Lisbon Community Federal Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of its new Lewiston branch on Wednesday, Dec. 21, which is a major step forward in the credit union’s expansion into the Lewiston-Auburn area.
Established in 1959, Lisbon Community Federal Credit Union offers a variety of loan and savings programs, including savings and checking accounts, money market, IRA accounts and certificates, free VISA debit cards, home banking, bill payer and eStatements. On the lending side, mortgages, construction loans and home equity lines of credit will be offered in addition to new and used vehicle loans, recreational vehicles and VISA credit cards.
“The board welcomes the Lewiston-Auburn community to our beautiful new Sabattus Street Branch to experience how our members have been ‘building futures’ and ‘preserving dreams’ for over 50 years,” said John Silvestri, president of the Board of Directors, highlighting the Credit Union’s tagline. “We are anxious to have people in the community learn first hand how we take very seriously the Credit Union philosophy of ‘People Helping People’.”
Located at 802 Sabattus Street on the corner of Old Greene Road, the credit union sits on the former site of Thorne’s Corner grange hall, most recently used as cold storage space for area businesses. Adjacent to Roopers Beverage and Redemption Store, the new full-service branch will feature a drive-up area, a SURF Network ATM and participate in Shared Branching.
Highlighting their member service and friendly banking atmosphere, Lisbon Community Federal Credit Union boasts long-term employees and is dedicated to familiarizing members by name.
Those attending the ribbon cutting included Lewiston Mayor Larry Gilbert, Auburn Mayor Richard Gleason, state representatives, the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council, Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce and members of the credit union.
“This is a real success story that represents the true partnership and collaboration in this community,” said George Dycio, economic development specialist for the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council. “By working closely with the credit union’s realtor, we were able to identify several sites along Sabattus Street that were considered to be viable sites for the new credit union. It also took the collaboration between the property owners, the Growth Council and the realtor working together in good faith in order to make this project a reality today.”
“Lewiston-Auburn is a strategically important location for the credit union,” said Treasurer and Manager George Roy. “We are committed to investing into the community here, which is one of the reasons why we hired three new employees from Lewiston, as well as local contractors like Landry/French Construction Company, Pine Knoll Landscaping, L.P. Poirier Excavating, Roy I. Snow Electrical, Royal Flooring, Neokraft Signs, Spillers and others to help make this building a reality.”
Lisbon Community Federal Credit Union’s Lewiston location branch hours will match the Lisbon main office with drive-up teller service and Saturday hours; Monday through Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Friday from 9:00 to 6:00 PM, and Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. On weekdays and Saturday, drive-up service will be available beginning at 7:30 AM, an hour-and-a-half before lobby hours.
For more information about Lisbon Community Federal Credit Union, see www.lisboncu.org or visit their two branches at 325 Lisbon Street in Lisbon or the new Lewiston branch at 802 Sabattus Street.