Carolina Trust has recently partnered with Living Local Carolina, a weekday morning show on WBTW News 13 (CBS affiliate.) Rainee Romero, Living Local Carolina Host/Producer, gives viewers an insider’s look at local businesses, attractions, and people along the Grand Strand and in the Pee Dee. Each Friday Carolina Trust will bring you a five-minute segment on Living Local called Financial Fridays. During Financial Fridays, Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador, August Mize, will bring you financial tips and information on our products and services. Check out some of our most recent Financial Friday segments below. Click here to view all previous Financial Friday segments on our YouTube Channel.
Check Out Our Most Recent Living Local Carolina Segment
August Gets Her Makeup Done by Professional Stylist, Jaimie Maynor : Part 1
On this two part segment of Living Local Carolina, Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador August gets her makeup done by professional stylist, Jaimie Maynor. Jaimie is the owner of JM Artistry the Salon, a full service local salon. In this segment she gives different tips and techniques for achieving the perfect natural glam look.
Check Out Previous Living Local Carolina Segments
A Personal Account of 9/11 from Retired FDNY, David Turner and his wife, Audrey
Join Rainee Romero, Host/Producer of WBTW Living Local Carolina and August Mize, Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador as they talk with Carolina Trust’s Director of Member Experience, Audrey Turner and her husband David Turner, Retired FDNY, about their personal accounts of of 9/11.
Meet Longtime CTFCU Member Roosevelt Scott, Owner of the Famous Scott’s Bar-B-Que
Roosevelt “Rosie” Scott has been a member of Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union for almost 30 years and owns arguably the most famous BBQ Pit in the Carolinas. Join Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador, August Mize, and Living Local Show Host, Rainee Romero, as they learn all about Scott’s BBQ and what makes people drive from miles around for a bite of it.
All About Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union
Join Rainee Romero, Host/Producer of WBTW Living Local Carolina and August Mize, Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador as they talk about the History, Involvement, and Services of Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union.
Meet the Carolina Trust Mortgage Team
Join Rainee Romero, Host/Producer of WBTW Living Local Carolina and August Mize, Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador as they meet the Mortgage Team at Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union and learn about their roles at the Credit Union.
HELOC vs. Home Equity Loans
Join Rainee Romero, Host/Producer of WBTW Living Local Carolina and August Mize, Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador as they talk with Carolina Trust Mortgage Loan Officer, Kelly Rowland, about the benefits of a HELOC.
Carolina Trust Mortgage Loan Options
Join Rainee Romero, Host/Producer of WBTW Living Local Carolina and August Mize, Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador as they talk with Carolina Trust members about their experience working with Carolina Trust for their mortgage.
Join Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador, August Mize, As She Shops for Her First Home
Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador, August Embarks On Her Home Buying Journey With the Help of Carolina Trust AVP of Mortgage Services, Connie Thompson and Michael King, CEO/Founder of King One Properties.
COVID-19 Safety Measures That Have Been Put In Place At All of Our Branches
Join Rainee Romero, Host/Producer of WBTW Living Local Carolina and August Mize, Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador as they talk about what Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union is doing to keep employees and members safe during COVID-19.
Carolina Trust Helped One of Our Members Save $80,000 Over the Life of Their Mortgage
Join us to listen to Carolina Trust member, Phil Adikes’, story about his home buying process with Carolina Trust. Mr. Adikes was able to save $80,000 over the life of his loan by selecting Carolina Trust as his mortgage lender.
Behind the Scenes of Carolina Trust's Brand Video "Trustworthy Faces"
Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador, August Mize and Zero Gravity Producer/Director, Keith Bogart, sat down with Living Local Carolina Host/Producer, Rainee Romero, and gave her behind-the-scenes insight into the creation of the American Business Award-winning brand video, Trustworthy Faces.
Join Carolina Trust in Bully Prevention
Carolina Trust and Ricky Sapp, former NFL Player and founder of The Ricky Sapp Foundation talk about their bully prevention initiative, the “I’m a Buddy, Not a Bully,” project.
All About Auto Loans
Join Rainee Romero, Host/Producer of WBTW Living Local Carolina and August Mize, Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador to learn all about Carolina Trust’s Auto Loan Options from Consumer Lending Manager, Jim Weigand.
Head Back-To-School With Carolina Trust
In addition to other involvement with the local schools, Carolina Trust has partnered with WBTW News 13 for their Back-To-School drive which provides school supplies for children in our area through local organizations, Help4Kids and Backpack Buddies.
Carolina Trust Website Tour
Join Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador, August Mize as she takes Living Local Carolina Host/Producer, Rainee Romero on a tour of Carolina Trust’s new and improved website.
Get Financially and Physically Fit with Carolina Trust
Carolina Trust is on a mission to improve the health in our community, both financially and physically. Join us to learn about how we’re keeping our members financially fit and how we’re staying physically fit with some great warm-up exercises from Ricky Sapp, retired NFL Player and founder of The Ricky Sapp Foundation.
The Ricky Sapp Foundation
Ricky Sapp, retired NFL Player, has made it his life’s mission to help the youth in our community grow into their full potential. Learn all about how he’s using his non-profit organization, The Ricky Sapp Foundation, to give back.
Remembering 9/11 Special Repeat Feature
Carolina Trust’s Director of Member Experience, Audrey Turner and her husband David Turner, Retired FDNY, Recall The Events of 9/11.
A Touch Of Brazil- Eyelash Extensions
All about Johnny D's
Cooking with Chef Jamie, Owner of Johnny D's Waffles and Benedicts
Living Local Carolina Show Host/Producer, Rainee Romero and Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador August Mize try out their skills in the kitchen as they make one of Chef Jamie’s signature dishes.
Caring In Our Lifetime
Living Local Carolina, Show Host/Producer Rainee Romero and Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador, August Mize, sat down with Caring in Our Lifetime Board Member, Susan Branstrom, to learn about how the organization helps members of our community who are battling breast cancer.
All About Credit
Living Local Carolina Show Host/Producer sat down with Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador, August and AVP/Regional Manager, Andy, to learn all about credit.
Raising Awareness for Down Syndrome
Join us as we sit down with friend of the credit union, Lacey Thompson, who shares her story about raising her two-year-old son with down syndrome.
Carolina Trust Veteran Employees
In honor of Veterans Day, we sat down with Quentin Pickett, Carolina Trust Facilities Specialist, and Chaun Frink, Carolina Trust IT System Administrator, to talk about their time in the service.
Honoring Board Director Emeritus, Lieutenant Colonel James B. Kendrick, USAF/Retired
We got the opportunity to talk with Board Directors Emeritus, James (Jim) Kendrick, Lt./Col. USAF/Retired, about his time in the service as a fighter pilot and his service to the community as a Carolina Trust Board Member. At 101 years old, he has so many stories that you’ll definitely want to hear!
Honoring Our Veterans
Carolina Trust is honored to share the military stories of Board and Supervisory Committee Members, both past and present.
Thank You, Selma
We sat down with Executive Assistant, Selma Reburn, who has been with the Credit Union for 33 years, to hear how to credit union has changed through her perspective. Selma is retiring in December, so we wanted to let her know how much she will be missed and how appreciative we are to her for her service to CTFCU.
Behind the Scenes: Credit Card Commercial
Living Local Carolina Show host, Rainee Romero joined us for the filming of our new credit card commercial and got some really cool behind the scenes footage.
Holiday Cash Giveaway
The holidays are all about giving, which is why we surprised random strangers with a little holiday cash on this segment of Living Local Carolina.
Booth's Christmas Tree Farm
Living Local Carolina, Show Host Rainee Romero joined us at Booth’s Christmas Tree Farm, where we learned a few tips on how to pick the perfect tree and talked about some of our favorite family traditions.
2021 Vision Boards
Have you set your goals for 2021? Check out this segment of Living Local Carolina where Carolina trust Brand Ambassador, August and Show Host, Rainee Romero sit down and make vision boards for 2021.
Pictured Above L to R: Rainee Romero, WBTW News 13 Living Local Carolina Host/Producer and August Mize, Carolina Trust FCU Digital Marketing Specialist/Brand Ambassador.
Rainee Romero is a native of Horry County. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Coastal Carolina University and has worked for WBTW News 13 since 2012; recently making the switch from community liaison to host/producer of new lifestyle show Living Local Carolina. The new show launched in May of 2020 and features a variety of local people and businesses. All of the stories are shot on location to give it more of a relaxed tone. Be sure to watch weekday mornings at 9:35am on the local CBS affiliate, News 13.
August Mize is a Virginia native, who has grown to feel like local because of the the Grand Strand’s hometown feel. She has a Bachelors degree from Coastal Carolina University and has worked for Carolina Trust as the Digital Marketing Specialist since 2019. Recently, August expanded her role with the credit union as the Brand Ambassador, where she serves as the Credit Union’s liaison between the media, members and the community.