Fort Branch is Finally Open!


On Wednesday, July 9th, HiTel FCU opened a new Fort Branch inside of the Downtown Walmart on Fort Street Mall.  Shoppers were eager to see the new two story retail store, and flooded the isles – customers were literally shoulder to shoulder.

A few HiTel FCU employees were set up right on the mall with both 93.9 the Jamz and Island 98.5 giving away a lot of cool things.  The credit union brought their wheel and winners who landed on the one lucky spot received a prize of their choice – a glass cup with a mini Yoko or mini Kalea doll, a shopping cart full of goodies or a HiTel FCU money bag.  There was also a entry box to win a iPad mini and Ni’ihau shell necklaces.

It was only one entry per person, however, anyone who opened a checking account with $100 would get three entries or $500 would get 20 entries.  Winners will be announced all throughout the month of August!

On Thursday July 10th, Pastor John from Hope Chapel blessed our branch to protect and bring good fortune to both the branch and staff.  Fort Branch is our fourth Walmart Branch here on Oahu. Our employees are excited in servicing all your money needs!

Like our Facebook page at Hawaiian Tel FCU and view more pictures from our Grand Opening!

Casual Day 2014 Recap

On Wednesday June 18th HiTel FCU employees celebrated the United Cerebral Palsy Casual Day in casual attire – Jeans, tennis shoes and the UCPA cotton blue t-shirt.  There were 67 employees that donated to the cause, and it was definitely a treat for them to dress down for such a special occasion.

UCPA of Hawaii is part of a nation wide network that provides educational programs and supports research in cerebral palsy.  The credit union participates in their two biggest events, the other being the Hawaiian Rubber Duckie Race at the McCully Shopping Center.

 

Bishop Branch Biz

On Monday, May 12th, HiTel FCU had announced their Bishop Branch relocation on the 11th floor of the Hawaiian Telephone Company Building.  Employees who came to visit the newly opened branch received a special treat – pop-a-licious popcorn!  There was a popcorn bar set up, and there were toppings galore from Arare Mochi Crunch and Fruikake to Raisinets and Gummy Bears.  Everyone had a blast adding goodies to their popcorn.  In addition, members who made any transaction at the teller window received a leather key chain in appreciation of their membership.  The branch is strictly for Hawaiian Tel employees as the credit union can serve all their money needs at a convenient location.  However, in just a few weeks, the Downtown Walmart Branch will soon be opening on Fort Street to service the public.

New Year Resolutions

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  As we welcome 2014 we asked some of our employees what their New Year resolutions were and this is what they said:

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HiTel Annual Fire Drill

Wendy taking charge of the fire drill

Wendy taking charge of the fire drill

HiTel FCU employees rehearsed a fire drill on the morning of December 18, 2013.  It is an annual training exercise the credit union does to ensure the safety of their employees.  The emergency evacuation procedure allows multiple escape routes for employees.  There was a designated meeting place along KapalamaCanal, which was zoned by departments to make sure everyone was out safely.

Fire drills do not only ensure that staff and members understand what they need to do if there is a fire, but also to test how effectively everyone can evacuate, and look for ways to improve specific aspects of the procedure if it is necessary.

It is just as important for families to test fire alarms and practice escape drills with their children to reduce risks of injury or even death.  So let’s be proactive!