Bridgman United Federal Credit Union branch receives warm welcome | Characteristics

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BRIDGMAN – The opening of the Bridgman branch of the United Federal Credit Union at 4509 Lake Street was celebrated on July 8 with a groundbreaking ceremony for the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber.

“This is a collaboration between the United Federal Credit Union and the old Edgewater Bank, and it’s so important because we know that by joining forces we are even better, and that’s what We’re passionate about it, ”said Thad Payne, Regional Director of Market Development for the Fund. “What also excites us is that when you walk through the door you find the same great team you’ve always seen, the friendly faces you’ve come to know and trust.”

One of those friendly faces, Branch Manager Debbie Mensinger, thanked everyone at Team United “for helping us through this transition and making us feel absolutely welcome from day one.”

She also thanked the Bridgman branch team – Ashley Ackerman, Bailey Wiese and Emily Sweet.

“Everyone comes to work every day with enthusiasm and a smile on their face, and we love our community,” said Mensinger.

Payne said the United Federal Credit Union looks forward to strengthening the relationships Edgewater has already formed and forging new relationships in the community, mentioning Bridgman Schools, the City and Township of Lake.

“We strongly believe in the philosophy of people helping people, and the Bridgman community means it, our business partnerships mean it, and we’re thrilled to be here because of it all,” he said. .

“We are delighted to have you here at this location,” said Mayor of Bridgman, Vince Rose. “I have no doubts that the good citizens of Bridgman will embrace you and that this credit union will be as successful here in Bridgman as it is in any of your other locations. “

Bridgman Town Manager June Ganum expressed her “very deep gratitude to everyone associated with Edgewater Bank and the United Federal Credit Union for the excellent partnership we have had and the one we have developed. at the Bridgman Open Air Market “.

He noted that the popularity of the market, held on Sundays from 9 am to 3 pm, “exploded” (to around 70 vendors), and would not have been possible without the generosity of the two financial institutions.

Arthur Havlicek, president and CEO of the Southwest Michigan Chamber, said the organization appreciates United’s focus on community and retention of staff and location in Bridgman.

Dan Carrick of State Senator Kim LaSata’s office presented a letter signed by LaSata, State Representative Pauline Wendzel and Congressman Fred Upton after noting that United Federal Credit Union “has really stepped up and helped our businesses. local authorities, particularly around federal personal protection payments. “

I know you have been working around the clock so that our small businesses can stay open and keep their employees in place, ”he added.

Sarah Spoonholtz, director of memberships and events for the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber, said three more groundbreaking ceremonies at the former Edgewater branches now operating as the United Federal Credit Union were scheduled as follows : July 13 in Coloma, 167 Paw Paw St.; July 22 at Saint-Joseph, 321 Main Street; and July 27 at Royalton, 3097 Hollywood Road.


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