Our Story

Since, those humble beginnings of 1983, FAFCU now operates 6 branches thanks to the commitment to our members, our passion for what we do, and our focus on integrating technology into our member experience. Take a trip through the past and learn how we got where we are today.

Our History

2022
2022

Evergreen Launches

Our online banking platform called “Evergreen” launches.
2019
2019

Mesick Branch Opened

We opened our first branch office in Mesick in 2019.
2019

Manton Branch Moved

We moved the location of our Manton Branch in 2019.
2019

Lake City Branch Opened

We opened our first branch office in Lake City, Michigan in 2019.
2016
2016

Kalkaska North Branch Opened

We opened our second branch in Kalkaska, Michigan in 2016.
2006
2006

Kinglsey Branch Moved

The Kingsley branch relocated to the current spot on the east side of town.
2001
2001

Manton Branch Opened

We opened our first branch office in Manton, Michigan in 2001.
1997
1997

Kingsley Branch Opened

We opened our first branch in Kingsley in 1997.
1993
1993

Fife Lake Branch Moved Again

In December 1993, the office was moved once again, this time to its current location at 638 Boyd St. in Fife Lake.
1987
1987

Kalkaska South Branch Opened

We opened our first branch office in Kalkaska, Michigan in 1987.
1985
1985

Fife Lake Branch Moved

In January 1985, the office was moved to the original bank building in Fife Lake next to Kimball’s Market.
1983
1983

FAFCU Was Organized

The original office of the credit union was located at Larr’s Sporting Goods in Fife Lake, MI, until such time that an alternate location could be found. At the end of the first month of business, Forest Area FCU had a total asset size of $4,049.42 and expenses for the month of $10.00. At the end of 1983, just a few months later, assets had risen to $105,320.89! Serving a membership of just 147 people, total expenses for 1983 were $286.36, while net income was $615.92.