Forest Kraft Federal Credit Union, Atlanta, partnered with LEVEL5 , a consulting and facilities development firm specializing in financial institutions, to remodel its main branch and to open a new facility for one of its four branches. Remodeling of the main branch began this spring and the office will remain completely operational throughout the entire process. Construction on the new branch facility will begin in August 2008.

MAX, Your Community Credit Union, Tallassee, Ala., celebrated the grand opening of its new financial center with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ceremony included special appearances by the Blue Valley Boys bluegrass band and Miss Tallassee Alex Trotty. The celebration included refreshments and prize drawings. Visitors were able to register to win gift certificates from local Tallassee businesses and the grand prize drawing for a two-night stay and spa package at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa.

Apple Federal Credit Union, Fairfax, Va., opened its second Loudoun County branch in less than a year. The branch was opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony and branch dedication followed by a celebration. Apple President/CEO Larry Kelly, members of Apple’s board of directors and executive management were present for the ribbon cutting and dedication. The celebration featured food, giveaways, prizes, a meet-and-greet with Mix 107.3′s Chilli Amar and face painting. The new branch offers cash services, a 24-hour walk-up ATM and extended Saturday hours.

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