Sep 27 2016 | Written By Jennifer McHugh | Director of Public Affairs & Financial Education

Eau Claire, WI – Royal Credit Union (Royal) hosted a ribbon cutting and grand re-opening celebration at its newly remodeled North High School student-run credit union office. Royal leaders, school administrators and students joined together on Tuesday, September 27 for the event. Royal opened the office at North High School in 2005. Since its opening 33 students have worked in the North High School office.

The remodeled facility features a warm, welcome environment for Members to conduct business. Comfortable seating, a financial education delivery center and space for one-on-one consultations are also available in the office.  North students and credit union leaders discussed the impact having access to a student-run credit union has on financial education and school officials focused on the  the importance of partnering with local businesses to help students succeed.

“We were very excited to celebrate this newly remodeled space today,” said Kathy Buyze, Royal Credit Union financial education supervisor. “The response from the students has been very positive and we are excited to offer them a location to hang out and have fun while they are learning about money.”

To celebrate the long-standing partnership, Royal Credit Union presented North High School administrators with a $250 donation to support an educational initiative or school program of their choice. Royal Credit Union has 28 student-run credit union offices in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Seventeen are located in elementary schools, five are in middle schools and six are in high schools.

Royal Credit Union is a federally insured credit union serving over 160,000 Members with 24 full service offices.  Wisconsin locations are in Amery, Balsam Lake, Chippewa Falls, Colby, Eau Claire, Hudson, Menomonie, New Richmond, Osceola, Rice Lake, River Falls, St. Croix Falls, Somerset, and Whitehall. Royal Credit Union Minnesota locations are in Edina, Coon Rapids, and St. Paul. Royal is driven by a core ideology which is built on strong purpose and values. Royal is certified by the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). You can open an account or apply for a low-rate loan at Royal Credit Union if you live or work in 23 counties in western Wisconsin, 12 counties in Minnesota, or are a Realtor in Wisconsin or Minnesota. Visit or call Royal Credit Union at 1-800-341-9911 for more information.