Launch Federal Credit Union Breaks Ground On New Branch
By Space Coast Daily // October 12, 2014
Branch located in Orange City
ORANGE CITY, FLORIDA – Launch Federal Credit Union (Launch FCU) hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new branch opening in Orange City.
The new full-service branch will be located on the corner of Harley Strickland Boulevard and the Veterans Memorial Highway in the Kohl’s anchored West Volusia Town Centre shopping plaza. It will feature a drive-thru, plenty of parking, a drive-up ATM and safe deposit boxes.
Orange City representatives including Mayor Tom Laputka were on hand for the event to help welcome Launch FCU to the city. The new branch will join Launch FCU’s other 12 branches throughout Brevard and Volusia counties.
“We are proud and excited to be breaking ground on the new Orange City branch which will serve much of the West Volusia area,” says Launch Federal Credit Union’s CEO Joe Mirachi.
“We are happy to be able to continue our growth by expanding into the Orange City community. The new branch will employ at least nine full-time employees, expanding to 12 full-time employees within five years. We have hired local contractor Rhodes Building Company to complete the building process, and they expect this project to create 286 construction jobs for a period of six months. The building should be completed in April of 2015,” says Mirachi.
Launch FCU also has a student-run branch at nearby University High School. The new Orange City branch will be a training branch for UHS students in the Finance Academy who wish to volunteer at the school branch.
“We are very pleased Launch FCU chose Orange City for its new location,” says Mayor Laputka.“We enjoy seeing business growth in the city as well as job creation. It’s a win-win for both parties.”
Launch Federal Credit Union (formerly known as Kennedy Space Center Federal Credit Union) is a full service community credit union currently with twelve branch locations throughout Brevard and Volusia counties. The Credit Union has assets of more than $640 million, and serves more than 57,000 members. Membership is open to all who live, work or worship in Brevard or Volusia counties. For more information on Launch Federal Credit Union, please visit www.launchfcu.com or call (321) 455-9400.