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News from First Reliance Bank
April 7, 2014, Florence, S.C. – In celebration of its 15th Anniversary First Reliance Bank is planning many events and promotions throughout the year to thank its customers for doing business with them. One of the first promotions launched is a personal finance program.
The program, called DIG OUT NOW!, is a personal Finance program which consists of four FREE 15 – 20 minute videos created in partnership with Joseph Sangl, founder of an Anderson South Carolina organization, called I Was Broke Now I’m Not.
DIG OUT NOW! is easy to view online and share with family members, church, or work groups. The videos are located on the bank’s website, www.firstreliance.com The bank encourages everyone to take time to view these life changing personal finance videos and use the tools that are offered – all FREE.
Most banks don’t offer online personal financial video lessons. First Reliance Bank ...
Twelve Associates Awarded President’s Club at First Reliance Bank
February 19, 2014, Florence, S.C. – First Reliance Bank recently announced that twelve associates have been named to the 2014 President’s Club.
Each year, as part of the bank’s associate rewards and recognition program, all associates have the opportunity to nominate an outstanding associate and submit a detailed reason of why the chosen associate deserves the award. This year 12 outstanding associates were chosen for their unique contribution to the bank and their commitment to teamwork..
The following President’s Club winners received awards for outstanding contribution in sales and service, operation and professional services.,. The 2014 President’s Club Winners ...
July is a time for food, fireworks, family and friends. It's one of those special times of year when we pause to celebrate our nation and appreciate our community. In keeping with that spirit, it's also a good time to reflect about those who have contributed time and energy toward helping us have a better life.
Danny Turner is one such person. A successful businessman, Danny owns a company that provides good jobs for 40 employees.
Like many young people, he served our country after he graduated high school. He joined the U.S. Navy and spent four years working in navigation and nuclear submarines.
When Danny finished his tour with the Navy, he moved to the Florence area. He got a job running the Florence-based operation of a glass company headquartered ...
Year after year First Reliance's Relay For Life Team, under the leadership of Joan Billheimer, Community Development Officer, shows its commitment to the American Cancer Society. This year, First Reliance is the second top team in Florence County for raising funds announced Chinel Boateig, American Cancer Society. "First Reliance is very committed to supporting the community and giving back," said Rick Saunders, CEO. "Several of our employees are cancer survivors and many of our employees have family and friends who have had cancer. Our company truly wants to make a difference by supporting this cause that has affected so many people including our own." Joan Billheimer, a twelve year cancer survivor herself, begins planning fundraising activities early each year, including an Italian Buffet which features entertainment, a live auction and dancing. Each year the event grows larger along with the funds that are raised. There are several other smaller activities ...
Recently, we were excited to receive a letter from a Mount Pleasant branch customer named Randy Bates who just couldn't say enough good things about banking at First Reliance Bank. Randy has his personal accounts with us, and he relies on us for his business banking too. From friendly employees to special programs, Randy told us that he's had outstanding service at our Mount Pleasant branch.
We appreciate that Randy would take the time to write to us, and we thought you'd like to learn a little about him and his experience with our bank.
The youngest of 3 kids, Randy grew up outside of Charlotte, N.C. in the small town of Gastonia. When he was 15, his parents relocated to South Carolina – but that didn't stop him from opting for Carolina Blue and eventually becoming a Tar Heel. After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, he spent one year ...
With summer right around the corner, are you planning a vacation outside the United States? Have you already booked that European cruise you've had your eye on?
With a fully-loaded checklist that includes everything from scheduling time off from work, to making travel preparations, to tackling a mountain-high pile of laundry and packing, the last thing you want to worry about is how much cash you'll need to have with you on your trip.
A First Reliance Bank debit card helps you simplify your international travel. Here's how:
1) It's accepted anywhere outside of the U.S. that accepts VISA cards. Rather than entering your PIN, you'll simply be asked to sign a sales slip.
2) It can be used at network ...
Mother's Day is just around the corner, and we want to celebrate all of you Moms who give so much each day.
Talk about multi-tasking superheroes!
On any given day, you probably find yourself serving as the family's chauffeur, designated shopper, recreational coordinator, meal planner, chef and much, much more.
Many Moms today also serve as chief financial officers, responsible for juggling the family's budget, keeping the bank account balanced, ensuring the bills are paid, and teaching the kids in the household how to be responsible with money.
Citibank recently surveyed their customers about Moms and money.
About 35% said their Mom serves as the family's CFO, and 38% said they turn to Mom for input on financial matters. That's about 5% more than turn to Dad for such advice. The survey also revealed that people engage Mom in conversations about money and finances nearly as often as they ...