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Kingsport Chamber of Commerce Cut the Ribbon on the Area’s Newest Financial Services Center

Advance Financial celebrated store opening with donation to Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — Mayor John Clark joined officials from the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce and Nashville-based financial services company Advance Financial to cut the ribbon at the company’s newest store – the first of several stores planned for the Tri-Cities area. To mark the occasion, the Advance Financial Foundation donated $1,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport.

“The communities surrounding all of our locations are extremely important to us,” said Shantrelle Johnson, VP of corporate citizenship for Advance Financial. “Through the Advance Financial Foundation, we are able to offer extra support to those organizations working to make a difference in these regions. We are excited to give to the Boys & Girls Club to help fund the vital programs they provide the youth of the Kingsport area.”

“We can’t thank Advance Financial enough for their kind gift,” said Anne Beckelman, VP of development for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport. “We welcome them to the Kingsport community with open arms and look forward to partnering with the Foundation in the years to come.”

Started in 2014, the Advance Financial Foundation invests in the communities the company serves through support for local 501(c)3 organizations and community enrichment programs. The Foundation places a particular focus on enhancing education and health and wellness initiatives.

Advance Financial’s Kingsport store is located at 1104 East Stone Drive. It is open 24/7 and offers a range of financial services including prepaid cards, electronic wire services to anywhere in the world, check cashing, FLEX loans, free bill-payment services and free money orders.

About Advance Financial

Advance Financial, founded in 1996, is a family owned and operated financial center based in Nashville, Tenn. The company currently operates more than 70 locations throughout Tennessee and employs more than 700 local representatives. By focusing on a wide variety of financial services  – including wire transfer, bill payment, unlimited free money orders and FLEX loans – they are committed to building long-lasting, strong relationships with every customer. Advance Financial recently earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and was named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country for the fifth year in a row.