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STCU’s Valley branch offers Valley’s first auto charging station

Spokane Valley's first 240-volt charging station for electric cars.

Spokane Teachers Credit Union gets into the game, announcing its new South Valley location will feature an electric car charging station.

The Valley branch, at 13211 E. 32nd, will offer a  240-volt charging station for electric cars. It's called the first charging station in Spokane Valley.

That station goes live on Monday Dec. 12.

A release from STCU notes the charge station, paired with two parking spaces reserved for electric cars or chargeable hybrids, is one of a number of green features in the new branch. Others include:

  • Panels that at times will generate a surplus of power.
  • A rooftop and parking lot that reflect heat, rather than absorbing it.
  • A shower for employees who walk or pedal to work. (It's also situated on a bus route.)
  • Lights and a heating system that are highly energy efficient.
  • A no-smoking policy that includes the parking lot.

Spokane's Nystrom+Olson Architecture designed the 3,496-square-foot branch to meet U.S. Green Building Council standards for LEED Gold certification for sustainable building and development practices.

STCU opens a new Valley branch

Spokane Teachers Credit Union just broke ground for its 15th area branch, near University High School.

The new branch, at 13211 E. 32nd, will be open later this year, according to a press release.

It will be the second STCU branch in Spokane Valley.

Baker Construction & Development is contractor for the 3,496-square-foot branch, which is designed to meet U.S. Green Building Council standards for LEED Gold certification for sustainable building and development practices.

Designed by Nystrom+Olson Architecture, the building will have craftsman-style elements.

The release noted Spokane Valley's population of 91,836 is anticipated to grow by roughly 16,000 in the next 20 years.

STCU branches will be closed on Friday for computer conversion

Spokane's STCU bank branches will be closed Friday, in order to install a new customer-friendly computer system.

ATMs, credit union debit cards and credit cards will function normally throughout the weekend.

Direct deposits and bill payments already scheduled online will be processed normally.

All other banking and online processing will be disrupted from Thursday night through Sunday, April 3. And shared branching at other credit unions may be unavailable during the conversion, a press release said.

The system being replaced went into operation in 1985. 

The new system is called a PhoenixEFE. The press release noted that the conversion process, including planning and testing, began more than 1,200 days ago. 

Nursery, Food Bank get $1,000 from STCU

The Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery and Second Harvest Food Bank will each receive $1,000 from Spokane Teachers Credit Union.

The two charities outpolled 126 others who were nominated at the Greater Spokane Incorporated annual meeting Wednesday.

Attendees named the charity they wanted funded by STCU, which put “Who do you love” nomination cards at every place setting.

STCU spokeswoman Breanne O’Doherty said 582 cards were filled out, and 128 charities nominated.

 

Dahlstrom will hand STCU reins to Tom Johnson

Spokane Teachers Credit Union on Thursday announced Vice President Tom Johnson will take over as CEO when Steven L. Dahlstrom (in photo) retires in December.

On May 24, Johnson will be promoted to executive vice president, in preparation for the handoff of the CEO reins.

Dahlstrom has been with STCU, one of the area’s fastest growing financial institutions, for 30 years, 20 as president and CEO.

Johnson came to STCU after serving as vice president at Whitworth University from 1989 through 2006.

He formally takes the reins on Jan. 1.

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