Hawaiian Tel Federal Credit Union celebrated the opening of its first retail Credit Union branch on Sunday, July 15, 2012. The branch is conveniently located inside the Kapolei Wal-Mart. With the opening of this branch, Hawaiian Tel FCU made history by being the first Hawaii credit union to have a branch located inside a retail location.
The celebration started with a blessing by Kumu Kahu Shad Kane with Chairman Glen Moribe and President Norman Okimoto performing the maile lei grand opening ceremony.
The celebration continued with guest DJ’s Krey-Z Oshiro of Island 98.5 and Maleko of Star 101.9. Krey-Z Oshiro and Maleko manned the slot machine, giving attendees a chance to win a Volkswagen Passat courtesy of Honolulu Volkswagen. Cupcakes and Things, a local bakery based out of Kapolei, was on site giving out samples of their tasty treats and created a memorable cupcake ‘cake’ for our special event.
The Hawaiian Tel FCU prize wheel was spinning non-stop from 10am-2pm. Attendees were given the opportunity to win Wal-Mart gift cards, cupcake certificates, rice paddles, flashlights, key chains and much more.
Non-members could also open a new account and were given a choice of special gifts. Gifts included lunch tote with bottle, mini metal carts filled with groceries, or a commemorative 75th anniversary mug with warming lid.
Take a look at the celebration!
UPDATE–July 20, 2012:
On July 18th, the winner of our iPad drawing was chosen! Our winner, Lisa, works with special needs children at Kapiolani Women’s & Children’s hospital. She plans to use the iPad when working with the children. We want to congratulate her and thank her for coming out to support HiTel FCU!