Northern Star Credit Union, Portsmouth, Va., announced plans to hold a grand opening celebration at I.C. Norcom High School, one of two of its newest student credit unions. The credit union partnered with Portsmouth Public Schools in opening two student run credit unions located at I.C. Norcom High School and Woodrow Wilson High School. The student run credit unions are operated by a teacher supervisor and student tellers, and they serve the students as well as the school staff at both locations.
Heritage Community Credit Union, Sacramento, Calif., relocated its long-standing Mather, Calif., branch to a new site in the Mills Shopping Center in Rancho Cordova. With its new, accessible location and a 24-hour drive-up ATM as well as a walk-up ATM, the new Mills Center branch will serve the Rancho Cordova community with enhanced ease and convenience.
Berrien Teachers Credit Union, Niles, Mich., held a ground breaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on its new Niles office. The new office will be located at 2018 South 11th St., Niles, Mich., just south of the credit union's current facility. It will feature 3,000-square-feet, two drive-thru lanes, a drive thru ATM and a standalone ATM providing additional convenience. Completion of the new facility is anticipated to be late spring 2010.
Credit Union Association of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, celebrated the grand opening of the Oklahoma Credit Union House with over 100 credit union professionals, volunteers and partners. The day also marked the association's 75th anniversary. The building will not only house the association but also serves as a meeting and training facility for Oklahoma credit unions. The one-story house features a balcony view of Oklahoma's State Capitol building, a meeting room with state-of-the art technology that can hold 100 people, a board room and wireless internet access throughout the building.
Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union, Clinton Township, Mich., celebrated the grand opening of its Madison Heights office with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Edward Swanson, mayor of Madison Heights, as well as other local area business and community leaders and partners. Members of the media, credit union board members, management and staff of the credit union enjoyed refreshments met the new office staff and toured the new facility.
American First Credit Union, La Habra, Calif., announced the relocation of its Buena Park branch from Knott Avenue to Lincoln Avenue. The new branch, only minutes away from the old, is located close to shops and restaurants. The new location also will be ran by the same friendly and experienced staff that members are used to, which is sure to make the transition that much easier.
CFE Federal Credit Union Lake Mary, Fla., celebrated the grand opening of its newest student-run branch at Lake Brantley High School in Altamonte Springs. Students will be responsible for providing onsite financial services to more than 3,200 of their peers, faculty and staff members at the high school. Checking and savings accounts plus share certificates and other services will be offered at the Brantley Branch. To get all the students excited about opening a checking account, an exclusive debit card that displays the Lake Brantley crest was designed by the Academy of Finance students just for Brantley Branch members.
Advance Financial Federal Credit Union, Schererville, Ind., announced that through the shared branching network program, members can access their accounts and conduct financial transactions at their choice of 201 shared Indiana credit union locations and thousands of locations nationwide. That's more branches than any other financial institution in the state.
Tower Federal Credit Union, Laurel, Md., hosted a grand opening celebration for its new Howard County branch, in Clarksville. More than 250 local residents stopped by for on free food, prizes and met the new branch staff. The Clarksville branch is one of nine of the credit union's branches in Maryland and the third in Howard County. It branch is equipped with state-of-the-art interactive remote teller stations, a self-service coin counter and a 24-hour walk-up ATM.
Service One Credit Union, Bowling Green, Ky., held a ribbon-cutting and open house to celebrate the grand opening of a new green addition to the Campbell Lane branch location. Features of the building include reclaimed wood timbers, a geothermal heating and cooling system, large double-paned and glass block windows insulated with aerogel and a green roof system that helps control the climate in the building.