDS President/CEO Larry Tobin.  “Not only are we advocates for our members, but also for our crewmembers.  It is a privilege to be able to provide a work environment that encourages professional development and creates a plan of success for every individual crewmember.”

The credit union provides a number of opportunities for career growth including tuition reimbursement for undergraduate and graduate-level courses.  Employee training classes are conducted in-house with classroom, video, and online courses available. 

FAIRWINDS Credit Union, headed by President/CEO Larry Tobin, is the largest financial institution based in Central Florida, with assets over $1.5 billion, more than 140,000 members and over 500 employees. The financial cooperative established in 1949 is open to anyone living or working in Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Osceola, Polk, Brevard or Lake counties, including The Villages. Membership also is available to family of members who live outside the seven eligible counties. For more information, visit