Our DBSI team worked with our elves and reindeer to send financial institutions across the nation gingerbread kits to go head-to-head in building the sweetest GingerBranch.
The results were quite incredible - see for yourself by taking a look at all the winners below. Thank you to all participating banks and credit unions for coming together to showcase your creativity and team pride!
Trius Federal Credit Union - Best In Show
Founded in 1967 on the University of Nebraska Kearney campus, Trius Federal Credit Union has been providing members with #SimplerSmarterBetter service for over 50+ years.
Take a journey through their incredible GingerBranches of the past, present, and future and enjoy their one-of-a-kind Trius Carol too! You might even spot Jason Sletten from our DBSI team. You’re definitely going to want to turn the music up for this one!
Credit Union of Colorado - Most Creative
From drive-thru banking, one-on-one video consultations, teller pods with CDR, and 24-hour ATM service, Credit Union of Colorado’s GingerBranch can do it all.
First State Bank - Best Precision
First State Bank recreated their Middlebury Branch to highlight its beautiful brick structure, open windows, pipe cleaner trees and wreaths, and sparkling snow like their gingerbread customer's eyes.
Core Bank - Most Innovative Design
At Core Bank’s GingerBranch customers are greeted by their very own CEO, John Sorrell, and once inside can enjoy their new ITM machine and the beautiful lighting from their floor-to-ceiling windows.
Greater Alliance Federal Credit Union - Most Unique Ingredients
Modeled after their Hackensack, NJ branch, this open-floor layout is equipped with new TCR technology, a self-service kiosk, and more sugary details to provide their members with even greater service! What's most impressive is the GAFCU team even used DBSI's purple confetti for the gingerbread staff's hair - we love their creativity and use of materials throughout their gingerbranch!
Chartway Federal Credit Union - Most Charming & Festive
Talk about design details! Chartway FCU showcased their immense holiday spirit with an intricate roof, twinkling holiday lights, drive-thru, and the local pup to greet members as they make their holiday transactions.
Wescom Credit Union - Most Dreamy
Dreaming of snow in SoCal! Modeled after their branch in Anaheim, CA, Wescom’s GingerBranch features an ATM machine in front, drive-up window, and their Mobile Banking Branch "Big Blue" parked in its usual spot.
Centris Federal Credit Union - Best Branding
Centris Federal Credit Union's authentic branch design includes a one-of-a-kind candy cane-lit path to welcome members before they are whisked away on a journey of financial wellness. Better yet, their GingerBranch embodies their friendly, passionate, and service-oriented approach in all that they do!
AERO Federal Credit Union - Best Family Effort
This story makes us smile! A team member from AERO FCU heard one of her coworkers mention that her grandkids wanted to build a gingerbread house this year, so when she received our DBSI package in the mail, she re-gifted it to her co-worker, and this was the result! A wonderful family effort by the AERO team, and thanks for sharing your smiles with us!
Cabrillo Credit Union - Most Traditional
This masterpiece is called “Good old fashioned banking” from Cabrillo Credit Union.
First Nebraska Credit Union - Best Craftsmanship
The First Nebraska Credit Union team went big with their design to replicate their new branch buildings, arched drive-thru canopy, and welcoming front entrance for all gingerbread members to enjoy.
Pelican State Credit Union - Most Delicious-Looking
With vanilla icing melting from the roof, Pelican State Credit Union's GingerBranch is sure to attract any and all gingerbread members in their community. Greeted by friendly gingerbread staff and a well-crafted peppermint walkway, this design encompasses holiday spirit and joy.
Arkansas Federal Credit Union - Best Resemblance
Keeping their GingerBranch design on brand, the Arkansas FCU team had fun incorporating their unique slanted architecture, snowy sidewalks, and brand colors into their design. They even added a bit of holiday flair and stone walkway to the front entrance.