Carolina Farm Credit Holds Open House at New Branch Office in Conover

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Vance C. Dalton, Jr., CEO of Carolina Farm Credit, announced that on Friday, June 20, 2014, the Conover branch of Carolina Farm Credit hosted an open house event at their new building at 1109 Conover Blvd., East.

From Left:Mark Bray, Chairman of Carolina Farm Credit Board; Vance C. Dalton, Jr., CEO of Carolina Farm Credit; Kyle Hayman, Mayor Pro Tem of Conover; with other CFC employees and directors

The newly renovated building and location allows us to enhance customer service and better meet the needs of our Catawba County customers

Vance C. Dalton, Jr., CEO of Carolina Farm Credit, announced that on Friday, June 20, 2014, the Conover branch of Carolina Farm Credit hosted an open house event at their new location at 1109 Conover Blvd., East.

The event began with a dedication prayer by Pastor Mark Schudde of Concordia Lutheran Church and presentation of the flag and Pledge of Allegiance by Newton-Conover High School NJROTC; followed by remarks from CEO Vance C., Dalton, Jr., and Carolina Farm Credit Board Chairman Mark Bray. The event concluded with a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by Sig Holcomb, member of Catawba County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; and Kyle Hayman, Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Conover. Following the ceremony, guests were invited inside for refreshments and tours of the building.

The design-builder of the newly renovated building was MCT General Contractor of Monroe and I.D. Collaborative, Inc., from Greensboro provided assistance with office design, decorating, etc.

The Conover branch replaced the Carolina Farm Credit office previously located at 222 West A. St. in Newton, N.C. The new location is conveniently located at 1109 Conover Blvd., East, on Highway 70 across the street from the Conover YMCA, and opened on April 22, 2014.

“The newly renovated building and location allows us to enhance customer service and better meet the needs of our Catawba County customers,” said Vance C. Dalton, Jr., CEO of Carolina Farm Credit.

The staff of the Conover office includes Rick Greenhill, Principal Real Estate Appraiser; Carolyn Holt, Branch Office Coordinator; Jeremy Lee, Loan Officer; Jill Sigmon, Loan Officer; and Crystal Ward-Taylor, Home Loan Originator. The office is supervised by Gary Hastings, Regional Lending Manager.

Carolina Farm Credit is a stockholder-owned cooperative providing financing to full and part-time farmers and agricultural-related businesses and also provides financing for the construction and purchase of homes in 54 counties through 36 branch offices. Other financial services available are credit life insurance, crop insurance, appraisal services, leasing programs and financial planning.

Carolina Farm Credit serves over 9,000 members with loans outstanding totaling more than $1.4 billion. The association’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Boone, Browns Summit, Burnsville, Carthage, Concord, Conover, Ellerbe, Graham, Hendersonville, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Marshall, Mocksville, Monroe, Murphy, Pilot Mountain, Roxboro, Rural Hall, Salisbury, Shelby, Siler City, Sparta, Spindale, Statesville, Taylorsville, Wadesboro, Waynesville, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, and Yanceyville.

Carolina Farm Credit was recognized as a 2013 Best Employer in North Carolina. The list of the Best Employers in North Carolina was created by Business North Carolina, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) – NC State Council and Best Companies Group.

Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are Mark A. Bray, Chairman, Lawsonville; L. Kim Starnes, Vice-Chairman, Salisbury; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; W. Rex Bell, Statesville; David M. Coltrane, Pleasant Garden; Susie J. Gambill, Sparta; Joseph A. Lail, Shelby; W. Steve Love, Graham; Bobby J. “Bud” Matthews, East Bend; Clark M. Newlin, Haw River; Thomas E. Porter, Jr., Concord; Tony L. Ragan, Sanford; D. Kaleb Rathbone, Waynesville; Lewis E. Smith, Lincolnton; Vickie N. Smitherman, East Bend; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.

Contact information for the new Conover branch is as follows:

Phone:                             
828-464-4342

Mailing:
P.O. Box 398            
Conover, NC 28613

Email:
Conover(at)carolinafarmcredit(dot)com

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