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2020 Cupertino Bridge Award Recipients Announced

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The 2020 Bridge Award for Outstanding Business of the Year recognizes Meriwest Credit Union

San Jose, CA - February 10, 2020

SAN JOSE, Calif. – – Meriwest Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions serving Silicon Valley, is excited to announce its selection as recipient of the 2020 Cupertino Bridge Award for Outstanding Business of the Year from the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce.  The Bridge Award is given annually to recognize those individuals and organizations that have helped build trust, respect, and dialogue within Cupertino’s multi-ethnic and multi-cultural business community.

Meriwest COO, Lisa Pesta said, “We are honored to receive this award and will use this as incentive to continue building bridges within Cupertino and the surrounding Silicon Valley communities. This award reflects our commitment and dedication to support local small business owners and community residents.”

Meriwest Credit Union joined the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce in October of 2016, almost a year before they officially opened their first office in Cupertino. And since that early start, Meriwest staff has been model participants and supporters of a remarkable array of community events and causes. According to the Chamber, Meriwest Credit Union and its staff have truly exemplified the Chamber’s core values of “conveying respect and praise combined with an adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit” in their active service to our community.

The Chamber also selected Colean Tang for a Bridge Award for Individual Service and Volunteerism. 

The awards were presented at the 2020 Lunar New Year Luncheon Celebrating the Year of the Rat in the Cupertino Room, Quinlan Community Center, Cupertino, on Friday, February 7.

The Cupertino Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business and community advocacy organization with members that employ more than 45,000 people. The Chamber works with government, education, and private industry to assist and strengthen local businesses, to be an advocate for a vibrant, sustainable and healthy economy and community. For more information visit www.cupertino-chamber.org.

About Meriwest Credit Union
Meriwest Credit Union, one of Silicon Valley’s largest and most established financial institutions, has been providing personal, convenient and innovative financial services to over 82,000 businesses and families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Tucson, Arizona, for more than 57 years. With over $1.6 billion in assets, Meriwest offers above market rates on deposits, low loan rates, lower fees and a superior banking experience that make our members feel good about their decision to do business with us. To explore the company’s new website and learn more about Meriwest’s products and services, visit www.meriwest.com


Helen Grays-Jones
Community Relations Manager