A big thank you to all of our GOODBusiness Summit sponsors, including Lowcountry Local First Catalyst Member, Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union!

Credit unions are a great option when financing any local business. Why? Because their mission is to serve its members, not maximize a profit. Businesses still have access to loans like they would with a bank, but through a credit union, members receive any surplus income in the form of dividends. Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union is a $511 million dollar institution that has been a part of the greater Charleston area since 1955. They serve around 50,000 members and have 12 branch locations and over 300 Select Employer Groups throughout Charleston, Dorchester, Colleton, and Berkeley Counties. New members join a not-for-profit organization that not only serves and supports local business professionals, but also contributes to the fabric of the local community.

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(Above: The September 2014 Lowcountry Local First Member Mixer hosted by Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union at The Venue)

Heritage Trust offers various business products to its members. The HTbiz Checking account offers products and services for all business checking needs with the option of choosing the level that is right for every business size. The EmployeeConnect program allows Heritage Trust to connect with over 300 local businesses and provide credit union membership to their employees, which allows businesses to offer an enhanced benefit package to employees, while the MerchantConnect program helps local businesses with all of their financial needs. Heritage Trust also has new Lending Options coming soon that are designed to help the growth of any small business.

So, consider MOVING YOUR MONEY to a local institution like Heritage Trust that is committed to serving members and giving back to the local community.






Jordan Amaker
Director of Marketing & Communications