"Drab to Fab" winner claims $500

Krystal McKenzie’s bathroom will get a makeover thanks to the $500 she won in our “Drab to Fab” photo contest. Krystal, of Rock Hill, plans to start working on her bathroom renovations this weekend. The prize money will be a big help.


Market improving for home equity line of credit

Homes values are starting to go up again, which makes it a good time to consider a home equity line of credit.

Before the “Great Recession” of 2008 and 2009, one of the most common and convenient ways homeowners had to finance big-ticket items like vehicles, weddings, home improvements, vacations, etc. was a home equity line of credit, or HELOC.


Drab to Fab: Win $500 Room Makeover

Does this sound familiar: “Honey, we should (fill in the blank with a home improvement project)…but that’ll cost us thousands.” A home equity line of credit may be just what you’re looking for. And to help you get started, you’ll want to enter our “Drab to Fab” contest for a chance to win $500 towards a room makeover.


Program develops employee leaders

Nine employees recently completed the Family Trust Leadership Institute held to develop leaders within the credit union.

The institute was conducted over eight months by Lee Gardner, President/CEO. Participants attended workshops, read several books and completed numerous assignments. The institute culminated with presentations that outlined strategies for the credit union.


Going, going, gone

Ninety minutes and a track hoe were all it took Tuesday to tear down our branch on White Street. The branch, built in 1967, makes way for our new headquarters expected to open sometime in 2015.


$30,000-plus raised at golf tournament

A lot of area children will have a great summer thanks to Family Trust’s Sixth Annual Charity Golf Tournament held Tuesday at the Rock Hill Country Club. More than $30,000 was raised for the Boys and Girls Clubs of York, County, the children’s Attention Home and The Palmetto School at the Children’s Attention Home.


Seniors say farewell to advisory board

“Don’t spend it if you don’t have it” offers Christina Bonaparte, a graduating senior from Rock Hill High, who has served on our Youth Advisory Board for one year. Bonaparte recently presented her project to the board and earned a $1,000 scholarship she’ll use in the fall at Converse College. She plans to major in education and psychology with hopes on one day becoming a guidance counselor.


Gardner to receive state volunteer award

Family Trust President/CEO Lee Gardner is one of nine people receiving the South Carolina Association for Volunteer Administration (SCAVA) award for 2014, according to the S.C. Governor’s Office.


Artwork to dress up new headquarters

Five Winthrop University students recently gave us a sneak peek of their art that will be displayed in our new headquarters on White Street. Featuring railroad ties, cut steel, a porcelain map of York County and teacups, the artwork will be displayed in the community room, break room and board room, and in lobby areas.