ProFed Credit Union’s main branch is hosting another electronic recycling event for the community 9 a.m.-noon June 19. The public is invited to the main branch at 1710 St. Joe River Drive to safely recycle old electronics including: phones, power and network cables, computers, keyboards, printers, stereos, TVs, blenders, hair dryers and other electronic equipment.

This community event is free of charge for residents. Business drop-offs and early/late drop-offs are not permitted. Batteries, light bulbs and hazardous materials will not be accepted.

ProFed has partnered with OmniSource to safely recycle electronics and remove personal information from everything collected.

Since the start of eRecycle events in 2019, ProFed has helped recycle more than 52,000 pounds of electronics and eliminate more than 4,000 pounds of lead from being improperly disposed. The event helps clean up our community by keeping electronics out of landfills and preventing toxic substances from being released into the environment.

New this year, the credit union will be an available drop-off location for Community Harvest Food Bank during the event. Non-perishable items only can be accepted.

Fort Financial begins work on new corporate headquarters

Fort Financial is beginning work on its new corporate headquarters at 8815 Lima Road, at the southwest corner of Lima and Wallen roads.

The credit union plans to build a new 27,000 square-foot building that will replace its existing corporate headquarters at 3102 Spring St. in Fort Wayne. The bigger building will allow the credit union to expand its staffing to accommodate new organizational growth.

Fort Financial held a groundbreaking on June 9 with executive management and board members; representatives from building designer, Design Collaborative; representatives from building contractor, Hagerman Construction; and Allen County Commissioners Nelson Peters, Rich Beck and Therese Brown.

Founded in 1946, Fort Financial Credit Union is headquartered in Fort Wayne. It operates 10 branches in Indiana, Mississippi and North Carolina, including three Fort Wayne Meijer in-store branches that are open to serve members seven days a week.

Cindy Larson is a longtime Fort Wayne journalist and is a Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly reporter. To submit items, send email to clarson@kpcmedia.com or call 260-426-2640, ext. 3369.

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