Ent brings banking home
The credit union will open a new location in Timnath this year
Ent, Colorado’s largest credit union, is opening its newest location at I-25 and Harmony Road this year, bringing it’s banking and borrowing services closer to Timnath residents.
“Our Timnath location is new from the ground up and is in the same category as our largest service centers,” said Business Development Manager Kacie Mach. “Members will not only get a beautiful new center but it will be loaded with all of the banking amenities you would expect. Where else can you grab a little spending money at our ITM (Ent’s version of an ATM) followed by a chicken sandwich and a pumpkin spice latte, all without leaving your car?”
Ent (which rhymes with “went”) is Colorado’s largest credit union and has been operating for more than sixty years. It was named after Major General Uzal Girard Ent, commander of the Ninth Air Force during World War II, and was chartered in Colorado Springs in 1957. Ent’s charter has since expanded to include most of Colorado’s Front Range and it was recently named the top credit union in Colorado for a third straight year by Forbes.
Credit unions like Ent are different from banks in their profit status—banks are for-profit, while credit unions are not for profit, owned by its members and therefore exempt from federal taxes and the obligation to make money for shareholders.
“Though ‘officially’ I help consumers and small businesses meet their banking needs and provide free, no-strings-attached financial literacy for themselves and their employees, my main goal is to communicate the credit union difference and mission to everyone in the communities we serve,” Mach said. “I am also involved in several local chambers and volunteer organizations to help out wherever I can.”
The Ent building is still under construction, but the credit union has already established precautions for opening up during a pandemic. The location will have plexiglass, hand sanitizer, masks, distance stickers, daily COVID-19 checks and reporting for employees. It also already offers banking services online for those not ready to visit in-person.
“I think the rest of Northern Colorado has realized that Timnath is truly at the center of it all!” Mach said. “It’s exciting to see so many rooftops being added to Timnath neighborhoods as people see that they can enjoy the benefits of a small town while still having unmatched access to larger communities and recreational spots along the I-25 corridor and beyond. Of course Ent wants to be part of that excitement!”
To learn more about Ent, participate in the grand opening or become a member, visit ent.com or email Kacie at email@example.com.