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First Service Credit Union Opens New Spring Branch
Friday, September 16, 2016 7:00 AM

First Service CU New Branch

First Service Credit Union has opened its newest branch, its 12th in the Houston area, in Spring. The full-service branch, with walk-in service and three drive-up lanes, is at 8640 Spring Cypress Road, near the Champions Forest Drive intersection. It is the latest expansion for fast-growing First Service Credit Union, which is aggressively pursuing an ambitious growth objective.

“Our goal is to become an $800 million credit union by 2018,” said Dave Bleazard, president of First Service. “To achieve that growth, we are expanding and locating branches where we already have many existing members and where we know there are consumers interested in the benefits of credit union membership.”

The new facility is managed by Jonathan Ebizie, who has worked in the credit union industry for seven years and in financial services for 14. The branch offers a more convenient location for thousands of First Service members in Spring whose nearest branches previously were the Northwest Houston branch 12 miles south, and the Woodlands Branch 17 miles north.

Bleazard explained, “We know that convenient locations are highly important to our members, and the location of a branch remains a key factor among consumers when they consider new banking relationships. With the population growth and business development in Spring, we saw it as an ideal place to expand at this time.”

First Service bought the land and an existing building for the branch earlier this year. It thoroughly renovated the 4,000-square-foot building, previously owned by Trustmark National Bank.

Bleazard emphasized that First Service is well on its way to achieving its $800 million goal. At the end of 2015, a year in which it grew by 12 percent, the credit union had assets of $597 million.

The new branch will host a community-wide grand opening celebration on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to games, activities, and free food, there will be prizes such as gaming consoles, Beats headphones, and televisions, along with several cash prizes of up to $1,000. Rewards and prizes will be available for new members joining the credit union that day.

About First Service Credit Union
First Service Credit Union provides financial services that enhance its members' lives. It has 12 full-service branches in the Houston metropolitan area, along with three company client-specific branches. It was founded in 1977 by employees of a premier engineering, procurement, construction, and services company, and is now community chartered to serve members in the Houston area. For more information, please visit fscu.com.