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June 12, 2018
Meet Ann Cox Design
Inspired interiors by Ann Cox Design is a family affair. Growing up, Ann Cox got to watch her mom in the interior design business, and now they’re in business together.
“Beyond my mom being an interior designer, I used to run a community-based art gallery,” Cox said. “I did that for a year, and I liked organizing it, finding the artists, installing everything. So I thought okay, I’m going to try interior design.”
But Cox didn’t run straight to a start up. Instead she went to work for a well-known furniture store and not long after began receiving awards as one of their top performers. It was those awards that helped her realize what she really wanted was to do the same work but for herself. She slowly transitioned from full-time employment to part-time so she could work on building her own interior design business, and then she finally just decided to make the leap.
“I got one really good project, and I said I can do this on my own and I just left,” Cox said. “That’s how it started. I couldn’t have been luckier, but I know that I did build it myself.”
What she built was Ann Cox Design, a now two year old interior design company. Cox and her mom run three sections to the business: new builds, renovation projects and furniture design. New builds and renovation include working with all types of clients from builders working on new homes they intend to sell, to clients moving into their first home, to clients who have been living in their dream home for years. Ann Cox Design also functions as a furniture store without a brick and mortar location, allowing them to provide custom pieces to their clients.
Offering a customized design that fits each client’s style and the best possible customer service are Cox’s top priorities. Since she works with a wide range of people, she gets to design a variety of special spaces in an effort to bring their dreams to life.
“I don’t leave unless the client is happy,” Cox said. “I’m still working if there is something not quite perfect or their expectations haven’t been met in some way.”
As Cox impacts more and more clients, her business continues to grow. But she’s not satisfied. The last two years have featured constant learning, improving processes and trying to be more service oriented, and the future looks about the same.
“I feel like Ann Cox Design is successful at this two year mark,” Cox said. “I have only more goals for myself. I’m hoping next year I grow even more. I think there’s always room for improvement, and you only learn that by doing.”
Grow Financial is proud to support members like Ann Cox Design. Ready to have her style your home? Visit anncoxdesign.com to learn how and see some of her inspiring work.
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- Direct deposits
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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.
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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 and home equity 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 and personal loan payments:
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 75466
Chicago, IL 60675-5466
Address for mortgage and home equity payments:
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 11733
Newark, NJ 07101-4733