MURFREESBORO, TENN. - Ascend Federal Credit Union, the largest credit union in Middle Tennessee, has been named Best Credit Union in the 2022 Rutherford County Main Street Awards sponsored by the Murfreesboro Post. This is the seventh year in a row Ascend has won Best Credit Union category. Ascend was also one of three finalists for Best Bank and Best Mortgage Lender.
“Once again, it’s a tremendous honor to win this award,” said Ascend President and CEO Caren Gabriel. “We’d like to thank the readers of the Murfreesboro Post for recognizing us for the seventh consecutive year, as we continue to provide the best experience for Ascend members. This award also reflects the tireless efforts of our employees in Middle Tennessee, and I’d like to extend my gratitude to the entire Ascend team for their hard work and success.”
Winners were selected by Murfreesboro Post readers, who cast more than 111,000 votes this year for their favorite local businesses, breaking all previous voting records. This was the seventh year the Murfreesboro Post has held the awards for Rutherford County.
The awards ceremony was held at New Vision Baptist Church in Murfreesboro on August 5. The ceremony was held in-person this year for the first time since 2019, after the award was presented virtually for two years due to COVID-19.
About Ascend Federal Credit Union
With more than 248,000 members and more than $3.7 billion in assets, Ascend Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union in Middle Tennessee and one of the largest federally chartered credit unions in the United States. Based in Tullahoma, Tenn., the member-owned financial institution offers banking, loan, retirement and investment services from its 27 branches, more than 55,000 free ATMs worldwide, online banking portal and mobile app. The credit union’s mission is to serve by offering financial literacy education and giving back to its community in a variety of ways — including being the naming rights sponsor of Ascend Amphitheater, downtown Nashville’s premier open-air live music venue at Metro Riverfront Park. Ascend is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. For more information, visit ascend.org.