Credit Union hires Micro Lending Officer

SPARTANBURG, SC (August 4, 2018) — Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union has hired Scott L. Whelchel as a Micro Lending Officer.  Whelchel has over 15 years experience in small business consulting; moving clients through a process to build business plans with valid financial projections. He will be the liaison between the small business member and the credit union, with a special emphasis on educating small business owners on inherent risk factors associated with starting and maintaining a  business.

Whelchel holds a Bachelor of  Science degree from Clemson University in Agricultural Economics and a Master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University in Agricultural   Economics and Demography.  He is a Certified Economic Development Financial      Professional by the National Development Council and a Certified Global Business     Professional by the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators.  He was most recently employed by Clemson University Small Business Development  Center as Greenville Area Manager.

Carolina Foothills President and CEO Scott Weaver said, “In hiring Scott Whelchel, Carolina Foothills is making a commitment to our community that we will intentionally do everything possible to foster the development of small businesses, which are the backbone of our economy.”

About Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union

In 1960, a group of US Postal Service employees met together and formed the beginning of Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union in the basement of the Spartanburg USPS office. Since our humble beginnings, Carolina Foothills has grown to our present size of over 125 partner companies and three distinct service communities located throughout the Upstate. With over 17,000 members who have more than $165 million in assets, we serve members through branches in Mauldin, Spartanburg, Greenville, and Gaffney, including 4 elementary school branches. Carolina Foothills embraces the motto on which credit unions were founded, "Not for profit. Not for charity. But for service." We hold to the values of the credit union movement by offering products and services that meet our members' needs. Nowhere is the "people helping people" philosophy better evident than in our strong, member-centered service found in each of our financial centers. We uphold that claim by our values. We provide vital financial tools as a place for members to save and borrow; but more importantly, to belong. We look forward to impacting our members' financial futures.


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