Credit to Each Other: Banking employees unite for fitness

Scott Rose’s personal journey to weight loss and a healthier lifestyle spurred him to challenge his employees at Kelly Community Federal Credit Union. The three Tyler branches, made up of 35 workers, lost 247 pounds in 90 days. Rose, 51, is chief financial officer and has been with the credit union for 18 years. Although he only lost up to …

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