By Bill Anderson, Mid Oregon President/CEO
What a crazy end to a crazy year. Now that we are past the elections and the record snowfall (I think), we are already moving steadily forward on our plans to optimize our operations for 2017.
Optimizing for 2017
We had phenomenal growth in 2016; thanks to our focus on growing our membership. We expanded our charter area and added Wheeler, Lake and North Klamath counties in anticipation
of our new branch in La Pine that opened in June. The La Pine team surpassed all of our other branches in membership growth, even though they were only open since June.
Additionally, we purchased a new administration building to build our infrastructure for our planned growth. We are adding systems, people and processes to help us continue to provide great
service to our members.
Branch in Sisters….Soon
The Sisters branch is still under construction. We hoped to have it open before the end of 2016, but construction delays have pushed us back and we are expecting to have it open soon. The good
news is that we have a great team hired for Sisters and they have been getting lots of extra practice opening accounts and making loans in our other branches.
This year we will be moving past $250 million in assets, another milestone in our accelerated growth. We are benefitting from our strong commitment to Central Oregon and outpacing
the organic and in-migration of new folks moving here.
Exciting New Checking Programs
In February we will be rolling out new checking programs designed to provide more access to more new members and reward our current members for referring folks to Mid Oregon. We
have done a great deal of preparation to get ready for our growth and we are excited to continue to build on our brand promise, “Good Friends. Great Service.”
Thanks for your support and loyalty to Mid Oregon!