Get to know your Northwest Expressway Branch!

Branch Manager: Pam Gann

Come to the Northwest Expressway Branch during the month of July and enter to win a $250 local gift basket

What year did your branch open?

Pam: 2006

What makes your branch stand out in your community?

Pam: We have great loan rates and services!  

How long have you been with True Sky Credit Union?

Pam: 32 years

Brian: 82 days

Kim: 11 years

Chris: 1 year

Marcia: 3.5 years

Amy: 6 months

Clay: 5 years

Ana: 5 years 9 months

Ciara: 7 years

Karla: 3 years

John: 10 months

Vanessa: 6 months

What’s the most significant thing your branch has done?

Pam: We’ve helped several of our members reach their financial goals while helping improve their credit. 

Why should non-members come see you?

Pam: I enjoy meeting new people, and I like helping them with their financial needs.

Brian: I’d like to help guide potential members on how to reach their financial goals.

Kim: We can save them money with our low rates and help them improve their credit.

Chris: I’m able to advise members on our great auto loan rates.

Marcia: We offer great services and have a community feel.

Amy: I’d love the opportunity to help take care of all their financial needs

Clay: To see what True Sky Credit Union is all about! We offer a wide variety of products and services that could help lower your payment or interest rate!

Ana: We offer products that suit everyone!

Ciara: We can get their transactions done quickly.

Karla: We provide great member service.

John: I love meeting new members and building upon those relationships.

Vanessa: We offer great interest rates on credit cards and loans.

What community events is your branch involved with?

Pam: We’re involved heavily with the Northwest Chamber and various events nearby.

What’s the best piece of financial advice you could give someone?

Pam: Before making any big purchase, always check with your financial advisor on what to look for.

Brian: Give True Sky Credit Union a chance by seeing how great our rates are.

Kim: Make your payments on time. Build your credit. Always have a savings account.

Chris: Pay yourself 10 percent before you pay anyone else. It really works.

Marcia: Always put a percentage of your paycheck in savings.

Amy: Be prepared to manage finances by saving money early on.

Clay: Make sure to save for the future and emergencies when they arise.

Ana: Every penny counts.

Ciara: Make sure you pay everything on time so you don’t ruin your credit.

Karla: True Sky Credit Union offers great interest rates.

John: Don’t spend more than you make. Also, don’t get a car or home that takes up your whole paycheck on payments.

Vanessa: Save more than you spend.

What’s the best thing about True Sky Credit Union?

Pam: True Sky Credit Union is always looking for ways to make things better for members.

Brian: How friendly and accommodating they are for members and associates.

Kim: We have awesome employees who really care about our members.

Chris: As a credit union, we are always looking for ways to save our members money and time.

Marcia: We truly care about our members.

Amy: Our staff is very experienced and well-trained to give you great service every time.

Clay: Our member service.

Ana: We have great rates!

Ciara: True Sky Credit Union has a great sense of community.

Karla: Employees always willing to help each other.

John: We are for the members.

Vanessa: Our great member service.

What sets your staff a part from others?

Pam: Our willingness to go above and beyond to help everyone who walks in the door.

Where do you see your branch in the next 5 years?

Pam: Continuing to grow and providing more services for our members.

What sets you a part from the competition?

Pam: Our members come first. We truly care about our members and helping them with their financial needs.

What are you most excited about for your branch in 2018?

Pam: Being more involved in the community with True Sky Credit Union. 

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on right now?

Pam: Working on community events to reach out to our members.

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

Pam: I really care about people. I am happy when I have made them happy.

Brian: I’ve coached basketball and softball for 20 years.

Kim: Can’t tell, it’s secret!

Chris: Being the insane movie trivia guy!

Marcia: I used to throw competition darts.

Amy: I am super artsy and can paint.

Clay: I can touch my tongue to my nose.

Ana: Baking.

Ciara: It’s not a secret if you tell everyone…

Karla: I can sing like Vicente Fernandez and Shakira.

John: I don’t have one.

Vanessa: I can make delicious guacamole.

What are your hobbies?

Pam: Traveling, movies and shopping at TJ Maxx.

Brian: I love to play and watch sports.

Kim: Swimming, painting, and spending time with family.

Chris: Movies, movies, movies. Did I mention movies?

Marcia: Reading, watching TV and movies, and doing cross-stitch.

Amy: I enjoy playing video games, playing with my dog, and spending time with friends.

Clay: Playing pool.

Ana: Watching movies.

Ciara: Trying new local restaurants.

Karla: Running, hiking, dancing and traveling.

John: Golfing, fishing, and working on my car.

Vanessa: Playing soccer, volleyball and hanging out with my friends.

What’s the best way for your branch to give back to the community?

Pam: Helping wherever we can in the community.

Brian: Giving back by volunteering with charities in the community.

Kim: Partnering with other organizations to give back.

Chris: Being involved with local businesses and events as much as possible.

Marcia: Sponsoring and volunteering in community events.

Amy: By volunteering for local programs and events.

Clay: Donating and sponsoring things like Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and United Way.

Ana: By selling White Water Bay/Frontier City tickets and chocolate bars, the proceeds go toward the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Ciara: When we sponsor underprivileged kids at Christmas time.

Karla: Community events and member appreciation days.

John: When we sponsor some high school extra-curricular activities such as football, baseball, or basketball.

Vanessa: Volunteer and have events for our community.

What is the fondest memory you have of True Sky Credit Union?

Pam: Working with all the good members and employees over the years. A lot of them have come and gone and it has been a privilege to know each and every one of them.

Brian: How caring the people are at True Sky Credit Union.

Kim: The excitement people have when I help them lower their payments and save money.

Chris: Too many but I always recall the good feeling of helping people lower payments…never gets old!

Marcia: Listening to members and becoming great friends with them!

Amy: The willingness of the True Sky Credit Union staff from every department to help me get settled in when I first started.

Clay: I liked the time we had the BBQ truck come for member appreciation day.

Ana: Every quarter we have a drawing for $2,500 for both a new member and referring member. The winner of the first quarter drawing happened to be a member who comes to the Northwest Branch and we were able to see them receive the $2,500. It was excited for them and for us!

Ciara: All the coworkers who have turned into friends.

Karla: I enjoy reading fellow co-worker Sarah’s funny emails.

John: Everyone was so nice to me when I first got to the Northwest Branch.

What the most memorable moment you have of an event or situation?

Pam: Working with True Sky Credit Union for more than 32 years.

Brian: Saving members money on a daily basis.

Kim: I recently had a member apply for an auto loan. He was sent to our branch by a dealership because they couldn’t approve him. I was able to approve him for the auto purchase and at a lower interest rate than he would have received at the dealership! He danced out of my office, out the door, and down the sidewalk until he was out to the car!

Chris: When I dressed up as Elvis for one of our member appreciation days, glasses, wig, cape, the whole nine yards…was an absolute blast!

Amy: Shortly after I started, the Northwest Branch surprised me with a welcome gift basket with some of my most favorite things. It was the sweetest!!

Clay: When I got to shoot the confetti off for the member who won $2,500 dollars during the first quarter.

Ana: A member came in the lobby for a deposit and mentioned that she was struggling because her car was in the shop and she couldn’t get it out of the shop because it was too expensive. I suggested that she get a 7-4-7 loan so she could make payments instead of using her entire paycheck. She thought she wouldn’t get approved because her credit score was checked about a year ago and it wasn’t very good. I told her to try, the worst we could say was no. I signed her in to see a Financial Servcies Representative and she got approved for more than she thought. She was approved after having a TSCU credit card for a year which improved her score significantly. She came in the next day looking for me, cried, hugged me so tight and thanked me for mentioning the 7-4-7 loan to her! That made my day! 😊

Ciara: Our VP of HR and her husband dressing up as Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Karla: Employee birthday celebrations.

John: Completing Credit Scores Analysis for members who didn’t know their credit score could improve.

Vanessa: Getting to work with my co-workers, they’re so supportive!

What is a goal you look forward to accomplishing?

Pam: I look forward to leaving behind a legacy when I finally decide to retire. 

What’s your biggest achievement at TSCU? 

Pam: The relationships I’ve built with members throughout the years.