Consumers Credit Union, Waukegan, Ill., wrappedup its month-long grand re-opening celebration at the credit unions2750 Washington St. office. Consumers invested more than $1.2million in the renovation that included the addition ofstate-of-the-art technology and a new look and feel to thefacility. Consumers awarded weekly prizes during the celebration topeople who stopped in to check out the remodeled office. The grandprize winner was Lizbeth Rivas of Waukegan, who won a $500 Visagift card. Other winners included Dick Chamegnik of Waukegan andFerdinand Serrano from Gurnee, who each won four tickets to seeStomp. Charles Nystrom of Waukegan and Dawin Castillo of NorthChicago each won four tickets to Six Flags Great America.

Columbia Credit Union
, Vancouver, Wash., has built two newbranches to strict leadership in energy and environmental designcriteria. A decade ago, Columbia started to use recycled papers andsoy-based inks for marketing materials and adopted the tagline,“the natural choice.” Columbia opened its first green branch in thecity of Washougal and opened its second green branch in Vancouver.The branches are the first two financial buildings built to LEEDstandards in Clark County.

Members Plus Credit Union, Medford, Mass., haspurchased a facility on 29 High St. and will be opening a new,full-service banking branch this summer. Members Plus will also bepermanently moving their operations center to this location.

Service Credit Union
, Epping, N.H., opened its sixthbranch inside Wal-Mart with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. NewHampshire Banking Commissioner Peter Hildreth, Exeter Area Chamberof Commerce Chairman Van Ballantyne, Epping Board of Selectmen ViceChairman Diane Gilbert, Epping Selectman Karen Sott, TownAdministrator Dean Shankle, President/CEO of Financial SupermarketsInc. Roy Bell, Senior Consultant of Financial Supermarkets Inc. PatClemens, Epping Wal-Mart Assistant Manager Barbara Stewart andService Credit Union board of directors members Patrick Harrigan,Barbara Roberge and Clifford Taylor were all on hand for theribbon-cutting ceremony.

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