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Azura, Century & K-State Federal Build to Better Serve Members

We love to see credit unions growing! Read below to learn more about Kansas and Missouri credit unions and how they are better serving their members. 

Azura Credit Union Arrives
Azura Credit Union (Topeka, KS) arrived in Topeka, Lenexa, and Fort Riley on May 2, 2016. Azura Credit Union serves the members of Quest Credit Union and Educational Credit Union after the successful merger of equals was official this past weekend.

Azura Credit Union’s promise to its member/owners and the community is to go “Above and Beyond Banking.” The credit union will deliver outstanding innovative financial service, education and value through personal and community engagement. Enhancements are being made to how financial services are delivered from online, in person, mobile apps, and remote deposit. Personal and community engagement is encouraged throughout the organization by Azura’s community giving and employee volunteer leave program.

“Ultimately our goal is to serve our members and to help improve more lives in our community," says Greg Winkler, president/CEO of Azura Credit Union. "From financial services to supporting community initiatives, we are truly passionate about this as an organization.”

The new credit union’s name pays tribute to the history of both credit unions serving those in Kansas for a combined 140 years. The name originated from the beautiful azure blue skies of Kansas. The addition of the word Terra, meaning land, to the word Azure, meaning clear blue skies, created the name Azura. Azura is the place on earth where the possibilities found in a clear blue sky can become a reality.

Azura Credit Union is the fourth-largest credit union in Kansas, with assets totaling more than $480 million and more than 47,000 members. The credit union has six full service locations in Topeka, plus two service centers. Branches are also located in Lenexa and Fort Riley.

Century Credit Union Celebrates Grand Reopening of Lemay Branch

Century Credit Union is excited to announce the completion of the renovation project at its Lemay Branch, 1540 Lemay Ferry Road. To celebrate the occasion, a grand reopening event was held on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23. The event was free and open to the public. Friday’s celebration included a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by lunch provided by Kenrick’s Meat and Catering. Sunset Hills Chiropractic offered free massages, and Fredbird provided the afternoon entertainment.

On Saturday, April 23, Century continued the celebration with a ‘Family Fun Day’ that included kids’ activities and art projects courtesy of the Teachers’ Recycle Center’s ‘Van Go,’ plus ice cream and pizza for the kids in attendance. Those in attendance also had a chance to win prizes throughout both days.

In addition to the grand reopening event, Century celebrated all month long with specials on loans, new accounts, CDs and more. They also held a raffle to win $1,000, a 50-inch flat screen TV or a two-night vacation package.

The Lemay Branch renovation included a 2,100 square-foot addition to the original structure and the addition of three drive-thru lanes, including a drive-up ATM. The renovation also included a complete remodel of the original building, which now boasts a brand new lobby, offices and member lounge equipped with a coffee bar.

K-State Federal Credit Union Plans New Headquarters

A new 10,000 square feet headquarters building is in the works for K-State Federal Credit Union (Manhattan, KS).

The new building will allow K-State FCU to better serve members in Pottawatomie County. The two-story branch will include a drive-up ATM, three drive-thru lanes and ample parking for members and employees. Back office staff will be housed on the second floor.

This will be the third K-State Federal Credit Union branch.

K-State FCU had their groundbreaking ceremony this morning for their future headquarters.

Caption, right: K-State FCU Board of Directors and CEO LaRae Kraemer at the groundbreaking.