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Annual Meeting-A Remarkable Business Owner-New Raleigh Branch
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Come to our Annual Meeting on November 13

Collage of Self-Help CU activities
How is your credit union doing? What is Self-Help CU doing to help members and move our mission forward? We have a lot to share at our annual meeting. Join us in Durham, NC at 302 W. Main Street on Wednesday, November 13. We will combine a business meeting with updates and stories about our progress in the past year. A hearty array of refreshments will be served, and families are welcome.

Please let us know if you can come with a quick RSVP

Honoring a Business Owner's Success

Loan officers for Self-Help borrower, Nana Manso
Self-Help borrower, Nana Manso
Skyrock Construction truck
Recently a Self-Help member and borrower, Nana Manso, received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Construction during Minority Enterprise Development Week in Durham, NC. Mr. Manso is the owner of Skyrock Construction, a licensed general contractor specializing in concrete construction works of all kinds.

We've been impressed with Mr. Manso's persistence and vision since his first loan with us in 2008. In the years that followed, Skyrock has grown into a multi-million dollar business with 23 full-time employees, and we've made several more loans to this great business. Find out more about Mr. Manso, his business philosophy and the Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans we offer. 

Top photo above: Nano Manso, center, with Self-Help loan officers Justin Tart and Jennifer Sherwin. Lower left: Mr. Manso in his office.

CRL Testifies on Student Loan Crisis

CRL Senior Policy Counsel, Ashley Harrington
In September, the Center for Responsible Lending's (CRL's) Senior Policy Counsel Ashley Harrington testified before the full House Financial Services Committee for a hearing called  A $1.5 Trillion Crisis: Protecting Student Borrowers and Holding Student Loan Servicers Accountable
In her remarks, Ms. Harrington discussed the need to rein in the abusive practices of the student loan servicing industry and urged members of the committee to pass reforms that allow student borrowers easy access to affordable repayment plans.

South Carolina Retreat Includes Service with a Mission

Self-Help CU staff volunteer at a retreat in Greenville
At a recent retreat, Self-Help staff from South Carolina and western NC gathered in Greenville, SC for a business meeting, and they also prepared donations for a local ministry that helps people without homes. Meanwhile, many of our branch staff in other locations also took time to volunteer in the community. Thanks to all of our branch staff for your service every day!

New Branch Location in Raleigh, NC, Coming Soon

We're excited about opening a new Self-Help CU regional branch in Raleigh, NC. The new branch, located at 7029 Harps Mill Road, is expected to open early next year. This expansion is part of our vision for better serving members in more locations with personal service and a wide range of products.

Preserving Credit Union History:
A Series to Binge-Watch

Former credit union staff pose in front of a sign for United Services CU
Collage of people who appear in our Carolina Family legacy video
Self-Help continues to document the remarkable histories of the credit unions that have merged with us in the past 15 years. Recently we've released two new legacy videos:United Services, based in western North Carolina, and Carolina Family, now our Kinston branch in eastern NC. You can access the ongoing series, "Stories from Self-Help's Vault," and all eleven of our legacy videos here

In Brief ...

Rendering of a Self-Help branch in FL
The Jax Metro branch on 30 E. 27th Street in Jacksonville, Florida has closed as of October 18 as we focus on opening a new branch in Jacksonville next year.
Banner for upcoming documentary, Fail State
 Don't miss a special screening of "Fail State," a film that investigates student loan abuses. Sponsored by the Center for Responsible Lending and allies. More information and free tickets here for this event in Chapel Hill, NC. 
Ebony Perkins recognized as an outstanding individual in her field
Congratulations to Self-Help's Ebony Perkins! She was named by SRI Conference and Community as one of "30 Under 30" outstanding individuals who will advance sustainable and responsible impact investing over the next 30 years.
National Farm to School Month
October is National Farm to School Month, celebrating the connections between children and local food. Recently Self-Help's Hannah Quigley spoke on access to healthy foods in a podcast, "Voices of Hunger in NC."
Sprint offer to credit union members
If you're in the market for a new phone or phone lines, consider this special offer: Sprint pays a $100 cash reward to credit union members for each new line switched to Sprint. Learn more here
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