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Sharonview Federal Credit Union Gifts $3,000 to Simpsonville Organizations

Press Release 2019-04-04, Simpsonville, S.C.

Sharonview Federal Credit Union, one of the nation’s top 200 credit unions, presented $1,000 to Mt. Zion Baptist Church Food Bank, $1,000 to the City of Simpsonville Victim Advocate (Closet of Goods) and $1,000 to the Center for Community Services at the ribbon cutting at its Simpsonville Branch on Wednesday, March 27.

image of check being received by Mount Zion Baptist Churchimage of City of Simpsonville Victim Advocate receiving check from Sharonviewimage of Center for Community Services receiving check from Sharonview

"Sharonview Cares, our charitable giving arm, is committed to providing support to local nonprofits whose mission is focused on financial literacy education, eradicating homelessness and alleviating hunger in the communities we serve," said Rondel Hartwell, VP of Marketing at Sharonview Federal Credit Union. "We are honored to support local community partners whose missions align with our corporate charitable giving pillars."

The checks were presented to recipients during a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate Sharonview’s newest location in Simpsonville’s Martin Farms Shopping Center at 710 Fairview Road. Sharonview leaders and team members, current members and community representatives were in attendance, along with members of the Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce.

image of Sharonview staff and board of directors cutting ribbon at ceremonyimage of Simpsonville community and Sharonview staff at branch ribbon cutting

The new Simpsonville location features a barn-style design to pay homage to the land’s roots as the Martin Family Farm. The site has grown and developed over the years from what was once vast farmland, with this branch being one of the latest additions.

“The Sharonview team is excited to have the opportunity to bring our services to the outstanding community of Simpsonville,” said Craig Valdes, Branch Manager of the Simpsonville location. “We aim to help our members improve their financial standing while embracing the history of the Martin Family Farm through this new location.”

In Otey’s expanded role, his responsibilities now include leading and influencing day-to-day operations, culture and strategic leadership of Sharonview. He will articulate company and member needs and plans to the Executive Leadership Team and to the Board of Directors. Additionally, he will have direct oversight and management of various lines of business, as well as be responsible for the delivery of member experience, growth of our core business and effective execution of Sharonview’s strategic plans and objectives.

Unlike most financial institutions, members of Sharonview Federal Credit Union have a voice and say in credit union procedures because members are owners. Membership at Sharonview Federal Credit Union is made easy and is available to anyone through the following ways:

  • Select employer groups
  • Direct relative of an existing member
  • Association with one of its community charter areas by living, working, attending school or volunteering
  • Membership in one of many local associations

The Simpsonville branch’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sharonview Federal Credit Union operates 18 branches in North Carolina, South Carolina and New Jersey serving more than 82,000 members nationwide.

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About Sharonview Federal Credit Union

Sharonview Federal Credit Union, voted the No.1 credit union in South Carolina by Forbes, is headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, and has been serving its members since 1955. Today, Sharonview serves over 82,000 members nationwide, has assets totaling more than $1.5 billion and operates 18 branches in North Carolina, South Carolina and New Jersey. It is also ranked as one of the top 200 credit unions in the country, proving its dedication to providing its members with a full array of value-added financial services, all of which are backed by the United States government and federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration. Sharonview currently stands above the crowd in delivering the personal touch, providing loans with fewer restrictions, flexible terms and lower rates. For over 60 years, Sharonview has promised exceptional value and delivered financial services members can trust, with us it’s personal.




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