ITHACA, N.Y.—Endwell-based Visions Federal Credit Union has officially opened its new Ithaca branch at 408 Elmira Road, its first venture into the local Ithaca market.

The office includes a teller line, ATMs and an electric car charging station that is available for use by Visions members. According to an announcement from Visions, construction is also underway for “a nearby outdoor amphitheater for special events and concerts in the future.”

The plans mostly match up with what was presented to the City of Ithaca Planning Board around this time in 2019.

The branch will have normal business hours, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and hours on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The announcement encouraged visitors to enter weekly giveaways for prizes, with contributions going to the Child Development Council.

“I’m excited about our new office and the feedback has been extremely positive,” said Branch Manager Eric Gergel in the press release. “It’s been a pleasure welcoming our existing members and introducing new ones to the Visions family. If you’re in the area, please stop in and see what we can do for you.”

Matt Butler is the Editor in Chief of The Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at