Press releases

April 10, 2014

With the announcement of the "Heartbleed" bug, Greater Iowa Credit Union’s staff has been working with our service partners to determine if they are at risk. Both our online banking system and Remote Deposit application are not vulnerable and members do not need to reset passwords. At this time we are...

March 27, 2014

                                                          Pictured with Scott Zahnle, president and CEO of Greater Iowa Credit Union (second from the right) are representatives from three Indianola-based...

March 3, 2014

Indianola, IA-Greater Iowa Credit Union, located in the Summercrest Hills Development on the north edge of town, is now open for business. In an open letter to the Indianola community, Scott Zahnle, president and CEO of the credit union, wrote: “We’re incredibly proud of our new branch and its innovative approach...

February 24, 2014

Members of Greater Iowa Credit Union elected four members to serve on the volunteer board of directors at the credit union’s 82nd annual meeting on Saturday, February 8, 2014.          Max Porter of Ames, Donald Tebben of Ames, Michael Welter of Story City and Donald Wirth of Ames were elected...

December 16, 2013

Members of the Greater Iowa Credit Union marketing staff presented a $500 check recently to several local food pantries. The gift was from the credit union’s Corporate Giving Committee. Each year during the holiday season, the committee, staffed by credit union employees and volunteer board members, proactively presents checks to...

October 4, 2013

Greater Iowa Credit Union has announced the four winners of its ProjectClassroom competition which annually awards $1,000 grants to K-5 schools to support innovative academic programming.

September 12, 2013

  September 12, 2013 (Ames, IA) – Anne McKibben has joined Greater Iowa Credit Union as the new business loan officer for the Des Moines market. McKibben will serve the business members for Greater Iowa’s West Des Moines, East Des Moines and Indianola branches.   “I am focused on identifying...

July 19, 2013

The public is welcome to attend a groundbreaking event for Greater Iowa's newest branch in Indianola.

June 28, 2013


Mike Phillips has joined the Greater Iowa Credit Union staff as a new business loan officer responsible for identifying and nurturing lending relationships with area businesses.
June 20, 2013

Greater Iowa's annual ProjectClassroom grant program is taking application until September 1, 2013.

June 10, 2013

June 10, 2013 (Ames, IA) – Betsy (Knoblock) Grabinski has joined the marketing staff at Greater Iowa Credit Union as senior marketing & public relations specialist. Grabinski will serve as the lead designer, web content manager, copy writer and editor for the credit union’s marketing communications and public relations programs....

June 3, 2013

Greater Iowa Credit Union, based in Ames, Iowa, has announced plans to build a branch in the new Summercrest Hills development.

May 7, 2013

Scott Zahnle, president and CEO of Greater Iowa Credit Union, has been appointed to the Iowa Credit Union Review Board by Governor Terry Branstad. Zahnle's term on the board began May 1, 2013 and will be a three-year appointment. The review board serves as advisors to the governor and his...

April 26, 2013

The marketing staff at Greater Iowa Credit Union received a national Diamond Award for marketing excellence in the community and public relations program category from the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Marketing and Business Development Council. Greater Iowa received the award at the group’s annual meeting in March in Anaheim for its Project Classroom program, which provides $1,000 grants to elementary schools to help fund creative and unique academic projects.

April 18, 2013

The Greater Iowa Credit Union of Ames, Iowa presented $500 to The Octagon Center for the Arts for sponsorship of the Annual Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal and Wood Exhibition.

March 26, 2013

Jennifer Tebbe, e-services branch manager at Greater Iowa Credit Union, is selected to join Iowa Innovation Group, a select group of credit union professional who will meet this year to develop innovative ideas to advance the credit union industry.

December 7, 2012

Mary Greeley Medical Center receives major gift from Greater Iowa Credit Union AMES, IA – Greater Iowa Credit Union has made a gift of $25,000 to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Extraordinary Visions campaign.  “Greater Iowa is extremely proud to be a part of the Extraordinary Visions campaign to enhance...

November 30, 2012

Greater Iowa Credit Union has donated $3,000 to help further develop the Iowa International Center’s Website to assist immigrants and international visitors to Iowa. Presenting the check to Iowa International Center’s Executive Director Judith Conlin were Jan Flick, who chairs the credit union’s corporate giving committee, and Scott Zahnle, Greater...

October 23, 2012

Pictured are Greater Iowa's CEO Scott Zahnle (left) and Mark North, general manager of the Iowa State Center at the October 10 performance of Ballet Folklórico de México at CY Stephens Auditorium. Greater Iowa was the major sponsor of the performance.

October 23, 2012

  Greater Iowa Credit Union recently presented $1,000 to The American Red Cross in Ames. The money will be used to provide continued aid for residents impacted by a 56-unit apartment fire in Ames on July 15, which displaced 120 individuals. "This fire had a deep impact on the Ames...

August 27, 2012

Construction continues on a major renovation project at Greater Iowa’s Lincoln Way branch. Please be aware that traffic patterns in the parking lot and drive-up lanes have been reconfigured. We've included examples of the finished project. When construction is completed in early fall, the entire parking lot and drive-through lanes...

June 26, 2012

Linda Gibbs, business development specialist at Greater Iowa, with Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds receiving a Governor’s Volunteer Award June 5 during a special ceremony at Southeast Polk High School Auditorium. Linda joined volunteers from around the state to receive the special award for outstanding commitment and service. Linda was nominated...

June 21, 2012

Morgan Voga, business development specialist at Greater Iowa Credit Union, right, graduated June 7 from the West Des Moines Leadership Academy, a year-long course of programming sponsored by the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce that seeks to provide emerging leaders with information about the city’s network of social, economic...