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Mid Oregon Credit Union Celebrates 59 Years

Celebrates 59 Years

On November 22, 2016, Mid Oregon Credit Union, the only credit union headquartered in Bend, celebrates 59 years of continued growth and service to our members and communities. It was on November 22, 1957 that the official certificate of organization was signed by the National Credit Union Administration. This month Mid Oregon Credit Union celebrates 59 years of serving members.

Our roots go back to 1957 when a small group of educators in Crook County were inspired to improve the financial well-being of teachers, educators and their families. They saw the need to provide a safe haven for teachers to grow their savings and a source of credit that was both available and affordable.

Cash Box in a Home Office

The Credit Union began business out of a single cash box in a home office and over the years, Mid Oregon has grown into a $248 million, not-for-profit financial service cooperative, with six branches throughout Central Oregon and the seventh in Sisters opening soon. With over 26,000 members, Mid Oregon continues to operate solely for our members’ benefit.

Mid Oregon is overseen by a volunteer, member-elected board of directors, and our growth is attributed to the credit union philosophy, “People Helping People.” We attributes our success to our membership relationships, capable employees and community involvement.

Dora Maxwell Award Winner

Mid Oregon Credit Union has a long history of community involvement and support, and we have been well-recognized for our efforts. For 18 years, Mid Oregon has been honored with the first place Northwest Credit Union Association’s Dora Maxwell award. The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award is given to a credit union for its social responsibility projects within the community. Mid Oregon members and employees regularly raise funds for various community causes including Supplies 4 Schools, Holiday Dough and Healthy Beginnings Adopt a Bear. Our involvement embraces the community by supporting countless organizations, services and events, including Pay it Forward, One Class at a Time, Free Family Saturdays at the High Desert Museum, Teachers’ Night Out, Ski 4 Schools, COCC, and OSU Cascades, just to name a few.