Michigan Legacy Credit Union opens new prototype branch in Flat Rock

Michigan Legacy - Flat Rock BranchMedia Contact: Barbara Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466

Wyandotte, Mich. — February 28, 2022 — Michigan Legacy Credit Union (MLCU), with five physical locations in Wyandotte, Warren, Flat Rock, Pontiac, and Highland and 24-7 online accessibility, opened its newly constructed Flat Rock branch, located at 22895 Gibraltar Road, on February 28. Carma Peters, President and CEO of Michigan Legacy Credit Union, announced the opening and the impetus behind their new branching strategy.

“In tracking the changes of member behavior, we have created smaller retail branches with new technology, including video teller services, to make the credit union successful for years to come,” Peters said. “As our member/owners use various digital devices to conduct business, Michigan Legacy is pleased to present our technology-driven options in a flexible environment that also offers traditional service through an ATM and drive-thru.”

Administrative services previously located in each branch have been centralized to MLCU locations in Warren and Wyandotte, which are larger buildings and designed for additional administration purposes.

“These important advances will also allow the credit union to downsize by 28,000 square feet, netting significant operational cost savings,” Peters said.  “This is our third new prototype branch, which is a fun and funky design modeled after a 50’s-style diner but equipped with secure online technology and a layout that allows for social distancing to keep our members and staff safe.”

The new branch is located directly west of the current Flat Rock branch, which is for sale. With vibrant colors and signage, the building is hard to miss driving down Gibraltar Road. It was designed and constructed by Anchorville, Michigan-based Thompson-Phelan Group, which also designed Michigan Legacy’s other two prototype branches in Warren and Wyandotte, with Wyandotte now serving as MLCU’s headquarters.

The Flat Rock branch will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. – 5p.m., Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., and on Saturdays (drive-thru only) from 9 a.m. – 1p.m.

About Michigan Legacy Credit Union

Michigan Legacy Credit Union (MLCU) is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative serving members who live, work, worship, attend school, or own a business in the state of Michigan. Michigan Legacy Credit Union is committed to providing quality financial services at a competitive price, delivered professionally and efficiently while keeping member/owners and their needs first. For additional information on MLCU, visit: www.michiganlegacycu.org.

Michigan Legacy Credit Union donates $50,000 to Turning Point in support of the non-profit’s domestic violence prevention and survivor programming

Turning Point LogoMichigan Legacy LogoDonation is largest ever made by Michigan Legacy

Media Contact: Barbara M. Fornasiero; EAFocus Communications; barbara@eafocus.com; 248.260.8466

Wyandotte, Mich.  – February 9, 2022 –Wyandotte-based Michigan Legacy Credit Union (MLCU), with additional branches in Warren, Pontiac, Highland and Flat Rock and 24 hour-online banking services, is pleased to announce it has made a $50,000 donation to Mt. Clemens-based Turning Point, an agency whose mission is to empower domestic and sexual violence survivors through comprehensive services and resources. The donation, which was given to Turning Point by Michigan Legacy President and CEO Carma Peters on February 9, is the largest ever made by Michigan Legacy.

“For more than 40 years, Turning Point has been providing services in Macomb County that are critical to the health and well-being of its most vulnerable residents,” Peters said. “We are pleased to make this donation in support of their efforts to reach even more individuals and families in need, while also using their community education and outreach to raise awareness and prevent domestic violence and sexual abuse from happening in the first place.”

Turning Point is Macomb County’s only comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault services provider. Programs include a shelter that provides emergency housing for over 300 survivors and their children each year, medical forensic and advocacy services for sexual assault survivors, a 24-hour hotline, trauma advocacy/counseling for survivors and their loved ones, outreach to middle and high schools on domestic/sexual violence prevention, Personal Protection Order assistance, legal advocacy, and two newer housing programs. The Turning Point Transitional Housing Program is available for up to two years at no cost to survivors and their children, and the Rapid Re-Housing Program provides rental assistance for up to 12 months. To date, 30 privately-owned housing units between the two programs have been made available throughout Macomb County. Some are traditional homes; others are in apartments or condominiums.

Turning Point President and CEO Dr. Sharman Davenport, Ph.D., thanked MLCU for its support.

“This $50,000 donation will have an immediate positive impact on the work we do,” said Davenport. “On behalf of Turning Point, our Board of Directors, and especially those we serve, I gratefully thank and acknowledge Michigan Legacy for this donation and look forward to continuing to build this partnership.”

With a community-focused mission and a dedicated philanthropy-directed fund, Michigan Legacy is pleased to support initiatives that strengthen the communities where its members live and work. The Turning Point donation was preceded by several MLCU notable donations in 2021, including $10,000 to the Downriver Community Food Pantry, $15,000 to the Wyandotte Rotary Club, and $20,000 to Crime Stoppers of Michigan.

About Turning Point 

Turning Point provides comprehensive, free, and confidential programs for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, their loved ones, and the community. Services include a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, housing, trauma advocacy/counseling, personal protection order assistance, legal advocacy, forensic nurse exams, first response advocacy, prevention, and community education. Second Hand Rose, another Turning Point service, provides survivors with gently used items while providing an opportunity for the community to donate and shop. Serving Metro Detroit for 41 years, Turning Point has helped over 100,000 survivors. Visit www.turningpointmacomb.org for more information.

About Michigan Legacy Credit Union

Michigan Legacy Credit Union (MLCU) is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative serving members who live, work, worship, attend school, or own a business in the state of Michigan. Michigan Legacy Credit Union is committed to providing quality financial services at a competitive price, delivered professionally and efficiently while keeping member/owners and their needs first. For additional information on MLCU, visit: www.michiganlegacycu.org.

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