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Community First Credit Union Opens Relocated Yulee Branch Location

By: Maria Coppola, APR, CPRC

Posted on 11/1/2018 12:00:00 PM

Credit Union opens new location in growing Villages of Amelia Center anchored by Publix, T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 1, 2018Community First Credit Union, a full-service credit union based in Jacksonville with membership open to anyone who lives on the First Coast, announces it has relocated its Yulee Branch, now officially open in front of the Villages of Amelia Center. The new branch is located at 463909 Unit 1, SR 200 in Yulee and opened officially on Monday. The credit union relocated from the shopping center just to the west, where it has been since it opened in Nassau County in 2008.

Community First serves more than 5,200 members in Nassau County with about $46 million in deposits at the Yulee branch.

“We are proud to serve all of our Nassau County members with this brand-new branch,” said John Hirabayashi, CEO and president of Community First. “The updated Yulee branch offers an improved banking experience along with the convenience of a location in a shopping center our members visit daily.

The new location is nearly 2,450 square feet and features the credit union’s modern design, technology, layout and décor. The move is part of the credit union’s Branch Transformation Project, the institution’s most aggressive and comprehensive branch and facilities upgrade and update in its history which aligns physical branch locations with modern banking needs and customer uses. The new branch features Community First’s new signature lobby design, relaxation zone and walk-up ATM in a convenient outparcel in one of Yulee’s largest shopping centers.

The interior features a redesign for modern banking including an open floor plan, bright colors and advanced technologies. The branch experience includes full- and self-service and assisted service options. Specialized financial experts are instantly available through the credit union’s Expert Nearby solution.

Interior build-out and exterior improvements started this summer. Auld & White Constructors served as the general contractor and TTV Architects was the design firm.

A free, public grand opening event will be held at the new branch on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. including special event activities, giveaways and refreshments.

Community First Credit Union of Florida is a state-chartered credit union based in Jacksonville serving anyone who lives or works on the First Coast. Community First is one of the 10 largest credit unions in the state, serving more than 133,000 members and with assets of $1.6 billion. Community First has 19 locations and 300 employees. A not-for-profit, Community First is a full-service financial institution offering banking, loans, mortgages and investments for consumers and businesses throughout the First Coast.

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