Welcoming Two Branches in Oakland County
December 8, 2016
Adrienne H., Financial Expert
On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, the Credit Union celebrated two grand openings to ceremoniously introduce our new branches located in Clarkston, Michigan, and Ortonville, Michigan. We were able to welcome these two additional locations as a result of a merger with former Clarkston Brandon Community Credit Union (CBCCU). Both of the new branches are dual-branded as both MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) and OU Credit Union, a trade name of MSUFCU.
Formal remarks at the Clarkston grand opening were made by Deidre Davis, the Credit Union’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications; Bill Beekman, the Credit Union’s Chairman of the Board of Directors; and April Clobes, the Credit Union’s President and CEO.
Formal remarks at the Ortonville grand opening were made by Deidre Davis, the Credit Union’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications; Bill Beekman, the Credit Union’s Chairman of the Board of Directors; David Trent, Village of Ortonville Manager; Matt Jenkins, Ortonville Downtown Development Authority Executive Director; and April Clobes, the Credit Union’s President and CEO.
The Credit Union and NCUA announced the exciting merger between the Oakland County-based CBCCU and MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) in March 2016. The merger has allowed us to expand the Credit Union in the metro-Detroit area and provide increased membership opportunities.
The previously-existing CBCCU field of membership includes anyone who works, lives, worships, attends school, or has a business located in the counties of Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, or Oakland. As the Credit Union continues to grow, we are now able to offer membership to nearly 2.8 million people in the five counties. We will also be able to increase our services to individuals in the metro-Detroit area as well as provide former CBCCU members with additional products, ways to access their accounts, extended hours, and more.
Prior to the merger, approximately 34,000 Credit Union members lived in the counties that were previously served by CBCCU, which allows those members to use the two branches added by the merger.
We are excited for the opportunity to provide our superior service to members in Oakland County and fulfill the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.”