Summit Credit Union: Brings mortgage loan services, expertise to Watertown

Contacts: Joanne Belanger, 608-243-5000x 2833, [email protected]

Cheryl Tessier, APR, 608-695-6510, [email protected]

MADISON, Wis. — There’s a new neighbor in town! Summit Credit Union has opened a new, eye-catching mortgage loan office, headed by a dedicated, full-time mortgage loan officer, in Watertown.

Located at 1610 S. Church St. the mortgage loan office resides in an existing space in the Riverplace Center and is a one-stop resource for new and refinance loans. The interior of the 1,200 square-foot branch has been professionally decorated and transformed into a virtual “stage,” inspiring people looking to take action on their dreams of home ownership and/or improvement.

A true-to-life scenario of a beautiful backyard commonly found in a typical Midwestern neighborhood, visitors enter the branch by walking on flooring with a wood decking appearance that overlooks a 39-foot wall mural of lush green grass, a gazebo, waterfall and neighboring houses off in the distance. To the side sits a modern “shed” housing an ATM, as well as a “planting table,” holding a coffee bar.

Other features include a customized, modular wall system which maximizes the space and includes slats that look like modern siding and glass with mullions to provide visibility. To complete the backyard ambiance, a window box planter and bird house has also been built into the system.

Rina Courtier has joined the branch as mortgage loan officer. Rina has been with Summit since 2011, most recently as a mortgage refinance specialist. She has more than seven years of experience in the banking/mortgage loan industry. The office will also be staffed by Tori Woolley, Mortgage Loan Office Specialist.

To check out the new branch, and to meet the staff in person, Summit is throwing a five-day house-warming party on Oct. 28 through Nov. 3. The public is invited to stop in anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., for complimentary snacks, surprises and special offers, including $250 off mortgage closing costs on a new or refinanced mortgage. Plus, all new and refinanced loans are entered for a chance to win $5,000.

For more information on the Watertown mortgage loan office, please contact: Rina Courtier, at (800) 236-5560, ext. 3998, [email protected] or visit

About Summit Credit Union:

Established in 1935, Summit Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative open to anyone in Wisconsin. Summit holds $1.9 billion in assets and has more than 130,000 members with a total of 25 locations throughout the Madison and Milwaukee areas. For more information, visit or call (608) 243-5000 or (800) 236-5560.