Marietta-based LGE Community Credit Union, which has served the metro Atlanta area since 1951, recently opened its ninth, full-service branch at Canton Marketplace.

“I am very excited about helping bring LGE to Canton,” said Canton branch manager Shelia Garrison. “This branch features new technology and a concierge approach to banking. We have a wonderful, helpful staff assisting members.”

To highlight awareness of the new location, LGE held a two-week treasure hunt for a Toyota Prius. Those clever enough to decipher the clues given out through Twitter found a key stashed inside Einstein, the prize pig. There was also a final key drawn from an entry box at the Canton branch.

All contestants were present at the grand opening on March 2 to try their key. By luck of the draw, the final key winner and final person to try her key was Kennesaw State University student Patricia Southerland of Canton. The runner-ups each received $500.

Southerland also had a connection to LGE prior to the contest.

“Well, my grandmother has been with LGE since she was an employee of Lockheed and has been ever since. When my father got a job with Lockheed in 2008, he joined LGE as well. Then, I joined LGE in 2008. The experience of LGE has been great.”

LGE Community Credit Union has given more than $418,000 back to the community and its employees have volunteered more than 2,500 hours annually. LGE hopes to continue to foster community relations in Cherokee County through ongoing involvement with local nonprofits and LGE’s commitment to local schools.

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