From left: Sunil Khadka, People’s United Bank; Pastor Joubert, board member for the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce; Phillip Sullivan, chairman Northeast Credit Union; Greg Kennedy, sales and service Manager for Northeast CU; Peter Kavalauskas, president/CEO for Northeast Credit Union; Sharon Nista, Holiday Inn Express; and Mary Hendricks. Residence Inn by Marriott.

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Renton, Wash.,  has opened an in-store branch in east Bremerton. The new ranch is located inside Safeway on McWilliams Road.  The branch offers a full range of credit union services, including a night deposit, 24-hour ATM, and a self-service center, and will be open seven days a week and most holidays. This is Alaska USA’s second branch in Kitsap County. Alaska USA opened its first branch in Washington nearly 30 years ago and now operates 23 branches in the state. The credit union offers a full range of financial solutions in Washington, including mortgages, insurance, and financial planning and investment services. Anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Washington can become a member of Alaska USA. The credit union operates 64 branches throughout Alaska, California, and Washington. Learn more at   vGrow Financial Federal Credit Union, Tampa, Fla., announced the credit union’s continued growth with three branches set to open in Columbia, S.C., this year and next. Grow Financial plans to open two branches in 2013 and one in 2014, all targeted for Columbia.  In addition, a home office will be set up in Columbia for the two newest Grow employees.  Chase Clelland has been named the vice president of operations in South Carolina, and John Paul is currently serving as the dealer relationship representative. The credit union’s goal is to open 15 branches throughout South Carolina. After targeting the city of Columbia in such towns as Harbison, Forest Acres and Sandhill, the credit union plans to further expand into Greenville and Charleston. The look and feel of the new Grow Financial branches that will be opening in Columbia will feature a contemporary color scheme and interactive technology.

Mountain America Credit Union, West Jordan, Utah, is celebrating the opening of its new Kimball Junction branch in Park City, Utah. A public grand opening for the new branch was held this month. The Kimball Junction branch, located on West Newpark Boulevard in Park City, is managed by Brian Marsing.  Marsing has seven years of banking experience in the Summit County area. The branch provides Mountain America’s wide range of financial products and services including traditional savings, insurance, investments, auto and RV loans, and a full array of mortgage loans and services. Mountain America also offers a checking account called MyStyle, which allows accountholders to customize their accounts with rewards such as music downloads, loan discounts and credit monitoring. The new branch offers drive-up access, safe deposit boxes, a night drop, and a drive-up 24 hour ATM. 

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