Gesa Credit Union has a long history in the Tri-Cities. It’s been in the community for more than six decades and has grown as the community has grown.
When Gesa first opened in 1953, it only served the employees of a few of the companies working at the Hanford site. Since then, it has expanded its membership to community members throughout Washington, serving more than 125,000 members, and is the fourth-largest credit union in the state.
Throughout all of that growth, Gesa Credit Union still takes a personal approach to banking.
“(We) still reflect the early-day motto of ‘people helping people,’ ” said Brian Griffith, assistant vice president of marketing.
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Gesa Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative. It offers members a full range of consumer loans, savings and checking products, commercial loans, business banking accounts, home loans and wealth management services.
The credit union’s not-for-profit structure enables it to provide these services to members at a lower cost and with lower fees than a traditional large bank would be able to do, Griffith said.
The credit union’s employees work hard to provide personalized service to members, and as a whole, Gesa works to support the communities in which its members live. It has a long history of giving back to the community.
“We believe our members are more likely to thrive financially when the communities where they live and work are also thriving,” Griffith said. “This philosophy drives our commitment to giving to local nonprofits and business partners who work to improve the communities where we are located.”