Whitefish Credit Union's Senior-Most Teller to Retire After 20 Years

Montana's largest credit union will wish farewell to their senior-most teller at the end of this month.

Columbia Falls, MT, January 20, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Whitefish Credit Union’s senior most teller, Cheryl Sands, is set to retire at the end of this month after 20 years of service.

Sands began her career in 1996 at the Columbia Falls office of Whitefish Credit Union, Montana’s largest credit union. Born and raised there, her firsthand knowledge of the community and local members made Sands an invaluable asset for the branch, said Michael Burr, vice president and special assets officer of Whitefish Credit Union in Columbia Falls.

“One of the things I’ll miss most about working with Cheryl is her familiarity with the Columbia Falls community,” said Burr. “Everyone in the community knows Cheryl and she, in turn, knows them all by name. It’s hard to describe how important that kind of personal touch is for us and our members.”

As Columbia Falls’ senior teller, Sands’ responsibilities include all teller duties, work as a notary public, and making sure Credit Union members receive the best service possible each day. Members in Columbia Falls agree she’s done her job well. Sands was voted “Best Teller in the Flathead Valley” in 2014 by readers of The Daily Inter Lake newspaper.

“What I’ve enjoyed most about the job is my great coworkers in the Columbia Falls office and the wonderfully sweet members we have,” said Sands. “We’re just like a family here. I’ve had a lot of fun with them all throughout my time at Whitefish Credit Union and I will miss everyone.”

After retirement, Sands plans to spend time in Arizona with her children and grandchildren and time with her grandson in Columbia Falls. She also hopes to do more camping and boating with Mike, her husband of 48 years.

About Whitefish Credit Union:
Whitefish Credit Union is a respected leader in the financial services industry. State chartered in 1934, it has gone on to become the largest credit union in Montana with nearly $1.4 billion in assets. Today, Whitefish Credit Union manages seven branches throughout the state, which serve the financial cooperative’s more than 55,000 members.
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Eldon Tilley