Credit Unions Branch Out
The $5.4 billion Bethpage Federal Credit Union in Bethpage, N.Y., opened its 27th Long Island location, and the first in a hospital, at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, N.Y. The branch will primarily serve employees and also is available to patients, visitors and community members. Bethpage also opened a Valley Stream, N.Y., branch its fourth inside King Kullen supermarkets. Bethpage now has 15 branches in Nassau County and 12 in Suffolk County.
The $20 million Personal Care America Federal Credit Union in Trumbull, Conn., opened a new branch office in Ansonia, Conn., to replace the facility there it assumed with the merger of Farrel Employees Federal Credit Union.
The $82 million Carolina Collegiate Federal Credit Union in Columbia, S.C., contracted with Multicon Development Co./Edwards Development Co. to replace its current branch on Pulaski Street. A temporary onsite location will be used while the 1,445-square-foot branch with a single drive-thru is built. It is expected to be complete within a year.
The $843 million South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union in Miami opened its ninth in-school branch. The Red Raiders Credit Union is located in Miami Edison Senior High School and will promote financial literacy while providing hands-on experience to students.
The $159 million Fremont Federal Credit Union in Fremont, Ohio, purchased a former bank building in downtown Fremont and will add two drive-through lanes, a drive-up ATM and house its operations center there.
The $419 million Kellogg Community Federal Credit Union in Battle Creek, Mich., opened a student-run credit union in St. Joseph Elementary School. The branch is the credit union's fourth student-run credit union and its first among Catholic schools in the Battle Creek area.
The $138 million First Alliance Credit Union in Rochester, Minn., opened its fourth full-service location. The 700-square-foot branch features three drive-up lanes and a drive-up ATM.
The $501 million Consumers Credit Union in Kalamazoo, Mich., began construction on two new branches in the Grand Rapids, Mich., area. They are scheduled to open this fall. The credit union will include service technology upgrades in the new branches as well as in the South Haven, Mich., branch also now being renovated.
The $2.5 billion Michigan State University Federal Credit Union in East Lansing, Mich., opened a remodeled Charlotte, Mich., branch as a result of its merger with Eaton County Educational Credit Union. All the previous employees were retained and others were added.
The $2.2 billion Texas Dow Employees Credit Union in Lake Jackson, Texas, broke ground for its first full-service retail branch in the Fort Bend County community of Missouri City, Texas. The 8,800-foot facility is expected to open this spring and will complement an existing service center, mortgage and real estate offices in Missouri City and Sugar Land as part of TDECU's continued expansion in the Houston area. TDECU also opened its first branch in The Woodlands and now has 32 branches among its 40 service locations.
The $765 million Los Angeles Federal Credit Union remodeled its Glendale, Calif., branch to modernize the look and debut new technology including an innovative touch screen and a three-panel video ad display. The lobby has a new, relocated receptionist desk, and the member service representatives, investment, insurance and vehicle search representatives now have private offices. The Information Center touch screen on a lobby wall allows members to electronically access and print information about LAFCU products and services and replaces the previous brochure rack.
The $985 million Black Hills Federal Credit Union in Rapid City, S.D., opened its first branch in Pierre, S.D. The 6,662-square-foot facility hosts nine offices, five drive-up lanes and a deposit-taking ATM. It also has a geothermal system—which transfers heat and cooling from the ground – and tablets equipped with apps and games to entertain and educate children.
The $6.3 billion San Diego County Credit Union chose San Diego's Sports Arena/Midway District for its 32nd branch. The new branch is located what is now the Valley View Casino Center and offers loan and new account stations, teller windows and an exterior ATM.
The $3.6 billion Mountain America Credit Union in West Jordan, Utah, added a new branch in Idaho Falls, Idaho, as a result of its merger with A+ Credit Union. The Sunnyside branch provides traditional savings, insurance, investments, auto and RV loan products as well as mortgage loans and services.