Making the Switch

Okay, so it’s a been a week since I’ve had a chance to update you guys on what’s been happening. We’ve been very busy at Hopewell, with conferences, our operation feed campaign and more.

You know, it seems everywhere I go, people say to me, oh I’ve heard about Hopewell Federal and I want to switch but I think it’s too difficult. You’re wrong. We do have an electronic switch kit on our website that REALLY and TRULY takes the guesswork of having to do everything. Sure, you may have your banking needs currently at another financial institution, but seriously-switching really isn’t as difficult as you might think.

I keep hearing in this economic downturn, people are looking to credit unions, when really, we’re continuing to do what we’ve always done and that is meet the needs of our members by helping them get ahead financially, but what really resonates with you?

Is it the free iPod? (In my opinion, the “toaster” of the millennium) Or, is it a place where the folks know you and can take care of your needs? So, if you’ve been thinking about making the “big” switch to a credit union, call us or log on to and discover the credit union difference. I think one BIG difference, that I’ve stated many times before is that you can do shared branching with credit unions, I’m not sure your current financial institution has that available. But for us, it means you can do your banking at Hopewell and and several other local Licking County Credit Unions…including Fiberglas, Cardinal or CES in Utica. How about that? And not just there but at 193 other locations across Ohio.

So make the move to a credit union-and taking your banking with you! Have a great Easter!

Shell Out for Shamrocks!


 I’d like to take this opportunity to invite everyone to stop by and shell out $1 to purchase a Shamrock at Hopewell Federal. You can write your name on the shamrock and the proceeds from your purchase will go to our 2008 Operation Feed campaign to help those in need in Licking County.

Operation Feed of Licking County is a community-wide food drive which coordinates and promotes the collection of food from employees and Licking County residents to feed those in need in times of emergency. Your little donation can go a LONG way-in 2007, the member agencies of the Food Pantry Network of Licking County served 622,275 meals to 84,375 individuals. Approximately 50% of the recipients are children and infants who have no control over their situation. In 2008, the Licking County Food Pantry is projecting an increase in emergency food.

 So what are you waiting for? Stop in our Newark or Heath offices and donate $1 to buy a a shamrock for Operation Feed!

Thanks again as always for your support!