Posted in Articles on Thursday, February 09, 2017
Veridian celebrates first Omaha branch with local school donations
Veridian employees celebrated a milestone in the credit union’s expansion into Omaha, Nebraska on Wednesday. City officials, chamber representatives and local school administrators gathered with staff at the new branch at 15001 West Maple Road for a ribbon-cutting event and donation presentation to three local schools.
In the weeks following the branch’s December 26 opening, the credit union launched its Veridian Gives Back program and asked for public input on which of eight local schools should receive a portion of $4,000 in donations. Elkhorn Grandview Middle School received 9,439 votes and $2,500. Ezra Millard Elementary School received 8,153 votes and $1,000. Heritage Elementary School, of Bennington Public School District, received 3,005 votes and $500.
“We wanted to enter the community in a way that reflects our vision and values,” said Branch Manager Drew Mickle. “Veridian Gives Back does exactly that. We’re here to help new and existing members create successful financial futures, and we want to be a resource to help this community thrive.”
The new 5,104-square-foot building is the credit union’s 29th branch and first outside of Iowa. It’s also the same blueprint being used in the construction of a branch scheduled to open in Papillion, Nebraska this spring. Both include a drive-thru ATM, family-sized office to accommodate members with children during longer visits, space for mortgage and commercial lenders and biometric access to safe deposit boxes using a scan of the hand. The credit union is planning for continued growth in the Omaha metro, with 10 branches projected in the next 10 to 15 years.
As a credit union, we’re organized differently than other financials. Veridian is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by our members. That means all net earnings are returned to members in the form of lower loan rates, higher savings rates, and low-to-no fees. Veridian is also governed by a volunteer board of directors who are elected by our members. Each member has one vote in the election for our board regardless of how much money that individual has on deposit.
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