The Chicago Cubs built a World Series champion team by finding the right talent for every position. At First Financial Credit Union, we like to take the Theo Epstein approach of building a successful organization by finding people dedicated to delivering quality service for all of our members. While it's not pitching in Game 7 of the World Series, we pride ourselves on coming through in the clutch for all our members.
Each month we want to highlight the great people that work at FFCU. This month we highlight our 2016 Employee of the Year, Irene Aguilar. Irene is one of our Member Service Representative and has been with FFCU for over a year. Her continuous hard work over the past year has been a great benefit to our members. We took a moment to ask her some fun questions to get to know her better.
- Favorite moment you've had while working at FFCU?
It might sound silly but it was when all of my coworkers surprised me with a birthday cake. I've been here for less than two years and it makes me feel very happy to have the coworkers that I have. They make me feel very welcomed and is another reason I want to come to work everyday.
- Favorite restaurant in the city?
My favorite restaurant’s name is Flo. The food is delicious, the environment is very cozy, and the service is fantastic. They also have the best coffee.
- Is there a movie or TV actress you relate to?
Don’t make fun of me, but it's Julia Roberts because of her smile. I believe that everyone that knows me remembers me not only because I'm funny, but because I am always smiling or laughing.
- Dogs or Cats or both?
Dogs, I have 4 at home. I started with my first Shih Tzu almost 6 years ago as a pet for my daughters. After that my son asked for a bigger dog so I got a rescued pit bull/boxer when she was just 4 weeks old. She is the best out of all 4 dogs I have. My third one "Lily" I added when my sister got a puppy for her kids. It just broke my heart to leave behind Lily, the puppy's sister, so I ended up taking her home.
After I added my fourth dog it made me think about opening a rescued home for pets.
- Cubs or Sox?
Cubs, all the way. I'm from Chicago and lived on the north side my whole life. They are just the best team ever!
- If you could be anywhere on vacation right now where would it be?
It would be Riviera Maya in Mexico. I would love to see for the first time the beautiful rivers, mountains, natural swimming pools, and anything that has to do with nature.
- Favorite place to shop?
Gap as I've always been a huge fan of the store. I love the materials and colors they use along with their style.
- Anything you would like to say to the members?
Why pay monthly fees and high interest rates somewhere else, when you could have free accounts and the lowest rates with FFCU. Not to mention our friendly and welcoming staff treat you at a more personal level. You're not just a number in line at FFCU.