Piedmont Advantage Credit Union sponsors ACE Academy financial literacy event

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (July 7, 2016) — Piedmont Advantage Credit Union recently sponsored the ACE Academy which brought approximately sixty-five middle school and high school students to the credit union’s headquarters to learn more about credit unions and financial literacy.

Aviation Career Education (ACE) academies are held across North Carolina during the summer. Students learn about the theory of flight, aviation’s history, aircraft maintenance and new technologies. They also have the opportunity to fly radio-controlled aircraft and work on aircraft model design projects, as well as take field trips to aviation industry businesses like Piedmont Advantage Credit Union which got its start in 1949 as a credit union for Piedmont Airlines employees.

Students shared how they earn money, what their career goals are and how they plan to save money. Members from the credit union’s lending and leadership teams spoke about developing good credit, loans and the credit union difference. Students were also treated to a Chick-fil-A lunch and encouraged to take a financial pledge for their future financial wellness and savings.

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About Piedmont Advantage Credit Union

Piedmont Advantage Credit Union is a member-owned, cooperative financial institution headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC. The Credit Union serves over 45,000 members across the country and around the world through its online product offerings and extensive network of shared branching and CO-OP ATMs. Piedmont Advantage Credit Union has 9 North Carolina branch locations, with 5,000(+) Credit Union Service Center branches, and 30,000(+) surcharge-free CO-OP ATMs locations nationwide. For more information, visit:


Kim Thore
Piedmont Advantage Credit Union
3530 Advantage Way
Winston-Salem, NC  27103
Direct Line: 336.744.8455
Main Line: 800.433.7228

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