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October 2022

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tnConnect Credit Union’s Newsletter

homebuying counseling

Homebuying Counseling

Buying a home is one of the largest and most important purchases a person will make. Understanding your specific financial situation is an important step in this process. Through our partnership with national non-profit, GreenPath Financial Wellness, you have access to Free Financial Counseling with an NFCC and HUD certified housing counselor. These counselors can help you understand:

• Types of mortgages
• Escrow accounts
• Down payments
• Home owner’s insurance
• Appraisals & inspections

Caring, certified counselors can help you develop a plan to get you on firm financial footing as you look to purchase a home. Learn more and get started today by visiting here.

Fall Improvement Loans

Fall Improvement Loans

Do you see projects around the house that simply cannot wait another season to be completed? Let us help with our Fall Improvement Loans. With low rates and 24 months to repay, you can knock out those projects before winter hits! Visit here to apply or speak to a Loan Officer today at 865-688-2424.


Shred Week
Shred Week

If you have confidential documents lying around – safely dispose of them during Shred Week!
Monday, October 17 – Saturday, October 22
Documents will be securely shredded on-site by our partners at Paper Bee Gone® at the conclusion of the week.

International Credit Union Day
Join us as we celebrate the 74th annual International Credit Union Day on
Thursday, October 20.
We will have light refreshments in our lobbies!

Coats for the Cold
Coats for the Cold

tnConnect is collecting donations for KARM’s Coats for the Cold again this year. We are accepting donations of new or
gently used coats and gloves. Donations will be accepted in the lobby of either branch from
October 11 – November 9.

2023 Scholarships
2023 Scholarships
Get a head start on college next fall! tnConnect is now accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship. Applications are available on our website or at either branch, and must be submitted by Friday, February 3, 2023.


Need to quickly send a payment
to friends or family? Try Zelle!
This is a fast, safe, and easy
way to send payments within
Online Banking. Zelle will be
replacing Popmoney this winter.

Instant Issue

Lose your debit card? No problem!
Instant Issue is available again at your
credit union. Stop by either branch, and we can
provide you with a replacement card on the spot.
That means no more long downtime while
waiting for your new card to arrive in the mail!

Call for Board Nominations

tnConnect’s Nominating Committee is now accepting nominations for three board positions for 2023. Members interested in running for the board should contact any member of the Nominating Committee. They can provide you with requirements and qualifications for service. Nominations must be submitted to a member of the committee by Thursday, November 17, 2022. Nominees will be announced in January 2023, and voting results will be announced at our 100th Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2023.

Nominating Committee
Tim Sawyer, 865.984.5333
Chuck Brantley, 865.922.7937
Charlie Story, 865.691.7887
Harold Daniel, 865.523.6541
Brenda Kirby, 865.573.2094
Nancy Horton 865.577.9606

The Holidays are coming…

Give the right gift.
VISA Gift Cards

Give that hard-to-buy-for person what they really want this year – a VISA gift card! We have cards available in increments up to $1,000 at either branch. We also have gift envelopes while supplies last.

Christmas Club
Christmas Club
If you find yourself pinched during your holiday shopping, take advantage of our Christmas Club account. Save all year through personal deposits or payroll deduction. The money you save is distributed on October 1st to the account of your choice!

Start shopping!
Holiday Loans

Get ahead on your Christmas list with our Holiday Loans. These start November 1 and are available through the end of 2022. Rates as low as 5.9% APR for amounts up to $5,000 with 24 months to repay. Apply today!

Holiday Closings
Holiday Closings

Monday, Oct. 10th Columbus Day
Friday, Nov. 11th Veterans Day
Thursday, Nov. 24th Thanksgiving
Saturday, Dec. 24th Christmas Eve
Monday, Dec. 26th Christmas Day
Saturday, Dec. 31st New Year’s Eve
Monday, Jan. 2nd New Year’s Day

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