Thursday, December 27, 2012
Achieva Credit Union was recently named the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce's large size Business of the Year as it moves its headquarters to town.
Editor's Note: Patch profiles the recent winners of Dunedin Chamber of Commerce's business of the year honors. In just two years as an official part of the Dunedin community, Achieva Credit Union has made a name for itself, and this year it was named the Chamber of Commerce’s large size “Business of the Year.” “Achieva named business of the year is an incredible experience, but it was not a total surprise since we have built a great relationship with the city and chamber,” said Gary Regoli, Achieva president and chief operating officer. In 2010 the credit union opened its branch in Dunedin on Virginia Street (off State Road 580 in the Weathersfield Complex) to meet the needs of a growing number of customers between Clearwater and Palm …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
City leaders will decide on a $127,000 incentive package for Achieva Credit Union to build its corporate center in Dunedin during tonight's commission meeting, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Dunedin staff told officials that Dunedin would recoup the funds by 2016, and almost quadruple its investment over a 10-year period.
City leaders agreed on a roughly $127,000-package of start-up costs for the Achieva Credit Union headquarters on Thursday. City staff told officials that Dunedin would recoup the funds by 2016, and almost quadruple its investment in the company over a 10-year period. "This is a very strong economic driver to the city of Dunedin," Bob Ironsmith, director of economic housing and development, told commissioners. Achieva is investing $12 million into its new Virginia Street headquarters, on the site of the former Nielsen Co. call center. It translates to $3.24 million in temporary construction income to the city and $41,162 in annual real property taxes, a city memo states. Also, the company's 140 top-level employees making $60,000 annual …
Friday, September 28, 2012
The up-and-coming corporate center is being built on the former site of the Nielsen Co. call center on Virginia Street. It is expected to be complete by 2013, according to a news release.
Achieva Credit Union breaks ground on its up-and-coming Virginia Street corporate center today. The corporate center is being constructed in three phases and is expected to be complete by 2013, a news release states. Achieva's move from Clearwater will bring more than 140 employees to the former Nielsen Co. call center at 1659 Virginia St., which is just down the street from Achieva's Dunedin branch at 1150 Virginia St. "At a time when other financial institutions are cutting back, Achieva is growing and creating jobs as it opens new branches," Achieva wrote in a news release. "So far in 2012, Achieva Credit Union has surpassed 100,000 members, opened its first branch in Hillsborough County, and is approaching $1 billion in assets." The…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
A visiting youth choir from Texas, who endured Debby with us over the weekend, wants to put on a free concert at Pioneer Park this evening.
1) Back to our regularly scheduled sunny programming. The National Weather Service says we can expect calm winds, clear skies and lots of sun today, with a high near 90. Tonight's low is around 74. 2) The lowest reported gas price in Dunedin is $3.09 at the Super Shop (cash, regular), 1001 Broadway, on TampaGasPrices.com. 3) The city commission is taking a look at the preliminary design concept for the Achieva Credit Union corporate headquarters preparing to move into the site of the former Nielson Co. call center at 1659 Virginia St., during a special public meeting today at City Hall (6:30 p.m.) 4) A youth choir from Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, is on mission trip in Florida and performs its last concert at Pioneer …
Friday, May 25, 2012
The city of Dunedin announced Achieva Credit Union's decision to move its corporate headquarters from Clearwater to the former Nielsen call center on Virginia Street this fall.
Achieva Credit Union is moving its corporate headquarters from Clearwater to Dunedin this October, according to a city news release. Achieva's move will bring 143 employees to the former Nielsen Co. call center at 1659 Virginia St., which was vacated after the company decided not to renew its lease with the city last July. The 67,000-square-foot facility will operate as Achieva's data center, near the location of its Dunedin branch at 1150 Virginia St., the news release states. "The City of Dunedin is excited to welcome their newest arrival," the news release states. Achieva's current headquarters is at 1499 Gulf to Bay Blvd. in Clearwater. Nielsen once operated its headquarters on Patricia Avenue in Dunedin before moving 1,600 employees…