Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union, Fayetteville, N.C., has brokenground on its first off-post branch in more than 19 years. Locatedon Ramsey Street, the new full service branch is scheduled to openin mid-2006. The credit union also has plans to branch out toRaeford Road in early 2007. Unitus Community Credit Union,Portland, Ore., has broken ground on a Beaverton branch. The 4,300square-foot full service facility will offer a complete line offinancial products and services, including financial planning andfeature self-serve deposit boxes that operate by a manualhand-scanning system and drive-through service. The branch isslated to open in spring of 2006. San Jose Credit Union, Calif.,has broken ground for its approximately 2,500 square-footstate-of-the-art branch that will be located just a few steps awayfrom the new San Jose City Hall and San Jose State University.Designed by Newark, California-based design/build firm BakerConstruction Company, this new branch showcases a replica of therotunda that landmarks the newly-built City Hall. This will be theCU's second full-time branch and is slated to open by winter.Greater Cincinnati Credit Union, has celebrated the opening of itsMason-Montgomery branch. Weeklong celebrations included door prizesand a chance to win $1,000. Designed and built by DEI Incorporated,the 2,700 square-foot features high-tech plasma screens behind theteller line and the queue line, which display national headlines aswell as Greater Cincinnati CU product information. A Tech Centeroffers two computer monitors where members can access their accountinformation online or research products and services while a kidsarea is available to entertain children. Security Service FederalCredit Union, San Antonio, has cut the ribbon on its new servicecenter in Uvalde, Texas. The new facility is more than double thesize of the previous structure and offers expanded teller stations,drive-thru lanes, ATMs and other amenities for member convenience.To commemorate the opening, SSFCU made a $5,000 donation to theUvalde Boys & Girls Club. Mazuma Credit Union, Kansas City,Mo., has held a groundbreaking ceremony for its latest branch inLee's Summit. The 6,100 square-foot full service facility willinclude a community room, self-service safe deposit boxes and fourdrive-through lanes. In addition, the CU plans to begin offeringbusiness services next year. Heritage Credit Union, Madison, Wis.,has broken ground on a new Madison branch. The state-of-the-artfacility will feature an expansive, open lobby and waiting area,teller area, private rooms for loan inquiries, an Internet Caf andfour drive-through lanes. The 6,300 square foot facility is slatedto be completed by January 2006. The Frank Lloyd Wright inspireddesign was created by design/build firm La Macchia Group. RedwoodCredit Union, Santa Rosa, Calif., has opened the doors to a new,full service branch in Windsor. Located across from a SafewayShopping Center, the 3,500 square-foot location features teller,new account, lending, investment and retirement services, safedeposit boxes, a walk-up ATM and a suite of services for bothconsumers and small business owners. Marion and Polk Schools CreditUnion, Salem, Ore., has unveiled a new West Salem branch. The newbranch offers amenities such as an extra drive-up lane and an ATMlane and easier access to the site. Five teller stations, threemember service stations, and a kiosk are available. The buildinghas the latest in ADA accessibility, including one teller stationat a lower height for wheel chair access. The new branch was builtby Dalke Construction on property leased from Dr. Jim Shelton,whose dental practice is located next to the branch site. FirstCommunity Credit Union, St. Louis, has opened the doors to itsnewest branch located in Eureka. The facility includes all of theamenities of a full service branch, including three drive-thrulanes and a 24-hour drive-up ATM. The credit union has donated theribbon worth $260, to the pre-school at Eureka Elementary. Thefunds will go towards the purchase of educational materials, forthe early education classes for kids under age five. Team OneCredit Union, Saginaw, Mich., has opened a branch in a Bay CityWal-Mart Supercenter. The in-store full service branch is designedto reinforce the credit union's image of offering convenientbanking for members.First New York Federal Credit Union,Schenectady, N.Y., has opened its fifth full service branch. Aweeklong grand opening celebration was held to introduce the CU tothe Rotterdam community. HBE Financial Facilities, St. Louis, Mo.,has been awarded three new construction projects to build creditunions in Illinois., Wisconsin., and South Carolina. The projectsinclude Argonne CU for a state-of-the-art 23,600 facility, whichwill include a partial basement, four drive-up lanes, one drive-upATM, six in-branch teller windows, a cash-safe deposit vault, atwo-story atrium in the lobby, an employee lounge with a patio, atraining room and a board room; Citizens First CU for a one-story4,670 square-foot branch that will include a drive-up canopy withthree kiosks and one ATM; and South Carolina FCU for a new 4,238sq. ft. branch facility featuring four drive-up teller lanes, onedrive-up ATM and a by-pass lane. Hiway Federal Credit Union, St.Paul, Minn., has hosted an open house for its new administrativeheadquarters. The need for an administrative building is inresponse to Hiway's recent growth since expanding services to theGreater St. Paul Area. It is also an addition to the redevelopmentof the Phalen Corridor in Saint Paul's east side. DuPont FibersFederal Credit Union, Richmond, Va., has held a groundbreakingceremony for its fourth Member Center. Located in Shops atStonehenge Shopping Center the new facility will be family-orientedwith a concierge station to help direct members to the properrepresentative for service and include non-traditional tellerspaces, a coffee bar, and a child's play area.” The Member Center'sopen and inviting design includes a retail display space. TheStonehenge Member Center will open early in 2006. Richmond'sBaskervill was the designer, and locally headquartered Kjellstron& Lee is the General Contractor. NuMark Credit Union, Joliet,Ill., has broken ground on its third full-service branch. Locatedin Crest Hill, the single-story, freestanding 6,000 square footfacility will have a brick and stone exterior, three drive-uplanes, and a 24-hour ATM machine. The new branch will feature atwo-story atrium and will offer such amenities as a fireplace and amember refreshment area. The credit union's mortgage lendingdepartment will also be housed at the new location to complimentthe full-service and bi-lingual staff. PCM Employees Credit Union,DePere, Wis., has turned to Milwaukee based design/build firm LaMacchia Group to complete the remodeling of its Packerland Drivebranch. Located inside the Ameriprise Financial building the branchfeatures a new teller line and dcor to maximize efficiency.PWCampbell, Pittsburgh, Pa., has announced it has secured a newcontract for design/build services. The design/build firm has beentapped by Fairfax County Federal Credit Union for a branchrenovation. Send Us Your “People” and “In Other News” PressReleases Best method: e-mail to [email protected] (color picsshould be at least 230 DPI); those that must be mailed (notpreferred) send to ATTN: People Editor, 560 Village Blvd., Suite325, West Palm Beach, Fl. 33409.

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