About Us

First General Credit Union offers membership to anyone who works, worships, attends school or lives in Muskegon, Oceana, Ottawa, Newaygo, or Kent counties. Established in 1953 for the purpose of serving General Telephone employees and their families, we expanded our field of membership in 2006. Today, FGCU has grown to a full-service financial institution owned by over 9,000 members.

With two branches to serve our growing membership, FGCU offers a complete menu of financial products and services. Vehicle loans, savings products, credit cards, and mortgages are only a small sampling of the list of possibilities for our members.

Our field of membership no longer consists primarily of employees of General Telephone and their families but all who live or work within a wide five county area of western Michigan. If you or your business is interested in joining FGCU, please email us at firstgencu@1stgeneral.com.

As our Mission Statement states, FGCU is committed to serving our members the very best we can by providing the affordable services and products to help them reach their financial goals now and into the future. Like all credit unions, FGCU relies on an active, participating membership to thrive. With $66.5 million in assets and still growing, we are proud that the cooperative spirit at FGCU is alive.

We will be your financial partner for Life.

Board of Directors 

Robert Suits, Chairman | Matt Wiedenhoeft, Vice Chairman | Arthur Smith, Treasurer | Char Pearson, Secretary
Sue Gonder, Director | Deb Crockett, Director | Amber Petersen, Director

Mission Statement 
We are committed to our members by providing services needed to meet or exceed their financial goals.  We continually strive to offer our members the best products and services at a competitive cost. We will set goals to help us continually grow as a financially stable credit union; and be there now and into the future for our members and their families. We are committed to having a well-trained and competent staff and board of directors.  We are committed to community involvement.

Vision Statement 

We will be your financial partner for life.  We will always strive to be on the cutting edge of technology.  We will continue with exceptional member service.