Golden 1 Credit Union Celebrates Opening of DOCO Branch


The new branch is expected to offer the latest in banking convenience and technology.

Golden 1 Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of its newest branch, one of the first businesses to open in Downtown Commons, Sacramento’s newest commerce center surrounding Golden 1 Center. The grand opening included a ribbon cutting ceremony with local leaders including Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg, Councilmember Steve Hansen (District 4), Sacramento Kings Chief Operating Officer Matina Kolokotronis, and Sacramento Kings Vice President of Player Personnel & Development/GM D-League and former Kings player Peja Stojakovic.                                                              

To meet the growing need for financial advice and planning, the Center Branch will use digital media to bolster member engagement.  The Branch features a digital “Wow” wall, and a discovery area with tablets with access to online banking and other services. In addition, all the employees at the new branch are able to help members with any of their banking needs, from depositing a check to applying for a loan. The new location features two 24-hour ATMs, and is open Saturdays.

“Golden 1 Center Branch is an exciting step in our evolution as a consumer financial institution, and like everything we do, it was designed with our members in mind,” said Donna Bland, President and CEO of Golden 1 Credit Union. “Much like Golden 1 Center, the Center Branch will use the latest technology to advance customer service and offer a member experience encompassing both human interaction and technology.”

To celebrate the opening of Center Branch, Golden 1 is kicking off a “#StrongerAs1 Selfie Challenge” encouraging members and the community to take and post selfies on social media. If 1,000 selfies using the hashtag are received, a $10,000 donation will be made to the United Way California Capital Region.

“We believe in building strong communities by investing in organizations that share our goal of making a positive impact in the communities we serve,” said Erica Taylor, Vice President of Communications and Community Relations. “The selfie challenge is a fun way to engage the community, celebrate Sacramento, and give back to a local organization that brings people together to make a stronger community.”

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