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Rock Valley Credit Union Named “2023 Best Credit Unions to Work For”

for second consecutive year by Credit Union Journal


LOVES PARK, Ill. (Aug. 28, 2023) Rock Valley Credit Union (RVCU), a local and independent financial institution that offers personal solutions for individual and family banking needs, has been recognized for the second consecutive year as a “2023 Best Credit Unions to Work For” organization announced by Credit Union Journal (part of American Banker).

“It is thrilling to be recognized for the second year in a row for the Best Credit Unions to Work For award,” said Darlyne Keller, CEO of RVCU. “Our entire team deserves the recognition for this award. It is due to their dedication to a positive culture, the willingness to adapt, their collaborative spirits, and unwavering commitment to each other and our members that made this possible. Together, we have achieved outstanding results in the past, and I look forward to seeing what we will accomplish in the future.”

Best Credit Unions to Work For is a research-driven program from Best Companies Group (BCG) that examines the company’s practices, programs and benefits and surveys employees for their perspective.

To participate in the process, RVCU had to complete two surveys. The first was an employer questionnaire that detailed the company policies, practices, benefits, and demographics. The second survey was an employee engagement and satisfaction questionnaire which included an in-depth set of 79 statements that employees responded to on a scale of and open-ended and demographic questions.

Winners of Best Credit Unions to Work For were announced by American Banker on Monday, August 28th, 2023, and included in a special issue of Credit Union Journal. The full list of recipients can be viewed at Best Credit Unions to Work For, ranked 1-35.

According to American Banker, 70 credit unions made the list this year. The institutions range in size from just 22 employees at PAHO/WHO Federal Credit Union in Washington, D.C., to as large as 3,258 team members at America First Credit Union in Riverdale, Utah. RVCU was ranked fourth among the 70 credit unions to receive the recognition.

About Rock Valley Credit Union

Rock Valley Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution owned and operated by its members since 1968. Its field of membership includes Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, DeKalb, Lee and Stephenson Counties, IL, and Green, Rock and Walworth Counties, WI. RVCU prides itself in customized services for each of its 16,000+ members and is dedicated to supporting more than 30 community events and organizations each year. RVCU is headquartered in Loves Park, with additional locations in Rochelle and Machesney Park, IL. For more information, visit