NET Credit Union Donates $30K to 2021 Charity Recipient

NET Credit Union recently donated $30,000 to their 2021 charity recipient, Peggy’s Pathway For Women’s Cancer Care. All funds raised from The NET-A-PALOOZA Family Carnival & Cornhole Tournament hosted with NEPA Cornhole at The Hilton in Downtown Scranton and The NEToberfest Golf Tournament at Pine Hills Country Club benefited Peggy’s Pathway.

Family and friends of the late Peggy Pettinato, who passed away for endometrial cancer, started Peggy’s Pathway for Women’s Cancer Care in Peggy’s honor. Their mission is to raise funds for research into innovative treatments and early detection for endometrial cancer. This donation will help with their efforts.

Front Row Pictured L to R: Marco and Isbella Paoli.

Second Row Pictured L to R: Janelle Kaczmarek, NET CFO; Diane Scandale, Peggy’s Pathway; Clarence Baltrusaitis, NET CEO; April Beky, Peggy’s Pathway; Natalie O’Hara, Peggy’s Pathway; Lisa Davis, Peggy’s Pathway; Kristin Paoli, Peggy’s Pathway and Robert Pettinato Sr., Peggy’s Pathway.

Third Row Pictured L to R: Mary Lynn Gaetano, NET Credit Union, Frank Paoli, Peggy’s Pathway; Betty Chiorazzi, Peggy’s Pathway and Karen Clifford, NET Board of Director.

NET Credit Union Receives Philanthropic Award

NET Credit Union is the 2021 recipient of the Meals on Wheels Community Services of NEPA Fifth Annual Founder’s Award for Philanthropy. Clarence Baltrusaitis, CEO of NET Credit Union, accepted the award on behalf of NET at their annual fundraiser, Mix and Mingle at Glenn Oak Country Club.

Meals on Wheels Community Services of NEPA provides daily delivered nutritional services to the elderly and disabled individuals in Lackawanna County. The volunteers who deliver these meals daily may be the only human interaction their clients see. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Meals on Wheels of NEPA has continued to provide uninterrupted daily services to their clients with an unwavering commitment to quality and service – due largely to the dedication of staff and volunteers, strict adherence to public health protocols and financial support from our wonderful community. Today, Meals on Wheels prepares up to 2,000 hot meals per day.

Pictured L to R: Phil Zvirblis, Branch Manager, and Clarence Baltrusaitis, CEO.

NET Credit Union Recognized as Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in 2021, a subsidiary of LendingTree, has released its list of the 2021 Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America. evaluates the financial health of every federally-insured bank and credit union in the United States once per quarter. To determine bank ranking and recognition, grades each institution on a number of factors, including capitalization, deposit growth, and loan-to-reserve ratios.

“We believe it is important to give consumers a way to evaluate the financial health of their institutions,” said Ken Tumin, founder of “Our list empowers consumers to make informed decisions when selecting a financial institution.”

For a complete listing of the 2021 Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America, visit Click here to learn more about NET Credit Union.

NET Credit Union to Host Cornhole & Carnival Fundraiser

NET Credit Union is hosting a charity event hosted by NEPA Cornhole, NET-A-Palooza: Family Carnival and Cornhole Tournament, to benefit Peggy’s Pathway for Women’s Cancer Care.  The event is Sunday, August 22nd at The Hilton in downtown Scranton beginning at noon.

There are still cornhole team opportunities available. Join us for a day full of:

  • Competitive & Social Cornhole Tournaments
  • Cash & Game Prizes
  • Carnival Games
  • Food & Drinks

There is no entrance fee for the carnival. If you would like to participate in the cornhole tournament, registration is required prior to the event. Register Here:  

Please contact with any event questions.

NET Credit Union Sponsors Local Event

NET Credit Union is the event sponsor for The Lackawanna Historical Society’s “Afternoon Tea” event on July 31st.  The Lackawanna Historical Society will host the event on the Caitlin House’s front porch with Fiddlesticks Tea Company, a tea company located in Odessa, NY.

Founded in 1886, The Lackawanna Historical Society provides the community with local history through its museums, libraries, exhibits and programs. The Lackawanna Historical Society is located in the Caitlin House, which is the former residence of early Scranton financier and his wife, George H. and Helen Caitlin.  The Caitlin House is one of Scranton’s architectural treasures.

To learn more about the “Afternoon Tea” event and The Lackawanna Historical Society, please contact 570-344-3841, email or visit

NET Credit Union Awards $5,000 in Scholarships

High school scholarship winner Camilla Rinaldi. Camilla is a recent graduate of Scranton Prep. She will be studying nursing at Georgetown University in the fall.
College/trade school scholarship winner Ryan Ward. Ryan is a senior at Thomas Jefferson University, majoring in finance, in Philadelphia.

NET Credit Union awarded $5,000 in scholarships to two local recipients: a high school student and a college/trade school student. We believe in giving back to our community and in helping our members reach their goals. Each recipient receives a $2,500 scholarship. Scholarship application requirements include:

  • Must be a NET Credit Union member
  • Have proof of a B average or better
  • Proof of attendance
  • Submit a 1,000 word essay or 60 second creative video

NET Credit Union Announces 2021 Charity Recipient

NET Credit Union announces our 2021 charity recipient: Peggy’s Pathway for Women’s Cancer. Peggy’s Pathway for Women’s Cancer is a charity started by Peggy Petinato’s family and friends in her memory. Their mission is to raise funds for research into innovative treatments and early detection of uterine (endometrial) cancer.  

This year, more than 61,000 women will be diagnosed with uterine/endometrial cancers and nearly 12,000 women will die from this disease. These are not just “women”. They are our wives, mothers, sisters, daughters and friends. They are dying because screening for endometrial cancer is not presently standard protocol, so it can reach an advanced stage before signs and symptoms are diagnosed. NET Credit Union will be hosting two fundraisers:

Since 2015, NET Credit Union has and will continue to fundraise for local charities. In 2020 alone, NET Credit Union was able to donate over $75K to our local community. “People helping people” is not only our motto, but also our community’s motto. Together partnered with Peggy’s Pathway, we are determined and committed to helping them reach their goals. To learn more, please visit:

NET Credit Union Launches Indirect Lending

NET Credit Union recently hired Indirect Lending Manager, Kim Kramer, to begin our Indirect Lending Program. Kim has previous experience working in the program’s industry at other financial institutions. Indirect Lending will help increase both our membership and loan portfolios.

NET Credit Union’s personalized service, next day funding and competitive rates are just a few reasons why dealerships should enroll in our Indirect Lending Program. Indirect Lending offers the convenience to our prospective and existing members to sign all of the required loan documentation at the dealership without making a trip to the branch. Our team of experienced lenders are ready to help get your cars off the lot and into our members’ driveways. To learn more about our Indirect Lending Program or contact Kim with questions, visit

NET Credit Union Makes Career Moves

Multiple Net Credit Union employees receive promotions.

Phil Zvirblis has been promoted to Branch Manager. After receiving a degree in Economics from Bloomsburg University, Phil has since spent the last decade working in the financial industry, most recently as a Loan Officer at NET. He will manage the branches with help from the Assistant Branch Managers.

Jessica Tonkin has been promoted to Assistant Branch Manager at our Olyphant location. Jessica graduated from Lackawanna College with a degree in Sports Management and minor in Business. She has over fourteen years’ experience with NET Credit Union, most recently being the temporary Assistant Branch Manager position, which she has done an exceptional job at the last six months.

Sean Thorpe has been promoted to Assistant Branch Manager at our Scranton location. After having received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from Penn State University, Sean has since spent more than a decade working in financial institutions, most recently being a Senior Loan Officer at NET.

Net Credit Union Donates $20K to Allied Services

NET Credit Union accomplished another successful fundraising year for a local deserving organization. Due to COVID-19, NET Credit Union held the 7th Annual NEToberfest Golf Tournament and raised funds virtually. NET Credit Union donated $20,000 to The dePaul School at Allied Services.

The dePaul School’s mission is to teach students with dyslexia and other related learning disabilities how to learn. Their dedicated staff and specially trained faculty offer a well-structured system of programs aimed at maximizing abilities and compensating for disabilities. All funds raised will benefit the students and staff of The dePaul School.

Allied Services is a Preferred Partner Group of NET Credit Union. All employees (and family members) are eligible and welcome to bank at NET Credit Union. Those interested can get started now:

Pictured Left to Right: Jim Brogna, Vice President of Strategic Partnership Development at Allied Services and Clarence Baltrusaitis, CEO of NET Credit Union.