At Advance Savings, we believe in putting people first.  We created the Get-to-Know Local Program to highlight and showcase the people that make our communities so great.  They're your neighbour, your friend and your family!  

Are you running a locally-owned small business in your community and want to spread the word? Are you volunteering your time to a great cause? Advance Savings wants to hear YOUR story.

The Get-to-Know Local Program features Advance Savings member and staff and the stories they have to share. 

New stories will be added weekly!

Nick Landry, Senior Commercial Account Manager Expand/Collapse

Nick’s career with Advance Savings began when he was only 16 years old. Starting his journey as a co-op student in his final year of high-school, Nick went from coffee runs and photocopying to being one of our top Senior Commercial Account Managers.

Over the past 13 years, Nick has been trained and has worked in nearly all departments at Advance Savings. Nick’s everyday tasks primarily involve managing the day-to-day financial needs and lending decisions for our business members. Nick enjoys the variation in his every day responsibilities, and truly appreciates watching a member’s business expand and flourish over many years.

"It is all about finding simple solutions to complex problems, while being able to interact with a wide variety of different people with diverse backgrounds. It is impressive that tackling that initial challenge can turn into a lifelong business relationship. The whole experience is engaging, rewarding, and stimulating”

In his leisure time, Nick loves to travel the world and see new things, experience the thrill of snowboarding during the winter time, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the outdoors on a long hike, as well as donate his time to give back to his community.

Agreeing with the same beliefs as Advance Savings, Nick recognizes the importance of supporting his community, and does so by coaching soccer for the Codiac Soccer Club and for a high school team in his spare time, year round.

Nick states that working for Advance Savings is something that he can be proud of, and claims that he is one of the most fortunate people in the Credit Union system, as he loves the team he works with, and also agrees with and supports the main values of the Credit Union.

"The entire team is passionate about their careers, and we all thoroughly reinforce the “You First, Banking Second” attitude. It is all about customer service and the human touch that we add to banking. We make sure that every interaction is valuable for both parties, and we really take the time to appreciate our member’s needs and goals.”

Lindsay Warren, Member Expand/Collapse

Did you know that Lindsay Warren, long time Advance Savings member, is the only female volunteer firefighter in Rexton NB?  Lindsay is very involved within her community, and volunteering with the Rexton Firefighters Association is just one of the many ways she gives back to her hometown.

“My father was a firefighter. I enjoy helping people and making a difference and this is a great way to do it. It has been nearly 20 years since I have been on the association, and I feel just like one of the guys. They are my family.”

Lindsay is a wife, mother of two, and a grade three teacher and donates her remaining spare time to give back to her community. On top of volunteering with the Rexton Firefighters Association, Lindsay is a member of the Recreational Council in Rexton, a softball ad baseball coach and a Sunday school teacher.

“The most satisfying part of my volunteer work is just being there for someone who needs it. It’s nice to make someone smile when you can.”

Lindsay has been an Advance Savings member since she was only 7 years old. Lindsay’s father, past member of the Advance Savings Board of Directors, introduced Lindsay at a young age to the Credit Union, and Advance Savings has been in their family ever since. 

“I bank with Advance Savings as I know the people well, everyone is very friendly and kind and the employees truly care. Advance Savings has been in our family since the beginning.”

Jeff Melvin, Information Technology Manager Expand/Collapse

The Credit Union difference is more than what you see on the front-line. There are so many behind the scenes responsibilities and tasks fulfilled by our team members to keep all services running efficiently for your day-to-day banking needs.

Located at our Corporate Office, Jeff is the Information Technology Manager for Advance Savings.

Over the past 14 years, Jeff has taken on a wide array of responsibilities in his every day duties. The core roles of his profession include management of IT hardware and software, network administration of servers and desktops, and cyber security and IT forensics. Jeff also works diligently with the Chief Executive Officer on marketing collateral projects, and joins several other Advance Savings team members’ doing Joint Health and Safety Committee training.

“Although I do not work directly with the members, it is certainly gratifying to be able to come to work each day to support the staff that do. With information technology being on of the largest business transaction methods in the world, it’s always rewarding to see how much efficiency can be sought with open minds and understanding.”

Like many of our staff, Jeff uses his spare time to support his community through a couple passions of his own. Jeff volunteers at various senior care homes and community events to play the piano, and has also devoted his life to scouting and to his community.

“The majority of my time is dedicated as a local Group Scoutmaster and as a Provincial Commissioner for Traditional Scouting. I have also taken on the role as Rover Knight by supporting members in their programs around the world. I work weekly with youth and adults and provide my experience of the outdoors and Scouting to help them develop into better citizens and leaders in their community.”

Jeff’s knowledge in his field of study, his ability to diversify in many work tasks, and his keen interest in helping others succeeds in what they do has been a vital asset to Advance Savings. Although you, as our members, may not see Jeff around your local branch often, rest assured that he is one of the core supports of our organization.

“It’s all about the people.  It’s ordinary people like me who are looking out and serving those individuals in our communities.  The CU objectives are to provide exceptional services which will meet the day-to-day banking needs of  present and future Advance Savings members.”

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