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3 Step Guide For A Successful Branch Project
Published: Monday, January 17th, 2022
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The Peak-End 'Formula' For Improving Customer Experience
Most often, when consumers pay a visit to their local bank or credit union branch, their goal is...
Data & analytics
Will Your 2022 Approach Be Consumer-Driven?
As featured in Independent Banker, September 2021:
Design / Build
How Will The Construction Market Impact Your Credit Union?
As featured in CU Insight, July 2021:  With nearly four decades in the construction industry,...
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La Macchia Group Begins Construction on CU Operations Center in Florida
Financial leaders often dream of having a corporate office that embodies both form and function....
Branding
Blueprints For Building Award-Winning Brands
As featured in Financial Brand, June 1, 2021: 3 STEPS TO HELP CREATE YOUR BLUEPRINT. Meaningful...
Design / Build
10 Bank And Credit Union Designs That Define Modern Banking
Design is more than just a pretty space. In fact, it must transcend that today. With...
Branding
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Rebrand
What is a brand? Is it your logo, your tagline, your color scheme? Is it your personality, your...
La Macchia Group Welcomes Back Milwaukee Team To The Office
Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, May 3rd, La Macchia Group employees returned to the office after a...
Branding
La Macchia Group Wins 2021 CUNA Diamond Awards
Many leaders in the banking industry paused during 2020 to re-evaluate plans and steer...
Design / Build
La Macchia Group Receives ASID - Wisconsin - Design Excellence Award
We all know what it feels like to walk into a well-designed space, but it takes a special talent...
Technology
How Bayer Heritage FCU Reinvented Their Branch Network
As featured in the Future Branches Virtual Event session. Missed the session? Need to see it...
Data & analytics
Why Rethink Retention And Why Now?
Nearly all businesses, financials included, have an ACQUISITION strategy. But how many...
Design / Build
Strategic Partnership Supports Landmark CU's Long-Term Growth
Having a knowledgeable and supportive force behind any business gives it the right tools to...
Branding
Are You Harnessing Your Brand Power?
There is no shortage of “good brands” out there. But when a brand graduates from good to great,...
Branding
La Macchia Group Named 2020 Best Place to Work
MILWAUKEE, WI – It’s becoming more evident today that a strong workplace culture dictates where...
Branding
An Inside Look at Our 2020 CUNA Diamond Achievements
La Macchia Group's branding team shares what the 2020 CUNA Diamond Awards mean to them as well...
Branding
What's Your Brand Pairing?
Award-winning branding expert Rachel Scott shares her insights into what financial institutions...
Design / Build
We've Hit an Inflection Point in Service Delivery
As featured in an interview with CU Today:
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No Crystal Ball?  No problem!  5 must-discuss topics for 2021 planning
As featured in CU Insight:  Looking ahead to 2021 doesn't require a crystal ball, but a few new...
Data & analytics
Opportunity Awaits For Those That Invest In Growth
As featured in CU Management:  Smart investments in physical and digital infrastructure during...
Technology
Cyber-security as the next challenge from COVID-19
Although "going digital" is nothing new, the amount that our society is utilizing digital...
Technology
How to Merge High Tech & High Touch To Support Your Customers
As featured in the Future Branches Virtual Event session.  Missed the session?  Want to see it...
Design / Build
Making Safety A Priority In Oklahoma
Safety has become a key part of the member and employee experience at True Sky Credit Union of...
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Establishing A Subcontractor-Contractor Partnership
Building state-of-the-art facilities across the country is made possible by finding and...
Technology
Enhance Branch Health and Safety
As featured in CU Insight, June 4, 2020: Leveraging Technology To Enhance Branch Health And...
Design / Build
Boots back on the ground at Peninsula Federal Credit Union
"Adaptation is a profound process. It means you figure out how to thrive in the world.”
Data & analytics
Helping Financials Navigate COVID-19
La Macchia Group has been helping financial leaders to identify and implement solutions for...
Design / Build
How Are We Keeping Jobsites Running Safely?
Job site safety has been closely regulated for decades.  Construction professionals are among...
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Branches Can Adapt and Thrive After COVID-19
As many in the financial industry are looking to create or enhance their digital capabilities...
Technology
Don't Just Install Tech, Integrate It.
As featured in CU Insight, February 24, 2020:
Design / Build
FEATURED CUInsight: Is design-build right for your project?
Are you considering a new branch project? Are you beginning to scope out plans for a new...
Branding
Turn Patchwork Branch Collection to a Coherent Brand Experience
When the 'branch of the future' is debated, it's usually about how the latest industry trends can...
Technology
Myth Busting: Does Technology Threaten Tradition?
If yours is a bank rooted in tradition, you’ve probably spent decades building your customer...
Branding
Creating a Brand Identity That Sticks
“No one knows who we are!” Sound familiar? That’s just one of many common challenges financial...
Technology
A Look at the Future Branches Conference
Data can be intimidating. Whether it’s big or small, at one point or another, we’ve all done...
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Five Topics to Add to Your Annual Planning Agenda
Is your annual planning meeting on the calendar? If so, it’s time to start thinking through the...
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11 Clients Announce Groundbreaking, Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies!
As featured in CU Today: In the past three months, La Macchia Group is reporting it has celebrated...
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FEATURED CUToday: Kohler Credit Union Breaks Ground on New Corporate Center
Kohler, Wisconsin - Last week, La Macchia Group broke ground on Kohler Credit Union’s new...
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The Back End Impact of Front End Changes
Core functions that were once key components of bank services are now happening outside of the...
Technology
FEATURED CUInsight: 3 Tips to Avoid Being 'Rocket Mortgaged'
Years ago, when you wanted to enjoy a movie in the comfort of your own home, you made a trip to...
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FEATURED CU Management: Branch Transformations that Work
CUManagement - Credit union locations become more efficient, but no less friendly.
Branding
Here's What Happened at the Financial Brand Forum 2019
Often, when you hear ‘brand makeover,’ you think about tearing a brand down and starting from...
Branding
FEATURED FINANCIAL BRAND: Makeover Recaps from The Forum 2019
LAS VEGAS - The huge popularity of the “Fixer Upper” TV show proves that people love to watch the...
Branding
2019 CUNA Diamond Award Announcement!
MILWAUKEE -- La Macchia Group is pleased to announce that its branding work for three credit...
Technology
Technology: Let's Get Cooking
Have you ever made a cake but failed to follow a recipe? Perhaps you’re better in the kitchen than...
Design / Build
FEATURED CUInsight: The Buzzword You Can't Afford to Ignore
Efficiency. It’s one of the biggest buzzwords today across just about every industry – and the...
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La Macchia Group Welcomed as Newest Member of CU Connect - CCUA
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - With a sole focus of providing financial institutions with market-driven,...
Design / Build
Award for Park City Credit Union
La Macchia Group is pleased to announce that its project of Park City Credit Union’s new main...
Branding
We're Back! LIVE Brand Identity Makeover - Financial Brand Forum 2019
Last year we presented on-stage a LIVE Branch Makeover with USEagle Federal Credit Union (Recap of...
Branding
Does your brand need a refresh? A 3-Step Audit to Evaluate Your Brand
The New Year is in full swing, and we hope one of your 2019 resolutions is to think about your...
Design / Build
FEATURED in CUToday: Two Wisconsin CUs Looking to Build New Headquarters
BROOKFIELD, Wis.—Two Wisconsin credit unions have announced plans to build new headquarters.
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FEATURED in CUToday: It's All About the Experience
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN --  When it comes to design and build decisions for 2019, credit unions will...
Design / Build
FEATURED in BizTimes: Kohler Credit Union Plans to Build New HQ
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN --  Kohler Credit Union plans to build a new 30,000-square-foot headquarters...
Branding
FEATURED in CUInsight: Navigating Success with Your Brand GPS
The competition to attract and retain membership amongst financial institutions has grown...
Design / Build
FEATURED in Elko Daily Free Press: Elko Federal Credit Union Expanding
ELKO, NEVADA -  Elko Federal Credit Union announced in the Elko Daily Free Press their partnership...
Design / Build
FEATURED IN CUToday: Common Mistakes to Avoid in Design
Milwaukee, Wisconsin --  Digital banking is forcing credit unions to be much more efficient with...
Design / Build
FEATURED IN CUInsight: 5 Steps to Tackling a Branch Network Transformation
Today’s digitally savvy consumers have high expectations, and retail brands are racing to design...
Design / Build
Earthmover Credit Union Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
OSWEGO, ILLINOIS -- Celebrations are in store for Earthmover Credit Union as they open the doors...
Design / Build
Texan Sky Credit Union Commemorates New Branch with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Design / Build
FEATURED IN CUTODAY: Heritage Credit Union Celebrates New Branch
MACHESNEY PARK, ILLINOIS -- Heritage Credit Union has officially opened their new branch in...
Design / Build
New Case Study: Strategic Branch Planning
Watsonville, CA -- Santa Cruz Community Credit Union truly is an organization started by the...
Design / Build
Featured in design:retail: Andigo Credit Union
Andigo Credit Union, designed and built by La Macchia Group, has been featured in the latest...
Branding
FEATURED in CUToday: A Critical Area of Focus - Your Brand
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN -- How can a credit union still make a meaningful investment this year? The...
Branding
Shamrock Federal Credit Union Embraces the Texan Sky
DUMAS, TEXAS -- On April 2, 2018, Shamrock Federal Credit Union announced their new name and...
Design / Build
FEATURED in CUInsight: Office Flexibility in the Future
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN -- In today’s working culture there are a lot of terms being thrown back and...
Branding
A Credit Union Rebrand Story: Dowagiac Credit Union
DOWAGIAC, MICHIGAN --  Dowagiac Area Federal Credit Union was seeking a complete brand and...
Design / Build
Service Shouldn't Take a Back Seat with Micro Branch Design
Credit unions are built on a foundation of “people helping people.” With this foundation being one...
Design / Build
Featured Fab Facility: Andigo Credit Union
Milwaukee, Wisconsin --  Recently published by CUES, a credit union project designed and built by...
Branding
FEATURED in CUToday: Key Growth Drivers are Linked to Identity
Milwaukee, Wisconsin --  What’s top of mind with CUs in 2018 is brand awareness, according to...
Design / Build
FEATURED in CUToday: Coastal Credit Union Breaks Ground on New Branch in Holly Springs, NC
Holly Springs, North Carolina - On December 4, 2017, Coastal Federal Credit Union broke ground...
Design / Build
Micro Branch Design: Less Means More
The micro branch is a perfect example of how the financial industry is evolving to meet the...
Data & analytics
Credit Union's Guide to Build Millennial Member Growth
Why Millennials? As of 2016, millennials have overtaken baby boomers as America’s largest living...
Design / Build
The Wrap-Up: July 2017
Milwaukee, WI –  Summer is one of the busiest times in the design-build industry. Why is that?...
Data & analytics
Mapping the Answer to Success with GIS
Everyone working within a financial institution has questions that keep them up at night. Who are...
Design / Build
Landmark Credit Union Breaks Ground for a New Branch
MUSKEGO, WISCONSIN - June 21, 2017 was a day of celebration for Landmark Credit Union as they broke...
Design / Build
Tri-County Credit Union Opens Doors to New Storefront
MARINETTE, WISCONSIN - An exciting several days of celebration was held at Tri-County Credit...
Design / Build
K-State Federal Credit Union Opens Doors to New Main Office
MANHATTAN, KANSAS - K-State Federal Credit Union has officially opened their doors to their new...
Branding
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Names La Macchia Group a 2017 Top WorkPlace
MILWAUKEE, WI - Excitement is in the air at the La Macchia Group office as it has been recently...
Design / Build
Park City CU Plans New HQ + Cafe
MERRILL, WISCONSIN - Park City Credit Union plans to start construction on a new...
Branding
From Branch Transformation to Website Transformation
When I joined the company nearly 15 years ago I never imagined that we’d grow to be what we are...
Design / Build
Ardent Credit Union Celebrates New Branch
OAKS, PENNSYLVANIA - A celebration was in store for Ardent Credit Union as they launched the...
Design / Build
La Macchia Group Wins ASID Design Excellence Award
MILWAUKEE, WI - At the recent American Society of Interior Designers Design Excellence Awards,...
Design / Build
1st Financial Federal Credit Union Breaks Ground for Branch Relocation
St. Charles, MO - Members of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union will soon get to experience a...
Design / Build
Financial Partners Credit Union Celebrates Opening New Building
GRABILL, INDIANA - Financial Partners Credit Union held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house...
Design / Build
FirstLight Federal Credit Union Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New High-Tech Branch
   EL PASO, TEXAS - FirstLight Federal Credit Union broke ground Wednesday, December 7, for...
Data & analytics
Time to Set High Standards for Third-Party Data Security
MILWAUKEE, WI -- It’s time credit unions carefully consider how third-party relationships can...
Design / Build
Prestige Credit Union Breaks Ground for New Facility
McKinney, Texas -- This past week, Prestige Credit Union broke ground celebrating the start of...
Technology
As Seen in CUToday: How One CU is Making Tellerless Branches Work
MILWAUKEE, WI -- A credit union branch without tellers? The premise almost contradicts itself,...
Design / Build
Quest Federal Credit Union Opens Fifth Branch Location
UPPER SANDUSKY, OHIO -- Quest Federal Credit Union recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony on...
Branding
La Macchia Group Project Recognized for 2016 CUNA Industry Award
MILWAUKEE, WI - Simplicity Credit Union, a Marshfield, Wisconsin project designed and...
Design / Build
Fort Community Credit Union Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Main Office
FORT ATKINSON, WI -- October 7, 2016 was an exciting day at Fort Community Credit Union in Fort...
Design / Build
Deere Employees Credit Union Breaks Ground for New Remodel
MOLINE, IL -- Deere Employees Credit Union held a groundbreaking ceremony, Oct. 5, 2016, in...
Design / Build
Meadows Credit Union Unveils New Renovated Location
PALATINE, ILLINOIS - As Meadows Credit Union advances into their 75th year of member financial...
Design / Build
Financial One Credit Union Holds Grand Opening for Remodeled Space
COON RAPIDS, MINNESOTA - An evening of events was scheduled for Financial One Credit Union's...
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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held For Collins Community Credit Union's New Branch
CEDAR FALLS, IOWA - In honor of their new branch, located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Collins...
Design / Build
Dort Federal Credit Union Opens New Administrative Building
GRAND BLANC, MICHIGAN - Just located behind their main branch in Grand Blanc, Michigan, Dort...
Design / Build
allU.S. Credit Union Celebrates New Branch with Week Long Festivities
SALINAS, CA -- allU.S. Credit Union, a California based credit union, recently held a grand...
Design / Build
Ardent Credit Union Breaks Ground for New Stand-Alone Branch
OAKS, PENNSYLVANIA - Ardent Credit Union, previously Sb1 Credit Union, formally broke ground...
Design / Build
Black Hills Federal Credit Union Adds Sturgis Branch
STURGIS, SOUTH DAKOTA - June 15, 2016 commemorated the grand opening of Black Hills Federal...
Design / Build
Co-op Credit Union Opens New Branch
ONALASKA, WISCONSIN - Co-op Credit Union held a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the...
Branding
Creating a Resonating Brand
AUSTIN, MINNESOTA - Creating a brand is never an easy process. Designing a logo that represents a...
Design / Build
Starting a New Chapter in the Central City, Now Simplicity Credit Union History
MARSHFIELD, WI- June marked an exciting start of a new chapter in the once Central City Credit...
Design / Build
Coastal Federal Credit Union Opens New, Modern Branch Featuring New Tech
CARBORRO, NC -- A weeklong celebration marked the grand opening of Coastal Federal Credit...
Design / Build
Waldo State Bank Breaks Ground for New Main Office
WALDO, WISONSIN - June 1, 2016 marked the groundbreaking ceremony of the new main office for...
Design / Build
La Macchia Group Wins IIDA Award
MILWAUKEE, WI - La Macchia Group was awarded First Place in the 2016 Design Competition for...
Design / Build
K-State Federal Credit Union Breaks Ground for New Main Office
MANHATTAN, KANSAS - May 4, 2016 marked the groundbreaking ceremony for K-State Federal Credit...
Branding
Testimonial: Allegan Credit Union
 
Design / Build
Quest Federal Credit Union Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony
UPPER SANDUSKY, OHIO -- Quest Federal Credit Union recently held their groundbreaking ceremony...
Design / Build
SOCU Partners with La Macchia Group for Live Renovation
STREATOR, ILLINOIS - Streator Onized Credit Union (SOCU) held a groundbreaking ceremony April...
Design / Build
AAC Credit Union and La Macchia Group Hold Open House
WALKER, MICHIGAN - On April 14, 2016, AAC Credit Union held an open house to welcome their...
Design / Build
La Macchia Group and NorStates Bank Celebrate New Branch
On March 29, 2016, La Macchia Group and NorStates Bank celebrated the grand opening of their new...
Technology
La Macchia Group Project Receives Innovation in Technology Award
Illinois Bankers Association recognizes First National Bank of Steeleville
Data & analytics
Time to Focus on This Core Growth Driver
MILWAUKEE—New product and service innovations often get the attention of credit unions, but one...
Design / Build
La Macchia Group and First National Bank of Steeleville Unveil New Bank
STEELEVILLE, IL (12-09-15) La Macchia Group, LLC, a design/build firm located in Milwaukee’s...
Technology
Trending Branch Tech: ITM
Your members carry more responsibilities than ever before and expect their credit union to keep...
Technology
Innovative Tech for Your Bank: ITM
Your customers bear more responsibilities than ever before and expect their bank to keep up with...
Branding
La Macchia Group Announces Tom Kennedy as Chief Operating Officer
MILWAUKEE, WI (November 13, 2015) - La Macchia Group has announced Tom Kennedy as its new Chief...
Design / Build
Collins Community Credit Union Breaks Ground
Collins Commuity Credit Union broke ground today at their new 7,249sf location in Cedar Falls,...
Design / Build
R.I.A. Federal Credit Union hold ribbon cutting
RIA Federal Credit Union celebrated their ribbon cutting ceremony today, at their newly...
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We're growing!
We are growing and looking for talented people in Design, Project Management, and Superintendents....
Design / Build
Visit us at the 2015 MCUL AC&E in Traverse City, Michigan
Don't forget to stop by our booth #48, chat with our sales team, and check out our latest...
Data & analytics
FEATURED in CUToday: 100 Million Members: Now What?
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — When members never set foot in a branch, they often never put the credit union...
Design / Build
Allegan Credit Union holds ribbon cutting ceremony
Allegan Credit Union celebrated the completion of their rebrand and live-remodel of their main...
Design / Build
La Macchia Group at the 2015 ILCU League Annual Convention
Stop by our booth, #312! 
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La Macchia Group at the 2015 Cornerstone Annual Meeting & Expo
Don't forget to stop by our booth #611, chat with our sales team, and check out our latest projects...
Branding
La Macchia Group names Mark Milligan Director of Business Development – Southwest
MILWAUKEE, WIS (October 29, 2014) – La Macchia Group has announced this week that Mark Milligan has...
Design / Build
La Macchia Group at the 2015 Governmental Affairs Conference
See you there!
Design / Build
Kohler Credit Union holds ribbon cutting
MEQUON, WIS. (December 15, 2014) - Spirits were high at the new Kohler Credit Union branch,...
Design / Build
Landmark Credit Union holds ribbon cutting
BURLINGTON, WIS. (November 20, 2014) - Landmark Credit Union celebrated its ribbon cutting...
Design / Build
South Side Bank Holds Ribbon Cutting
PEORIA, IL (October 29, 2014) - South Side Bank celebrated its ribbon cutting ceremony today at its...
Design / Build
allU.S. Credit Union signs deal with City of Salinas
Tuesday night, Salinas City Council voted 6-1 to sign a 40-year lease with allU.S. Credit Union...
Design / Build
Ascentra Credit Union Holds Groundbreaking
DAVENPORT, IA (October 17, 2014) - Ascentra Credit Union celebrated its groundbreaking ceremony...
Design / Build
IntegrUS Credit Union Holds Ribbon Cutting
DUBUQUE, IA (August 22, 2014) - IntegrUS Credit Union held its ribbon cutting ceremony today, in...
Design / Build
IntegrUS Credit Union's latest commercial spot features recent project by La Macchia Group
What do home loans, coffee, and bold design have in common? They're all found in IntegrUS Credit...
Design / Build
Staley Credit Union Holds Ribbon Cutting
DECATUR, ILL. (August 7, 2014) - Smiles and laughter bounded today as Staley Credit Union...
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La Macchia Group at the 2014 CUES Future Summit
Stop by our booth, #6, chat with the La Macchia Group team, and sit in on our Cutting Edge Demo...
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Dort Federal Credit Union holds Groundbreaking
FLINT TOWNSHIP, MI (September 23, 2014) - Dort Federal Credit Union celebrated the...
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Financial Plus Credit Union holds Ribbon Cutting
DES MOINES, IA (July 18, 2014) - Financial Plus Credit Union celebrated the completion of its...
Design / Build
Landmark Credit Union holds groundbreaking
BURLINGTON, WIS. (June 18, 2014) - Landmark Credit Union today held a groundbreaking at the site of...
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Kohler Credit Union holds groundbreaking at site of future Mequon branch
MEQUON, WIS. (April 23. 2014) – Everyone was all smiles today at the groundbreaking ceremony...
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La Macchia Group announces Kate Pertzsch as Manager of Interior Design
MILWAUKEE, WIS. (November 6, 2013) - La Macchia Group has announced Kate Pertzsch as the new...
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Ascentra Credit Union Holds Ribbon Cutting and Rededication Ceremony
On this date, the branch was also rededicated in the memory of Paul Lensmeyer, former President and...
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Lenco Credit Union Holds Ribbon Cutting
The event began at 9 a.m. and included tours of the new 3,300-square-foot facility, refreshments,...
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Grand Rapids Family Credit Union Holds Grand Opening
Members have responded positively to the new branch, which is welcoming from the outside and...
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My Personal Credit Union Breaks Ground in Coopersville, MI
“We’re looking forward to moving into a larger, more contemporary service facility,” My Personal...
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What La Macchia Group Is Forecasting For The Changing Branch
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Changes are coming to the credit union branch model.