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Affinity Plus expands service in Brainerd Lakes Area with new Baxter branch

Tuesday, May 17, 2016  
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Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union - BAXTER, Minn. (May 17, 2016) – On Monday, Affinity Plus opened its highly anticipated new branch location in Baxter. The credit union has been serving the community since 1971, when the first branch was located in a small office at the State Hospital. The current branch serving the community on West Washington Street will remain open. 

“We have progressed immensely in our ability to serve members since the credit union first became a part of this community," said Wendy Peterson, director of branch services. "The opening of our new Baxter branch expands our ability to serve the Lake Area community, and we know the new branch will have a positive impact on how we will serve new and existing members."

Featuring a two lane drive-thru, 24 hour drive-up ATM, and more space and offices, the new branch facility allows access to more services, an improved member experience, and more privacy. The new branch also provides the Baxter community with increased employment opportunities.

“Along with this new location, we have enhanced our mobile banking experience to ensure members have access to the services they want and need when coming into town isn’t an option,” said Dave Larson, president and CEO of Affinity Plus. “While we continue to invest in mobile functionality for members, we recognize we have the largest branch network of any credit union in Minnesota, and we are committed to maintaining an outstanding branch experience; opening our new Baxter location is just one of the ways we are demonstrating that commitment."

The Affinity Plus branch in Baxter and its employees will celebrate the grand opening of their new facility the week of May 31. Festivities include a ribbon cutting and luncheon with the chamber of commerce on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. and treats throughout the week for members. Further information on Affinity Plus and the Baxter branch can be found at

Photo: The new Baxter branch.


Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, financial cooperative that puts people first above profits. Members of Affinity Plus receive maximum value through competitive rates, minimal fees, and unique, member-centric products and programs. Affinity Plus has 28 branches located throughout the state. With over $1.8 billion in assets with $3.5 billion in assets under management, Affinity Plus is based in St. Paul and is owned by more than 180,000 members. Additional information is available at or by calling (800) 322-7228.


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