There are quite a few credit union across our great land that have coffee shop-themed branches to help their members feel more comfortable while conducting their finances. It's definitely appealing. But how many have a "pub-themed" branch to really relax on that branch visit? One.
O Bee Credit Union has just opened it's first branch in Ruston, WA, with brewery-like decor complete with taps, bar, and more. O Bee's Vice President of Marketing Lee Wojnar appropriately calls it "pub style banking."
Now before we go on, let's get something clear: O Bee is NOT serving any alcoholic beverages during working hours. There are laws preventing that type of thing in a financial institution. It's all for show. But they plan to host private beer tasting events on occasion after hours -- after clearing it with the appropriate authorities, of course.
The reason for the brewery theme: O Bee's "heritage" stems from breweries. So they thought it would be fun to create a branch that displays their unique history.
Pretty cool. So check it out and let us know your thoughts.
Mike Lawson, Host
Married to a beautiful and wonderful wife, raising 5 kiddos (including twins!), enjoy helping others tell their stories, and love surfing SoCal waves. Keep it simple.