TIFTON — The former DOCO Credit Union observed its rebranding as the Tifton branch of Georgia's Own Credit Union with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Originally founded in 1959 as the Dougherty County School Employees Credit Union, the organization eventually shortened the name to DOCO when it began branching out to other markets.

It merged with the larger credit union in January 2020, though it didn't fully convert to the systems used by Georgia's Own until May of the same year.

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Megan Poulk and the staff of the Tifton branch of Georgia's Own Credit Union, alongside members of the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce.

The staff of the Tifton branch of Georgia's Own thanked the Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce for its attendance and held a small ceremony for the ribbon cutting that was accompanied by cookies and gifts courtesy of the credit union.

Megan Poulk, the Tifton branch community manager, said there were no major plans for the future, at least for the Tifton branch, but emphasized the desire Georgia's Own Credit Union had to continue supporting the people of Georgia.

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While DOCO Credit Union merged with Georgia's Own Credit Union in January 2020, the onset of the coronavirus pandemic made it difficult to properly organize the ribbon cutting until now.

"Georgia's Own really just wants to expand even more," Poulk said. "I don't exactly know where those expansion plans are but I know that the plan is to just grow and service the state of Georgia the best we can."

For more information on Georgia's Own Credit Union, go to their website at https://www.loc8nearme.com/georgia/tifton/doco-regional-federal-cu/2580320/.

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