Desert Schools Reopening Missouri Avenue Branch, Encourages Members to Buy Local

desert schools fcu Desert Schools Federal Credit Union has announced grand reopening celebrations for one of the company’s most established branches on August 22, 2016.

The Missouri Avenue branch, which first opened in 2002, has been fully renovated and updated to offer members more conveniences in a fresh, comfortable space that better meets the needs of today’s busy consumer. This renovation illustrates Desert Schools’ ability to stay in-step with members’ heightened expectations for a sleek and modern setting coupled with advanced technology when banking.

Doubled in size, the busy branch now includes several private meeting spaces where members will be able to meet with loan officers, mortgage lenders and financial service providers to receive one-on-one attention in a more private area. Visitors to the branch will now first be greeted by a member service representative at a newly created welcome desk, where they will be directed to the appropriate officer or teller based on the business they need to conduct. A spacious new seating area is also available for guests; a welcome addition to the bustling location. The branch has also been equipped with a state-of-the-art six-monitor, large-screen display behind the teller desks and a separate large-screen TV in the waiting area, on which members are easily able to view Desert Schools’ current promotions, offerings and resources available to them.

Desert Schools executives are excited to welcome the community and members in to this beautifully updated branch, and as part of the grand reopening celebration, Desert Schools plans to “pay it forward” to its members and surrounding community. On Monday, August 22, the first 30 people (both members and non-members) to visit the Missouri branch will receive a $20 Visa gift card. Recipients will be encouraged to spend the gift cards at other local neighborhood businesses to continue the message of paying it forward. The following week, the branch will also raffle off five $50 Visa gift cards to its members.

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“For fifteen years, the neighborhood surrounding the Missouri branch has embraced and supported our organization,” said Susan Frank, CEO of Desert Schools Federal Credit Union. “We are honored to be part of the fabric of this tight-knit community and are excited to ‘pay it forward’ by inspiring our members and community to support other local businesses.”

We think it's a great idea that Desert Schools Federal Credit Union is encouraging members to spend their dollars with other local businesses! Up to four times more money stays in the local economy when you support local businesses over national chains, and the same principle is true when you bank and invest locally. Local banks and credit unions lend at a higher percentage to local businesses, so by depositing your money with institutions like Desert Schools Credit Union, they'll have more money to lend to local businesses that create jobs in our communities.

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