Editor’s Note: This is part of an ongoing series in partnership with the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce showcasing local businesses. The Chamber Business Showcase is an annual event that is being taken online this year due to the pandemic. For more, go online to www.citizentribune.com and search for the keyword #chambershowcase.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution built on the cooperative principles of the credit union movement. The credit union exists to serve all of those who live, work, worship or attend school in its 19-county charter area. ORNL’s purpose is to deliver exceptional value to everyone, including members, employees and the community.

ORNL Federal Credit Union, established in 1948, was created to provide stability and a financial safe haven for those who worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The desire to serve is the number one quality that ORNL looks for in an employee. ORNL has a strong commitment to hire, develop and retain excellent employees which is the primary driving force behind their ability to deliver enhanced value to members.

As an organization, ORNL strives to uphold the “people helping people” philosophy. The credit union was fortunate to have paid out a $3 million dividend in 2018 and another $4 million special dividend to members. In October, ORNL paid another $4 million special dividend to the members. Loan rates continue to be low, which makes borrowing much more attractive during these challenging.

ORNLFCU is passionate about helping organizations in the Lakeway Area as they are about helping their members. ORNLFCU has been the major sponsor of all Dogwood Arts Festival events for several years. ORNLFCU also sponsors many Chamber events such as Industrial Appreciation and Business Showcase. We have also supported several community events such as the annual Mountain Makins’ Festival, Crossroads Downtown Partnership events, Taste of Morristown and much more.

ORNL Federal Credit Union is located at 1730 West Andrew Johnson Highway in Morristown. Call 423-581-2880. Lobby hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Drive-through hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and the same hours as the lobby on Friday and Saturday.