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

Carolina Foothills Federal Credit Union has 19,000 members in the Upstate of South Carolina who have on deposit $197 million in assets. Since 2015, Carolina Foothills has saved their member-owners over $21 million by refinancing higher interest loans from other Fls, leading to wealth building on a micro level.


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