True Sky Credit Union cuts the ribbon on Edmond’s second location

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EDMOND, Okla. (Free Press) – True Sky Credit Union wrapped up a week of business on Saturday to mark the opening of its second Edmond branch.

On Thursday, the ribbon was cut on the fully renovated building in a prime location at NE 2nd and Blackwelder in the heart of Edmond’s shopping district near downtown and the University of Central Oklahoma.

Judy Richey, Board Chair, True Sky Credit Union speaks with Toby Ragaini, Chief Information Officer (Okla City Free Press)

“I’m very excited,” said Judy Richey, Chair of True Sky’s Board of Directors. “It’s a dynamic and growing community. We want to be part of this growth. And we are absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to open a second branch and look forward to another soon. »

And, at Saturday’s grand opening, people lined up to try to win prizes and learn about the financial benefits True Sky has to offer.

Around these events, True Sky leaders conducted a number of community service activities, one of which was to buy gas for anyone nearby for an hour.

The branch is the 12th location of True Sky, one of our sponsors.

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The prominent location which was originally built for another bank stands out with its signature True Sky design after a thorough renovation in the bustling and ever-expanding retail area.

The University of Central Oklahoma is only a few blocks away, providing unique potential for the credit union to provide mentorship and education to young adults who are beginning to establish themselves financially.

“It’s unique in that it’s our second location” in a city outside of Oklahoma City, chief information officer Toby Ragaini told us. “We are very happy to be here.”

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Chief Information Officer Toby Ragaini speaks with employees and board members about the importance of openness just before the ribbon cutting on Thursday, May 19, 2022 (BRETT DICKERSON/Okla City Free Press)

We spoke to District Manager Roger Randall about how True Sky can help students.

“They can come and get credit from us, and it won’t cost them high interest,” Randall said. “They could come in at no cost and establish themselves as their long-time financial institution.”

We asked about the situation that some students find themselves in, that is, they are burdened with consumer debt at the start of their college career.

Randall pointed to True Sky’s one-on-one financial coaching offerings, as well as personal finance courses.

“If they have already made mistakes, we can also help them,” he said.

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Edmond 2nd Street Manager Josh Morava (BRETT DICKERSON/Okla City Free Press)

Branch manager Josh Morava pointed to the many ways the credit union has to reach the surrounding community, especially about 15,000 students, either on campus or in large apartment complexes nearby, which find themselves in a unique financial situation.

“We’ve put together fun and understandable presentations for mortgages, loans, and how to manage your first bank account,” Morava said.

“So all of these students can qualify for membership and open a free account. And then in return we all have different kinds of programs and seminars and just coaching to help them balance day to day here’s what a credit score is here’s what not to do or do with it his debit card.

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Sara Fudge (L) and Liza Barrientos will provide walk-in customer service. (BRETT DICKERSON/Okla City Free Press)

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Although the weather was uncertain, a number of people turned out for the grand opening on Saturday.

Giveaways of branded items as well as games for adults and children helped create a festive atmosphere.

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Donuts, hot dogs and activity marked the grand opening of the 2nd Street branch of True Sky Credit Union on May 21, 2022 (BRETT DICKERSON/Okla City Free Press)

Also, as has been the case with every new branch in the Metro’s continued expansion over the past few years, board members came out to cook for those who came.

As previously reported, many of the board members were early members of the credit union when it was still a small credit union for FAA employees at their center. training ground near Will Rogers World Airport on the southwest corner of Oklahoma City. .

On Saturday, hot dogs were on the menu for everyone going up. With the number of openings in the subway, these board members become good.

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True Sky Credit Union board members start making hot dogs on the morning of the grand opening as District Manager Roger Randall talks about the preparations. (BRETT DICKERSON/Okla City Free Press)

Last updated May 25, 2022 at 11:32 a.m. by Brett Dickerson – Editor

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