Grow Financial participates in St. Petersburg Pride Festival

TAMPA, FL (June 23, 2014) — Grow Financial, one of the leading Credit Unions in the nation is once again proud to participate in the St. Petersburg Pride Street Festival, the largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender celebration in the state of Florida for the fourth year in a row.

Team members of Grow Financial will be at the street festival on Sunday, June 29 working in two booths.  Guests of the festival can visit the Grow booths to receive items such as free membership vouchers, fans to help festival goers cool off during the parade, sunglasses and other fun swag.

Throughout the year, the Diversity Committee at Grow Financial hosts various events that celebrate diversity among team members such as catered culture lunch events featuring various cuisines from Vietnamese to Caribbean, women of Grow lecture series and events like the St. Petersburg Pride Festival and charity bingo events at Hamburger Mary’s Restaurant that support the gay and lesbian community.

“Celebrating diversity is embedded in our corporate culture”, said Kim Woollard, Chief Human Resources Officer for Grow Financial.  “At Grow Financial, we strive to transform our workplace into environments where people are valued for their uniqueness, and participating in the pride festival is just one of the ways we can celebrate our diverse workplace.”

About the St. Pete Pride Festival

Held on the last Saturday of June, the St. Petersburg Pride Festival commemorates the birth of the gay rights movement.  Beginning eleven years ago with a few thousand participants and a couple of city blocks, the St. Petersburg Pride Festival is now one of the largest GLBT community celebrations in the nation, spanning eight blocks and attracting international attention.  Last year’s festival drew more than 80,000 participants.

About Grow Financial.

With 22 stores, and five more in development, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union is recognized as one of the leading Credit Unions in the nation with $2 billion in assets.  Originally founded to provide a safe place to save and borrow money for the military and civilian personnel of MacDill Air Force Base, Grow Financial has since expanded membership to include employees of more than 1,100 businesses.  Established in 1955, Grow Financial has its corporate headquarters in Tampa, Florida. For more information visit


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