Premier America donates $1,000 to Ventura Family YMCA and opens new branch

 To provide greater convenience for members, Premier America Credit Union recently finalized relocation of its Ventura branch to the Montalvo Square Shopping Center at 1794 S. Victoria Avenue.

Premier America will mark the occasion on Thursday, August 4 with a $1,000 donation to the Ventura Family YMCA to further their efforts with youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA strives to nurture the potential of every youth and teen, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.

Together, local dignitaries, members of the Ventura Chamber of Commerce and Premier America team members will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially inaugurate the new Ventura branch.

John M. Merlo, President and CEO of Premier America, commented, “Ventura is a vibrant city and this location will be extremely convenient for the member-owners of Premier America. Staffed with knowledgeable professionals, people can feel confident walking in to the branch, knowing our team is here to help them achieve their financial goals. We look forward to providing an exceptional member experience.”

Mr. Merlo added, “Premier America recognizes the importance of investing in the community. It seemed fitting to continue our tradition of giving back to the community by making a donation to the Ventura Family YMCA.”

The Ventura branch is managed by longtime area resident, Terri Hernandez. “Drop by and bring your friends and family with you to discover the advantages member-owners of Premier America Credit Union receive every day. It means a lot to me and my staff that the members of Premier America trust us to help them with their savings, home purchases, planning for retirement, and more.” says Hernandez. “I’m thrilled to be serving the Ventura community.”

Premier America offers a wide range of financial products, including checking and savings accounts, home and auto loans, as well as insurance and investment services.

The Ventura branch is a full service location with an ATM and ample parking. Lobby hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

About Premier America Credit Union: Originally formed in 1957, Premier America Credit Union opened its doors to the community at large in 1999. Today it is one the nation’s largest credit unions with more than $2 billion in assets, nearly 100,000 members, and 9 branches in Ventura County. For more information, visit




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