Consumers Credit Union, Waukegan, Ill., wrapped up its month-long grand re-opening celebration at the credit unions 2750 Washington St. office. Consumers invested more than $1.2 million in the renovation that included the addition of state-of-the-art technology and a new look and feel to the facility. Consumers awarded weekly prizes during the celebration to people who stopped in to check out the remodeled office. The grand prize winner was Lizbeth Rivas of Waukegan, who won a $500 Visa gift card. Other winners included Dick Chamegnik of Waukegan and Ferdinand Serrano from Gurnee, who each won four tickets to see Stomp. Charles Nystrom of Waukegan and Dawin Castillo of North Chicago each won four tickets to Six Flags Great America.

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.

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