Greater Nevada Credit Union breaks ground for new branch |

Greater Nevada Credit Union breaks ground for new branch

Nevada Appeal staff report
Greater Nevada Credit Union's groundbreaking ceremony on Eagle Station Lane Wednesday launched with, from left, GNCU Secretary Jon Steele, Director Barbara Byington, Chairman Rob Joiner, Treasurer Alex Talmant, Vice Chairman Bill Arsendorf, Mayor Bob Crowell, President/CEO Wally Murray, and Reno Ace's Mascot Archie.
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After winning first place in the 10th Annual Best Places to Work in Northern Nevada for the large business category, Greater Nevada Credit Union held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday in celebration of its new 4,500 square foot branch at Eagle Station Lane.

With a performance by Carson High School’s Jazz Band on construction grounds and a surprise appearance by Reno Aces mascot, Archie, President and CEO Wally Murray commenced the ceremony by discussing the credit union’s roots in Carson City.

“Our connection with this community is so deep,” he said. “It’s more than a groundbreaking ceremony for us. It’s a good opportunity to remind ourselves this credit union was established in Carson City in 1949 by locals.”

Assemblyman Al Kramer and Mayor Bob Crowell also attended to support the credit union’s latest expansion.

The event also was supported by the Carson City Chamber of Commerce, and Shaheen & Beauchamp Builders.

“When I first became mayor in 2009, the economy was horrible,” Crowell said. “Foreclosures happened right and left but Greater Nevada Credit Union has done so much for this community to get through those challenges.”

The Board of Directors of the credit union joined Crowell with ceremonial shovels to officially break ground on the site. Director Alex Talmant said the expansion of the credit union in Northern Nevada also will extend the presence of the company’s service.

“The economy is improving,” he said. “We’re going to be a part of it. It’s great for our employees and the community to continue growing.”

The credit union team received its most recent award in April from the Northern Nevada Human Resources Association, in collaboration with Greater Nevada Mortgage. According to Director Bill Arensdorf, it’s also the largest credit union in the region, with 12 locations reaching beyond Carson City, including Dayton, Gardnerville, Reno, and Spanish Springs.

Last year, the credit union also reached its 10th consecutive year voted as Best Financial Institution, in the Appeal’s annual Best of Carson City poll.