Inspire Federal Credit Union celebrates opening of new headquarters

NEWTOWN, PA (August 24, 2017) — Inspire Federal Credit Union ( has completed the renovation of its new corporate headquarters. The 20,000-square foot building, which was purchased in January, 2017, has been overhauled to create a state-of-the-art facility for the fast-growing credit union.

The three-story building, which is located at 3 Friends Lane, Newtown, PA (corner of Friends Lane and Yardley-Newtown Road) will house the credit union’s executive staff, member relationship center, marketing, training, loan department and all other back office functions. Additionally, part of the first-floor space has been allocated to a new retail branch, providing competitive products and services to Newtown and surrounding markets.

Inspires renovations have turned a building, built in the 1980’s into a modern, high-tech and “inspiring” workplace for staff.

The building has been renovated with open workspaces for employee collaboration and reinforces Inspires brand through the building using bold and bright colors tied into the corporate logo.

“The interior of our headquarters will create an atmosphere of high energy and motivation, providing our staff a positive work environment, said Jim Merrill, President/CEO of Inspire. “We wanted the space to reflect our brand and tie in the culture of the organization we have worked so hard in developing over the past few years.”

Additionally, according to Merrill, “Our organization is extremely excited to enter the Newtown market. We believe our products, service, pricing and strong relationship culture is a great fit for Newtown and we can’t wait to get busy earning the banking relationships of the individuals and businesses in this market.”

“The major catalyst for the move is the fact that Inspire has experienced unprecedented growth under the leadership of Jim Merrill, nearly doubling in size in less than 3 years” said Inspire FCU Board Chairman Chichi Ahia. “While financial growth has been and continues to be a priority, we are equally committed to and energized by our proliferating role as one of the premier, trusted financial partners in our community” he continued.

Inspire will be holding a ribbon cutting ceremony and community grand opening celebration at the building on 3 Friends Lane September 23, 2017. Ribbon Cutting will be at 9 a.m. followed by building tours and a community celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be entertainment, special guest appearances from local sports personalities, great food, a gaming truck for kids, additional activities and opportunities to learn more about the relationship focused approach to banking of Inspire FCU. Inspire has partnered with the Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation ( to provide a fun and festive atmosphere. The entire community is invited to attend.

Interior design, space planning, construction management and furnishings were managed by Financial Design Center (

About Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation

The Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation is setting out to accomplish exactly what it’s name implies—to help heal the hearts of families across the Delaware Valley whose hearts have been broken by the sudden illness or sudden loss of life of a loved one.

About Inspire Federal Credit Union

Inspire Federal Credit Union is a $140 million progressive financial institution that has been serving the financial needs of Bucks County residents since 1936. They are a relationship-based, not-for-profit full-service financial institution. Inspire Federal Credit Union takes pride in inspiring relationships with their members, as well as the Bucks County community. As a result of their inspired relationships, Inspire FCU was voted the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 ‘Best of Bucks’ Credit Union by members and Bucks County residents. Visit for more details.


Barkann Family Healing Hearts Foundation

Mike Barnes
Executive Director

P.O. Box 118, Newtown Square, PA 19073

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