bswift Presents 2010 Fun at Work Award to
Members 1st Federal Credit Union
Akron Children’s Hospital Named Runner Up in Workplace Contest
June 09, 2010 02:04 PM Eastern Daylight Time
CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--And the laughter goes to….Members 1st Federal Credit Union
(Members 1st) for its exemplary lead in having fun at work… applause, applause.
bswift CFO (Chief Fun Officer) Patrick McGarrity announced the first-ever winner of the firm’s Fun at Work
Award during the company’s annual conference in Chicago last week. The recipient, Members 1st Federal Credit
Union, is a 650-employee firm in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Akron Children’s Hospital in Akron, Ohio was
named Runner Up in the contest.
Engaging in workplace fun is a serious matter to bswift, an innovator in business process outsourcing and software
solutions for benefits administration. In fact, More Fun is one of the company’s stated core values (along with
Higher Standards and Greater Accountability).
“We firmly believe that engaging employees in a fun and appreciative workplace not only boosts morale and
strengthens company culture, but it can also increase productivity and impact the bottom line,” said bswift CEO Rich
bswift launched the Fun at Work Award contest March 15 as part of its 2010 Fun at Work initiative that included
the release of a list of 100 Ways to Have More Fun at Work. The list, dedicated to sharing Fun at Work ideas
with other companies, is available on the bswift website and social media pages (including Facebook and LinkedIN).
Fun at Work judges accepted entries from companies via written submissions describing fun workplace
environments, activities and values. The Award winner received its choice of a karaoke machine or a Margaritaville
Frozen Concoction Machine for its office.
At the Award presentation, bswift CFO McGarrity said, “At Members 1st Credit Union, the creation of a fun work
environment clearly starts at the top with President and CEO Robert Marquette. One look at