THUNDER BAY – BUSINESS – Copperfin Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of their new Thunder Bay – Harbour branch, their third in the city. While first opening in November, after HSBC closed their only local branch, Thursday’s celebration was attended by Copperfin members, staff, and Board, as well as local dignitaries and contractors involved with the renovations.
“When one door closes, another one opens,” said Dennis Alvestad, CEO. “We’re proud to be growing as a community organization, both financially and geographically, to better serve our members.”
The new branch offers a unique, open concept design that’s unlike anything in the Canadian financial services industry. “Our vision is to move our members’ lives forward by taking the time to have honest, transparent conversations that result in achievable financial plans that put our members best interests first,” added Evan Neufeld, VP Brand & Marketing.
“We wanted our branches to be somewhere our members enjoyed spending the time to ensure those conversations continue to happen.”
Other features include locally roasted coffee by St Paul Roastery and Rose N Crantz (both Copperfin members), a kids area with games available to play on iPads, online banking stations, and a drive-thru ATM.
Their other two Thunder Bay branches are currently undergoing similar renovations with their Fort William location scheduled to reopen this spring, and plans have been made for their Port Arthur branch to be renovated by the end of the year.
Copperfin provides full financial services to their members including accounts, loans, investments and Commercial services. Last year Copperfin gave back eight times more to the community than Big Banks for every dollar of business and returned over $400,000 in profit to their members.
The new branch is located at 955 Alloy Dr, along Harbour Expressway across from the Superstore, and they welcome you to stop in anytime, even if it’s just for a great cup of coffee.
Visit Copperfin Credit Union online at www.copperfin.ca