St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union opens branch in Heuvelton
On hand for the grand opening of the newest St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union branch in Heuvelton were, from left, first row, State Sen. Patty Ritchie, Heuvelton Mayor Barbara Lashua, Missy Wilson, Jean Clouse and Britney Mason; back row: Todd Mashaw, CEO, Elissa Baldwin, Richard Tacchino, Katlin Fuller, Darlene White, Doug Loffler and Tim Felt, COO. NCTW photo by Sean McNamara.
BY SEAN MCNAMARA
North Country This Week
HEUVELTON — Many customers, friends, and elected officials stopped by 81 State St., the Pickens Hall Building, on Thursday, July 29, as St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union officially opened its newest branch.The St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union now operates a total of five branches.
In addition to new Heuvelton branch, customers are served with two branches in Ogdensburg, as well a branches in Canton and Potsdam.
“There are certain things that are essential to any community and a financial institution is one of them,” said State Sen. Patty Ritchie, who was on hand for the opening. “I am thrilled that St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union has opened its doors and now will be a place where local residents can go to take care of their financial needs. I would like to thank the Credit Union for their investment in the Heuvelton community and congratulate them on the grand opening of their newest branch.”
The St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union was established in 1954 for the employees of the St. Lawrence State Hospital and their families. The location was in the Center Building at the St. Lawrence State Hospital.
Since that time growth has created the five branches. In 1991, the Commerce Park Building in Ogdensburg was opened.
In 2003, the State Street branch in Ogdensburg was opened. In 2004, the Credit Union opened in Canton with a branch located next to The Canton Fire Station, later they moved the branch to a new building in 2014. In 2017, the Potsdam branch was opened.
In addition to their five St. Lawrence County locations, the credit union has a community charter serving anyone who lives, works, worships, or goes to school in St. Lawrence County, Warren, Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and Oswego counties. Membership totals approximately 11,525 members and continues to grow, according to the credit union.
St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union currently has 55 employees and has assets totaling $204 million.