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For the seventh straight year, the Spartanburg office of Carolina Alliance has been named the March of Dimes’ Small Business of the Year. For the fourth year in a row, the bank also was presented with the top Financial Institution award.
For the bank to have received both the Small Business Award and be recognized as the Top Financial Institution is quite an accomplishment,” said John Poole, Chief Executive Officer of Carolina Alliance. “We have a great staff and very supportive customers and friends at
Carolina Alliance that really take pride in supporting organizations such as the March of Dimes, who provide vital resources and support to our community.”
The Small Business Award, which recognizes Carolina Alliance’s outreach and fundrais- ing efforts, reflects the bank’s organizational commitment to the March of Dimes and March for Babies in the Spartanburg community. The collective contributions of the bank employees includes more than 100 hours as well as financial resources dedicated to this very worthy cause. In addition, the bank has raised more than $76,549.85 over those eight years.
Carolina Alliance received the Top Financial Institution Award as its staff raised more than $14,000, which was more than any other financial institution in Spartanburg County. Each and every one of the bank’s staff members made some contribution to the campaign and many of our loyal customers also generously supported our campaign.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from the March of Dimes for our ongoing commitment to community service and giving back to the Spartanburg community,” Poole said.
A special congratulations goes to Spartanburg Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer, Wayne McKinney, who was recognized as Spartanburg’s top individual fundraiser by the March of Dimes, for the second year in a row. He’s shown with this year’s Spartanburg ambassador Jaxon Henson.