America’s Credit Union Museum breaks ground for the CUNA Research Center
MANCHESTER, NH (October 3, 2017) — America’s Credit Union Museum broke ground for the CUNA Research Center and Ensweiler Research Library expansion at the museum on September 28. Nearly seventy attendees heard comments from Mike L’Ecuyer, president and CEO of Bellwether Community Credit Union and Chair of the Board of Directors for the museum, Dick Ensweiler, retired President/CEO of the Cornerstone Credit Union League, Jim Nussle, President/CEO of Credit Union National Association, and the Honorable Ted Gatsas, Mayor of Manchester.
“We are joined by industry leaders and generous supporters,” said Mike L’Ecuyer, president and CEO of Bellwether Community Credit Union and Chair of the Board of Directors for the museum.
This effort is the result of the museum’s Legacy Campaign, a three-year capital campaign with a goal of raising $3.3 million to create a new industry research center, expand exhibit space and provide renovations to the existing building. The physical and electronic industry research center will make credit union history more accessible, while the additional exhibit space and upgraded conference facilities will enable credit union professionals, legislators and citizens to experience firsthand the unique role credit unions play in the marketplace.
ACUM Groundbreaking (Left to Right): Richard L. Ensweiler, retired CEO of Cornerstone Credit Union League, Michael Ray, CEO of Hoya Federal Credit Union, Peter J. Lemire, Esq., Ronald H. Covey, Jr., President/CEO of St. Mary’s Bank, Michael L’Ecuyer, Chairman of the ACUM Board and President/CEO of Bellwether Community Credit Union, Jim Nussle, President/CEO of Credit Union National Association, and Patricia Lynott, SVP, Academic Affairs, Southern NH University
About America’s Credit Union Museum
Located in Manchester, New Hampshire, on the site where America's first credit union opened its doors in 1908, America's Credit Union Museum is an exciting and dynamic organization that is no mere repository of documents and artifacts. In addition to celebrating the remarkable efforts of the people who built the credit union movement over the past 100+ years, it plays a leading role in documenting today's achievements while helping to prepare credit unions for upcoming challenges.