June 26, 2017

Advancial Federal Credit Union hosted a grand opening celebration at the newest North Texas branch in Allen. The grand opening doubled as a pet adoption event, as local rescue organizations brought dogs of all sizes for a meet and greet with potential new forever homes.

“We’ve hosted several adoption days at various branches throughout our service area, but this is the first we’ve held that was also a grand opening event,” said Deborah Griesbach, Chief Marketing Officer at Advancial. “It’s a great way to bring our community together, meet our members in Collin County, and hopefully place some of these sweet dogs with new families.”

Although the weather was uncooperative for the first hour of the event, unleashing buckets of rain on North Texas, the skies cleared by mid-morning and Advancial welcomed a sizeable crowd. DFW Lab Rescue and Bull-luv-able Paws and Chi Wawas Rescue attended and brought adoptable dogs ranging from big to small. Food was served all day, including donuts from Max’s Donut Shop, Starbucks Coffee and ice cream from What’s da Scoop food truck.

Joining in the celebration was D’Art, the Advancial Money Musketeers mascot, who took photos with kids and dogs, and waved hello to passing cars on W. Exchange Parkway after the rain let up. Visitors entered a drawing to win one of several giveaways, including a Yeti Cooler stuffed with Advancial swag.

“Even though the beginning of the day was a little soggy, we had a fantastic event,” said Ashley Dambold, Branch Manager of Advancial’s Allen branch. “We opened several new accounts and met a lot of people from Allen and the surrounding area. There was a great feeling of community and I noticed several families filling out applications to adopt. Hopefully they can bring a furry family member home soon.”

With a history dating back to 1937, Advancial provides a diversified line of advanced financial solutions to its members. Today, Advancial is a full-service financial institution that serves more than 80,000 members worldwide and has assets of approximately $1.4 billion. For more information, please visit the Advancial website at www.advancial.org or the Allen branch, located at 1259 W. Exchange Pkwy Ste 100, Allen, TX 75013.