August 8, 2017

Advancial Federal Credit Union welcomed classic car owners and enthusiasts to open its newest branch in Katy, west of Houston, this past Saturday, August 5.

“We’ve never hosted a car show at a branch, but to have one as part of a grand opening event was a perfect combination,” said Deborah Griesbach, Chief Marketing Officer at Advancial. “The Katy Cruizers were great partners. They were all so enthusiastic and supportive of the idea, and I’m thrilled that so many were able to bring their cars out for the day and show them off.”

The grand opening event was well attended; Advancial estimates nearly 250 guests came and went throughout the day, looking at cars and enjoying the hot dogs and hamburgers provided by the James Coney Island Coney Cruiser food truck. Attendees also met the Katy branch Member Service Representatives and toured the building, which includes unique light fixtures, a stone feature wall, and iPads for the youngest Advancial members.

Also attending the party was D’Art, the Money Musketeers mascot, who took photos with kids, handed out fidget spinners and replica classic cars, and posed with a beautifully restored cherry red 1957 Chevy Bel Air. Visitors entered a drawing to win a large Yeti cooler, and the first 100 guests were given an Advancial tote bag filled with giveaways.

“I’m incredibly pleased with the success of the grand opening,” said Yolanda Martinez, Branch Manager of Advancial’s Katy branch. “We opened new accounts, met Advancial members from the surrounding area, and had a great day. Advancial is truly excited to be a part of the Katy community.”

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 Katy branch, located at 23525 Katy Fwy, Katy, TX 77494.