Our credit union was organized in 1948 by a group of United States Postal Service employees as the Roanoke Postal Employees’ Federal Credit Union. The commitment they demonstrated to assisting members and their families in getting ahead financially remains at the core of everything we do. We strongly believe in the credit union philosophy of "people helping people" and we strive to provide members with the highest level of personalized service.
Like many credit unions, we had a modest beginning - 48 members, $669 in assets, and loans of $510 in the first month of operation. Today we’re more than 10,000 members strong with greater than $100 million in assets and in excess of $82 million in loans.
Though we have grown and remain financially strong, the downsizing of the USPS presented our credit union with the challenge of how to maintain future growth with a shrinking potential field of membership. In October 2012, our members overwhelming voted to convert to a State charter as a basis for expanding our field of membership to the community.
While we embrace the opportunities that a new charter provides, including a new name, there was never a question of remembering our roots. After reviewing an extensive list of potential names with considerable thought given to the impact, appeal, and flexibility each held, Blue Eagle Credit Union was born.
Once we determined the name, we needed to bring it to life with a logo. As we began to sift through the numerous design directions for the logo, it was critical that it convey an ‘open’ membership message to the community and yet continue to connect with our USPS core membership.
The eagle displays strength and a sense of flight or reaching new heights with a very stylistic flare. The color blue depicts strength, loyalty, stability, and trust-worthiness. Most importantly, both the eagle and the color blue provide a link to our USPS history and legacy.
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