Brian E. Wolfburg, President and CEO of VyStar Credit Union, announced the opening of VyStar’s first Georgia branch at 13621 US Hwy. 19 S., Thomasville, Monday, August 22. VyStar officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday to officially introduce the credit union to the community. The Thomasville branch is VyStar’s 65th full-service branch.
VyStar’s recently expanded Georgia membership scope includes 26 counties in the South, Southeast and Metro Atlanta regions. This growth allows VyStar to bring the benefits of credit union membership to more people. Earlier this year, the credit union opened a new branch in Titusville, Florida. VyStar plans to open additional Florida branches this year in The Villages, Melbourne, Lake Mary and Tallahassee. VyStar also plans to open more branches in Georgia in the future.
“The grand opening of our Thomasville branch marks an incredibly meaningful day for VyStar,” said Chad Meadows, Executive Vice President/COO of VyStar. “As we take this next step in the South East, we look forward to building on our 70-year history as a strong financial institution by forging new partnerships, making meaningful connections and strengthening the communities we serve. serve. In doing so, we live our purpose, which is to do good.
VyStar’s first branch in Georgia expands the credit union’s footprint to better serve members, who have access to great rates, low or no fees, advance direct deposit, credit card rewards, financial wellness education, member-centric service and more. The Thomasville branch features VyStar’s cutting-edge design concept, which improves the way employees communicate with members. The concept includes interactive touchscreen kiosks that provide financial tools and allow members to quickly explore the latest products, services and pricing. Members can also visit vystarcu.org for financial calculators, product pages and more.
Hours of operation for the Thomasville branch are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drive-thru hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“The incredible community of Thomasville has given us a warm welcome to the Georgian market and is the perfect city to serve as VyStar’s gateway to Georgia,” said Felicia Hardnett, Vice President of the Thomasville Branch. “For years we have proudly served many Georgia residents, and our first branch in the state demonstrates our commitment to the wonderful and unique communities found here. We want to create an atmosphere of trust where members can come to us with any financial need.
VyStar has focused on innovating and improving its products and offerings to help its members save money and meet the changing needs of the community. New Georgian members of the credit union will be able to take advantage of unique products such as the Everyday Heroes Mortgage Program, Military Heroes Mortgage Program and more.
In addition to being a trusted financial institution, VyStar is also committed to being a strong community leader. The credit union donated $5,000 to Thomas University to mark the official opening of the new Thomasville branch. Additionally, in September, VyStar employees will partner with Thomasville-Thomas County Habitat for Humanity for a day of volunteer work. VyStar will continue to work with Thomas University, as well as the Thomasville Chamber of Commerce, to build relationships within the community and give back to causes that improve the city.
VyStar Credit Union is the second largest credit union headquartered in Florida and now serves over 830,000 members with assets of over $13 billion. VyStar is Northeast Florida’s largest mortgage lender and a major employer in the region with more than 2,000 employees. Membership in VyStar is open to anyone who lives or works in the 49 contiguous counties from Central to North Florida, 26 counties in Georgia, as well as past and present military members and their families anywhere in the world. For more information, visit vystarcu.organd follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.