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CU News Briefs
Friday, February 14, 2014 6:35 AM

Energy Capital CU (ECCU) has been chosen to open a branch on the ExxonMobil Campus in Spring, Texas. The new branch, which will open second quarter 2014, will be a full-service institution offering an array of competitive financial products and services to members that are residents on the campus. Existing branch locations will continue to remain open and members can continue to receive services at all ECCU branches across the Houston area or through the ECCU website. The campus will accommodate 10,000 employees from ExxonMobil’s Upstream, Downstream and Chemicals companies and associated service groups.  Located on a 385-acre wooded site near the intersection of I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road, north of Houston, the campus is under construction and is expected to obtain full occupancy in 2015.

 

Security Service FCU (SSFCU) officials have announced that they have acquired 66 acres from Santikos Real Estate Companies for potential future development.The land is bordered by IH-10 frontage road, UTEX Boulevard, and Leon Creek Greenway. According to SSFCU President Jim Laffoon, “As a growing enterprise, we are delighted to acquire this property in such a rapidly developing part of the city. With several business units currently in leased facilities, development of a campus on this site will allow us the ability to consolidate our back office operations for many years to come.”

SSFCU selected this location for its close proximity to its Corporate Headquarters, allowing flexibility to meet future expansion needs efficiently and effectively, which may include the relocation of the Corporate Headquarters should that prove to be beneficial.

 

Resource One CU’s Mesquite branch was voted for the 5th time as the Reader’s Choice of credit unions in Mesquite. The credit union is highlighted in the Mesquite News. Mike Tambourine, director of sales and service with Resource One CU shares with readers what is unique about the credit union and their keys to success, as well as what surprises him the most about his job, and what most people don’t know about the credit union. Click here to read the article.

 

Texas Trust Youth Advisory CouncilTexas Trust CU was recognized for its youth financial literacy program through a special proclamation. David Cook, Mayor of Mansfield, issued a proclamation recognizing the credit union for its efforts in encouraging financial empowerment of the community's young people. The proclamation was issued in a special meeting of the 12-member Texas Trust Youth Advisory Council.

Texas Trust launched the Youth Advisory Council in 2011. The program teaches and equips high school students with basic financial skills to prepare them for college and beyond. The Mayor cited Texas Trust's hands-on training as being essential to teaching youth about fiscal responsibility, which is essential to the economic vitality of the community.

The Youth Advisory Council members serve for a semester, participating in bi-monthly meetings in which they learn about personal finances, service leadership, marketing, and career opportunities in the financial field. They also participate in a service project and volunteer at community events sponsored by Texas Trust. In addition, the council members serve as a sounding board for youth-oriented financial products and services provided by the credit union.

 

David ReynoldsThe North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce hosted its 40th Anniversary Gala Feb. 1, at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort. The Gala program included the presentation of the San Antonian Award by the outgoing Chairman of the Board, Brad Rollins of Dahill, to SFCU CEO David Reynolds.