Chief Financial Credit Union Invests $60,000 in Innovation Hills

As part of their commitment to give back to the community, Chief Financial Credit Union presented Mayor Barnett with a $60,000 investment toward the end of 2017 for the city’s newest park, Innovation Hills.

Mayor Barnett stands with Tom Dluzen with large artist rendering of the park

Chief Financial Credit Union Invests $60,000 in Innovation Hills

This donation will allow for the development of a one of a kind water feature that will serve as a focal point of the new park. The striking water wall will showcase the beauty of moving water over natural slate and welcome each and every guest to the region’s most innovative and beautiful new park.

In addition to the water feature, their support will provide the park’s first public shelter near the entrance of the park. Chief Financial’s investment will provide future visitors a place for friends and family to gather. Future generations will have a meaningful way to connect with nature and preserve our environment.

“Chief Financial is proud to give back to one of the places we call home,” states Chief Financial Credit Union CEO Tom Dluzen. “Our team looks forward to seeing the impact of this gift for years to come.”

Chief Financial is deeply committed to the community and has a history of supporting numerous local organizations notably Rochester College, Leader Dogs for the Blind, and Rochester Community Schools Foundation.

“We are proud to partner with Chief Financial to make this vision become a reality,” states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “We are so thankful that the residents and business believe in our vision to create the region’s coolest new park and are willing to join us in making that dream a reality.”

Other recent donations include monetary gifts from the Modetz Family, Hamlin Tool, and the Moceri Family.

Located at 2800 W Hamlin Road, Innovation Hills contains over 100 acres of undeveloped woodlands, wetland, and prairie habitat. Users discover high overlooks providing spectacular views of the Clinton River. As the largest outdoor classroom in the region, Innovation Hills will provide a wide variety of hands-on educational opportunities that promote experiential learning and a long term appreciation for nature. To learn more, visit

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