O BEE Credit Union

Tenino's O Bee Credit Union celebrates with a grand opening in this November 2017 file photo. 

Forbes named O Bee Credit Union the best business of its type in Washington state on its “America’s Best-In-State Credit Unions” list.

This is the second time the credit union has received the honor from Forbes. O Bee’s CEO James Collins said in a press release that this distinction indicates the credit union is on the right track.

“It is an honor to be on Forbes America's Best-In-State Credit Union list for the second straight year,” Collins said. “We are doing the right things for the community and our members. It’s our unique position in the marketplace, our passion and creativity from our staff that makes us an award-winning credit union.”

To do the market research required to name the best credit unions in the United States, market research firm Statista was enlisted by Forbes to generate the list for each state.

“Statista surveyed more than 25,000 customers in the U.S. for their opinions on their banking relationships,” states a Forbes article. “The banks and credit unions were rated on overall recommendations and satisfaction, as well as trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital services and financial advice.”

Founded by Ted McGill, O Bee Credit Union opened its doors on Feb. 15, 1995. The company’s name is short for “The Olympia Brewing Co. Employees and Families Credit Union.”

As a full-service, not-for-profit credit union that is owned by its members, O Bee has grown to seven branches throughout the South Sound. The business is a common sight in Lacey, Tumwater, Tenino, Yelm, West Olympia, Point Ruston and Fern Hill in Tacoma.

Visit www.obee.com for more information.

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