GTE Financial opens a new Community Financial Center in Lakeland

TAMPA, FL (July 24, 2018) — GTE Financial, one of Florida’s largest credit unions, is expanding and will celebrate the grand opening of its newest Community Financial Center in North Lakeland, FL.

The Community Financial Center is located on 5320 US Highway 98 North, Lakeland, FL 33809, and features anti-skimming ATMs, a sleek, innovative interior design and a cutting-edge conference room. The new space also houses a second member services call center and currently has more than 25 employees.

“We are so excited to open another center for our members in Polk County,” says Scott DeThomas, Chief Experience Officer for GTE Financial. “This new location represents our continued commitment to our members and our belief in this community and its future. The center’s manager, Kevin Rodriguez, and the entire credit union are dedicated to providing the highest quality products and services to Lakeland.”

The member-focused credit union will host the grand opening event on Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The ribbon cutting will take place at 11 a.m. and will count on the participation of the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lakeland’s Commissioner Phillip Walker. This event is open to the community. There will be food, beverages, giveaways and an appearance by Tampa Bay Rays Mascot, Raymond!

About GTE Financial

GTE Financial is a not-for-profit financial cooperative located throughout West Central Florida with $2.9 billion in assets and 24 Community Financial Centers. Chartered in 1935, GTE Financial is the official credit union of the Tampa Bay Lightning and is locally owned and operated in the Tampa Bay area, serving more than 230,000 individuals and businesses. For more information on GTE Financial, visit


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