Lake View Credit Union Announces Expansion to The Tumbler Ridge Branch

(Dawson Creek, BC) Lake View Credit Union is pleased to announce they have made a large commitment to the community of Tumbler Ridge and purchased the building / plaza that the current Tumbler Ridge branch is housed in and started work on a major expansion to the branch.

?We are very confident about the community of Tumbler Ridge and the ongoing growth this community is seeing. We stepped up to the plate when the Royal Bank closed their branch and made a commitment to Tumbler Ridge. This next step of purchasing the building and expanding our branch by almost 100% shows we are behind the community 100%? said Rene George, CEO of Lake View Credit Union. ?We were approached by the previous owners of the plaza about purchasing the property and the timing was good as we made supporting Tumbler Ridge and its growing community a big priority in our strategic planning session held in the fall of 2007?.

New expansion plans will include increased space to allow for additional offices as well as a larger staff complement. New private offices, meeting rooms and a larger foyer complete with large screen digital TV?s will provide for a better experience for members. State of the art signage and interior design as well as green technology will make this building a central hub in the downtown core. Plans are underway to add additional staff to compliment the new products and services currently being announced by Lake View Credit Union.

In a telephone interview Gordon Currie, Marketing Manager for Lakeview Credit Union said, this is positive news, we are excited about it.? The Credit Union is looking at a substantial investment in Tumbler Ridge, and looking at the long term future of the community ? five, ten and fifteen years from now.

Currie also stated that the Credit Union is investing a lot more in our branches, making things better for customers and staff. The renovations for Tumbler Ridge are expected to be completed in May or June. When they are done the Chetwynd branch will also be receiving a face lift.

Good news for groups and organizations is the announcement that the money for social responsibility will also be increased and that the amount allocated to Tumbler Ridge will also be doubled or tripled.

With the expansion will come an increase in staff, giving residents more job opportunities. The Lakeview Credit Union has set an example of corporate responsibility that residents are sure to appreciate.