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October 2020

Sandfly Businesses Destroyed by Fire Plan Nov 7 Fundraiser

By | Local NewsWIRE

(SANDFLY, GA) Kristi Como of Non-Stop Fitness is leading a fundraiser to benefit nine Sandfly businesses destroyed by a fire in early September.

The Sandfly Five Oaks Restoration Fundraiser will be held, November 7th, from 10AM – 3PM, at Montgomery Athletic Association, 10155 Ferguson Ave 31406.

There will be food, a raffle, vendors, and an auction for attendees to show support for the cause. Vendor registration fees and all proceeds are considered donations.

There is no cost for admission. Social distancing protocols will be expected. There is also a pick up option for food and t-shirts.

The proceeds will benefit Non Stop Fitness, COPE for Change, What’s For Dinner, Sandfly Marketplace, Audio Video, Bethel-Casa de Adoracion, Bloom and Grow Candles, Doris Martin, Turnipblood Entertainment.

Como’s business, along with the other owners, was completely destroyed in the fire after thirteen years of business. Ten of those years in the Sandfly Five Oaks shopping center. The cause of the fire is unknown.

“Family and friends- We are rebuilding! You can show your support by coming out, grabbing a bite for dinner and checking out the Sandfly Five Oaks fundraiser” said Como. “We have had so much community support in donations and vendor sign ups, we still have two more weeks go.”

Checks can be made out to Nonstop Fitness and mailed to 8511 Ferguson Ave Suite A Savannah, GA 31406.

For more information call Kristi Como, 912-349-4902, or email

Kristi Como
Non-Stop Fitness LLC

Marjorie Young, President
Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc.

Center Parc Credit Union is Now Open For Business in Savannah and Pooler

By | Local NewsWIRE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Center Parc Credit Union held ribbon-cutting ceremonies for its first two Savannah area branches on October 13 at the Pooler Walmart, 160 Pooler Parkway; and on October 14 at the Savannah Walmart, 6000 Ogeechee Road. Center Parc is a division of APCU, the oldest credit union in the State of Georgia.

“Walmart has built its reputation on providing value to consumers, and as a result, draws millions of shoppers each year,” said Chuck Head, CEO. “By having branches inside Walmart stores, Center Parc will be able to help these individuals navigate their financial lives at a time and place that is convenient to them.”

Center Parc’s expansion into the Savannah area, which also will include a new flagship location planned for 2021, will impact the local economy in several ways, including new jobs and investment in local businesses.

“Center Parc is committed to supporting the citizens of Savannah and the surrounding areas,” Head said. “We are further committed to supporting the small businesses that drive our economy and will endeavor to meet the needs of our branches through locally-sourced goods and services.”

Both branches are now open Monday – Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Membership in Center Parc Credit Union is open to anyone who works or lives in Chatham, Effingham and Bryan counties, as well as their family members.

Each branch is located at the front of the store, near customer service, providing easy access. Services offered include checking with a long list of member benefits; affordable auto, mortgage and consumer loans, including VA mortgages; a fee-free, rewards-generating credit card; certificates of deposit that pay exceptional rates; money market accounts and other savings options. The member-owned cooperative also provides online and mobile banking, including mobile check deposit and bill-pay, to optimize convenient access.

“As a credit union cooperative owned by its members instead of shareholders, Center Parc is motivated by a passion to serve and improve people’s lives, not making a profit,” said Head. “This allows us the ability to offer better rates and lower fees than for-profit banks.”

Center Parc Credit Union is a division of APCU, the oldest credit union in the state of Georgia. In September 2020 two new Center Parc Credit Union locations opened in the Savannah area: at the Pooler Walmart, 160 Pooler Parkway, and the Savannah Walmart, 6000 Ogeechee Road. The company is also planning to open a free-standing flagship branch in Savannah in 2021. An ongoing community gardens program was launched in August 2020. The member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative is dedicated to helping hardworking people save money and prosper. Each member’s funds are insured for up to $250,000 by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). For more information, call 800-849-8431, email or visit online at

Donna Williams
Community Development Liaison
Center Parc Credit Union

Emily Hopper
In-Store Branch Manager, Savannah Area
Center Parc Credit Union

Marjorie Young, President
Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc.

Pooler Branch Photo Caption
Center Parc Credit Union held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 13 for the first of its two new Savannah area branches at the Pooler Walmart, 160 Pooler Parkway. (Pictured L-R) Donna Williams, community development liaison, Center Parc Credit Union; Pam Southard, executive director, Pooler Chamber of Commerce; Yalanda Henderson, assistant branch manager Center Parc Credit Union; Pooler Mayor Rebecca Benton; Blake Graham, executive vice president, CPCU; Amy Fuller, Chief Strategy Officer at CPCU; Emily Hopper, branch manager, Center Parc Credit Union Teresa Stonecypher, chief operations officer, CPCU



Center Parc Credit Union


By | Local NewsWIRE

Center Parc Credit Union has opened its first two locations in the Savannah area. A division of APCU, the oldest credit union in the State of Georgia, Center Parc has scheduled a 9:00 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony for Tuesday, October 13 at its Pooler Walmart location, 160 Pooler Parkway. The second ribbon cutting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 14 at the Savannah Walmart, 6000 Ogeechee Road.

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