Riverview Credit Union, Inc. was granted State Charter on March 20, 1968. The officers and organizing officials canvassed all employees of the Union Carbide Corporation, Mining and Metals Plant to join the credit union for 25 cents. Members were encouraged to keep their deposits in a share account so that money could be loaned to other members in need.
In June of 1968 Pearl Fornnarino was appointed as Manager/CEO of Riverview. Her husband George was also part of this team. George served on the Board of Directors from 1968 to 1972 as Treasurer.
In the beginning years it was not uncommon to have members drop off membership cards and deposits at the Fornnarino home. The basement of their home became a temporary office until Union Carbide granted Riverview office space to conduct business.
In April of 1977 Cheryl Fornnarino-Reeder joined forces with her mother and was hired at Riverview as a Clerk. For seven years Riverview had the mother and daughter team working together for the membership until Pearl retired in 1984. Cheryl was then appointed as Manager/CEO and carried on the tradition.
In 1996 Riverview constructed a 3,800 square foot building in Belpre, Ohio where it still stands today. Riverview received Washington County Community Charter in December of 2000.
Cheryl Fornnarino-Reeder continued to lead RCU until 2004 when she retired after 27 years of service. She then became an active Board Member of the credit union and maintained that position till 2012.
Riverview Staff is made up of a team of hardworking individuals who not only know their specific job but are trained to help you, the member, in all aspects of credit union services. Riverview also has a seven member strong Board of Directors who are well educated with knowledge of how to lead the credit union in the right direction.
In early 2018, the Board and management began the process to expand Riverview's field of membership to reach new potential members in additional counties on both sides of the Ohio River. To accomplish this goal, a decision was made to change Riverview’s charter from a state charter to a federal charter. This process of finalized on October 1, 2018, when Riverview officially began operating as a federal credit union.
Today, Riverview membership is open to any person who lives, works, worships, or attends schools in Washington, Noble, Morgan, or Monroe Counties in Ohio, or Wood, Pleasants, Ritchie, Wirt, or Jackson Counties in West Virginia. Immediate family members of a current Riverview member and organizations operating in our field of membership also remain eligible to join.
Riverview provides services to over 5,000 members.
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