Ci­tadel re­ceives top award from cham­ber

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Ci­tadel has been awarded the Joseph G. Filoromo Jr. Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Award from the West­ern Ch­ester County Cham­ber of Com­merce.

Mike Schn­ably, se­nior vice pres­i­dent at Ci­tadel, ac­cepted the award at the cham­ber’s Annual Din­ner and Cen­ten­nial cel­e­bra­tion on Thurs­day.

The Joseph G. Filo­moro Jr. Award rec­og­nizes un­selfish ded­i­ca­tion and demon­strated lead­er­ship to the West­ern Ch­ester County com­mu­nity. The award has been given an­nu­ally since 1979 by the West­ern Ch­ester County Cham­ber of Com­merce.

“We are proud to rec­og­nize and award Ci­tadel for its sig­nif­i­cant com­mu­nity ser­vice,” said John H. Lym­beris, West­ern Ch­ester County Cham­ber pres­i­dent. “As a com­pany that’s been a part of the Coatesville com­mu­nity for al­most 80 years, Ci­tadel demon­strates su­pe­rior, tire­less cor­po­rate giv­ing ev­ery year.”

The West­ern Ch­ester County Cham­ber of Com­merce was formed in 1916, as the Coatesville Cham­ber of Com­merce, and is one of the old­est cham­bers of com­merce in Ch­ester County, just cel­e­brat­ing its 100th year. It be­came the West­ern Ch­ester County Cham­ber of Com­merce in 1975, and it cur­rently has more than 300 mem­bers and serves 20 mu­nic­i­pal ar­eas in the county’s west­ern re­gion.

“We are hon­ored to re­ceive this award, and even more hon­ored to be part of such a strong com­mu­nity,” Schn­ably said. “Ci­tadel’s roots are here in Coatesville, where we were founded. Even as we grow, west­ern Ch­ester County will al­ways be im­por­tant to us as an or­ga­ni­za­tion.”

Ci­tadel was es­tab­lished in 1937 as the credit union for Lukens Steel Co.

“The word Ci­tadel means a for-

tress of strength in the cen­ter of the com­mu­nity, which is so ap­pro­pri­ate,” said Bill Shaw, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Life Trans­form­ing Min­istries and the cham­ber’s trea­surer, who pre­sented the award Thurs­day even­ing. “Ev­ery­where you go, Ci­tadel is in­volved, and it’s in­cred­i­ble. This award is ex­tremely well-de­served.”

Ci­tadel pro­vides bank­ing, in­vest­ments and in­sur­ance ser­vices to more than 190,000 cus­tomers and nearly 400 com­pa­nies. At over $2.8 bil­lion in as­sets, it is one of the area’s largest lo­cally owned fi­nan­cial in­sti­tu­tions, serv­ing res­i­dents of Bucks, Ch­ester,

Delaware, Lan­caster, Mont­gomery, and Philadel­phia coun­ties.

It is now head­quar­tered in Uwch­lan.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Bill Shaw, West­ern Ch­ester County Cham­ber of Com­merce’s trea­surer and past pres­i­dent, right, presents the Joseph G. Filoromo Jr. Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Award to Mike Schn­ably, se­nior vice pres­i­dent at Ci­tadel, at the cham­ber’s Cen­ten­nial Din­ner.

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