What we offer is very similar to other banks and credit unions but our focus is definitely on the people we call members (you might call them customers). The people who do their business with us are what make our world go ’round – we wouldn’t be here if weren’t for them. Therefore, we want them to be as excited to see us as we are to see them.
We have a good time
When’s the last time you looked forward to stopping at a bank or credit union? That your kids said “yay” when you said you needed to pull in and deposit a check?
Your finances are no laughing matter and we know that – we take your business seriously. But that’s about it. We have tons of games and contests, daily trivia and celebrate all of the weirdest holidays. We wear silly things and give away trinkets for no reason whatsoever. Most importantly, we try to connect with each person we come in contact with and make their day brighter.
Don’t be afraid to ask an employee holding a rubber chicken about your finances.
We’re very proud of our employees – they’re not only fun but they know their stuff. That goofball holding the chicken is a financial whiz who happens to have a great sense of humor.
So what’s the credit union vs. bank mumbo jumbo?
There are several differences between them but the biggest ones are:
- A bank is owned and governed by stockholders. When a profit is made, it goes to them.
- A credit union is owned and governed by the people who use its services – members. The people who govern it are members who are voted into office by the rest of the members at the annual meeting. A credit union is a not-for-profit organization, so when a profit is made, it goes back to the members by way of dividends, better rates and fewer/lower fees.