The Groundbreaking Ceremony began on March 13th, 2018 at 2:30 pm. The crowd was filled with members of the credit union, local citizens, current and past employees, city officials and local media. Dan Thurman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), opened up the ceremony by telling a little bit of the history of East Idaho Credit Union and introducing the credit union staff and construction workers who are making this possible.
Thurman went on to tell more about the new building and what new services will be offered, including a drive-through. Other members of the credit union spoke more on how this achievement marks a step in the right direction for the credit union and it’s communities, like Challis. Workers are planning on a completion date of the project as early as June 2018, barring any unforeseen setbacks.
Cindy High, EICU’s EVP, spoke about the local branch staff and what they mean to this community. She went on to talk about the products and services that East Idaho Credit Union offers and plans on offering in the future. Chris Cardwell, EICU’s CFO, wrapped up the speech by speaking about the financial health of the credit union and what it really means to be part of a financial cooperative.