O Bee Credit Union opens new branch in Yelm

Staff writerOctober 29, 2013 

O Bee Credit Union Chief Executive James Collins and Yelm Mayor Ron Harding were among several people who participated in a ribbon cutting for the credit union's new branch in Yelm. Two Rainier Grazers flank the group and Oly Can Man can be seen in the background.


O Bee Credit Union has opened a new branch in Yelm, its fifth branch in Thurston County.

The new location is at 1201 Yelm Road, the site of a former Blockbuster Video business.

About 300 people took part in a grand opening ceremony, including visitors and credit union staff.

"We opened 15 new accounts, a loan and even a mortgage, all during our three hour grand opening," O Bee Credit Union Chief Executive James Collins said in a statement.

"We're delighted to be in Yelm and we think the feeling is mutual," Collins added.

O Bee Credit Union, which originally got its start in 1955 as the Olympia Brewing Company Employees and Families Credit Union, also has branches in Tumwater, west Olympia, Tenino and Lacey.


Rolf Boone rboone@theolympian.com 360-754-5403

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