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Atlanta Postal Credit Union (APCU) has launched its first-ever consumer-facing division with the opening of Center Parc Credit Union downtown. “Driven by the same commitment to the community since APCU’s founding in 1925, Center Parc Credit Union will be a non-profit, service-oriented financial institution that aims to give back to the cities in which it does business,” according to an announcement for the opening. As part of its launch, Center Parc has secured the naming rights to Georgia State University’s stadium, now called Center Parc Credit Union Stadium.
“We are thrilled to bring Center Parc Credit Union to the downtown community, backed by the APCU’s 95 years of experience and commitment to community,” Chuck Head, the company’s president and CEO, said in the announcement. “Center Parc will offer the same great service and financial stability with a goal to engage students, faculty, and staff at GSU, and the community at large,” he said.
Employing over 200 Atlantans, the new brand — whose name plays off the word “parcel” as an homage to its postal roots — offers membership to anyone who works or lives in the area. Located in a 5,700-square-foot retail space, at 101 Marietta Street in the Centennial Tower, just steps from Centennial Olympic Park in the heart of downtown, Center Parc Credit Union offers a full suite of financial services including “value” checking, credit cards, auto, and home loans.
Established by a post office employee to help improve the financial well-being of postal workers in Georgia, APCU was chartered in 1925 as a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative, built on the premise that working people need a safe and sound place to save and borrow money. It is now the “largest” postal-affiliated credit union in the country serving more than 100,000 members nationwide, according to the announcement.