Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper
Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

WSECU moving Spokane Valley branch to new location

WSECU, the state’s second largest credit union, is moving its current branch on Mission Avenue in Spokane Valley to a new home at 5211 E. Sprague Ave. (Courtesy photo/WSECU)

Washington State Employees Credit Union is moving to a new location in Spokane Valley.

The credit union is moving its current branch at 12209 E. Mission Ave. to a new home in front of the Costco shopping center at 5211 E. Sprague Ave.

The new branch, opening Monday, is at the center of a busy commercial area and will occupy an existing building, which formerly housed Intermountain Community Bank.

Spokane-based Gallagher Construction completed more than $320,000 in renovations to the building and Bernardo Willis Architects designed the project.

The branch will feature improvements such as safe deposit boxes, a coin machine, two drive-thru windows and a 24/7 drive-up ATM. It will also showcase a “large format photo wall” by Craig Goodwin, a local nature photographer.

“We are thrilled about the move and ready to show off the improvements we have in store for members,” said JJ McClinton, Spokane Valley branch manager, in a news release.

The branch will be open 9 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

The credit union will hold a grand opening celebration for the branch with refreshments and giveaways on March 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to the public, regardless of WSECU membership.

Although WSECU was founded in Olympia, it’s had a presence in Spokane for decades. The credit union opened its first regional branch in the basement of Eastern State Hospital to serve employees in the early 1970s. WSECU has since opened branches in east Spokane and Medical Lake.

WSECU, the state’s second-largest credit union, has 21 branches across the state with more than 260,000 members and $2.7 billion in assets.