Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Grand ReOpening Day at Alcatel-Lucent branch

Today we're celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of our branch in the Indian Hill building at Lucent. We made some changes to the interior, so we thought it was a good excuse to serve punch and cookies to our friends at Alcatel-Lucent! After all, our relationship with Alcatel-Lucent goes way back to our founding days at Western Electric's Hawthorne Works Plant in Cicero. The Hawthorne Works plant manufactured telephones and telephone wires and a group of Western Electric employees started the credit union in 1935 by pooling their money to save with each other and make small loans to each other during the Great Depression.

To make a long story short...years later after the plant closed, a portion of the business was sold to another phone company and it moved out to Naperville. Hawthorne Credit Union moved with it.

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