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Ideal CU Named ‘Best Credit Union in East Metro’ 3rd Year in a Row

Voted Best 2019

(Woodbury, MN – April 17, 2019) – Ideal Credit Union has been named “Best Credit Union in the East Metro” for the third consecutive year by readers of the Stillwater Gazette newspaper. Ideal became the first credit union to operate in the community in its 165 years of existence when its Stillwater branch opened for business in December of 2016. Ideal has had a strong presence in the east metro for 93 years.

“We are grateful for this honor to once again be named ‘Best Credit Union in the East Metro’ for the third year in a row, and proud to be Stillwater’s first credit union, bringing a more contemporary approach to traditional banking,” said Ideal CU President/CEO Brian Sherrick. “We appreciate the warm welcome we have received from the community as they embrace the ‘ideal’ difference and realize their dream to live the ideal life on their own terms through our friendly service and affordable financial solutions.”

Located at the intersection of Highway 36 and Washington at 2020 Washington Avenue, the Stillwater branch 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, investment services and business banking 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. From December 2016 to February 2019, over 5.166% of Ideal Credit Union’s total new direct membership growth came from the Stillwater office. Close to 3,000 Ideal CU members live by the Stillwater location.

The Stillwater Gazette & Valley Life boasts a readership of over 45,000 residents every week in Stillwater, Stillwater Township, Lake Elmo, Oak Park Heights, Bayport, Marine on the St. Croix, Lakeland, Lakeland Shores, West Lakeland Township, St. Croix Beach, May Township, Grant Township and Afton.

Founded in 1926, Ideal Credit Union is a member owned financial institution that is dedicated to providing financial services driven by a sincere and personal interest in the needs of our employees, members and community. Ideal CU offers a complete range of services, including a full suite of digital banking products, savings, checking, loans, mortgage products, 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. Ideal has been voted “Best Credit Union in the East Metro” three years in a row by readers of the Stillwater Gazette and was named a 2018 Star Tribune Top 150 Workplace. Equal Housing Lender.

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