Freedom First Opens Business Banking & Commercial Lending Branch in Downtown Roanoke

December 8, 2016

Freedom First Business Banking Branch at 1st and Campbell in Downtown RoanokeFreedom First Credit Union is proud to announce the opening of a new branch on the corner of 1st and Campbell in downtown Roanoke. This full service branch will be home to Freedom First’s Business Banking and Commercial Lending division.

The new branch, located in the historic State and City Building and formerly occupied by Frank L. Moose Jewelers, will be the first financial institution to occupy the landmark commercial space since the 1930s when it was the State and City Bank. Great care was taken in designing the space to include historic elements as well as modern style and technology. The eclectic décor is accentuated by a meeting table, custom-made by Black Dog Salvage, and historic images contributed by the History Museum of Western Virginia and the Roanoke Public Library.

“We have been growing our business services team over the past three years and have become a trusted partner to many local businesses,” said Paul Phillips, CEO and President of Freedom First. “Businesses appreciate banking with Freedom First because their deposits are reinvested locally, helping fund projects that improve the quality of life of individuals and communities throughout the Roanoke and New River Valleys.”

The branch will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and have extended hours on Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Freedom First Credit Union, founded in Salem 60 years ago, serves over 48,000 members in the Roanoke and New River Valleys and has assets of $450 million. Freedom First’s extensive consumer and business banking portfolio offers a full range of products and services, including innovative mobile and online banking options.