Columbia Credit Union, Vancouver, Wash., has built two new branches to strict leadership in energy and environmental design criteria. A decade ago, Columbia started to use recycled papers and soy-based inks for marketing materials and adopted the tagline, "the natural choice." Columbia opened its first green branch in the city of Washougal and opened its second green branch in Vancouver. The branches are the first two financial buildings built to LEED standards in Clark County.
Members Plus Credit Union, Medford, Mass., has purchased a facility on 29 High St. and will be opening a new, full-service banking branch this summer. Members Plus will also be permanently moving their operations center to this location.
Service Credit Union, Epping, N.H., opened its sixth branch inside Wal-Mart with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. New Hampshire Banking Commissioner Peter Hildreth, Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman Van Ballantyne, Epping Board of Selectmen Vice Chairman Diane Gilbert, Epping Selectman Karen Sott, Town Administrator Dean Shankle, President/CEO of Financial Supermarkets Inc. Roy Bell, Senior Consultant of Financial Supermarkets Inc. Pat Clemens, Epping Wal-Mart Assistant Manager Barbara Stewart and Service Credit Union board of directors members Patrick Harrigan, Barbara Roberge and Clifford Taylor were all on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.