SOURCE: Port City Web

December 21, 2007 17:24 ET

Service Credit Union Launches New Website Designed by Port City Web

PORTSMOUTH, NH--(Marketwire - December 21, 2007) - Port City Web, LLC (, an award-winning, interactive marketing and web development firm specializing in branding, ecommerce design and development, website hosting and online marketing, today announced that it has launched a new website for Service Credit Union. The new website replaces the previous corporate website that has been in place for the past 6 years at

Powering the new website is the Ektron Content Management System (CMS), which allows non-technical employees of Service Credit Union the ability to update and manage content on the website. Information such as new job listings can be added by personnel in the credit union's Human Resources department with the use of a standard Microsoft web browser and secure login. Through advanced security permissions, employees can be given access to modify content in very specific areas of the new website. This is expected to save the credit union money by reducing the dependency on highly technical staff just to manage content. It will also allow for content on the website to be updated more frequently by allowing more content editors access to their respective areas on the website.

Completely Redesigned

In addition to the Ektron CMS, Port City Web created a new, modern design for the Service Credit Union website. Extensive research and usability testing was put into the effort, as well as input from different areas within the credit union. The new website is also a re-branding of the credit union, and celebrates its 50th year servicing civilian and military members. Originally slated to be sent to a Boston-area ad agency for design, Port City Web provided Service Credit Union with some initial design compositions and immediately won the redesign project. "Nominated for a 2007 MITX award out of thousands of the area's hottest design firms, and having Service Credit Union select us over a big Boston firm speaks volumes about our in-house design capabilities," said Erik Crago, President and CEO of Port City Web. Karen Benedetti, Vice President of Marketing for Service Credit Union, said that "Port City Web has taken the time to work with us to understand our objectives and business needs. They created a new design that better represents Service Credit Union, and they implemented tools that will help us maintain our website more effectively."

Additionally, Port City Web created the new website so that Service Credit Union could make design changes with relative ease. Port City Web created and implemented the new website design, then the in-house designer at Service Credit Union was able to make last minute design changes. "The new Service Credit Website is a great achievement for the credit union," says Gordon Simmons, President/CEO of Service Credit Union. "It offers all of our products and services at a new level of convenience and in the most user-friendly way. Our members are on the move, whether they are on a military base in Texas, Germany or Italy, or raising a family in New Hampshire. We're proud to serve them to the fullest, wherever they are. More importantly, we are communicating to members in the languages that they may be using in the home setting, enabling them and their families to gain a deep understanding of the financial options available to them, from early pay loans through high yield money market accounts through low cost auto and mortgage loans."

About Service Credit Union

Service Credit Union was founded in 1957 to provide financial services for U.S. Armed Forces personnel. The credit union was originally chartered to serve the military and civilian employees at Pease Air Force Base in New Hampshire. Today, Service Credit Union provides financial services to nearly 100,000 members residing all across the U.S. and around the world. For more information, visit

Service Credit Union is a full service financial institution, offering a wide range of financial products to its members. With 25 branch locations, a staffed 24/7 contact center, and full internet banking services, Service Credit Union serves anyone who lives or works in New Hampshire (excluding Coos County), 4 towns in Cape Cod, MA., and all branches of the U.S. Military and Department of Defense employees and their families. With over $1 billion in assets, Service Credit Union has 11 branches in New Hampshire, 1 in Massachusetts, and 13 branches in Germany.

About Port City Web, LLC

Port City Web is an award-winning, full-service website design, development, hosting and marketing company. Specializing in online commerce, also known as ecommerce, Port City Web delivers innovative, cost effective electronic marketing tools that are built to work with current systems. Past and present clients include The University of New Hampshire, Born & Bicknell, Columbia University, Service Credit Union, NAPS, K2, Lonza Biologics and Smith & Wesson.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Karen Benedetti
    Vice President of Marketing
    (603) 422-7827

    Andrew Ghezzi
    Sales and Marketing Manager
    Port City Web, LLC
    Email Contact
    1-800-291-7147 Ext. 702