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September 20, 2023
Business Member Highlight: Meet Julie Wheeler
Local Charleston muralist Julie Wheeler always wanted to be an artist. However, with pressure from society to do something more traditional, she decided to pursue event planning. After working in hospitality for a few years, Wheeler turned an unfortunate situation during the pandemic into an opportunity to chase her dreams.
“When COVID-19 hit, I lost my job. I took that time to focus on art and pursue my lifelong passion. I painted on a wall and posted it online, and everything took off from there. I got so much great feedback, and I really didn’t expect it,” Wheeler said.
Although Wheeler is originally from Ohio, she found her home in Charleston and uses the Lowcountry landscape as inspiration in her work. “Charleston is a really unique and special place. I love living near the beach, and a lot of my paintings are inspired by the marshes nearby. People are passionate here. They’re really proud to be from Charleston and live in the Lowcountry. They’re inspiring me to be creative and continue to do what I love every day.”
Wheeler truly loves working with other small businesses and building up her local Lowcountry community.
She shared, “I work with a lot of local businesses in the Lowcountry, especially through mural work. I’m able to build relationships with them and promote their business in a unique and personal way. My mission through art is to make the world a more beautiful place, and it’s amazing to see my art throughout the community!”
At Grow, we’re also passionate about connecting with the communities we serve and supporting small businesses. We jumped at the chance to work with one of our members who shares our values.
Wheeler said, “Grow reached out to me on collaborating to do a mural in one of their stores. They saw some of the work I’ve done and thought it would be cool to reach out to a local artist to do a mural. It’s really humbling when my artwork speaks to someone, and they reach out to request a piece. I honestly just do a little happy dance, it’s super exciting for me! When I’m invited into someone’s home or business, we’re able to create something together and make their space more beautiful.”
Although Wheeler wasn’t sure she’d ever pursue art as a full-time career, the changes 2020 brought were a blessing in disguise for her.
"I found a passion through art. I was able to truly be myself and do something I love. I realized my art brought joy to people’s lives, and I loved that feeling. I haven’t looked back since."
- Julie Wheeler
If you’re looking for a piece of art for your home or business in the Lowcountry, you can learn more about Art by Julie Wheeler here. We enjoyed getting to know Julie Wheeler and were so delighted to collaborate with her to celebrate the local Summerville community!
How to Find Your Routing & Account Numbers
When you make a payment online, by phone or on a mobile device, you may be asked for our routing number and your checking account number. Credit unions and banks use these numbers to identify accounts and make sure money gets where it’s supposed to be. You’ll also need to provide your routing and checking account numbers for:
- Direct deposits
- Electronic checks
- Military allotments
- Wire transfers
Where to Find Your Routing & Checking Account Numbers
Your personal checks include both our routing number and your account number, as shown on the Grow check example below.
Don’t have a Grow check? No worries.
Visit any Grow store and ask for a Direct Deposit Form. It lists both your routing number and checking account number.
Making a Loan Payment
When it comes to making payments, we try to make it as painless as possible to pay your loan every month. We have several different ways to pay, including convenient online options.
You have two ways to pay online by transferring funds from another bank or credit union.
- Grow Online Banking (Preferred payment method for any loan)
This is the simplest way to pay your loan. You can make one-time payments or set up automatic recurring payments in Grow Online Banking. Once you log in, select “Transfer/Payments” from the menu. If you’re not enrolled in Grow Online Banking yet, you can set up your account in just a few minutes.
- Debit Card or ACH (Available for auto, personal loans and HELOCs)
Note: ACH and debit card payments are not available for credit cards or most mortgages, except HELOCs.
We accept ACH payments with no additional fees or Mastercard® and Visa® debit cards with a convenience fee of $4.95. To get started with an online ACH or debit card payment, select Pay Now below.
Pay by Mail
You can also pay any Grow loan by check through the mail. Please remember to include your account number and Grow loan number on the check. (For credit card payments, please do not write your 16-digit credit card number on the check, which can cause a delay in processing the payment.)
Address for auto, credit card, personal loan and HELOC payments:
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 75466
Chicago, IL 60675-5466
Address for personal first or second mortgages and home equity payments:
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 11733
Newark, NJ 07101-4733