STCU opened its Pasco Branch, Road 68 and Sandifur Parkway, on August 10.
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The Pasco Branch is the third Tri-Cities location for STCU, a not-for-profit financial cooperative with roots in education. STCU’s Southridge Branch and Home Loan Center opened in late 2018, followed in early 2019 by the Queensgate Branch.
Tri-Cities residents have responded enthusiastically to the arrival of STCU, with Benton and Franklin county business and consumer membership nearly doubling to 4,670 as of March 31. STCU membership is open to anyone who lives, works, attends school or worships in Washington and North Idaho. Because they’re able to maintain their membership even after moving to other regions, STCU members live in all 50 states and many other countries.
"For years, we had a faithful base of members in Tri-Cities who used online banking, many of whom joined while living in Spokane," said Ezra Eckhardt, STCU’s president and CEO. "They used the STCU mobile app and other tools to access their accounts, and stopped by a branch when they came to Spokane on visits. We’re glad to be able to serve them in person in Richland and Kennewick, and now in Pasco."
Benton City native Yubrahan Mendoza is branch manager at Pasco. Assistant manager is Laura Vieyra, who was raised in Pasco.
G2 Construction from Kennewick is general contractor on the 1 1/2-acre Pasco site at 5677 Road 68, near Sandifur Parkway.
The 4,600-square-foot branch includes a drive-through and 24-hour ATMs. Designed by ALSC Architects, which also designed the credit union’s Southridge location, the Pasco facility has water-efficient xeriscape landscaping.
Tri-Cities management changes
Jennifer Retana has been named manager of STCU’s Queensgate Branch in Richland. A California native, Retana brings over 27 years of banking and lending experience, most recently at US Bank.
Both Retana and Mendoza, the new Pasco manager, will report to area branch manager Jaleh Flinders, who was promoted to that role in April. Flinders is based at the credit union’s Southridge location.
STCU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative with more than $3.7 billion in total assets. Founded in 1934 by a small group of Spokane educators, STCU has grown to more than 207,000 members with 25 branch locations. It is the largest Northwest credit union with headquarters east of the Cascades, and is a top-100 credit union nationwide. Our story