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Relay For Life of Florence County raises over $190,000 in 2015, surpassing their goal by over $30,000.


First Reliance raised over $20,000Florence, SC (September 2, 2015) – As the 2015 season of Relay For Life closes, Florence County celebrates an outstanding Relay season! On April 25, 2015 Relay For Life of Florence County hosted its 21st year with a nine hour walk at Freedom Florence Recreational Complex, in spite of some unfavorable weather conditions. “Weather doesn’t stop a cancer patient’s treatment and it didn’t stop us”, said Relay For Life Community Manager, Chinel Boateng.

Teams from Assurant, PGBA, and First Reliance Bank were the top fundraising teams this year.

“Relay For Life allows the entire community the opportunity to do something positive when so much negative surrounds the disease”, said 2015 Relay For Life of Florence County Event Lead, Katrina Graham. “I am proud of Florence County for coming together to support one another ...

Joan B Congratulations

Joan Billheimer, Community Development Officer for First Reliance Bank in Florence, was among those honored from across the state. The contributions Mrs. Billheimer makes to economic development efforts in Florence County are tremendous. She serves as the Vice Chair of Florence County Progress, Inc., the private arm of the Florence County Economic Development Partnership, and also as Membership Chairman. She has been instrumental in growing the membership of Florence County Progress since becoming involved. Mrs. Billheimer serves on numerous boards in Florence County, including The McLeod Foundation Board.

Ambassadors for Economic Development were honored by Gov. Nikki Haley at a ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion Complex on Thursday, April 2, 2015. The individuals were recognized for exceptional efforts to further community and economic development initiatives throughout the state.

Each year, the Department of Commerce joins local communities to thank business and industry for its contributions to South Carolina’s economy. Ambassadors ...

Should Anything Happen To meSome of us are married with children,  many of us have aging parents and some of us are the aging parent.  Either way, it's important to have things written down and planned for should anything happen to us.  Losing someone in your life is hard.  There are so many decisions that have to be made so quickly for the loved ones left behind.  That's why it's important to have one place where everything can be found.  The American Institute of Economic Research offers a free eBook which can be downloaded called, Should Anything Happen To Me.  The book steps you through all the decisions you've made that you'd like your family to carry out.  It does not replace all the legal documents and things you should do but it does help organize if they've been done and where they are located.  It has places to make notes as to ...

TIP #1  Take the 52 Week Savings Challenge


Saving money can be easy and more affordable than you think.  Here is a simple way to save small amounts of money that add up to $1,378 dollars at the end of the year!  If you and your spouse both do the challenge then you have saved $2,756 at the end of the year!

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TIP #2  Set Budget and Fianancial Goals in  MyFinance Budget Tool


We also recommend developing a budget and goals each year.   We have a free easy to use budget and financial management tool available  in your Online Banking.  It's the tab that says MyFinance.  It may take you 30 minutes to set up your budget but it's well worth the time you invest in doing it.

TIP #3 Automatically Transfer Money To Your Savings


Set up automatic transfer of funds into your savings account or EASYFlex CD ...

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