Orion is relocating their corporate headquarters to the Wonder Bread bakery building, located on Monroe Avenue in Memphis in 2019.
Orion FCU, the largest credit union in west Tennessee, is moving to the Edge district in order to serve as a significant corporate resident in the resurgence of the Edge neighborhood and to be a connector between the medical district and downtown.
The move of the Orion headquarters from its current location at 7845 Hwy 64 is fueled by the company’s culture and focus on serving the Memphis community. Orion’s consideration in moving the headquarters to the Edge district is to address blight and impact economic development in Memphis.
“Orion has an opportunity to transition a visibly neglected neighborhood in Memphis. Revitalizing the Edge neighborhood will be a powerful change for Memphis connecting the medical district and downtown,” stated Daniel Weickenand, Orion CEO.
“We welcome Orion Federal Credit Union to the downtown core and feel this move will demonstrate to others that Memphis has momentum, and we are open for business,” stated Mayor Jim Strickland.
Orion is committed to community. Orion appreciates the 60 years of support from their members and the Memphis community. Orion’s culture and intent is to pay that support forward and invest in a better Memphis. It is that core belief of community mindedness that drives Orion’s intention to move the headquarters and be a catalyst in improving the city.
The Wonder Bread building was built in 1921 and has been vacant for several years. Orion’s renovation of the property is expected to be complete in 2019.