1950: Humboldt County Employees Federal Credit Union (HCEFCU) was formed.
1959: Klamath-Trinity Community Credit Union was formed in Hoopa.
1968: HCEFCU opened an office at 5th and O Streets, Eureka.
1973: Steve Antongiovanni named President/CEO.
1974: HCEFCU pledged $25,000 share deposit in new Redwood Central Credit Union.
1975: HCEFCU celebrated its 25th anniversary and completed merger with Medical Employees Federal Credit Union.
1976: NCUA approved name change of HCEFCU to Coast Federal Credit Union.
1977: Coast Federal opened an office in Crescent City.
1978: Coast Federal opened an office in Valley West Shopping Center, Arcata.
1978: Klamath-Trinity Community Credit Union merged with Redwood Central Credit Union.
1980: Arcata Plywood Federal Credit Union merged with Coast Central Credit Union.
1981: Opened offices on Harrison Avenue, Eureka and on Main Street, Fortuna.
1981: Trinity Alps Community Credit Union merged with Coast Central Credit Union.
1981: Expanded with an office in Trinity County – Weaverville
1984: Became a California corporation on March 19.
1986: Established the college scholarship program for high school seniors in its service area.
1987: Opened an office at 4th & J streets, Eureka.
1988: Opened an office in Bayshore Mall, Eureka, offering seven-day service and expanded hours.
1989: Opened an office in Hoopa, originally operating out of a motel room.
1989: Began a network of “Automatic Teller Machines” (ATMs), offering members 24-hour instant access to cash, becoming the first financial institution to have ATMs in local Safeway and Co-op stores.
1989: Opened an office in Willow Creek.
1989: Reached $100 million in assets
1990: Dean G. Christensen named President/CEO, taking over for retiring Steve Antongiovanni. During Steve’s tenure with CCCU, 6 offices were opened and assets grew from $150,000 to more than $125 million.
1994: Community charter expanded to include all of Humboldt County, officially serving all of its tri-county area.
1997: Introduced online banking, one of the first 50 credit unions in the country to do so.
2000: 50 years of serving members and communities!
2001: Recognized for the first time as “Best Bank or Credit Union on the Northcoast” by readers of the Times-Standard.
2003: Theme of “Belonging Never Felt Better” introduced.
2007: Opened Member Support Center and Member Services Branch on Central Avenue in McKinleyville in June.
2008: Received “Best Real Estate Lender on the Northcoast” award for the first time by Times-Standard readers.
2008: Recognized by readers of the Del Norte Triplicate for the first time as “Best Financial Institution”.
2008: Established the Community Investment Program, awarding $100,000 annually to non-profit organizations.
2009: Surpassed $800 million in assets.
2010: Opened 12th Member Services Branch in Arcata’s Uniontown Shopping Center
2011: Awarded Arcata Chamber of Commerce’s “Business of the Year”.
2011: Reached $900 million in assets.
2012: Introduced Bill Pay and Mobile Banking to members.
2012: Recognized as “Best Investment Firm” for the first time by Times-Standard readers.
2013: Acquired Chetco Federal Credit Union’s California members and assets.
2014: Launched Coast Central Financial and Retirement Planning, supporting the CUNA Brokerage Services partnership.
2014: Awarded McKinleyville Chamber of Commerce’s “Business of the Year”.
2014: Received five awards in Times-Standard readers’ poll: Best Bank, Best Credit Union, Best Investment Firm, Best Mortgage Company, and Best Real Estate Lender.
2015: Celebrated 65 years of serving members and communities.
2015: Surpassed 60,000 members, one third the population of the tri-county region.
2016 Reached 65,000 members and $1.28 billion in assets.
2017: Began construction on a new Eureka Downtown location to replace 4th and J office.
2017: Dean G. Christensen retired in October after serving for 28 years, 27 as President/CEO. Membership grew from 26,000 to over 66,000.
2017: After a history with CCCU for 36 years, James T. Sessa named President/CEO in October following Dean’s retirement.
2017: Awarded Eureka Chamber of Commerce’s “Business of the Year”.
2018: Opened new full service office in Eureka at 4th and F streets, moving and expanding Member Services and moving Member Business Services and Financial and Retirement Planning teams.