Sometimes it’s easy to forget that banks are just as much an integral part of the business community as a long-standing eatery.
Orange Federal Savings and Loan started serving the Orange County community in 1918 under the name Orange Savings and Loan. They were in the service of helping the community through mortgages and personal loans. Eddie Mann joined Orange Federal Savings and Loan in 1964, and became president of the bank in 1980.
“My company was the market-share leader in helping local citizens obtain a place to live,” Mann said in an email.
But it wasn’t just excellence in business that made Mann worthy of an award. According to the selection criteria set by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, business leaders must have made a substantial, positive and lasting impact on the community.