Credit Union moving to Route 31 in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 April 2014 at 12:00 am

Cobblestone Country buys site from Medina hospital

Photos by Tom Rivers – This site at 299 West Ave. is being renovated and will become the new home for the Cobblestone Country Federal Credit Union.

ALBION – A credit union that started nearly a half century ago is planning a move to a more modern building on Route 31.

The Cobblestone Country Federal Credit Union currently operates out of 239 South Main St., a building next to COVA and the Arnold Gregory Memorial Complex.

The Credit Union has purchased 299 West Ave. from Medina Memorial Hospital (Orleans Community Health). The site is being renovated and a drive-through window will be installed at the site at the corner of West Avenue and Hamilton Street.

The Orleans County Planning Board is reviewing the site plan for the project at its 7 p.m. meeting on Thursday at the County Administration Building.

The Credit Union expects to move into the renovated site in late June, said Nancy Zielonko, manager of the Credit Union.

“We are expanding on the Avenue,” she said. “It will give us more visibility and everything will be on one floor.”

The Credit Union currently operates out of this building owned by Lissow Development at 239 South Main St.

The Credit Union started in 1965 as the Liptons Federal Credit Union. It was most recently the Central Orleans Credit Union until its name was changed about a decade ago to the Cobblestone Country Federal Credit Union.

The not-for-profit organization at that time expanded its service area from the central Orleans County towns to all of Orleans – “anyone who lives, works or worships in Orleans County,” Zielonko said.

The financial institution is federally regulated and loans money, and has checking and savings accounts, and other banking services. Because it’s not-for-profit, it doesn’t charge its customers with higher fees, Zielonko said.

Besides Zielonko, the Credit Union has four other employees. It currently leases a building from Lissow Development.

For more information, check Cobblestone Country’s web site by clicking here.