UniWyo Federal Credit Union, a fixture in financial services in Laramie for over 65 years, has announced the purchase of a property located at 5249 Yellowstone Road in Cheyenne, Wyoming. This will be the first UniWyo branch outside of Laramie, Wyoming, and the third branch for the credit union. This UniWyo branch in Cheyenne is set to open Fall of 2019.
UniWyo President and CEO, Dave Krause, explained that the idea of expanding to Cheyenne has been a part of their strategic plan for years. “We are all very excited about our expansion into Cheyenne. This new branch will provide additional convenience to our 3,000+ existing members in the area and help us grow our membership. We receive many requests from members asking when we’ll have a branch in Cheyenne, we can finally tell them it will be this Fall.” In the last 10 years UniWyo has grown from $155,000,000 to over $330,000,000 in assets and currently has over 60 employees. UniWyo will begin advertising for Cheyenne branch staff beginning in April.
UniWyo Vice President of Operations, Tara Springsteen, noted, “This new full-service branch will provide the community with a wide arrangement of products and services that are tailored to each person’s unique needs and goals. This branch will have lobby and drive-up hours Monday through Saturday, a 24-hour drive-up ATM, and a night depository.”
“We are thrilled to be entering a new market and to be able to bring our hometown values to Cheyenne,” says Mindy Uitterdyk, Vice President of Marketing. “We are a community minded credit union who strives to make a positive impact on the lives of the members we serve, while having fun along the way. We hope to see the Cheyenne community in our new branch when we open later this year.” Membership at UniWyo has grown from 13,500 to over 29,000 in the last 10 years.
UniWyo was originally chartered as a credit union in December 1953, when nine University of Wyoming employees opened their accounts with $5 each. UniWyo Federal Credit Union is a member of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) with accounts federally insured to at least $250,000.
Mindy Uitterdyk, Vice President Marketing