Citadel receives top award from chamber
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.
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.