A number of community partners, vendors, and local politicians joined Visions Federal Credit Union for the grand opening of its corporate headquarters on Aug. 22.
What was once the Endwell Elementary School, the newly remodeled location now boasts over 170,000 square feet of space. Features include plenty of parking, a full fitness center, several collaboration spaces, and a soon-to-be-opened cafeteria space for employees.
President and CEO, Ty Muse, says the expansion was necessary. He stated, “When we originally took over the school, we had about 68,000 members and 250 employees total. Today, we’ve got well over 650 employees and we serve more than 200,000 people. We simply outgrew our home.”
For Visions, it was important to stay in the area. “We knew we had to stay here in our hometown, that was without question,” Muse continued. “Our community has really made us who we are today, and this helps our employees stay local, too.”
As far as Muse and Visions are concerned, adding employees to support its members’ needs was possibly the biggest factor in making the decision to expand. Since construction began, Visions has added 50 new, local jobs, with plans to add another 150 over the next ten years.
In addition to its growing office space, the new location also features a walk-up ATM, expanded member parking, an interactive display, and space for members to make appointments for mortgages, business loans, trust and estate services, and to speak with investment professionals.
“Our branches are perfect for making withdrawals and applying for loans, but when it comes to long-term financial planning, we wanted to create a space at our headquarters where members could come in, feel comfortable, and take their time,” added Muse. “We’ve increased our meeting spaces several-fold, and that will help us build the relationships our members deserve.”
Parking is available at the entrance in front of the building, and hours are Monday to Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
To learn more, visit www.visionsfcu.org.