Ripco Credit Union announces renovation, expansion
Star Journal Report
Ripco Credit Union’s main branch will soon be undergoing an expansion. President and CEO Liza Edinger said the project, which will include a remodel of the building, will bring needed additional space and efficiencies.
“We are currently at maximum capacity here in Rhinelander, as existing office space limits our options for adequate staffing and sensible traffic flow,” Edinger stated. “Even with the many digital banking options available, many members appreciate being able to stop in and meet face-to-face.”
The expansion will include space for additional staff, more public spaces, a multi-purpose meeting room and an elevator for improved access to the lower level. During the first phase, the main entrance will be temporarily relocated and the onsite drive-up ATM will only be accessible as a walk-up service. The three-phase project is expected to begin in mid-June and be complete in spring or early summer 2021.
Lobby reopening June 15
The lobbies of both the Rhinelander and Eagle River branches will be reopening June 15, following closure due to the COVID-19 emergency. Currently, members are able to enter the building for specific services by appointment. To prepare for further opening, shields have been installed at member-facing areas and masks will be worn by members and Ripco staff in the public areas. Floors have been marked to assist in social distancing. Beginning June 15, members will be allowed to enter the lobbies without appointments, will be asked to observe social distancing, will be required to wear a face mask or covering and occupancy will be limited to only the person or persons necessary to perform the necessary transaction. More details are available at ripco.org or by calling 715-365-4800.