Tooele, Utah (June 11, 2019) – Following months of renovation, Chartway Federal Credit Union is now warmly welcoming members to its newly renovated Tooele Main branch located at 562 N. Main Street in Tooele, UT. This is one of many branch modernization efforts currently underway in Utah, which also includes a newly opened branch in South Salt Lake located in The Crossing.
The renovated Tooele branch features modern, inviting, and engaging member spaces and new technology to improve the ease, speed, and efficiency in which members can conduct their business, including Direct Teller technology. Direct Teller stations, which are interactive machines that can be used as ATMs or to connect with a live teller in real-time to perform a wide array of personalized transactions from the convenience of the car, significantly improve drive-thru lines by reducing transaction processing times by as much as 50%.
"At Chartway, we're in the process of modernizing all our branches – creating colorful, contemporary spaces that allow members to benefit from the professional guidance they need and the technology that supports their evolving needs," said Brian Schools, president & CEO of Chartway. "Our goal is to make the lives of our members more convenient and affordable, and our newly renovated Tooele Main branch is one of many ways we're excited to do just that."
To celebrate, Chartway held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony alongside several Tooele leaders, including Debbie Winn, Tooele mayor, and members of the Tooele Chamber of Commerce. George Sauer, Chartway board chairman; Bob Holmes, Chartway 1st vice chairman & treasurer; Jared Perry, Chartway board member and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Utah; Brian Schools, Chartway president & CEO; Kim Little, Chartway executive vice president & chief operating officer; and Karen Lane, We Promise Foundation executive director, were also in attendance.
Additionally, the credit union’s charitable arm, the We Promise Foundation, held a Wish Proclamation in partnership with Make-A-Wish® Utah for two-year-old Rhyan, who’s currently receiving treatment for a rare form of leukemia. Following the theme of her wish, famous Frozen characters Queen Elsa and Princess Anna read the signature Wish Proclamation scroll to announce that Rhyan’s wish was being granted thanks to a charitable grant from Chartway’s We Promise Foundation.
Chartway’s We Promise Foundation and Make-A-Wish® Utah have been long-time partners in making wishes come true for children battling life-threatening conditions across the state. Since the partnership began in 2011, Chartway’s We Promise Foundation has donated $1.3 million to Make-A-Wish® Utah to grant the wishes of 285 children in Utah.
Ribbon Cutting: Debbie Winn, Tooele mayor, was joined by Chartway board members and senior leaders to cut the ribbon at Chartway’s Tooele Main branch. Pictured [L to R]: Melissa Cade, Chartway senior vice president of member solutions services; Kim Little, Chartway executive vice president & chief operating officer; Skip Wilson, Chartway senior vice president of branch services; Brian Schools, Chartway president & CEO; Debbie Winn, City of Tooele mayor; Paul Annunziata, Chartway corporate development executive; George Sauer, III, Chartway board chairman; Bob Holmes, Chartway 1st vice chairman & treasurer; and Jared Perry, Chartway board member & CEO of Make-A-Wish® Utah.
The Big Reveal: a magical moment occurred when Queen Elsa and Princess Anna of Disney’s Frozen gifted Rhyan her very own Frozen dress and read a Wish Proclamation scroll to announce that her wish to travel to Walt Disney World was being granted thanks to a charitable grant from Chartway’s We Promise Foundation. Pictured [L to R]: Melissa Cade, Chartway senior vice president of member solutions services; Rhyan’s family; Jared Perry, Chartway board member and CEO of Make-A-Wish® Utah; Skip Wilson, Chartway senior vice president of branch services; Karen Lane, We Promise Foundation executive director; special guest Rhyan; Paul Annunziata, Chartway corporate development executive; and Brian Schools, Chartway president & CEO.
About Chartway Federal Credit Union
Chartway Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution, has been proudly serving members for more than half a century. Guided by its vision, mission, and values, the $2.3 billion credit union is dedicated to making life more affordable for its 190,000 members through more than 30 branches and online, mobile, video, and telephone banking services, including mobile deposit, mobile bill pay, and digital wallets. As one of the largest credit unions with membership concentrations in Virginia, Utah, and Texas, Chartway is consistently recognized for its financial strength, its ability to make life affordable for its members, and for its philanthropic efforts through its charitable arm, the We Promise Foundation, which has raised more than $11 million to provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. For more information, visit www.Chartway.com; or, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
About Chartway's We Promise Foundation
As Chartway Federal Credit Union’s charitable arm, We Promise strengthens the communities it serves by partnering with companion charities, sponsors, and contributors to provide the financial support needed to make dreams and wishes come to life for children facing medical challenges. Since 1999, the credit union and its We Promise Foundation have raised more than $10.5 million to provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. For more information, visit www.WePromiseFoundation.org; or, visit them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.