Credit union coming to North Antrim Way

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

1st Ed Credit Union, which has $120 million in assets and over 6,200 members, is opening a branch in Greencastle.

The new, full-service location will be at 526 N. Antrim Way and is part of the Greencastle Market Place shopping center.

“We’re celebrating the new year by announcing our newest branch, slated to open later this year,” says 1st Ed Credit Union CEO Kelly Childress. “We’re excited to serve members from this convenient site – which is close to shopping and a thriving business community. Our core values also dictate that we provide members with excellent service and care for their financial well-being – so that ‘It Makes Sense to Belong!’ The location will be the perfect way to meet our members’ growing needs.”

Amanda Dickson will be the Greencastle branch manager. She has been with the credit union since August 2010, starting as a member service representative on the teller line. Today, Dickson is a senior financial service representative.

She is also dedicated to improving the financial literacy of all individuals, providing financial education to students, current and potential members, as well as credit union employees through workshops and seminars – including Financial Reality Fairs at local schools.

“I’m excited to serve members from our new Greencastle location,” adds Dickson. “The location is ideally suited for both new and existing members. It’s also a key point in our history, and being part of it, launching a new office for all members to enjoy, is thrilling.”

Being part of the community – and giving back – will remain at the forefront for all of us,” added Childress.

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The credit union opened its doors in 1938 as Franklin County Teachers Credit Union.