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Mercer County Community FCU Provides Facilities for Fire Safety Exercises

Recently, Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union provided local fire departments with access to two of its facilities to conduct fire safety training. With plans to build a new Hermitage branch, Mercer County Community FCU recently moved its Hermitage operations into a temporary space in the Kohl’s shopping plaza. Prior to the demolition of the North Hermitage Road buildings, the credit union invited firefighters to conduct fire safety exercises in both buildings.

After filling the structures with fake smoke, members of the Hermitage, Patagonia, Sharpsville, Shenango, and Wheatland Fire Departments had the opportunity to practice maneuvering hose lines and conduct searches with zero visibility. Additional training included cutting holes in the roof for ventilation; breaching walls and ceilings to secure an escape route; and looking for concealed fires.

Mercer County Community FCU appreciates the support of area first responders and is proud to have been able to provide this opportunity for additional training. The buildings are set for demolition in the coming weeks making room for the construction of a new 10,000 square foot credit union office designed to serve its members more efficiently with spacious new offices and improved technology. 

Great Things are Happening at Mercer County Community FCU!

Over the next few months, our Hermitage credit union branch will transform from a 2,600 square-foot facility into a 10,000 square-foot office designed to serve our members more efficiently with spacious new offices and improved technology. This past week we moved our existing Hermitage branch into a temporary space at 568 S. Hermitage Road. To see updates as they happen, visit this page often.

Mercer County Community FCU Awards Scholarships to Area Students

Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union celebrated 66 years of service to its members at their Annual Meeting, held on April 15, 2023. This year, six Continuing Education Awards for local high school graduating seniors were announced.

The following students each received $1,000 Continuing Education Awards:

  • Hannah Beighley, Hickory High School
  • Ava Gargiulo, Hickory High School
  • Alexa Graul, Mercer Area High School
  • Ella Labbiento, Sharon High School
  • Makayla Moose, Lakeview High School
  • Tamera Slater, Farrell High School

Ten additional students received honorable mention awards in the amount of $100 each:

Jack Davis, Hickory High School; Kellen DeJulia, Sharpsville Area High School; Kaelyn Fustos, Hickory High School; Clare Howard, Sharon High School; Zac Lanshcak, Hickory High School; Alexa Meszaros, Hickory High School; Amaris Denise Newell, Sharon High School; Natalie Ostheimer, Sharon High School; Christian Saxe, Commodore Perry High School; and Lauren Taylor, Jamestown Area High School.

In support of continuing education for youth in our community, the Mercer County Community FCU scholarship awards began in 2000 and has since awarded over $110,000 to area students pursuing an academic, professional, or vocational post-high school education.

Congratulations to all the award winners!

Our Hermitage Office is Moving to a Temporary Location

Message from the CEO

March 15, 2023

In light of recent financial industry news, we want to take a moment to assure our members of Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union’s financial strength and commitment to our community.

  • As a member of Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union, you are an owner of our not-for-profit financial cooperative. Established in 1957, our credit union is committed to serving our community now and well into the future.
  • Our credit union makes your financial success and security a priority. We live and work in the community we serve. Our deposits come from our neighbors in the community who entrust their savings to us. Our loans go to local people and small businesses where we shop. We manage funds every day in a way that protects our members. Credit union members have never lost a penny of insured savings at a federally insured credit union.
  • Credit union deposits are federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). Your deposits are safe and secure, insured up to $250,000 per individual depositor – the same as any other federally insured financial institution (FDIC).
  • Please visit for more information about the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund coverage for consumers. 

Please call 724-981-9410 or 724-342-2246 with any questions. Again, your money is safe and secure with our credit union and protected up to $250,000 per individual depositor.

Sandi Carangi, CEO
Mercer County Community FCU

Mercer County Community FCU and Junior Achievement Present $10,000 Grant to Ionta Elementary School

Front row (L-R): Sophia Lewis-Bateson, Ionta student; Sandi Carangi, CEO, MCCFCU & JA board chair; Brody Smith, Ionta student. Back row (L-R): Dr. Dan Bell, Superintendent, Hermitage School District; Matt Ristvey, JA board member; Brad Mantzell, JA board member; Bill Lucas, Executive VP, JA of Western PA; Elaine Patton, MCCFCU & JA board member; Eric Horvath and Eric Trosch, Hermitage School District.

Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union in partnership with Junior Achievement of Western PA (JA) recently received a $10,000 grant from the CrossState Credit Union Foundation. Funds from the grant were presented to Ionta Elementary School in Hermitage, PA to be used for JA lessons and a day at JA BizTown in South Fayette Township, PA.

The JA BizTown experience begins with elementary students working through classroom lessons teaching personal economics, basic finances such as writing checks, applying for a job, and working in groups. These educational concepts are then put into action as the students spend the day at JA BizTown where they operate a credit union, manage stores, and work with their team to run successful businesses. 

A total of 167 fifth-grade students from Ionta Elementary will travel to South Fayette Township on May 10th and 11th to take part in the hands-on simulated community. Volunteers from the credit union, teachers, parents, and JA board members will also attend to guide the students throughout each day.

“We’re thrilled that students from our community will have the opportunity to participate in JA BizTown exploring various careers and learning valuable lessons in personal finance,” stated Dr. Dan Bell, Superintendent, Hermitage School District.

In addition to the $10,000 presented to Ionta Elementary School, Mercer County Community FCU and JA will be presenting matching funds for another $10,000 to Farrell Elementary School. These additional funds will be used to assist six classes of students from Farrell Elementary to visit JA BizTown in the fall of 2023.

For more information about JA Biztown and volunteering with JA, visit

TurboTax deals & discounts for credit union members

TurboTax deals and discounts, just for credit union members.

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2023 Mercer County Community FCU Continuing Education Awards

Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union is accepting applications for the 23rd Annual Continuing Education Awards for the 2022-2023 academic year. Awards are open to any 2023 high school senior who is pursuing an academic, professional, or vocational post-high school education at a college, university, or accredited trade school. Applicants must be a member of MCCFCU prior to submitting their application.

Download an application for the MCCFCU Continuing Education Awards or visit one of our offices for a copy.

Mercer County Community Federal Credit Union will announce the winners of the 23rd Annual Continuing Education Awards at the Annual Meeting on April 15, 2023. Six awards will be presented for $1,000 each.

Please return the application and essay by mail or in person to either office by Monday, March 20, 2023 (deadline extended from Mar. 17).

2023 Shenango Valley Chapter of Credit Unions Scholarship

The Shenango Valley Chapter of Credit Unions in conjunction with Cross State Credit Union Association will award $500 scholarships to qualifying students, between the ages of 17- 24, who are pursuing post-high school studies at a college, university, or vocational trade school. Applicants must be a credit union member or become a member prior to submitting an application.

Download an application for the Shenango Valley Chapter of Credit Unions Scholarship Awards or visit one of our offices for a copy. 

Please return the application by mail to First Choice Federal Credit Union, SVC Scholarship, 2209 W. State St., New Castle, PA 16101 by April 14, 2023.

Mobile App Update

An update to our credit union mobile app has been released. Depending on your device settings, your phone may update automatically, or you may need to manually go to the App Store or Google Play Store to download the update.

Some of the new features that you will notice with Mobile 6.0 include an account summary, additional details on your debit card, and loan status.

If you have any questions about the update, please contact one of our offices for assistance.

Our Hermitage branch is temporarily located at 568 S. Hermitage Rd. during the construction of our new building. Our Sharon location at 428 N. Sharpsville Avenue is also open to serve you. Thank you.