AC Connects


On the road again! During November and December, our team hit 11 locations throughout North Carolina to meet with our Advisory Council members. Hundreds came to have great conversation, ask and answer tough questions and share ideas — all related to progress toward June 2025 independence.

Our 11 branch locations, co-locations within local government offices, and cash solutions were hot topics. We have chosen our branch location in Asheville and just last week installed our third co-location in Gastonia (following Newton and Surf City). Let us know if you are interested in co-location, and check out the other 10 locations for branches.

Members are excited for the convenience of self-service whenever and wherever they prefer, the opportunity for small business lending, choices in digital delivery, and the chance to impact their credit union. We think member Tom McFarland says it best.

We had a great time, being where our members work and live. We got our name on the jumbotron at the Woodpeckers stadium, and enjoyed having December 13, 2023, declared Civic and Local Government Credit Union Day in Rocky Mount!

Local Connect

Our next statewide tour with our members, begins January 16 in Smithfield, with additional stops in:

  • Greensboro, January 23
  • Goldsboro, January 31
  • Sanford, February 6
  • Edenton, February 13
  • Gastonia, February 20
  • Waynesville, February 28

If you are interested in joining us in any of these locations, send a note to for more details.

It takes a village

It takes a village! That was a recurring sentiment at our first-quarter Partnership Meeting, hosted this week at the Civic Conference Center in downtown Raleigh. Read on for highlights! 

Local Connect - Smithfield

We were recently in Smithfield meeting with members and community leaders to continue discussing our June 2025 transition to serving our members independent of the SECU branch network. We were glad to host a diverse group of invested credit union and community members.

First official branch location - Asheville

We’ve secured our first official branch location, (aside from our headquarters in Raleigh), in Asheville at 275 Smokey Park Highway. With plans for more branches, these interactive centers prioritize guiding members in technology use for business, fostering digital comfort, and enabling cash deposits. We are close to announcing the next ones, so stay tuned!

Keep me posted!