Michigan-based United Federal Credit Union opened its third Northwest Arkansas location April 5.
The branch office at 1910 S. Thompson St. in Springdale was obtained as part of a transition agreement with the previous tenant, Truity Credit Union, announced in February. United paid $697,795 in March for the 3,200-square-foot building, according to Washington County property records.
United will retain all employees and provide membership opportunities for Truity’s approximately 6,000 Arkansas members.
Tricia Holt is branch manager of the new office. Also working there are Kirby Jett (regional development manager), Patti Dodrill (mortgage adviser), Trey Jenkins (commercial loan officer) and Faith Schmidt (field operations coordinator).
“We are truly excited and fortunate to have such an experienced, member-focused team joining Team United,” said Stephanie Riffle, United’s market vice president in Arkansas. “Tricia, Kirby, Trey, Patti and Faith know what it means to live the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’ and our members will benefit greatly from their leadership, compassion and financial expertise as United continues to grow in the Springdale community.”
While United has had a presence in the Fort Smith metro area for decades, it began expanding into the Northwest Arkansas market in 2015 and opened two freestanding, full-service branches in 2019 — one in Springdale at 6706 W. Sunset Ave., and one in Rogers at 2000 S. Promenade Blvd.
United consists of more than 179,000 member/owners worldwide and manages assets in excess of $3.3 billion. Its corporate offices and main branch are in St. Joseph, Mich., with additional branches in Arkansas, Indiana, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio.