CHARTER OAK OPENS PUTNAM BRANCH-New office extends credit union’s reach into ‘Quiet Corner’

Groton, CT – July 1, 2013 – Charter Oak Federal Credit Union opened a new full-service branch in Putnam on Monday, July 1st as part of its continuing expansion into the northern portions of Windham County.

“This new branch serves as a great launch-pad to grow our banking business throughout the ‘Quiet Corner’ area and gives us new opportunities to increase our mortgage and commercial lending there, as well,” said Brian A. Orenstein, Charter Oak’s Chief Executive Officer.

In addition, the Putnam branch at 7 Providence Pike (Route 44) will offer a host of new services for former members of the Quiet Corner Community Credit Union, Inc., which merged with Charter Oak effective June 30th. As a result of the merger, Charter Oak’s new Putnam branch has absorbed Quiet Corner’s former operations in Putnam.

The credit union held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Putnam branch at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 1st, which was attended by local dignitaries, officials and credit union members and staff.

Charter Oak’s new Putnam branch is conveniently located in a busy commercial and retail area and is the credit union’s 13th branch in New London and Windham counties. The Putnam branch is also Charter Oak’s third full-service location serving Windham County. The other two Windham County branches are in Willimantic and Dayville. In addition, Charter Oak operates a branch inside Killingly High School to increase financial literacy among high school students.

Audrey Lefevre, who served as the Manager/Treasurer of Quiet Corner Community Credit Union, is the new Branch Supervisor for the Putnam branch. Sonya Armstrong is the new Putnam Branch Manager, in addition to serving as Branch Manager for Charter Oak’s Dayville and Killingly locations.

The new Putnam branch includes two drive-ups as well as a 24/7 drive-up ATM. Lobby hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drive-up hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. until 12 noon.

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Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Groton, Connecticut, offers a broad range of financial services – including checking, deposit, lending, insurance and investments – to individuals, businesses, nonprofits and professionals in New London and Windham counties. If you live, work, worship, attend school, or volunteer in New London and Windham counties, we invite you to do business with us. For more information about what Charter Oak can offer you, please visit Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Lender.

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