Piedmont Advantage Credit Union hosted an open house event in Wilmington, NC on Friday, February 8 in celebration of its recent expansion into southeastern North Carolina. The event took place at the newest Piedmont Advantage Credit Union branch location at 3815 Park Avenue in Wilmington, NC.
Piedmont Advantage Credit Union merged with East Coast Credit Union in Wilmington late in 2012, and welcomed 1,800 new members in the process.“We are excited to take this opportunity to meet our new friends and neighbors within the coastal community. Appreciation events are an important part of our continuous efforts to put our members first.” Judy Tharp, President/CEO of Piedmont Advantage Credit Union.
The open house event was well attended, with credit union staff and members on hand throughout. Captain Leon Fox, who piloted the very first Piedmont Airlines flight in 1948, attended as a special guest.
Piedmont Advantage Credit Union has a rich history in North Carolina. It was founded in 1949 to serve employees of the former Piedmont Airlines, and has since opened its doors to employees at other partner companies as well as those who live, work, worship, or attend school within its service areas. Currently, Piedmont Advantage serves approximately 42,500 members nationwide, in more than 7,000 zip codes and every state in the United States. It currently holds a 5-star rating from Bauer Financial, the nation’s premier financial services rating organization.