Alpine Helen, North Georgia Mountains: No Passport Required

first_imgEnjoy: mining for gemstones in three different locations. Tube, kayak, or canoe down the Chattahoochee River, ride horses and ATV’s in the mountains, zip line at three breathtaking locations, and mini golf with your family.   Take: the Unicoi Wine trail and enjoy seven award winning White County Wineries/Tasting rooms. Photograph Indian mounds, old mills, historical buildings and nature at its best.  For these and many more options visit us at helenga.org or call 1-800-858-8027 Explore: the many waterfalls and hiking trails in the region – including Unicoi State Park’s lake trail where you can canoe, swim, geocache, and take part in daily activities. Rent or bring your own mountain bike to tackle the many adventurous trails in the area. Travel: to a place that has Old World towers, gingerbread trim, traditional German foodstuffs, and strasses and platzes spilling over with Scandinavian goods.  Stay: downtown in one of our hotels and condominiums or in the woods at one of our cabins or campgrounds.  Go: fly fishing on Smith Creek, Dukes Creek, or the Chattahoochee River, and golfing on a Champion par 72 mountain course Taste: Helen offers over 25 restaurants, including cafés, bakeries and farm to table. Our many candy shops are open to tempt your taste buds.  See: a natural beauty perched on the Chattahoochee River in the Northeast Georgia Mountains. Alpine Helen-White County is an outdoors persons dream come true.  Tour: the Historic Hardman Farm and Smithgall Woods Conservation area, as well as several Antique shops.last_img read more

NAFCU recommends ways to increase CUs’ service to women-, minority-owned businesses

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Ahead of today’s House Financial Services subcommittee hearing examining the challenges that women- and minority-owned businesses may face when accessing capital and financial services during the pandemic, NAFCU’s Brad Thaler offered support for the subcommittee’s efforts to address these issues.“As we have shared with you before, credit unions are proud of their record of diversity and commitment to helping the portions of their communities that are most in need with high-quality financial products and services,” wrote Thaler, NAFCU’s vice president of legislative affairs.Thaler noted that there are 526 federally-insured minority depository institution (MDI) credit unions and 292 credit unions that are designated community development financial institutions (CDFIs). He stressed the importance of “ensuring that these institutions have the resources they need to survive and serve their members during these challenging times.”Specifically, Thaler asked the subcommittee to include additional set asides in future relief packages specifically for CDFIs and MDIs, similar to what was included in the House’s HEROES Act.last_img read more