Credit union set to reopen Fairfield branch after $2M renovation

Telhio Credit Union will celebrate its newly renovated branch at 950 Deis Drive with a grand reopening ribbon-cutting event at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The new location includes a community room that may be used by area organizations free of charge after banking hours. CONTRIBUTED

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Telhio Credit Union will celebrate its newly renovated branch at 950 Deis Drive with a grand reopening ribbon-cutting event at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The new location includes a community room that may be used by area organizations free of charge after banking hours. CONTRIBUTED

Telhio Credit Union recently completed a more than $2 million remodeling of its Fairfield Village Green building and will celebrate with a reopening event Tuesday.

Company officials said the new location at 950 Deis Drive includes a free coin counting machine and Telhio’s dialogue banking layout, which officials said allows for more personalized service.

The renovations also add 5,000 square feet to the facility, including a community room, which can seat approximately 30 people. It will be used for financial education classes and training.

The room also may be reserved by appointment and free of charge during the evenings, after banking hours, for meetings, networking events, celebrations and more, according to Jamie Bella, regional sales manager.

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“Our goal for this is to really give back to the city of Fairfield,” Bella told Fairfield City Council members during their Monday meeting. “We are opening our doors to anyone and everyone. You do not have to be a member.”

The room includes audio/visual capability and an adjacent outdoor patio space/terrace.

“We take great pride in being able to introduce this new style of service to our members in the local community who are looking for personalized yet innovative financial services,” said Leslie Bumgarner, Telhio’s president and CEO.

“Providing a space to educate our community and share ideas helps us further our commitment to putting people over profit. We welcome community organizations to come utilize this beautiful space to serve their missions, and ultimately make the community as a whole even better.”

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the renovated Telhio Credit Union is scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Bella said.

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Telhio Credit Union has been open since 1935. It’s the eighth largest credit union in Ohio with assets totaling $830.9 million and providing banking services to more than 58,000 members.

Telhio's Fairfield location was established in 2000, and remodeling efforts outside the building started the first week of June.

When it closed on June 17, employees shifted to working out of a modular unit equipped with two offices and three teller windows, Bella said.

The renovated location will be “one of our cornerstone branches, one of our key areas,” said Mitch Vocke, Telhio’s commercial relationship manager, vice president.

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