Select Employee Groups

Ziems Ford Corners

Ziems Four Corners, at 5700 East Main St. in Farmington, is a Select Employer Group of Southwest and a Ford dealership offering everything you need for the life of your vehicle.  You can get pre-approved for a low Southwest vehicle loan and then get a no-obligation Internet price quote at (888) 810-9069 on one of the cars or trucks you see on their online inventory.  Employees of Ziems and their family and household members are eligible to join Southwest.

Spinn’s Burger & Beer

Spinn’s Burger & Beer, a family restaurant and brew pub, has been serving Albuquerque since 2006.  Spinn’s features the best green chili cheeseburger in town and local draft beer from Marble Brewery, Boxing Bear, Bosque Brewing, and La Cumbre Brewery.  Enjoy Happy Hour indoors or on the outdoor patio from 3:00 to 6:00.  You can also relax while watching the game on Spinn’s big screen.  For giveaways and coupons, join their eClub at .

Take a break from holiday preparations at a restaurant that’s part of your financial co-op: Spinn’s, at 4411 Montano NW, just west of Coors and past the CVS. Find their menu online at or give them a call at 899-6180.


St. Martin’s Hospitality Center, Albuquerque

St. Martin’s Hospitality Center provides critical services for people experiencing homelessness and near homelessness. Since 1985, the Center has provided emergency shelter and emergency support services, housing, mental health and recovery services, and employment and training opportunities in the Coffee Shop Employment Lab.  St. Martin’s has been at the forefront of working to end homelessness and has recently started a new approach of attempting to end homelessness as we know it in the next five years. A 50l(c)3 non-profit organization, St. Martin’s has been recognized for excellence in program delivery and outcome and is proud to report only a 9% admin cost compared with an industry standard that should not exceed 20%. Efficiency and efficacy are central to the mission of St. Martin’s, “To assist homeless and near homeless people by providing resources, opportunity and hope.”

Their goal is to create self-sufficiency and break the cycle of homelessness. St. Martin’s has discovered that “an individual’s greatest resources are their own skills and strengths; their greatest opportunity, that of integration in the community; and their greatest hope, the freedom to choose their own path”.  Learn more about the work your fellow co-op members are doing at the Hospitality Center at

Downtown Action Team

    July’s Select Employer Group of the Month

The Downtown Action Team (DAT) works to make downtown Albuquerque the region’s most irresistibly positive urban experience. The staff advocates for downtown growth and development and lobbies for incentives for small and local busines owners to thrive, grow and succeed.  Its website is the go-to online place for information about how to discover, live and do business in the vibrant heart of Albuquerque.  Events and news are frequently updated, and there’s a lot to share.  Take a look at how your fellow Southwest members are working, as we and so many of our Select Employer Groups routinely do, to improve life and business in our community.  DAT employees, employees of their member businesses, and all their family and household members are eligible to join Southwest FCU.

IBEW Local Union 611

IBEW Local Union 611The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is the oldest union representing Electrical Workers in the United States, having been founded over 110 years ago.  The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) represents approximately 750,000 active members and retirees who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations. In New Mexico, the IBEW Local 611 covers Inside Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Outside Construction, Technical, Telephone, and Utility Bargaining Units.  Members of, retirees from, and the family and household members of IBEW Local 611 are eligible and welcome to join Southwest Federal Credit Union.  As a co-operative financial institution which advocates for its members, SFCU has much in common with the mission of the Union.


Pima Medical Institute offers a wide variety of career training programs that are brief and affordable. Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees and Certificate programs are offered.  Pima has 13 campuses, including two in Albuquerque.  Employees, students, and graduates of Pima Medical PIMA students and faculty can join Southwest Federal Credit Union.Institute are eligible to join Southwest Federal Credit Union, as well as their family and household members.

University Studio Apartments

University Studio Apartments

University Studio Apartments is a quiet, gated apartment community conveniently located near UNM and CNM in Albuquerque.  Long-time staff are on site and available to meet the needs of residents.  Convenient and clean facilities include a laundry room.  Rents start at $450/month.  Employees and current and former residents of University Studio Apartments, as well as their family and household members, are eligible to join Southwest.

Get to know your fellow co-op members more at University Studio Apartments’ website.