Members 1st Federal Credit Union Closes on Land for New Headquarters

George Nahodil, President/CEO, signs the documents for Members 1st Federal Credit Union’s new headquarters.

As of Friday, September 13, Members 1st Federal Credit Union has closed on land in Hampden Township for a new Cumberland County headquarters. The new campus will be located at the Hampden Marketplace on Marketplace Way, off of Valley Road on the east side of Interstate-81. The move will bring the credit union’s associates, who are currently split between four buildings in the Rossmoyne Business Center, under one roof.

Members 1st announced plans to move back in February. In preparation, the credit union sold two of its four buildings earlier this year with the remaining two buildings currently on the market. The credit union’s goal is a revenue neutral end-result, according to credit union spokesperson Mike Wilson.

Members 1st has partnered with East Lampeter Township’s Greenfield Architects for the design and Mowery Construction in Silver Spring Township to oversee construction of the new building. The credit union hopes to break ground in early 2020 and expects that the construction will take 12-18 months. “As we approach our 70th year of proudly serving members, associates and the community, this is a very exciting time for Members 1st. Our humble roots began in Hampden Township and the plans for the new campus allow us to remain a community partner in Cumberland County,” says Wilson.

The credit union has nearly 60 locations in Dauphin, Cumberland, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and Adams counties with over 435,000 members, and plans to expand its footprint into Berks County in 2020. Members 1st opened in 1950 at the Navy Supply Depot in Hampden Township, which is now known as Naval Support Activity Mechanicsburg.