1950s

Berta Henry joins the Credit Union in January 1957 as a junior clerk. She was one of three employees when hired. Berta had the longest tenure with the company, retiring in 2015 as Assistant Vice President, Human Resources.

In 1958, the Credit Union moves to its first building on the southwest corner of Grand and Forest Park Avenue (currently a Saint Louis University dorm).

Its second location was the building currently housed by Minuteman Press at 3635 Forest Park Avenue.

At that time, the most cash members could receive was $300. If they wanted a larger amount, they were issued a check and were told to cash it at what was then Mercantile Bank at Grand and Lindell.

St. Louis Teacher’s Progressive Credit Union (an African American credit union) also existed at that time, which was smaller in membership/assets.