For the last five years, Washington Federal branch manager and loan officer Ronda Bishop has helped locals with their finances. Originally from Fallon, Bishop came to ely when the Washington Federal Branch in Hawthorne closed and she expects to retire with the company.
Washington Federal acquired the site in Ridley’s Family Market, along with 23 others across Arizona and Nevada, from Bank of America in 2014.
At her side she has Customer Service Supervisor Morgan Cornejo, originally from Montana and Elko, who has been working there for almost two years.
Expect quick service at the counter: it had three tellers on a slow day midweek.
“We stand out because of our excellent customer service and relationship with the community,” Bishop said.
The company expects to open a full branch on Great Basin Boulevard within the next six months.