Message from the President

A Great 2013...and an Even Greater 2014

Looking toward a New Year inevitably causes many of us to spend a little time reflecting on the year that is about to pass. When it comes to looking back on 2013 for Greater Nevada Credit Union and Greater Nevada Mortgage, we see a year that was full of activity and accomplishment on behalf of our members.

Greater Nevada has truly become northern Nevada's most significant locally-owned financial institution. Others have come and gone, and will probably continue to do so. Meanwhile, Greater Nevada's role in the lives of the increasing number of people who use our services keeps growing. By remaining true to values that are centered on helping members meet their needs and achieve their dreams, we have continued to expand products offerings, add service technologies and locations, and invest in important new community partnerships.

In 2013 that meant rolling out a new free mobile banking app that also allows the convenience of remote check deposits. It also included simplifying Connect checking so it remains one of the best values around. For our growing numbers of business members we introduced new checking products while providing more small business loans than ever before. We also completed our first year of a tremendous partnership with the University of Nevada (g-o-o-o Wolf Pack!) that helped provide a much needed boost to the marching band and assistance in helping the school develop its financial education program. Greater Nevada Mortgage continued to broaden its reach across the state with the addition of new locations in Reno and Elko, while also joining with Habitat for Humanity to help more Nevadans become homeowners.

What will the New Year bring? As your credit union gets ready to celebrate its 65th anniversary in early 2014, plans are underway for even more new and expanded services that are focused on helping you Live Greater. Toward that end, we'll continue making significant investments in new and better technologies and products. And who knows...there may even be more branches in our near future (stay tuned for more on that topic soon!)

Any review of the past or look to the future would not be complete without recognizing the contributions some very important people. First, my heartfelt gratitude goes to our nearly 200 incredible employees and official volunteers. Your dedication and talents are the reasons Greater Nevada is continually recognized as the Best Financial Institution in many of our communities. And most importantly, I wish Christmas and New Year's blessings to the thousands of members and their families who allow us the privilege of serving you. We thank you for the opportunity you have given us.

Warmest regards and God bless,

Wally Murray

Wally Murray