On July 1, 2017, Harbor Credit Union will unite with Fox Communities Credit Union and the name of Fox Communities Credit Union will be retained. Harbor Credit Union adds four additional locations to Fox; three in the Green Bay area and one in Luxemburg. This unification will result in 22 branches from the Green Bay area through the Fox Valley and surrounding areas for all members.
Michael DeGrand, President of Harbor Credit Union says, “Harbor Credit Union has always kept the interest of our members in the forefront of our minds. With that as the guiding principle, we decided that the best way to accomplish this was to unite with Fox Communities Credit Union. Fox focuses on providing the same type of personalized service while concentrating on the member’s financial well-being. Their values match those of Harbor Credit Union, so this conclusion became obvious. Harbor members will experience more ATM locations, along with expanded hours, products and services. All of our staff will remain with the credit union and with the expanded hours, we hope to add additional job opportunities.”
Fox Communities Credit Union President Greg Hilbert stated, “Fox is excited to welcome the members of Harbor Credit Union. Both credit unions share a deep understanding of our commitment to members and the communities we serve. New to the members at Harbor will include an auto buying program, business lending program, financial planning and even a first time home buying program! This partnership shows how credit unions continue to work together to improve and expand product and service offerings for all members.”
Fox Communities Credit Union and Harbor Credit Union are financial cooperatives, which means, they are owned by their members who bank with them. In February 1952, Harbor was chartered for the employees of Green Bay Box Paper & Pulp (now Green Bay Packaging). Later the credit union became community based in 1980, and in 1988 it changed its name to Harbor Credit Union. Fox Communities Credit Union first began as Combined Locks Credit Union, in 1937, when it served employees of the Locks Mill. The name was changed to Fox Communities Credit Union in 1987.
Fox Communities Credit Union has assets of over $1.35 billion and they employ more than 360. Anyone can join if they live or work in the counties of Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, Sheboygan, Waupaca or Winnebago. Together, the credit union will be serving almost 100,000 members!