January 27, 2020 • 
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SAFE Credit Union Convention and Performing Arts Center featured at State of Downtown event

FOLSOM, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2020) – Nearly 1,000 Sacramento-area business and civic leaders learned important updates about the SAFE Credit Union Convention and Performing Arts Center during the State of Downtown event held Jan. 21, 2020, in Sacramento.

Speakers discussed how the project will become a key part of a transformed downtown featuring a mix of culture, fine dining, new businesses, additional housing, and a host of other large projects.

“Our downtown is becoming a hub of entertainment and economic activity for the region,” said Randy Koss, chair of the Downtown Sacramento Partnership. “As we look to 2020 and beyond, there are projects that will shape the downtown core. Imagine starting at the newly renovated SAFE Credit Union Convention and Performing Arts District, walking down K Street to Ali Youssefi Square, to DOCO, to the new improved Waterfront, with connections to other exciting projects such as the I Street Bridge replacement, the Sacramento Republic Football Club stadium and Kaiser expansion in the Railyards, as well as some exciting projects in West Sacramento. I told you, it’s going to be an exciting decade.”


Sacramento Partnership Executive Director Michael Ault said: “It’s been an exciting year. We know the strength of the downtown market. Any vibrant downtown needs to have continued investment. This year we will see the opening of the SAFE Credit Union Convention and Performing Arts Center and this will further propel this area as a dynamic and cultural hub. SAFE Credit Union made an incredible 25-year commitment to this and we have an opportunity to change how this district is activated.”

The SAFE Credit Union Convention and Performing Arts District will feature a renovated Convention Center and separate Performing Arts Center with state-of-the-art technology and visionary architecture. The Convention Center will have increased event space that will allow the Convention Center to host double the number of events each year. The Performing Arts Center seat 2,190 audience members and have advanced acoustics, improved access, additional restrooms, and larger lobbies. Public artwork planned for the District will activate a new outdoor plaza and other public places around the District.

“SAFE is excited about being part of the amazing improvements coming to downtown Sacramento that is making it a lively, dynamic place to be,” said SAFE CEO and President Dave Roughton. “The SAFE Credit Union Convention and Performing Arts District will help strengthen the Greater Sacramento region by creating jobs, expanding business opportunities, and growing the state’s capital into a cultural gem.”

SAFE’s 25-year investment and commitment to the District includes naming rights and providing City of Sacramento employees no-cost financial health services through SAFE Credit Union’s Workplace Financial Wellness program.

About SAFE

SAFE Credit Union has made members an integral part of its vision since 1940. Over the years the credit union has kept the focus on what really matters, putting members first, a formula that has seen SAFE grow into a leading financial institution in Northern California with nearly $3 billion in assets and about 235,000 members. SAFE crafts every cutting-edge product and sterling service with members’ needs foremost in mind. In addition to banking services conveniently available through online, chat, mobile, or phone options, SAFE offers in-person care for members and small businesses at service centers across the Greater Sacramento region and a mortgage lending office serving Contra Costa and Alameda counties. SAFE is a not-for-profit, state-chartered credit union with membership open to businesses and individuals living or working in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Sutter, Butte, Nevada, Solano, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Yuba, Amador, and Alameda counties. Insured by NCUA. www.safecu.org

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