Around the Northwest: Washington Credit Union Rebrands and Opens new Headquarters

Idaho Credit Union announces plans for a new branch in Moscow, set to open in fall of 2019.

CU Leadership, Don Miller, Troy Stang, Doug Wadsworth, Jim Drake

From left to right: Don Miller, President and CEO of Gesa Credit Union, Troy Stang, President and CEO of the Northwest Credit Union Association, Doug Wadsworth, President of Tri-CU Credit Union, and Jim Drake, President and CEO of Blue Mountain Credit Union, gather to celebrate the opening of Tri-CU’s new location in Kennewick, Washington.

11/27/2018

For Tri-Cities Community Federal Credit Union, good things happen in twos. Recently the Washington-based credit union opened its new $3 million headquarters and rebranded itself as Tri-CU Credit Union.

The new name was announced earlier this year and the credit union’s future headquarters opened at 3213 W. 19th Ave. in Kennewick, Washington.

According to Tri-CU President, Doug Wadsworth, the credit union had outgrown its former headquarters. The new location provides welcome relief to an organization that has doubled in size, he said. The rebrand came after a survey of the credit union’s 5,600 members showed that they appreciated the organization’s friendliness but felt the old name was a bit long.

The new name comes with a new blue and orange logo that incorporates sun-like elements in the “C.” The “CU” element is a nod to copper and the credit union’s history of serving union electrical workers.

The new headquarters officially opened on Friday, Nov. 16 with a ribbon cutting ceremony and celebration. Leaders of local credit unions were in attendance as well as members and local residents of all ages.

Idaho Central Credit Union Plans Fall Opening of New Moscow Branch

The site of a former car dealership will serve as the location of Idaho Central Credit Union’s new branch in Moscow, Idaho. The branch will feature six teller stations, three drive-through lanes, home loan and business specialists, an ATM, a coin counting machine, and some special touches.

“We build branches that are energy efficient and have state-of-the-art technology and security features,” said Idaho Central Credit Union CEO Kent Oram. “We look forward to including some special local design elements into this branch as well.”

The credit union purchased the property at 525 W. Third Ave. in Moscow, and construction of the new branch will begin in March. The branch is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.

Idaho Central offers 36 full-service branch locations throughout the Treasure Valley, Magic Valley, Eastern Idaho, and North Idaho areas.