Robert Molnar, Branch Manager
Date of establishment in the Toledo Region
How many employees work at your business?
Seven branch employees
Please share a brief company history with us.
Started in 1951 as Motor Parts Credit Union for Chrysler’s MoPar Division, Cornerstone Community Financial Credit Union has become a full-service financial institution open to the public, and owned and operated by its members.
Cornerstone has been helping members meet their financial goals for more than 70 years. With locations in Perrysburg and Toledo, Cornerstone is proud to deliver dynamic products and services, cutting-edge digital banking and the exceptional personal service our members expect and deserve.
What does your company do?
Cornerstone Community Financial Credit Union is new to Toledo but has been a longtime resident of Perrysburg, Ohio, since 1951! We are a full-service financial institution that aims to revolutionize the service experience, while fulfilling the changing needs of our members and our communities. We are the credit union in your corner giving you the resources you need to reach goals, care for your family and live the life you want to live. These resources include a wide range of progressive financial products and services, from Rewards checking accounts to low-rate lending options, automatic savings programs, and best-in class digital banking services.
Tell us about your company culture.
At CCF, the member always comes first. We work hard to empower our staff to help members reach their financial goals and build a secure financial future.
What’s an interesting fact about your business most people don’t know?
CCF just celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2021! We spent the year doing 70 acts of kindness in our local communities to celebrate this milestone anniversary. You can see pictures and read about all 70 acts at CCFinancial.com/70years
What motivates you to jump out of bed in the morning?
Having the opportunity to be a positive role model to my two boys, good husband to my wife, and having the opportunity with my job to help people and better their lives.
Finding, retaining, and engaging good employees is a challenge business is facing today as well as the increased threat of security breaches. Economic volatility and uncertainty are concerning as it has an impact on how our industry operates and performs.
When you’re not working, where in the Toledo Region do you like to spend your time?
Going to the Mud Hens, Walleyes or University of Toledo sporting events, taking advantage of our great Metro Parks, and coaching multiple youth sports is how I spend most of my time.
Do you have any advice for new business owners?
Time efficiency is key, and it’s imperative to find a balance as a new business owner. Be prepared to work harder than you ever have, be prepared for periods of 60-plus-hour weeks, but also realize those hours are not sustainable. Focus on being the best at what you do and building a strong team that will help you find that balance.
What advice do you have to give to emerging talent in your field?
Some of the best advice I received when starting my career that still holds true today, is do not be afraid to make a mistake. That fear can paralyze you from action. Have a solid process for your decisions and if wrong, learn and grow from that mistake. Having a mentor is a great asset and can help your growth and development.