Sunmark Officially Open in Brunswick
More than 50 local dignitaries, Sunmark employees, and members of the public gathered at Sunmark’s Brunswick branch to formally open the new facility at 722 Hoosick Road in the Brunswick Plaza. The new branch is Sunmark’s third new location to open in the past 25 months.
The 2,000 square foot branch is a full-service location including new Interactive Teller Machines (myTM’s©). Sunmark myTM’s© provide full-service banking transactions for Sunmark members, as well as ATM transactions for non-members, in a fully integrated self-service kiosk platform that is available 24/7.
The branch is staffed, during regular business hours, with personnel to assist members when needed. Two lanes of drive through service are available and after daily operating hours, the drive-through myTM’s© will still be available for members to use on their schedule.
Speakers at the event included Kate Manley from the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Senator Daphne Jordan, Dan Casale from the Rensselaer County Legislature, and Brunswick, New York Town Supervisor Phillip Harrington.
Supervisor Harington told the audience, “It does my heart so good when Sunmark and quality businesses like this choose Brunswick to come and move into. A big majority of the town of Brunswick is going to drive by your front door here twice a day.”
Sunmark CEO Frank DeGraw also welcomed the community to the new branch,
“Sunmark since its founding in 1937 has a history of being an innovative and progressive credit union in order to serve its membership and the communities we do business in,” said DeGraw.
“Sunmark’s vision is to provide lifelong value and convenience to our members, and one way of doing this is by adding new branches. We’re looking forward to a long and prosperous partnership with the residents, businesses, and town officials within the Brunswick community.”
The Sunmark CEO said the credit union has plans for further growth, with three more new branches planned within the next 24-36 months. DeGraw also commented on the credit union’s recent state approval of a charter conversion from a federal to a New York state charter. Sunmark members are currently voting on the proposed conversion.
“This charter conversion will enable Sunmark to continue to fulfill its credit union mission by serving people who work and live in financially underserved communities, and providing all consumers access to financial services that will improve their financial well-being.”