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Frontier Credit Union

Business Spotlight

March 20, 2014
Messenger News

Q:What year did your business start?

A: The original Credit Union was established as the Fort Dodge School Employees Credit Union in 1962.

January 1989 the Credit Unions purchased the building we are presently in at 13 South 3rd St from Citizens Credit Union.

Fort Dodge School Employees merged in the following credit unions: Fort Dodge Employees Credit Union (1983), Professional Health Care Credit Union (1983),

Centralab Employees Credit Union (1992), Celotex Fort Dodge Employees Credit Union (1992) and changed the name to Frontier Credit Union.

In 2005 Gas & Electric Employees Credit Union merged with Frontier Credit Union. In March of 2012 Postal Employees Credit Union merged.

The community charter and official name Frontier Community Credit Union was effective May 1, 2008.

Q: What motivated the company's founders to start the business?

A: Employees of all the credit unions had the basic mission to provide loan, deposit and transaction services to its defined membership with high level of quality and cost efficiency.

Q:How many full-time and part-time employees do you have?

A: There are eight employees, six full time and 2 part-time.

Q:What is your business's niche?

A: Frontier Community Credit Union takes pride in establishing a friendly atmosphere, recognizing members as our most valuable asset. With our community charter our field of membership is open to persons living and working in Webster County and surrounding counties. Those counties include Pocahontas, Humboldt, Wright, Calhoun, Hamilton, Greene and Boone.

Q:What do you like about being located in downtown Fort Dodge?

A: Members have access to our building and drive-up area without being concerned with traffic.

Our location west of the city square and Fort Dodge Public Library is situated with an attractive mix of financial, small retail and service organizations well as light industrial. We feel this contributes to our success in thriving in downtown.

 
 

 

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