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Welcome & Our History

Welcome to WESTconsin!

Greetings and Happy Spring! While we haven’t had many warm, sunny days yet, I look forward to the fresh air and sunshine that are surely headed our way!

WESTconsin Credit Union held its 82nd Annual Membership Meeting on March 22, 2022. During the meeting, we reviewed the Board activities and highlights for 2021, the year’s financial statement, and annual report. Prior to the annual meeting, members voted in the election process of two Board of Directors’ positions. Colleen Mensing and Karen Flug were re-elected to serve three-year terms.

We are excited to break ground on our new Baldwin office location at 10 a.m. on April 14. The groundbreaking ceremony will include company representatives and local business leaders. The new facility will be built on vacant land the credit union owns at the intersection of Highway 63 and Cedar Street. Seeing incredible growth in the Baldwin area over the past 10 years, this new building will provide us with a better physical space for our team members and help us continue to provide the best member experience possible in Baldwin for years to come. The credit union is working on the new office with area companies and our anticipated opening of the new office is in winter of 2023.

With summer around the corner, it won’t be long until the weather is right for camping and boating. If your family is ready for a new or upgraded camper, boat, or vehicle to pull them with, consider an Express Loan from WESTconsin. You can apply for an Express Loan in person or online in just moments and receive feedback quickly… usually within the same day!

Lastly, I want to remind you of the ways we can help you with your financial needs at WESTconsin. You are always welcome to visit any of our 15 locations and can also call in to our Service Center Monday through Saturday each week. Our Service Center representatives can answer questions and complete many transactions just like you could in office. Both WESTconsin Online and the Mobile App allow you access to your accounts with your computer, tablet, or mobile phone.

Sending you best wishes for a sunny and warm spring!


Lora J. Benrud
CEO, WESTconsin Credit Union

We exist to serve our members.


Founded in 1939, WESTconsin Credit Union is one of the region's strongest financial services provider. Our history takes us back to primarily serving the Menomonie area agricultural community, then operating as Menomonie Farmers Credit Union. We expanded in membership base over the next several years and merged with other small credit unions in the region. In the summer of 1990, we recognized this growth by changing our name to WESTconsin Credit Union.

WESTconsin Credit Union celebrated our 80th anniversary in 2019. Celebrations took place throughout the year that gave back to the credit union’s agriculture roots by partnering with local agriculture organizations and businesses. Today, our field of membership footprint includes twenty-six counties across west central Wisconsin and east central Minnesota with 15 office locations in Altoona, Amery, Baldwin, Barron, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Ellsworth, Hudson, Menomonie, New Richmond, Prescott, River Falls and Spring Valley, Wisconsin.

The spirit and philosophy of people helping people, guides WESTconsin leaders and encourages our employees to get involved in community and charitable activities and worthwhile causes, including sponsorships, donations, and volunteerism. Throughout 2020-2021, WESTconsin was very proud to support many local initiatives, including a $5,000 pledge to help build a new playground at the Spring Valley Elementary School, a donation to the L.E. Phillips Senior Center in Eau Claire of $10,000, and $45,000 spread throughout the area to local food pantries.  

WESTconsin is based in your community, owned by people like you. We seek to enrich members, communities, and employees with the resources and support to achieve financial wellness. While supporting one another, we’re Inspiring Better.

Our Mission

To give members, communities, and one another the inspiration, resources, and support to achieve financial wellness.

Core Values

We will achieve our mission...


With honesty and integrity in all relationships.


With sincere care for our employees, members, and communities.


By providing quality service that outshines the competition.

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