Chaco: a Telhio Credit Union, reopens remodeled park branch

COLUMBUS, OH (May 15, 2017) — Chaco: a Telhio Credit Union, cut the ribbon on May 8, 2017, in its newly remodeled branch location at 601 Park Avenue in Hamilton, Ohio.

The credit union invested $1.4 million in upgrading the branch to better serve the financial needs of its members. The branch will feature a more open layout, communication towers, updated furnishings and décor and member conveniences such as a coin counting machine and a coffee station.

“We are grateful to our members, who have been patient and understanding during our remodeling process,” said Leslie Bumgarner, CEO. “We are excited to introduce this new level and style of service to our current members and to those looking for a financial institution in Hamilton and the surrounding communities.”

Pat Moeller, Mayor of Hamilton, and representatives of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce also attended the event.

Chaco: A Telhio Credit Union was formed by a collaborative merger of Telhio Credit Union and Chaco Credit Union in late 2016.  Telhio and Chaco Credit unions served different geographical communities.  By merging with Telhio, the members of Chaco will enjoy numerous Telhio member benefits, such as mobile banking, mobile deposit and bill pay, access to competitive-rate mortgages, home improvement loans, auto loans and more. This remodel is intended to revitalize the highest volume branch in the Hamilton and further the introduction of the Telhio brand into the new market.

The merger is part of a growth strategy at Telhio to ensure that individuals the local community who value credit union membership continue to experience the high level of member service they expect, while also ensuring that they have access to the latest technology and financial services available to larger financial institutions.

Photo cutline: Pictured left to right cutting the ribbon on the new branch
Dan Bates- President, Hamilton Chamber
Leslie Bumgarner, Telhio President & CEO
Jennifer King- Telhio Market Manager (formerly of chaco)
Dan Daily- Telhio Executive Vice President (formerly of chaco)
Angie Jenkins- Telhio Regional Sales Manager (formerly of chaco)
Denise Hermann- Telhio Board Member
Karen Daniels – Telhio Senior Vice President of Member Services
Pat Moeller- Mayor of Hamilton

About Telhio Credit Union

Telhio is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or goes to school in Franklin, Fairfield, Delaware, Licking, Madison, Pickaway, Union, Hamilton, Warren, Butler and Preble counties. Founded in 1934, originally as the credit union for the Columbus Telephone Co., Telhio is a not-for-profit financial cooperative where its members are also its owners. Telhio offers eleven branching offices throughout central Ohio and southwestern Ohio and nearly 4,000 shared branching locations nationwide. Additionally, Telhio Credit Union participates in the highest level of combined federal and private share savings insurance available, insuring deposit accounts up to $500,000.* For more information, contact Telhio Credit Union at 614-221-3233 or visit


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