Each month, we'll be shining the spotlight on one of our incredible team members here at Telcoe Federal Credit Union. Get to know Lois, our Sherwood Branch Supervisor!
How long have you been with Telcoe?
Seven years this August! I started off at the Main Branch downtown and bounced around for a few months, but I\'92ve been at Sherwood ever since.
Why did you choose Telcoe?
I started working right out of high school at a dry cleaner for 7.5 years and met Sarah (our CEO) there. She tried to convince me to work at Telcoe; I thought about it, but I never applied. Then, I worked at a cabinet shop as a finisher and drawer builder for a few years. After they closed, I came across Sarah\'92s husband and he convinced me to apply at Telcoe. Some of the things that attracted me to begin a career at Telcoe were the stability and the benefits.
What services do you provide at Telcoe?
I do a lot of things for our members. Regardless of who comes through the door, I\'92m ready to help as much as I can. Whatever comes our way, we have to be prepared for it, whether it\'92s setting up an IRA, opening an account, or just a simple transaction. We like to know our members personally and help identify their needs. We want to help them find the right product for them because they don\'92t always necessarily know what that is.
What is the best financial advice you've ever received?
Save your money!
Why should everyone use a credit union?
Credit unions are non-profit and have their members' best interest in mind. By offering low rates on auto loans and mortgages, they save members money while helping them with the next step in life.
What does "local" mean to you?
To me local means close to home. I LOVE that Telcoe makes everyone feel like family!
Tell us something really, really fun about yourself.
I'm outdoorsy. I love to be outside doing anything, from fishing to riding the four-wheeler. However, I do have the softer side of just wanting to stay home and hanging out with my Quaker Parrot, Tink.
What advice do you have for those looking to join Telcoe?
Don't wait. We have products and services to meet any need and look forward to helping you reach your goals!