Our staff's top 10 local spots


As part of our Buy Local, Bank Local program, we gave Family Trust employees $5 to spend locally, and asked them to tell us their favorite local spots to shop. Check out what they said about these local businesses.

Local Spot I like this spot because…
Page 6 Boutique “They have such cute stuff. Also, they are a local place that sell Toms (my favorite shoes).”
Dave’s Comics “There’s just a very personal atmosphere and the staff do their best to make conversation. From wall to wall, there’s something to do with comics. It’s a great way to escape.”
The College Shoppe “They have so many different things to cheer on our favorite teams! Go Gamecocks! :-) They have excellent customer service. They are always so friendly and willing to help you find whatever you need.”
White Horse Restaurant “It represents a 40-plus year old tradition of good food with local, friendly people.”
Amelie’s French Bakery “Everything about this place is wonderful and unique, and really contributes to the downtown vibe.”
Plato’s Closet “You can’t beat the low prices for such nice clothes & accessories.”
Animal Supply House “Best place to buy quality dog food & treats at reasonable prices. The store owner & employees are very knowledgeable and they are active in the community with local animal shelters and dog-related fundraising events.”
Book Knack "They have both new and used books for a discount! They will “buy” your books from you for store credit, and you can use the credit toward other books!"
Crossings on Main “I have always loved this store because of the different items they have in there. Plus, I have known the owners my whole life and I enjoy being able to support their business!”
Synergy Yoga & Wellness “I love their instructors because they encourage you to push yourself further each class. My balance, flexibility and strength has already improved in only a few months.”

With our Buy Local, Bank Local program through Dec. 31, credit union members earn double awards points when using their Family Trust Debit card or Platinum Awards credit card. Five $100 cash prizes will be awarded to cardholders who shop locally during that time.

Family Trust employees receive $5 and pledge to spend it locally.