Wednesday, Ocotober 6, 1999
Bank changes, but club keeps going

Contributing Writer

When Fayette County Bank became Regions Bank, the names of many things changed. However, Nancy Price and the bank's commitment to seniors remained.

Price started the successful Prime Timer Club in 1994 and was instrumental in the enormous growth of the seniors' club. Her strong background in marketing, event planning and travel has attracted a large segment of seniors to participate in the often-times sell-out events and trips.

Price is now the coordinator for Regions Bank's Heritage Club in Fayette and Coweta counties, the “new” club in town. While the bank name and the name of the club may be different, a lot has remained constant and there are some positive additions.

“Once we became Regions Bank, I was happy to see that they placed the same emphasis on the senior market that we did as Fayette County Bank,” said Price. “We will continue to operate autonomously with our own local luncheons and trips, as well as being part of the overall Heritage Club network in Georgia. That means our members will have greater opportunity for extended travel with seniors from all over the state of Georgia.”

With Fayette County quickly becoming a retirement haven according to the latest demographic reports, the senior market is extremely important. For many, Peachtree City is a retiree's dream with easy access to shopping malls and restaurants via the well-planned bicycle and golf carts. The senior market is thriving throughout the two-county area.

According to Price, the Fayette and Newnan markets will combine their club membership and share trips and luncheons.

The club stays busy with everything from trips to the theater to extended travel to desitnations such as Branson, Biloxi and New Orleans. “Combine this with bi-monthly luncheons and nearly monthly day trips and you have a very full calendar,” said Price.

Longer, extended trips are offered for all the Heritage Club members across the state. Some of the club's future plans include trips to Myrtle Beach and Las Vegas. In December members will be traveling to Austria to visit the Christmas markets, as well as to Pennsylvania to experience a true Pennsylvania Dutch-style Christmas.

Currently there are Heritage Clubs in 26 markets of Regions Bank's central and northeast regions of Georgia. The total number of Heritage Club household members totals 24,789.

“If you are 50 or better, Regions Bank invites you to join their Heritage Club. It is a unique account that goes a step beyond traditional banking to help you get the most of the prime of your life,” Price notes.

If you would like more information regarding the Heritage Club, contact Nancy Price at 770-632-4514.

Oct. 12: Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge — highlights include the Louise Mandrell Show, Dollywood, $25,000 Game Show and Glassgow Comedy and Variety Dinner Theater.

Oct. 28: North Georgia mountains, apple orchards and lunch at Brasstown Valley Resort.

Nov. 17-18: Biltmore Candlelight Trip — candlelight tour, holiday feast at Deerpark restaurant, tour and lunch at Grove Park Inn.

Dec. 1-4: Christmas at Myrtle Beach — The Rockettes, the Carolina Opry and Christmas in Dixie.

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