A Year-end Message From Our CEO
Looking back at an unprecedented year, I would like to recognize and salute our members, clients, employees and communities for their resiliency, and flexibility in these uncharted waters. The pandemic has changed the rhythms of our daily lives at home and at work. It’s been so uplifting to see Islanders respond by looking after each other in the face of adversity. Whether you’re making donations, supporting local businesses or picking up a prescription for your neighbour, your commitment to helping others is inspiring. By supporting each other, we will emerge from this crisis stronger.
At Coastal Community, we’re committed to doing our part to help strengthen our communities and support people at risk. To help business owners share insights and learn from each other about handling 2020’s challenges, we launched our first ever Virtual Business Forum in November. We also created the Relief and Resiliency Fund to help ease the impact of COVID-19 on local non-profits. I’m proud to say we just awarded close to $100,000 to help local community organizations to pivot in order to continue their valuable community work.
Looking ahead, there’s good news on the horizon, but we will need to continue working together to bend the curve back down. I would like to let you know personally that our top priority continues to be safety first – for you, our employees and our communities – while we continue to provide essential financial services. You’ll find a complete list of our safety measures and how to bank while social distancing under COVID-19 Updates. Checking our website is the best way to keep up with any updates to our services or hours.
From all of us at Coastal Community, thank you for your continued confidence in us and for joining us in doing things differently. We may have to adapt our holiday celebrations this year, but the kindness and giving spirit at the heart of the season are as strong as ever. Thank you to our extraordinary employees who remain committed to provide you with essential banking and insurance services. We also want to share our deep appreciation to others continuing to offer the essential services necessary in our communities. As we head into the New Year, let’s all continue to take care of each other and ourselves.
Stay healthy and safe,
President and CEO, Coastal Community Credit Union