Estrella Cocina

A new SoCal-style Mexican rooftop restaurant and bar will be opening in the spring atop the VyStar building at 100 W. Bay Street in Downtown Jacksonville.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

VyStar Credit Union applied to the city for a permit to renovate the breezeway at its Downtown headquarters campus at a cost of $1.62 million.

Jacksonville Daily Record

The city is reviewing renovation plans for Peterbrooke Chocolatier at 100 W. Bay St., the seven-story building that VyStar Credit Union bought next to its 23-story tower.

VyStar CEO: Lawmakers Federal Business Loan Program Will Be Replenished

Apr 17, 2020
VyStar Credit Union CEO Brain Wolfburg
Jacksonville Daily Record

VyStar Credit Union CEO Brain Wolfburg said April 16 he has received reassurance from Florida’s elected officials in Washington and Tallahassee that the federal Paycheck Protection Program will see more funding within “days to a week .”

VyStar Credit Union Building in the Skyline, clouds in background, next to Wells Fargo Building
Via The Jacksonville Daily Record

The Jacksonville City Council unanimously approved a bill Monday to open a City Small Business Relief Program in partnership with VyStar Credit Union. 

Mayor Curry speaking at a desk
Via COJ Livestream

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced a city partnership with VyStar Credit Union for business financial relief in the City Council’s first virtual meeting Tuesday morning. 

Jacksonville Daily Record

VyStar Credit Union expects to install signs on its 100 W. Bay St. building Downtown during March and start moving employees into the seven-story structure.

Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against VyStar Credit Union

Jul 18, 2019
Michael Rivera / Wikimedia Commons

A class-action lawsuit was filed July 11 in circuit court in Jacksonville against VyStar Credit Union alleging that VyStar is violating its account contract with members by routinely assessing multiple non-sufficient-funds fees on the same item.

Via Jacksonville Daily Record

VyStar Credit Union plans to take down the SunTrust name this month and put up its signs in August on the 23-story Downtown tower it bought almost a year ago.

City Council Approves Deal To Add VyStar To Arena Name

Mar 13, 2019
City of Jacksonville

VyStar Credit Union’s name will go up on the city-owned arena in a multi-million dollar agreement that ends a prior ban on having a company be part of the arena’s name.

VyStar President and CEO Sheds Light On Credit Union's Strategy

Feb 15, 2019
Jacksonville Daily Record

In the coming months, Jacksonville residents will be seeing a lot more of VyStar Credit Union.

City of Jacksonville

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and VyStar Credit Union President/CEO Brian E. Wolfburg announced an agreement worth more than $9.76 million Thursday to rename the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

VyStar's Downtown Jacksonville Signs Move Closer To Approval

Jan 4, 2019
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

The Downtown Development Review Board is scheduled to consider final approval next week for a special sign exception for VyStar Tower.

The Jacksonville Daily Record

VyStar Credit Union intends to buy the SunTrust Tower Downtown and move its headquarters and up to 700 employees into the 23-story building.

Will Dickey / The Florida Times-Union

Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Florida Times-Union reporter Ben Conarck about his investigation into how visitors to Baker Correctional Institution are treated (01:02).

Ahead of his appearance in Jacksonville next week we heard from legendary Disney and Pixar animator Floyd Norman (27:46).

With World Glaucoma Week just ending we heard about some new treatments for sufferers with Florida Eye Specialists Dr. Kathryn Friedl and patient Carol Matthews (38:30).

Ahead of this weekend’s A Brush With Nature event at the Jacksonville Arboretum we spoke with painter Randy Pitts and Board Chair Patty Miller.

Kerry Speckman told us what’s coming up this weekend and next week in the world of entertainment.  (46:00)    

First Coast High Students Run On-Campus VyStar Bank

Sep 29, 2016
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Students and teachers at First Coast High School won’t have to go far to manage their money.

They now have a bank right on campus — and it’s run by high schoolers.

Updated Wed. 2/10 at 4:30 p.m.:

Jacksonville-based VyStar Credit Union has online banking up-and-running again after customers experienced technical difficulties over the last couple days.

Vystar CEO Terry West says online banking was supposed to be up Monday morning, after the bank ditched its old Internet-banking system for a new one Friday night.  

“So many people tried to access the system and could not get in as fast as they wanted, started calling us, so it was just a huge volume impact,” he said.

Rhema Thompson

It’s not your granddad’s classroom. And it probably isn’t the kind of classroom you grew up in either.