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Germania Credit Union celebrates new location with ribbon cutting

by Germania Insurance | Sep 16, 2022

The Germania Credit Union (GCU) celebrated its new secure, modern space with an open house and ribbon cutting Wednesday hosted by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.

GCU, a full-service financial institution with over 2,700 members, hosted an all-day, grand opening event for the public, featuring a ribbon cutting, giveaways, and door prizes. Located inside Germania Insurance’s corporate office, GCU now shares a front lobby with the insurance company, which allows for access to additional security with one shared entrance and an on-duty security guard.

“This new location is a great space for our Germania Credit Union employees to assist our local members,” GCU President Nick Tonelli said. “The additional security will create a safer environment for those working inside the building and for those coming in from the outside.”

GCU serves Germania Insurance team members, policyholders, agents, and the local community. In 2021, GCU saved its members over $2.4 million in interest by refinancing or consolidating high-interest loans, mortgages, and credit card balances.

In an effort to expand its services, GCU’s new, modern space features a cash-recycler machine for faster and more efficient cash transactions, as well as a brand-new conference room for team collaboration and mortgage closings.

“This is the first time GCU has had a conference room to call its own,” Tonelli said. “At this table, we hope to bring the reality of homeownership to many of our members.”

To learn more about GCU or to apply for a membership, loan, or mortgage, visit or visit their location at 507 Highway 290 East in Brenham.

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About Germania Credit Union

Germania Credit Union is a full-service financial institution with over 2,700 members and over 19 million assets. GCU serves Germania Insurance team members, policyholders, agents, local Select Employer Groups, and the Brenham community.


About Germania Insurance

Founded in 1896, Germania Insurance provides auto, property, and life insurance for thousands of Texans. It is the largest farm mutual insurance company in Texas and one of the top companies for independent agents. Germania is a proud Texas company, exclusively providing protection and insurance services for Texans for more than 125 years.