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Crafted with Care: GingerBranch Winners too Sweet to Eat

Crafted with Care: GingerBranch Winners too Sweet to Eat

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! 


HubSpot Video


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.  

CU of Colorado Welcomes Gingerbread Members

Convenient Drive-Thru


Open Floor Plan


Video Consultations


MA with Tablet


24 hour ATM



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. 

First State Bank Gingerbranch Welcome

Gingerbread staff decorating


Back of GingerBranch


GingerBranch Side View



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. 

Core Bank GingerBranch Welcome

Core Bank Entryway


Drive-Thru Service


Warm welcome from John Sorrell, Core Bank CEO



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!

HubSpot Video


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. 

Chartway GingerBranch


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. 

Wescom GingerBranch

Parking lot side view


Front View


Wescom Mobile Banking Branch "Big Blue"



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!

Centris GingerBranch

Centris Side View


Centris welcome with gingerbread staff



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!

AERO family members create GingerBranch


Cabrillo Credit Union - Most Traditional

This masterpiece is called “Good old fashioned banking” from Cabrillo Credit Union. 

Cabrillo CU GingerBranch

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. 

First Nebraska GingerBranch


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.

Pelican State CU GingerBranch

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.

AFCU GingerBranch


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