Business View Magazine | October 2020

98 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE OCTOBER 2020 T he concept of a credit union is one where people have access to better financial services by pooling their resources and working together. For the residents of NE Alabama and NW Georgia, Family Savings Credit Union epitomizes that ideal. The guiding mantra behind this progressive, member-owned community credit union is that your money grows with you and your family, and ownership allows all members to prosper. In 1951, these principles came to life in Gadsden, Alabama, when a group of seven Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Inc. employees each pulled $5.25 from their pockets and chartered Family Savings Credit Union (FSCU). Monte Hill, President & CEO of Family Savings, shares the backstory: “The Goodyear plant was in Gadsden, Alabama and those guys were the catalysts for what we are today. Family Savings was originally formed just to serve the Goodyear employees, and over the years, the Board of Directors expanded it to several branches, which originally were in cities where Goodyear had a warehouse or some type of operation. But AT A GLANCE FAMILY SAVINGS CREDIT UNION WHAT: Community Credit Union serving NE Alabama NW Georgia WHERE: Main office in Gadsden, Alabama WEBSITE: ily Savings Not for profit, not for charity, but for service credit union