Pocatello, Idaho – Idaho Central Credit Unions is excited to announce the grand opening of its new branch in Pocatello. Located at 515 E Benton St, this new location will replace the existing branch positioned across the street at 544 E Benton St.
For Idaho Central, the opening of this new location holds special significance in the history of the credit union. In 1976, this lot was originally owned by Idaho Central, and housed a two-story building with a branch on the first floor, and the headquarters on the second. The administrative offices remained at this location until 1997. At that time, the Benton branch was then moved across the street, the original branch was closed, and the property was sold.
As Idaho Central’s membership has continued to grow, the need for more state-of-the-art branches has continued to increase. The decision to build a new branch to replace the dated facility with state-of-the-art energy and security systems allowed for Idaho Central to continue operating without disrupting member service while completing the project.
With over 5,200 square feet and three drive-thru lanes with high-definition 15” screens, this branch offers the unique experience of having a remote drive-thru, detached from the building. This was designed with the local membership and neighborhood impact in mind to offer an optimal experience for all members using the drive-thru, regardless of the direction they are entering the branch from. This design has also allowed for a section of the parking lot to be designated as 5th Street Bagelry parking. These five parking spots allow better access to this local restaurant, which ICCU believes benefits the community overall.
This full-service location has multiple private offices for lending and business services, six teller stations, four financial service stations, and a large waiting area. In the lobby, a kiosk is available for members to browse accounts online while learning about the newest available banking tools. iPads are also accessible for members to use while opening accounts, signing documents, and registering for online banking. Safe deposit boxes are also available.
Idaho Central is proud to lead the way in finding environmentally friendly solutions while building new branches. The modern design of this new building includes tall windows and ceilings that allow more natural light into the core of the building. With an enhanced HVAC system, energy efficient windows, lighting controls, and LED lighting, this branch is one of the most energy efficient branches ICCU has ever built.
This branch pays homage to the heart of Pocatello: Idaho State University. Through a joint partnership between ISU and ICCU, you can feel the Bengal pride throughout the branch. From artwork that highlights ISU campus buildings and vistas, architectural designs that mimic campus design features, a coin room with an LED ISU logo, and a backlit fabric wall behind the teller line wall featuring the Bengal Tiger logo, ICCU’s dedication to servicing the needs of the students and employees of ISU as well as local residents shines through. Idaho Central is proud to support Idaho State University.
This unique branch will meet the needs of ICCU’s membership in the Pocatello area. Through January 31, 2022, members who visit the new Benton branch can be entered in to win a 2022 Polaris RZR! New members are eligible to receive up to $200 for a new account with checking. For more information on this branch or questions about Idaho Central, please visit iccu.com or give them a call at 800-456-5067.