By Mike DuBose Consumers are plagued by soaring prices, empty shelves, and hard-to-find items since the Covid Pandemic interrupted supply chains. Families, with limited income, experienced the fiercest struggles, often depleting savings, borrowing money, or tapping retirement funds. Many are penny-pinching, even dangerously reducing vital medicines and food to survive.Continue Reading

SAFE Federal Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of its 19th branch in Irmo, SC, with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on February 26. The event was attended by SAFE’s executive leadership team, Town of Irmo Mayor Bill Danielson, and South Carolina Deputy District Director (Second District) Laura Batey. Expressing hisContinue Reading

The Independent Banks of South Carolina (IBSC) met for their 59th Annual Convention in Savannah, Georgia recently. During the annual meeting banquet July 28, J. Ted Nissen, President of First Community Bank, was named the 2023 recipient of the IBSC Leadership Award. The award is given to individuals with outstandingContinue Reading

Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union has announced the appointments of three roles within their Financial Division: Michael Beam as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Maggie Prohs as Vice President of Operations, and Elizabeth Bunn as Chief Investment Officer. Beam has served as the CFO of PalmettoContinue Reading