PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (4/4/11)--New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch lauded Service CU in Portsmouth, N.H., as a shining example of a community-based business Thursday night at the credit union’s 54th annual meeting. Lynch, who was a keynote speaker at the event attended by more than 300 people, said the credit union’s “unyielding” commitment to its members, employees and community has set the standard against which other companies are measured (seacoastonline.com March 25). When disasters strike, Gordon Simmons, CEO of Service CU, is always the first to call in to the governor’s office to offer help, Lynch said. The $1.7 billion asset Service CU is a reflection of all that is good with New Hampshire organizations, Lynch said. Examples of the credit union’s service include $125,000 donations for three years in a row for local flooding victims; $265,000 donated after a tsunami; and support of local groups and organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Simmons told the publication. To read the article, use the link.