Wescom Credit Union helps Southern Californians spring forward with third annual Daylight Saving Time event in association with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®

Wake up with free coffee at select locations of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® this Sunday, compliments of Wescom, and experience better banking on wheels with Wescom’s Big Blue

PASADENA, CA (March 8, 2017)Wescom Credit Union is waking Southern California residents up with #WescomKindness for Daylight Saving Time this Sunday, March 12, inviting guests to spring forward with free coffee at select locations of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®.

“Many people are surprised to learn that Wescom is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, owned by our members. To support our mission of making banking a better experience, we’re excited to spread #WescomKindness in Southern California with our third annual event in association with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®,” said Deena Otto, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Administration, Wescom Credit Union. “This year we’ve added two more locations to the list of participating Coffee Bean cafes, allowing us to surprise more people in our communities with free coffee to brighten their day.”

This Sunday, Wescom Credit Union will be picking up the tab for lucky guests in twenty-one different The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® locations in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura and Riverside counties. Big Blue, Wescom’s self-contained mobile financial center, will be parked adjacent to the Pasadena location (18 S. Fair Oaks Pasadena, CA 91105) with financial experts on hand to answer any questions. While visiting Big Blue, SoCal residents can open a Wescom checking account, get pre-approved for a Wescom loan as well as enjoy the added convenience of getting cash from Big Blue’s ATM.

“We’re excited to help Wescom Credit Union surprise our guests for the third year in a row, especially on a day when morning routines are thrown off due to Daylight Saving Time,” said Adam Tabachnikoff, Senior Vice President, Global Brand Strategy, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®.

All participating locations of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® are available online at Beverage tabs will be paid by Wescom, up to $15 per transaction, beginning the moment the doors open in the morning until $2,000-worth of bills are paid for at each of the twenty-one designated locations.

About Wescom Credit Union

Since 1934, Wescom Credit Union has been dedicated to helping people throughout California build better lives. Headquartered in Pasadena, California, Wescom has 24 branches and offers advanced digital banking tools to provide essential banking solutions to more than 225,000 members. Benefits include free checking with eStatements, lower loan rates, higher savings yields, reduced fees, and a robust network of branches and ATMs. #WescomKindness is an extension of Wescom Credit Union’s nearly 90-year tradition of serving its community through such programs as The Wescom Foundation – the Credit Union’s employee-run charitable foundation. Wescom is federally insured by NCUA. For more information, please visit

About The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Born and brewed in Southern California since 1963, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® is the oldest and largest privately-held specialty coffee and tea retailer in the United States. Embodying a passion for connecting loyal guests to one another with carefully handcrafted products, the company is known for sourcing and providing the finest ingredients and flavors from around the world. For over 50 years, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® has demonstrated a passion for product innovation epitomized by The Original Ice Blended® drink. The company has grown to be an international icon and currently has over 1,115 stores in 29 countries. Please visit for more information.


Audrey Chittick
GRAIL for Wescom Credit Union

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