A message from CEO Bill Lawton
Community Financial was founded in 1951 as the Daisy Employees Federal Credit Union. In 1951, the average annual income was $4,200, the average price of a new home was $16,000, the average price of a new car was $1,800, and gas was $0.27 a gallon! Since then, a lot has changed. One thing that has remained the same is our dedication to serving our members and communities. For 65 years, as a member owned cooperative, Community Financial has been offering superior financial services with a commitment to service.
Today, we have over 60,000 members who are borrowing and saving together. We have 11 branches in southeast and northern Michigan. In addition, we are continually improving our online & mobile banking services to make banking with Community Financial even easier.
The values on which we were founded--service, commitment, and respect for our members--remain as strong today as when our story began 65 years ago. Our focus back then was, and still is, to serve our members and our communities. We'd like to recognize all past and present employees, board members and members who have played a part in our success.
To all of our members, thank you for being an owner of Community Financial and happy anniversary! Our communities are better places to work and live in because of the difference we make together. We look forward to continued success and serving you in 2016.