The Carolinas Food Industry Council provides its members with a variety of valuable programs and services specifically chosen to help grocers save money and streamline their operations. CFIC is committed to providing members with valuable services that far exceed membership costs!
Coastal Federal Credit Union
CFIC members are eligible to join Coastal Federal Credit Union. Coastal offers a full range of banking services, from checking and savings accounts to auto loans, credit cards, mortgages, and much more. Because Coastal is a member-owned cooperative, they can offer better rates, fewer and lower fees and several unique programs that traditional banks simply don’t.
Credit Card Processing
Heritage Payment Solutions
Heritage Payment Solutions serves thousands of merchants in the Carolinas. Heritage leverages their experience to maximize the solutions that best meet retailers’ payment processing needs.
Employee Background Check Services
Background Direct powered by First Advantage
Background Direct’s comprehensive employment screening system is a simple-to-use tool designed specifically to meet the hiring needs of smaller companies. CFIC members receive a 75% discount on their set-up fee.
First Benefits Insurance Mutual
North Carolina Members Only.Workers’ Compensation Done Right! First Benefits Insurance Mutual, Inc. (FBIM) is a North Carolina-based mutual insurance company partnering with CFIC to provide members with an advantage in the workers’ compensation market. Providing quality service to grocers, wholesalers and distributors across North Carolina for over 20 years, FBIM prides itself on personal service, competitive rates, sound underwriting and experienced claims management. FBIM will consider businesses of all sizes, new ventures with experience and classes across industry groups.
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Hodges Insurance Agency
Hodges Insurance Agency, Inc. was founded in 1951 and is a full service Employee Benefits Firm. Hodges has a dedicated, experienced staff to assist with all administration and serves over 250 group insurance clients and more than 1,000 individual clients. Hodges has been a member of CFIC for over 10 years and works with small- to medium-sized businesses.
Carriers available: Aetna, Assurant, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, Coventry, Guardian, Humana, MetLife, Principal, United Healthcare, and Unum.
SnapRetail provides a web-based solution that makes it easy for small retailers to engage with customers through email, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. Unique product features such as an interactive planning calendar, monthly promotion kits, hundreds of pre-written and professionally designed templates and social media posts, and an exclusive offers program make SnapRetail the choice for thousands of retailers looking for a one-stop-shop for their marketing needs. Retailers can purchase a subscription to gain access to all of these features.
Flexpay Payroll Services
Flex-Pay Payroll Services offers a complete payroll processing service and human resources database to employers of all sizes, with the flexibility to meet each business’s needs. They specialize in discovering improved processes for each client to provide the necessary employee wage payments, tax remittance, report creation, customer support, etc. All Flex-Pay clients receive unlimited training and support. CFIC members receive a waived setup fee, free first payroll process, discount in the standard payroll base fee, and free direct deposit.
North Carolina Members Only. ASG Security systems, offers home and business security nationwide that is local, affordable and dependable. CFIC members receive discounts on activations of existing equipment, transfers of service, and new packages and three free months of service.
Conference Rooms Available to All Member Companies.
CFIC’s headquarters is located conveniently between the State Capitol Building and the Convention Center in downtown Raleigh, and is a great spot to conduct meetings or training sessions. All members are welcome to utilize any one of three meeting rooms equipped to handle meetings from 10-36 people.