My, how we've grown! Published December 1, 2016 The figures rise, the income grows, and the number of the lives Maps Credit Union touches increases every year. By every measure, Maps grew into a bigger, stronger institution this year. In the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2016 our assets reached $594 million and our membership soared to more than 52,000 members. Our growth enabled our staff to serve members better online, over the phone, or in person at one of our nine full-service or campus branches. It also helped us update and broaden our service by opening a branch in Silverton, remodeling the McNary branch, and clearing a corner in Stayton to make way for a new branch. We also expanded our mortgage department, hosted financial planning workshops, opened a new Maps Investments office in Corvallis, and made accounts more secure by moving from VISA to MasterCard, which features the more secure technology of EMV chips. Our work didn’t go unnoticed. For the eighth year in a row, Maps was named the Best Credit Union in the Statesman Journal’s annual Best of the Mid-Valley contest. We also gained several hundred new Facebook and Twitter “likes” and followers. Our members who use their Maps Free Community Checking accounts can be proud, too. They raised a record $68,000 for the Maps Community Foundation by earning a penny for it every time they swiped their debit cards. With that income and other donations, the foundation gave thousands in college scholarships, education grants, and community and charitable gifts. We’re proud of what we’ve done since a handful of educators pooled their savings to start the credit union in 1935. We’re humbled that our members trust us, and pledge to continue to do what’s needed to help them navigate life.