(Woodbury, MN – September 21, 2017) – Ideal Credit Union held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its ‘historic’ Stillwater branch in August, marking the official grand opening of the city’s first and only credit union. The morning began with a flag raising ceremony conducted by Boy Scout Troop #114 of Stillwater, who led attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance. Bag piper Cindy Lendt played “God Bless America” and Kate Boehlke sang the National Anthem. A ribbon cutting followed, led by members of the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, Ideal CU Board of Directors, Supervisory Committee members, and executive and branch staff.
Ideal CU’s Stillwater branch opened in December of 2016, becoming the first credit union to operate in the community in its 162 years of existence. The grand opening/ribbon cutting was delayed until mid-August so it could be held in conjunction with the Ideal’s annual Member/Community Appreciation event.
“We are proud to be Stillwater’s first credit union and offer a more contemporary approach to traditional banking,” said Ideal CU President/CEO Brian Sherrick. “We are grateful for the warm welcome we have received and look forward to bringing the ‘ideal’ difference to those looking for friendly service and affordable financial solutions.”
Located at the intersection of Highway 36 and Washington at 2020 Washington Avenue, the tech-savvy Stillwater branch is approximately 3,000 sq. ft. and offers 24/7 drive-up ATM lanes for deposits and withdrawals, a full-service teller counter inside, self-serve coin counter and three offices for new accounts and member service discussions. Mortgage Services and Wealth Advisor Investment services are available in branch on an as-requested basis.
Branch Manager Sarah Jaeger and her team deliver high standards of member service and financial knowledge, and work to build meaningful relationships with the people she and her staff serve. Close to 1,200 Ideal CU members live in the Stillwater community.
Founded in 1926, Ideal Credit Union is a member owned financial institution that specializes in providing excellent member service, great rates and convenience to over 52,000 members. Ideal CU offers a complete range of services, including a full suite of electronic banking products, savings, checking, loans, mortgage products and title services, exclusive VIP member payback, business services, investment services and more. Offices are located in Eagan, Hugo, Inver Grove Heights, North St. Paul, Stillwater and Woodbury. Visit idealcu.com for details and directions.