SMCU to Mark Beacon Hill Branch Opening & Juntos Avanzamos Celebration

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union announced recently that it will officially open a new branch in Beacon Hill at the new Plaza Roberto Maestas, developed by El Centro de la Raza. The celebration will also recognize SMCU’s Juntos Avanzamos designation earned through the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions.

Preparing for the mid-February opening celebration.

Plaza Roberto Maestas is a mixed-use development designed to address needs in the Beacon Hill community, such as affordable housing, economic opportunities and job creation, early childhood development and education, and community gathering spaces.

“In 2005, SMCU opened our Rainier Avenue branch in the heart of one of the nation’s most diverse communities,” said Richard Romero, CEO of Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union. “This opening at Plaza Roberto Maestas represents another historical milestone for SMCU and our desire to help underserved populations in the Seattle area.”

A special grand opening celebration will be held at the location on Tuesday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

“We are proud to be partners and now neighbors with Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union who is serving Seattle by providing trustworthy financial advice and products to the communities we serve,” said Estela Ortega, associate director at El Centro de la Raza.

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