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photo by Cindy Cornwell Three Rivers Federal Credit Union breaks ground for their 19th branch.  Plans are to open in December 2003. (Front: l-r) Ken Gerke Three Rivers Board of Director, Scott Taylor Chamber of Commerce, Tom Hayhurst Fourth District City Councilman, Mayor Graham Richard, Three Rivers President/CEO Jim Mills, Rick Bender South Side Business Group President, and Mike Romary President MER Group. (Back: l-r) Jeff Hile MSKTD Company and Mike Kinder K & H.A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the 19th Three Rivers Federal Credit Union branch on Thursday, August 21, 2003. The intended facility will be located on Bluffton and Winchester Roads. It will be a 3,012 square foot financial solutions center for the area, potentially adding 8 new jobs at its completion in December of this year. There will be 4 drive-up lanes, 1 drive-up ATM and 5 teller stations.

"We are very pleased to be meeting the personal and business needs of current and future members by adding increased convenience to their financial lives," said Three Rivers President and CEO, James G. Mills. "We are also proud to be fulfilling their wishes in a way that exemplifies the Three Rivers commitment to the Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana communities by locating in an area that has tremendous potential for economic growth and stability."

Attending the event in addition to representatives for the Three Rivers FCU Senior Management Team and Board of Directors were Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard, the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Membership Scott Taylor, the South Side Business Group President Rick Bender, Fourth District City Councilman Tom Hayhurst, representing the MER Group President Mike Romary, and Jeff Hile from the MSKDT Company.

Formed in 1935, Three Rivers Federal Credit Union (www.3riversfcu.org) serves more than 70,000 members in Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio. The Credit Union has over $400 million in assets and is among the largest credit Unions in Indiana — operating 18 branches and over 25 ATM locations. Mr. James G. Mills has been President/CEO since 1985.

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