Story & photo by Tommy Stafford
Nelson County Life Magazine – Copyright 2007
If you’ve been driving down Route 151 in Nellysford lately, you’ve certainly seen the construction taking place along the highway between Wintergreen Real Estate and Wachovia Bank. NCL can confirm Nellysford is on its way to getting its newest financial business next year. UVA Credit Union is breaking ground on their latest branch slated to open in 2008.
â€œWe are thrilled to have the opportunity to build this new facility to better serve our Nelson community members.â€ said Alison DeTuncq, President/CEO. â€œCurrently the closest branch for our members to use is our Crozet branch, recently relocated to 250W Shoppes at Clover Lawn. UVA Community Credit Union was founded more than 50 years ago, right here in Central Virginia. When you join a credit union, such as ours, youâ€™re a member-owner in an organization thatâ€™s devoted to the financial well-being of you and your neighbors.â€
UVA Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative that provides a wide range of convenient and professionally managed financial services to its more than 50,000 members. Credit union membership is available to those who live or work in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, or Orange
Scheduled to open in early 2008, the 3,200-square-foot facility will feature three drive-thru lanes, a drive-up ATM with envelope depository and two computer kiosks. Services available at the new branch will include business lending, as well as a full menu of retail services, including mortgages, home equity lines of credit, and investment services.
Nelson County residents and those employed within the county have been eligible for credit union membership since 2004, when UVA Community Credit Union was granted an expanded multi-county community charter.