Getting to Know . . .
Linda Rosso, Branch Manager
The American Eagle Credit Union
Where You’ll Always Be Greeted By Name
Nine years ago American Eagle Credit Union (AECU) moved into its spacious, beautiful quarters, conveniently located on the northwest corner of Manchester and Barrett Station Roads, west of I-270 and it became an immediate attraction for members throughout the Manchester corridor. “We’ve got a prime location. The convenience of quick in and out hits a chord with today’s ultra-busy, hard working, members,” reports Linda Rosso, branch manager.
For those unfamiliar with credit unions, Linda explains, “A credit union is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution, owned and operated by its members. All profits are returned to members in the form of benefits including lower loan rates and higher interest rates. Credit unions offer a wide array of financial services. And, for as little as a $5 deposit into a savings account, you can become a member!”
About American Eagle Credit Union
“American Eagle Credit Union is a division of the Anheuser-Busch Employees Credit Union, which opened in 1939 and is ranked as a ‘Top 150’ credit union in the nation,” Linda explains. Eligibility for AECU membership is based on where members live and/or work. For AECU, that includes St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles, and Jefferson County – encompassing the entire Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce area.
“In Illinois, they serve all those who live or work in Madison County and St. Clair County. American Eagle also serves the employees and retirees of Sara Lee Bakery Group, AT&T and SBC, nationwide.”
The AECU offers a wide variety of business services including Business Checking, Lines of Credit and Loans. “We offer business loans for financing of commercial real estate, offering competitive rates and terms. If you need access to cash for short-term or ongoing financing needs, you may want to take advantage of secured and unsecured lines of credit – this account provides the working capital you need and competitive rate you want for business growth. We even offer a business installment loan for specific financing needs – equipment, autos, trucks – whatever you need.”
Of special interest to Chamber members is the opportunity of offering AECU membership to employees. “This is a sound way to improve your employee benefits without increasing your costs. Plus you can gain an edge in attracting and retaining qualified employees,” says Linda.
“Offering AECU membership opens the door for your employees to significant savings on financial products and services because we offer lower loan rates, higher savings rates and charge fewer fees for our products and services.
“As a credit union member, your employees will enjoy value-added benefits such as free checking, free online and mobile banking and a no annual fee Visa® card, plus a wide range of additional low-cost financial services including auto loans, mortgages and convenience services. If you would like more details on how to offer AECU membership as an employee benefit, please stop by and we’ll be happy to meet with you.
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Big News for AECU
“We want us to grow to become the biggest credit union in the area. Our team is excited about this goal, so we feel confident our branch will be among the leaders in this effort.”
“We joined the Chamber because we want to get the word out about the American Eagle Credit Union and all the terrific services we offer. We know how hard our members work for their money and it’s up to us to let them know ways they can make that money start working for them.”
Not only do the members find American Eagle’s location to be ultra convenient, so does Linda. She lives about five minutes away from her home where she and her husband, Bob, have raised their two sons, Tony and Tyler.
Having worked for AECU for 33 years, Linda has witnessed a lot of growth, but she reports one thing has not changed. “We know our members by name and they know ours. It’s a great pleasure to work with so many wonderful people and we’re looking forward to meeting and serving even more through the Chamber,” she reports.
As a Chamber member, we invite you to stop by the AECU’s branch, introduce yourself or check out the AECUs web site at www.abecu.org.