Banking & Finance

Mercer County Credit Union Breaks Ground on Sharon Office

SHARON, Pa. – Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union broke ground Monday for an addition to its Sharon branch office, 428 Sharpsville Ave.

Our Sharon office was slowly needing everything replaced and we had literally outgrown the space,” said Sandi Carangi, the CEO for Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union. “So we decided to renovate and add on to the current building because the location has a lot of potential with a very high traffic volume and a large lot.”

Carangi was joined by the board of directors and the supervisory committee at the groundbreaking.

Construction on the $500,000 project is expected to be completed in December 2018.

When completed, the renovated office will be nearly 3,500 square feet and have five new offices, expanded drive-thru lanes with video monitors and a larger open concept lobby.

Over the past three years, we’ve hired 10 new employees between our two offices,” said Carangi. “So several of the new offices in this building are for the new employees. With the projected growth over the next two years, there’s a good possibility that we’ll be adding another two to three new positions.”

During the renovation project, members can use the mobile branch in the parking lot on Sharpsville Avenue. In addition to the Sharon office, the credit union also maintains a second office at 559 N. Hermitage Road in Hermitage, Pa.

PWCampbell, headquartered in Pittsburgh is the design and building firm for the project.

Established in 1957, Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union is a member owned, nonprofit financial cooperative serving nearly 10,000 people in Mercer County, Pa.

Pictured: John Munizza, project manager at PWCampbell; Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union board members Cliff Toth, Dave Burich, Rick Titus and Donna Oliver; Sandi Carangi, Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union CEO; board members Bob Lucas and Laura Kubyako; Brenda Tomko from Pa. state rep. Mark Longietti’s Office; Ed Zipay, board chairman; and Robert Fiscus, Sharon City Manager.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.