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  • Writer's pictureJohn San Filippo

Coastal Credit Union’s Creighton Blackwell WinsChapel Hill - Carrboro Award

RALEIGH, N.C. (July 13, 2023) – The Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro has awarded Coastal Credit Union’s Chief Community Impact & Public Affairs Officer Creighton Blackwell with their Business Excellence Award’s Businessperson of the Year.

“I am incredibly humbled by this amazing recognition from such amazing organizations focused on the holistic wellbeing of the businesses and communities we all serve,” said Blackwell. “Thank you to all businesses, leaders and constituents within our communities who are all focused on increasing the positive impacts it takes to improve all of our lives.”

This is the inaugural year for this particular award, given as part of the chamber’s annual Business Excellence Awards, which recognizes exceptional businesses and leaders in the Greater Chapel Hill & Carrboro community. The award was sponsored by the chamber’s board and the Black Business Alliance.

About Coastal

Coastal Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned, financial cooperative, offering a full range of financial products and services. Coastal was chartered on August 31, 1967 with the mission of fostering the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.” Today, with $4.7 billion in assets, Coastal serves 328,000 members from 1,800 business partners and is among the leading financial institutions in North Carolina. Coastal operates 24 locations in central North Carolina and serves members in all 50 states through a network of 5,500 shared branches, 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs, mobile banking featuring mobile check deposit, and a robust offering of online services at For more Coastal news, visit our online newsroom.


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