Submitted by Elma Chamber of Commerce
Our Community Credit Union was voted Elma Business of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2017 by the Elma Chamber of Commerce membership. The plaque awarded says, “presented to Our Community Credit Union for enhancement to Elma and support of the business community, Oct-Dec 2017. The award was accepted by Kristi Templeton, Grays Harbor Regional Branch Manager of OCCU. Kristi has been with OCCU for 17 years.
Our Community Credit Union’s Elma branch opened on March 29, 1999 and currently has 7 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee. The Credit Union, formally Simpson Employees Federal Credit Union, celebrated their 75th anniversary in December 2017, with over 360 million in assets and recently opened their 8th branch at Steamboat Island. OCCU also operates branches in Shelton, Union, McCleary and Montesano, with over 29,000 members. Anyone living, working, or attending school in Mason or Grays Harbor County are eligible to join the credit union.
Recently OCCU has completed a makeover of the outside of the Elma branch, and are in the process of developing a community/ inspirational wall within the branch, which should be completed by the end of 1st Quarter 2018. OCCU strives every day to drive efficiencies in their operations, and have expanded their e-services to include mobile app, debit card alerts and live chat.
Our Community Credit Union is very much committed to making a better and stronger community, sponsoring many youth sports and activities within Elma High School (EHS). OCCU will be working with EHS to put on the 2nd Reality Fair. They recently purchased K-9 Tango for the GH Sherriff’s Dept. This was done to support our local Law Enforcement, and to improve safety in the community. OCCU has also sponsored Middle and High School’s building signage.