ECCU Breaks Ground for Paw Paw Branch Expansion

Jessica McLean, Marketing Specialist

Recently Educational Community Credit Union’s (ECCU) Board of Directors and staff in addition to members of the Paw Paw Chamber of Commerce gathered to celebrate the beginning of construction on the ECCU Paw Paw, Michigan branch expansion. The final result of revamping the office at 315 East Saint Joseph Street will nearly triple the current space, giving staff and members over 2,400 square feet.

“This groundbreaking ceremony marks an exciting milestone,” said Charles Cornelius, ECCU President and CEO. “With the support of our members and the Paw Paw community, we’ve seen great growth in this area and are happy to meet the demand for a new and improved space to allow for even greater service to our valued members.”

Not only will the new office allow ECCU staff more opportunities to provide in-depth service to members, it will also feature a drive-thru and a 24 hour drive up ATM. ECCU collaborated with Level 5, a consulting and facilities development firm headquartered in Atlanta that specializes in and works exclusively with financial institutions across the United States. Construction is being sub-contracted locally to help fuel the local economy. Together they have developed a plan for improvements that will help the community and ECCU members feel even more at home when using the Paw Paw branch.

ECCU Chairman of the Board, Dave Aubry stated, “We are looking forward to offering the community a new branch in response to the phenomenal growth that we’ve experienced at the Paw Paw office. We appreciate the local community and are proud that they are an integral part of the ECCU family.”

Established in 1935, ECCU has $377 million in assets and serves nearly 36,000 members in the greater educational community, including employees, students, teachers, faculty and their families throughout 21 counties in Michigan.

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