Baltimore, Maryland (July 20, 2020) — SECU, Maryland’s largest state chartered credit union, will unveil its newest branch location at 12179 Clarksville Pike in Clarksville, Maryland, on August 4, 2020. SECU’s Clarksville location is the latest in a series of planned new financial center openings, designed to expand the credit union’s footprint and better serve Maryland residents.
To celebrate the grand opening of its 23rd branch in Maryland, SECU is inviting residents of its new neighborhood to a two-week long celebration, featuring special virtual activities and community events, giveaways, and a food drive to benefit the Community Action Council of Howard County – Food Bank.
“We’re incredibly excited to meet our new neighbors in Clarksville, Maryland,” said Dave Sweiderk, president and CEO of SECU. “While we won’t be able to welcome everyone in person to celebrate right away, this new financial center offers members and local businesses plenty of options for socially distant banking services, and a trusted local partner to meet their financial wellness needs.”
The SECU Clarksville location is the third branch in Howard County and directly reflects SECU’s member feedback requesting an additional branch in this locale. The new location features the latest innovative banking technology, including two interactive teller machines (ITMs) in the lobby and one in the drive-thru, allowing members to interact with a live SECU teller in a remote location.
SECU’s new financial center encompasses 2,125 square feet and will be staffed by five full time employees, including a financial center manager and an assistant financial center manager. Enhanced physical barriers and protocols to promote sanitation and social distancing, including one ATM inside of the center and one conveniently accessible in the drive-thru, are also in place.
From August 4 – 15, SECU is offering a celebratory interactive line-up which includes:
● Facebook LIVE performance and giveaways with Grammy-award winning children’s performers, Dan + Claudia Zanes, in partnership with (cool) progeny – August 12 from 12 noon – 1 p.m. on SECU’s Facebook page
● Kona Ice Truck – To surprise and delight new neighbors with a frozen treat, the Kona Ice truck will be visiting select Clarksville neighborhoods on August 6 and 11 from 12 noon – 5 p.m. to provide complimentary shaved ice. Routes of the truck can be found by visiting SECU’s Facebook page
● Food drive benefiting the Community Action Council of Howard County Food Bank – Collection containers will be placed outside SECU’s Columbia (8630 Snowden River Parkway), Ellicott City (10025 Baltimore National Pike) or new Clarksville branch from August 3-15. Nonperishable food items can be donated and dropped off at the labeled outdoor collection containers at the above branch locations during this time. Monetary donations to benefit the Community Action Council of Howard County – Food Bank can also be made through the SECU MD Foundation.
To protect the safety and health of SECU members and staff during COVID-19, current hours will offer lobby access Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. by appointment only and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. by appointment only. Teller services are available Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, lobby access will be available Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. and by appointment only from 2 – 4 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Teller services will be available Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Serving more than 260,000 members across Maryland, and headquartered in Linthicum, Md., SECU has 23 financial centers and provides access to nearly 50,000 free ATMs through the CO-OP network.