First LEED Silver Credit Union Branches in Indiana

Fort Wayne, IN January 15, 2011

3Rivers becomes the first Credit Union in the state of Indiana, and the first financial institution in Fort Wayne to achieve LEED certification for a financial facility.  Certification was awarded for both the Dupont Road and West Jefferson retail branch facilities that opened during the summer of 2010. Strategic partner, Momentum, Inc., a national design-build firm, announced that the USBGC (United States Green Building Council) confirmed that both branches achieved LEED Silver certification.

“3Rivers now has two unique financial centers for new and existing members that confirms our willingness and commitment to help them with their financial fitness well into the future” shares Jeff Meyer, President/CEO at 3Rivers. “The LEED Silvercertification of these two locations further supports the social responsibility 3Rivers stands for – by serving the health and well-being of our membership, our team, our local business partners, and our communities.”

“We are truly excited for everyone at 3Rivers” says Bob Saunders, LEED AP, EVP Construction, Principal, Momentum, Inc. “Not only have they developed two successful community facilities using local resources, achieving LEED certification of Silverconveys the value they place on their members, staff and community.  This achievement also demonstrates their ability to make efficient use of their resources which has been a key to their success and growth for many years.”

Lisa Phillips, COO at 3Rivers concludes,”We sincerely appreciate our genuine, collaborative partnership with Momentum and how their design/build process, creative resources, and project management team produced our vision in physical form. We look forward to continuing to build on this strategic and successful relationship.”

About 3Rivers FCU

Since 1935, 3Rivers has led the way in providing value to those we serve – individuals, small businesses and our communities of Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio. Being a progressive industry leader with a solid track record is a continuing result of our mission: Helping people understand money matters every day.

Over 68,000 members strong, 3Rivers grows meaningful relationships through personalized and simple solutions, 365.24.7 convenience via a world of options, and a solid, caring team focusedon your long term success.  That’s the power of 3.

For more information or to share your impact story about 3Rivers, contact Lisa Phillips at or 260.487.3328.

About Momentum

With offices in Seattle, Louisville and Pittsburgh, Momentum helps financial institutions plan, design and deliver facilities using a unique open format managed construction process that maximizes and celebrates local resources with the added benefit of national expertise and client advocacy. For more information contact Greg Barrett at or 206-267-1900.

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