O Bee started in a shirt pocket -- it’s true! Back in 1955, Ted McGill, a worker in Bottle House “A” at the Olympia Brewery, heard about credit unions and thought it would be a good idea for the brewery workers to start one. He was a smart guy with a considerable gift for persuasion (Ted called it “jaw boning”). After time and effort, the credit union was formed. In the early years Ted McGill WAS the credit union. He would walk around the brewery with membership cards, loan applications and receipts stuffed in his shirt pocket. Some say it was like the whole credit union was in that one pocket.