Pick a story from the vault Empowering Workers: The Story of Cape Fear Employees Credit Union Carolina Family: A Legacy in Kinston Choice Community Credit Union: A Tight-Knit Family Carolina Family: A Legacy in Kinston Community Trust Federal Credit Union: A Sister Act DuPont Employees Credit Union: A Mountain Legacy Roll and Shift: Firestone Credit Union A Legacy of Education: First Legacy Community Credit Union People Helping People: Jacksonville Utilities Employees Credit Union Kern Central Credit Union: A Legacy of Serving Workers in the Fields Mare Island FCU: Building Ships and Savings A Legacy for the People: People’s Community Partnership Federal Credit Union Scotland Credit Association: Finding a Place Called Home Seaway Bank: A Legacy of Empowerment Second Federal: A Legacy of Trust St. Luke Credit Union: A Legacy of Necessity United Savings FCU: A Legacy of Serving Steel Workers United Services Credit Union: Building Credit, Building Lives Back to "Stories from Self-Help's Vault" main Choice at a Glance: Original Name: Burlington Employees Federal Credit Union Founders: WWI veteran J. Spencer Love Year Founded: 1979 Year of Merger with Self-Help: 2010 Original Founding Location: Greensboro, NC During much of the twentieth century, North Carolina was home to the largest textile company in the world: Burlington Industries. BI started in 1923, when a young veteran named J. Spencer Love established a textile plant in Burlington, NC. Eventually the company moved to Greensboro and built satellite facilities in a number of locations around the state. As the business grew, company leaders realized their employees could benefit from affordable financial services and loans offered by a credit union. In the late 1970s, BI created the Burlington Employees Federal Credit Union. When the textile industry began to shrink in the U.S., the credit union adapted to the times by expanding its services to the wider community. In 1988, it became Choice Federal Credit Union, led by CEO Martha Miller. Later, in 2002, the name was modified to Choice Community Credit Union. This video features interviews from Ms. Miller, Park Davidson (BI executive and Choice board member), Carol Lyles (BI employee and credit union member) and credit union staffers Lavern Coley and Susan Padgett. They all echo the same theme: the credit union has always been like a tight-knit family. Tweet Photo Gallery The original founder of Burlington Industries, Spencer Love, inspects work on the floor. A worker at the Clarksville, Virginia plant. Six workers pose at the Reaford plant.