Recently, I celebrated my 25th anniversary with LGFCU.
Our Human Resources department presented me with a nice certificate for my desk. A few handshakes and pats on the back from colleagues made the moment even more special. I had to suffer through a few good-natured old man jokes, but that’s okay. Payback is coming.
There are benefits of working at a place for two-and-a-half decades. I have the satisfaction of seeing fellow employees grow into wonderful professionals. I’ve formed warm friendships with many members. I can’t think of anything in life I’d rather be doing right now than working for all of you.
Longevity also gives one a sense of perspective on how things have changed over time. Life was different in 1992 when I was hired at LGFCU. There was no smart phone. Mobile apps did not exist. The internet was still very new. In fact, LGFCU didn’t have a website at the time. Electric cars had not been invented yet. Back then, most financial services required foot traffic to a branch office. My, how times have changed.
The cost of goods was different in 1992. The average price of regular gas was $1.13 per gallon. The Dow Jones’ high was 3,413. The cost of a first-class stamp was $0.29. Seems I remember grumbling about the cost of stuff then. In that respect, nothing much has changed.
While our ways of life have taken on new habits, there are some things that have not changed. Your Credit Union is as focused as ever to help you live a better life. Sure, financial services have evolved over time. But, we’re determined not to let these new-fangled technologies get in the way of serving you with the personal attention you deserve.
I arrived at LGFCU bright-eyed and full of enthusiasm for what we would build together. You trusted us with your financial needs. In return, I believe we have been good for each other.