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ESL in the Community Articles

Whether it’s a thoughtful commentary on current events or a recap on a fun event, here’s a look at some of the things that help make our community a better place to live, work, and play.

Celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: New Employee Resource Group

In recognition of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we would like to highlight our newest Employee Resource Group (ERG). ESL employees recently launched the Society of Asian & Pacific Islander Employees for Networking, Collaborating, and Engaging (SAPIENCE).

Helping Others: Behind the Scenes at the ESL Contact Center

The role of Contact Center employees, or Customer Care Specialists (Tele-Bankers), is crucial to the well-being of every member.

What’s it Like to Work as an ESL Summer Student?

As their 2023 internships wrap up, the ESL Summer student employees share their thoughts about working at ESL.

Celebrating Black History Month: New ESL Employee Resource Group

Q&A with founders of the new ESL African American Women Employee Resource Group.

Celebrating ESL Employees and Local Businesses During Hispanic Heritage Month

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, ESL is highlighting several local businesses, organizations, and our employees whose stories of determination and commitment to serve our community are an inspiration to us all.

Financial Health in Greater Rochester: An ESL Facebook Group

Join our inclusive community of individuals and financial experts committed to knowledge sharing, asking questions, and helping each other build a healthier financial life.

Growing Forward with the Owners’ Dividend: Member Stories

At ESL, you’re more than a balance, you belong. Sharing with members through our Owners’ Dividend.

Nonprofit Capacity Building Opportunities Webinar

On Tuesday, June 29, 2021, ESL presented an informational session about the ESL Nonprofit Capacity Building Opportunities, along with details on how to apply for funding. Watch the webinar here!

What is Juneteenth?

In 2020, ESL observed the Juneteenth holiday (June 19) for the first time, and has since added this day as an annual corporate holiday. Learn more about, Juneteenth, a celebration and reaffirmation of African American culture, freedom, and hope.

The Growth of Technology at ESL Lays Groundwork for Future

ESL is undergoing a major IT transformation and is committed to increasing our IT workforce by more than 20% in 2021.

Black-Owned Businesses in Greater Rochester: Apogee Wine Bar

Simone Boone is the owner of Apogee Wine Bar, located at 151 Park Avenue in Rochester. In business since 2014, Apogee is an inviting European-style café serving all who love good wine, food, and people.

Black-Owned Businesses in Greater Rochester: B+Healthy Fresh Food Market

Negus El Bey is a volunteer at B+Healthy Fresh Food Market, located at 442 Genesee Street in Rochester. In business since the summer of 2018, B+Healthy provides healthful goods—like produce, freshly prepared vegan meals, a juice and smoothie bar, and health and wellness products.

Celebrating ESL Employees During Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we’d like to introduce you a few ESL employees who have built unique careers for themselves in and outside of ESL.