When we began planning our new Firestone Headquarters in 2018, we never imagined 2020 would be characterized by the most serious pandemic the world has experienced in more than a century or by the economic crisis it would precipitate. What we did imagine was a space designed with a focus on efficiency and productivity, filled with natural light, collaborative work-spaces, and an incredible view of the front range.
Today, we are able to understand, firsthand, the negative impact COVID-19 is having on our community, and we are doing what we can to help our partners, their members, and our borrowers weather the storm. Simultaneously, we are looking forward with hope and excitement to the day when this crisis is behind us all. In an ideal world the pain of this crisis will fade, while the lessons and the recognition of how much we can achieve when we truly work together will remain.
As a Credit Union Service Organization, Centennial Lending has always been committed to the cooperative ideal. This crisis has done nothing to diminish this commitment, rather it only strengthened our resolve to work with our partners and communities to deliver superior value through innovative lending solutions, expertise, and positive experiences.