As First Financial’s Assistant Vice President of Business Development, one of my favorite functions in my role is business to business networking. Essentially I introduce First Financial Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit organization – with local small businesses. As a community credit union, it is our goal to help local businesses build and expand. Partnering together allows us to use each other’s services, promote each other and help each other succeed. First Financial grows and our local businesses grow, it’s a win-win!
With that being said, I am pleased to present a monthly blog which features one of our current businesses, how they got started, and how First Financial has helped them grow their business. If this inspires you to want to expand your business goals or see how First Financial can assist you further, feel free to reach out to me. Keep reading to learn more about our featured Business of the Month, Clarity Salon in Brielle. — Matt Brazinski, Assistant VP of Business Development
We sat down with Tracey Mahady the owner of Clarity Salon in Brielle to talk briefly about her business.
After 25 years in the industry, Tracey took a break to care for her father whose health was declining. She wasn’t sure she wanted to get back into a traditional salon setting, so her father suggested that she open her own small place. That small place she opened five years ago is not so small anymore!
Clarity prides themselves on using the best high-end organic hair care products. These products function at a very high level and do not contain harmful chemical ingredients.
Tracey’s favorite part of owning the business is that it truly is hers. She has cultivated a wonderful working environment for her five employees where everyone is treated fairly. The environment is fun, creative and simply beautiful. Customers are welcomed with personalized service and the finished product is excellent.
Clarity Salon and First Financial FCU have worked together since the start of Tracey’s business venture. Tracey enjoys that we are very personal, reachable and there are no hiccups with her banking. The member service that we provide, is exactly what Clarity prides itself in providing to its customers – so the two business philosophies really go hand in hand. Obtaining a business line of credit for Clarity was a smooth process and really helped to kickstart the success of the business. Tracey would absolutely refer First Financial to friends, family and other business owners.
First Financial’s Business Line of Credit features:
• No pre-payment penalties
• No application fees
• Flexible terms and fixed monthly payments
• Advance from the line of credit as you need it!