DUBUQUE, Iowa — While just a few finishing touches remain at Dupaco Community Credit Union’s corporate headquarters at the Dupaco Voices Building, 1000 Jackson St., Dubuque, Dupaco celebrated the renovated space with a Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
Dupaco began reconstruction in 2019 on the 174,670 square-foot, five-story structure that was originally built in 1924 as part of the Carr, Ryder & Adams Manufacturing Company after an extensive and thorough evaluation of a multitude of factors. According to Dupaco Board Chairman Ron Meyers, these included buying an existing building and new construction.
“Of all the options, we determined the Dupaco Voices Building ultimately would provide the most economic value to our more than 145,000 members,” he said. “The Dupaco Voices Building would offer the best experience for current and future employees, and have the greatest positive impact on our community.”
The building got its name from an annual arts festival that was celebrated in the building from 2006-2015 called Voices from the Warehouse District Arts Festival. Dupaco exists to improve the financial well-being of members. Dupaco in an advocate–or a voice–for all members, and the building’s name, Dupaco Voices Building, became a natural fit.
“Our 74-year heritage was very important,” said Meyers. “And the Dupaco Voices moniker perfectly reflected our credit union structure and mission for past, present and future generations.”
Dupaco currently has over 200 employees utilizing floors 3, 4 and 5, including back office departments like IT, HR, marketing, accounting and finance, contact center, facilities and project management. The Dupaco Voices Building will welcome its first tenant later this month, who will be leasing a portion of the second floor.
According to Joe Hearn, Dupaco President/CEO, plans are still being finalized for first floor space.
“Our board’s vision is for mixed commercial and retail space that can lend additional vibrancy to the Millwork District both day and night,” he said.
The event recognized the hundreds of individuals, companies and supporters who had an active role in this project and recognized the businesses that helped breathe new life into the Dupaco Voices Building.
ABOUT DUPACO COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION:
Dupaco Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa. It is dedicated to the financial well-being of its members, and specializes in personalized financial counseling, money advice and education. It offers savings, loans, investments, insurance and wealth management products for individuals and businesses. Dupaco serves residents in 112 counties throughout Iowa, northwest Illinois and southwest Wisconsin. Founded in 1948 by ten Dubuque Packing Company employees, membership has grown to more than 145,000 with assets exceeding $2.7 billion. It has more than 600 employees and 20 branch office locations. Dupaco is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). It is a Forbes Best-in-State Credit Union and a Des Moines Register Top Workplace. Learn more at www.dupaco.com/newsroom.
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