Last chance to nominate outstanding volunteers for ESL Jefferson Awards

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — For more than 100 years, ESL Federal Credit Union has helped people, non-profits, and small businesses grow and prosper through loans and grants. And for the last 18 years, News10NBC has partnered with ESL for the annual Jefferson Awards.

Help us recognize the people who volunteer their time to make a difference in our community. To nominate an individual, fill out an online nomination form or download a PDF version of the nomination form, which can be printed out, completed, and returned by mail by Feb. 7.

News10NBC’s Lynette Adams spoke with Faheem Masood, the president and CEO of ESL Federal Credit Union, on Rochester in Focus.

It’s important to recognize the hard work and sacrifices of your neighbors and friends, Masood said.

Watch the full interview in the video player below. Click here if you’re using a mobile device.

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ESL is one of several local financial institutions helping small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, ESL has also made money available specifically for women, people of color, and veterans running small businesses.

Watch part two of the interview to learn how ESL can help local small businesses. Click here if you’re using a mobile device.

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