Credit Unions Branching Out
* The Co-op Network and 7-Eleven have partnered to offer North Jersey FCU, Totowa, N.J., surcharge-free access and account withdrawals at all 7-Eleven stores nationwide.
* Woodstone Credit Union, Federal Way, Wash., celebrated the grand opening of its new branch and headquarters.
* Merrimack Valley FCU, Lawrence, Mass., held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its new headquarters.
* Chartway FCU, Virginia Beach, Va., opened new branches in Newark International Airport, N.J.; George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston; and Continental Airlines Reservation Center in Tampa, Fla.
* Redstone FCU broke ground for its new branch location on Winchester Road in Madison County, Alabama.
* Proponent FCU cut the ribbon at the grand opening celebration of its new branch in Newark, N.J.
* Heritage Credit Union, Madison, Wis., opened a new facility in the Eagle Plaza in Sauk City.
* St. Mary's Bank, Manchester, N.H., held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new branch in Milford.
* GCS Federal Credit Union, Granite City, Ill., opened its newly renovated Madison branch.
* Centra Credit Union, Columbus, Ind., opened two new branches inside the Clarksville and Scottsburg Wal-Mart Supercenters.
* Vermont FCU, Burlington, Vt., opened its relocated downtown branch in the St. Albans Shopping Center on Main Street.
* Barksdale Federal Credit Union, Alexandria, La., purchased a building on Jackson Street for its new credit union center.
* Navy Federal Credit Union, Vienna, Va., broke ground on the second phase of its 350,000-square-foot call center in Pensacola, Fla.
* Members 1st FCU, Mechanicsburg, Penn., held a ground opening celebration for its new branch located inside the Giant Food Store.
* Texans Credit Union, Richardson, Texas, held a grand opening at its new branch office in Wylie.
* Eastern Financial Florida CU, Miramar, Fla., held a grand opening celebration at its new branch in Hialeah in the Palm Springs Mile Shopping Center.
* America First Credit Union, Ogden, Utah, plans to build three new branch offices to be located in South Jordan, in the Wal-Mart store in Riverdale, and in the Macey's Grocery Sore in Providence.
* Nevada Federal Credit Union, Las Vegas, held a grand opening of its new facility in Pahrump in the Wal-Mart Shopping Center.
* Connex Credit Union, New Haven, Conn., held a grand opening celebration at its new Hamden branch.
* NCUA Board Member Gigi Hyland participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of a new branch of HEW Federal Credit Union in Alexandria, Va.
* SAFE Credit Union, Sacramento, Calif., opened a 3,800 square-foot facility in Elk Grove.