• CoastHills Credit Union Postpones Final Day of Grand Opening Celebration Festivities

    Piggy Bank cash giveaway with more than $8,000 in prizes will be rescheduled once public gatherings can safely and responsibly resume  

    SANTA MARIA, Calif. — CoastHills Credit Union announced Thursday that remaining planned activities celebrating the financial institution’s grand opening of its new headquarters at Betteravia Road and Highway 101 in Santa Maria are postponed to a future date.
    That includes a cash giveaway featuring a wall of piggy banks and more than $8,000 in prize money that was scheduled for Friday afternoon.  

    In an abundance of caution and in response to concerns raised by members about coronavirus disease (COVID-19), CoastHills made the difficult decision to postpone its grand opening celebration scheduled for Friday, March 13.   
    “Our number one priority is the safety of our members, employees and community,” Credit Union President/CEO Paul Cook said. “We are committed to being good community citizens and support the recommendations of our elected officials.  
    “We look forward to celebrating our grand opening with you, our member-owners, in the near future. We thank you for your understanding.”   

    Earlier Thursday, CoastHills participated in a ribbon-cutting for its new 90,000-plus square-foot headquarters, which was attended by dignitaries and local business representatives, including Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino and Lt. Col. Kenneth G. Peters from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Peters spoke during the dedication of the building’s military wall. 

    Also, as part of the grand opening, the Credit Union’s employee giving program “I’m All In” announced $5,000 sponsorships each for five local nonprofits — CASA of Santa Barbara County, Cabrillo High Aquarium, Santa Maria Valley Humane Society, Make-a-Wish Tri-Counties and Shadow’s Fund.