By Nick Poust
Indiana Members Credit Union celebrated the opening of its newest branch in Carmel at 12725 Old Meridian St. with a ribbon cutting Oct. 20 that included both employees and benefactors.
Thorpe Miller, IMCU’s vice president of sales and marketing, spoke at the event and expressed his excitement at opening this branch.
“We’re really excited to add to our network of branches here in Hamilton County, especially here in Carmel,” Miller said. “This will be our second branch here in Carmel, but this will really serve as the central heart of where Carmel is.”
Indiana Members Credit Union, celebrating its 60th year, opened in 1956 as a hospital credit union. Sticking to its roots, IMCU is in close proximity to hospitals throughout the region, which is something Miller takes pride in.
“We’re very into the healthcare world, and serving those members especially has been a big core for us,” Miller said. “Being right here in the heart of all of the hospitals – Community, St. Francis, others that are out there – we’re excited about being right here in this location.”
It’s not just the location that has IMCU buzzing. Rob Martin, the chairman of IMCU’s board, spoke about the Interactive Teller Machines that have been incorporated into its banking model. The ITMs allow members to both see and speak with an IMCU representative through on-screen technology, while using corresponding machines for their transactions.
“This is our new version of branch operation,” Martin said. “We like to think of it as bringing the latest level of technology but retaining personal touch. That’s what we really like. We’re excited. We hope this is as successful as we think it will be.
“We want to be a great partner to the community of Carmel,” Martin added. “We just believe this is going to be the branch of the future.”
Indiana Members Credit Union is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.