Pen Air to open Garden Street location in Studer Community Institute Tower

Pen Air Federal Credit Union announced its newest location on Garden Street in the Studer Community Institute Tower in downtown Pensacola, FL. Two existing locations, Palafox and Gregory, will consolidate into this new location, which is scheduled to open to serve Pen Air members in early spring 2019.

“After looking at all of our options to provide the best member service in downtown Pensacola, it made perfect sense for us to partner with SCI and become a part of the vibrancy happening in the tower,” said Stu Ramsey, Pen Air president/CEO.

The plans for the new, full-service retail location in the tower’s lobby are underway, with approximately 3,800 square feet of space. It will also feature Pen Air LIVE technology that will offer additional convenience and longer hours to serve its members’ needs. There will be two Pen Air LIVE drive up lanes located in the parking lot, as well as a walk-up inside the tower lobby.


ēCO Credit Union celebrates McCalla branch open house and ribbon cutting

Bessemer Mayor, Kenneth Gulley, and McCalla Branch Manager, Emmett Colston, cut the ribbon at ēCO’s new McCalla Branch with community leaders, ēCO employees, and ēCO membersBirmingham-based ēCO Credit Union partnered with the Bessemer Chamber of Commerce to host an open house and ribbon cutting for its new McCalla location. The McCalla branch is a full-service location, offering lobby and drive-thru service at 4821 McAdory School Road, McCalla, AL

“Next year, ēCO Credit Union will be celebrating its 80th year, and we have been a part of the community in McCalla for over 10 years,” said ēCO CEO Joey Hand. “We look forward to continuing to build on our reputation and relationships within the community, as we provide quality financial products and services.”

In addition to offering specials for members and giving away a 4K HD TV, ēCO also celebrated the ribbon cutting by announcing a new community partnership. ēCO will partner with Premiere Cinemas in McCalla to offer discounted movie tickets within the new branch, and almost 20 percent of each $8 ticket sale will benefit a different school or non-profit each quarter. For the third quarter of 2018, ticket sales will benefit the branch’s new neighbor, McAdory High School.


First Coast FCU celebrates opening of renovated offices

First Coast FCU in Jacksonville recently renovated its headquarters, giving members a fresh new look and adding a drive thru to meet their needs at 3040 Edison Ave, Jacksonville, FL. The credit union also celebrated a field of membership expansion.

With the exciting new changes, First Coast sent a post card letting the community know that anyone who opens a new account between Sept. 1 and Dec. 30 this year will have their names entered into a drawing for a $200 cruise gift card.  The drawing will be held on Dec. 31. New account holders will receive five entries for the drawing. Each person joining the credit union also will receive a small gift for becoming a member.


IBMSECU hosts grand re-opening and ribbon-cutting celebration

IBM Southeast Employees’ Credit Union hosted a Grand Re-Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the redesign of their Barrett Parkway, Georgia Branch on July 17 at 1075 Cobb Place Blvd. NW, Kennesaw, GA.

Members of the community, along with IBMSECU members, had the opportunity to meet and talk with branch staff, learn about money-saving products and services, as well as enjoy free refreshments. In July, members had the opportunity to refer a friend to join the credit union and earn a referral bonus. Members earned $50, and their friends earned $30.

Nicole Heffelfinger, VP of operations at IBMSECU said, “This location allows us to provide our members and the community with a more modern, easily-accessible, tech-savvy approach to traditional banking. It was great seeing the public come out and celebrate with us.”