Friday February 1, 2013
OCFCU Enhances Visibility With New Location
Drive-thru, ATM among many amenities at new East Fourth Street location
By Jacob Pucci
“Finances will no longer be a chore.”
With these words, Bill Carhart, CEO of Oswego County Federal Credit Union, opened his new office location at East Fourth and Bridge streets in Oswego earlier this week.
The branch replaces its former site at East Seventh and Albany streets in Oswego.
Along with a more centralized location, the new building allows for amenities and services previously unavailable at the previous branch.
The new location will have two drive-thru lanes and a 24-hour ATM that the previous location did not. In addition, there are more teller stations and a larger parking area.
All of these improvements are done with the customer in mind, Carhart said.
“It will certainly allow our members to get in and get out and let them do their business,” Carhart said.
With the new building and services offered, Carhart said he hopes to make handling finances less stressful.
“A lot of people view their finances as a chore, so if we can give them a little more time to do something they’d like to do, we’d certainly like to do that for them,” he added.
This building is not the first sign of growth for the credit union. In 2010, the credit union turned a former railroad depot in Mexico into a branch location.
The depot was built in 1905 by the Oswego and Rome Railroad and last used as a railroad depot in 1940.
Carhart is not the only one excited about the changes.
“It’s beautiful and huge,” one customer said. “The atmosphere is terrific and I think they've done a wonderful job. I wish them the best of luck.”
OCFCU, which has been in operation since 1975, has 18 employees that service over 7,800 members in Oswego County.