Our History

February 26, 1953

Pocatello Westvaco Employees Federal Credit Union was established with a limited field of membership of employees and immediate family members of employees.

January 13, 1958

Pocatello Westvaco Employees Federal Credit Union received a restatement of the field of membership.  This amendment included those who work in Power County, Idaho.  The charter remained as a limited field of membership with employees and family members but now included Power County.

January 5, 1961

On January 5, 1961, the name changed to F.M.C. Employees Federal Credit Union with the field of membership expanding to employees and immediate family members of employees who work at FMC or Pocatello Westvaco.

December 31, 1968

By affirmative vote of two thirds of the board of directors, on December 16, 1968, the following resolution was adopted:  “ONCE A MEMBER, ALWAYS A MEMBER.”

March 27, 1970

The field of membership was amended to include those how work in Power and Bannock Counties but now included Lincoln County, Wyoming and Lawrence, Kansas.

 January 9, 1980

The bylaws were amended restating “members of immediate families”.  Membership now included relatives, by blood or marriage, living under the same roof in the same household; and daughters—in—law, sons—in—law, and grandchildren, living under the same roof in the same household with children who are members of the credit union.

July 01, 1984

The membership fee was $50.00.  A provision was made that the fee would be refunded when the account was closed.  Any account over #5400 would qualify for the reimbursement.

1995

FMC Employees FCU opened a branch in Soda Springs Idaho in a Grocery Store Strip mall.

February 1996

In February 1996, FMC Employees Federal Credit Union moved to the 5th Ave location and held an open house.

November 30, 1999

FMC Employees Federal Credit Union sent a request to the NCUA to begin the merger process with LAM-WES-CO Federal Credit Union. 

January 3, 2000

The Board of Directors held a meeting and adopted a resolution to merge FMC Employees Federal Credit Union with Lam-Wes-Co Federal Credit Union.

February 2, 2000

The Certification of the completion of merger of FMC Employees Federal Credit Union and Lam-Wes-Co Credit Union was signed. 

March 3, 2000

The Credit Union submitted a request to change the name from FMC Employees Federal Credit Union to Advantage Plus Federal Credit Union.  The request was approved.

2000

The American Falls Branch was opened in a Trailer.

Brent Neibaur (President/CEO), ?, Lois Egli, Jay Brummer (Board Chairman), Kurt Payne (VP), Rob North (Branch Manager)

March 27, 2001

The Credit Union was approved for a Three County Community Charter.  The field of membership included persons who live, worship, work in, or attend school in, and businesses and other legal entities located in Bannock County, Caribou County, and Power County, Idaho.

2002 

The American Falls Branch moved into the current building located at 465 Hillcrest Ave in American Falls Idaho.

The Montpelier Branch opened in Broulims Grocery Store.

 August of 2002, the Chubbuck Branch was opened in Chubbuck Idaho.

April 5, 2002

 The Charter was expanded to include Bear Lake County.

2004

Our Soda Springs branch moved from the Grocery Store Strip mall to it’s current location – 70 E 2nd South in Soda Springs.

November 9, 2004

The Soda Springs  Branch held their Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting. 

July 12, 2006

Advantage Plus FCU held the ground breaking for the new Center Street Branch and Corporate Offices.

May 22, 2007

The Montpelier Branch held their Grand Opening in their new branch located at 177 N. 4th Street in Montpelier Idaho.

July 2, 2008

The Johnny Creek Branch held their grand opening at their current location – 3415 Johnny Creek Road in Pocatello Idaho. 

August 1, 2008

Johnny Creek Branch was Awarded the Spirit of the Valley Award.  Jamie Evans, Branch Manager and Edward Simmons, Board Chairman were there to accept the award.

November 5, 2008

Advantage Plus FCU held the Grand Opening for the Center Street Branch and Corporate Offices.

December 5, 2008

The Center Street Branch was awarded the Spirit of the Valley Award.  Brent Neibaur, President and CEO, was on hand to accept the award.

August 20, 2010

The Credit Union closed a branch at our 5th Ave location.