MSGCU hosts groundbreaking for new branch in Farmington Hills

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI (April 18, 2017) — Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union (MSGCU) welcomed several Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce (GFACC), City Council and State of Michigan officials, to its meet-and-greet and groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, April 13.  MSGCU is adding a 14th branch to its growing network. The new office will be located at 29657 Orchard Lake Road (north of 13 Mile Road). This will be MSGCU’s fourth branch in Oakland County and its first in Farmington Hills.

MSGCU was warmly welcomed to the neighborhood by Farmington Hills dignitaries who committed their support and partnership to the MSGCU family.  State Representative Christine Greig said, “On behalf of the State of Michigan, we would like to welcome MSGCU here to Farmington Hills.  We know that credit unions and other small businesses are the heart of our economy here in Michigan.  We are thrilled to have such a community focused organization in the greater Farmington area community.”

In turn, MSGCU President and CEO, Peter Gates, expressed his excitement about becoming a part of the community while continuing to provide outstanding value in financial services.

“We are going to be building a facility, but more importantly are the relationships we are trying to develop in the community. We take pride in what we do in the community and are excited to be here, in Farmington Hills.”

The Farmington Hills branch offers an excellent location with high visibility and will provide added convenience for new and existing members within the area.

Construction of the new office will begin this spring. An official grand opening will be announced at a later date.

Pictured from left to right, Michael Blanek (Stucky Vitale Project Architect), Gary Mekjian (Asst. City Manager Farmington Hills), Deborah Fahrney (MSGCU VP of Retail Services), Steve Brewer (MSGCU CFO), Christine Greig (State Representative), Chris Michels (MSGCU Facilities Manager), Peter Gates (MSGCU President/CEO), Bill Cayen (MSGCU Chairman – Board of Directors), Theresa Rich (City Council Member – Farmington Hills), Jerry Weinfuss (GFACC – Board of Directors), Edward Callaghan (MSGCU – Board of Directors), Annette Compo (GFACC President of the Board of Directors), Mary Martin (GFACC – Executive Director), Dave Thompson (MSGCU Regional Director).

Foreground – Christine Greig (State Representative) with Peter Gates (MSGCU President/CEO). Background – Steve Brewer (MSGCU CFO), Chris Michels (MSGCU Facilities Manager), Doug Smith (MSGCU Board of Directors).

About Michigan Schools & Government Credit Union

Founded by a small group of educators, MSGCU has been providing quality financial services to the community for more than 60 years. MSGCU offers a full range of loan, deposit, checking, credit card, mortgage, and insurance products for those that live in lower Michigan. With 14 offices in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne Counties, MSGCU has more than 125,000 members, $1.9 billion in assets, and has earned a 97% member satisfaction rating for the past ten years. MSGCU has also earned five stars, as reported by Bauer Financial, for more than 20 years, and has been honored as a Top Workplace by The Detroit Free Press five years in a row. For more information contact Emily Boulton, Marketing Communications Specialist at and 586.263.8800 ext. 571.


Emily Boulton
Marketing Communications Specialist
Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union
4555 Investment Drive
Troy, Michigan 48098
Phone (586) 263-8800, ext. 571

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