Advancial Federal Credit Union won Best Bank in the Times of Acadiana’s Best of Acadiana contest, announced at an event on June 26 at The Victorian in Broussard. This is the second year in a row for Advancial to receive that recognition.

“We are so honored to top this list,” said Brent Sheffield, President and Chief Executive Officer for Advancial. “Being recognized by the community as Best Bank is a wonderful confirmation that our personal approach and family-oriented style help make Advancial a special place both to bank and to work.”

Advancial has been serving members in Lafayette for many years, with their first physical branch opening in 1985. They now operate two beautiful branches on Kaliste Saloom and Johnston Street and have developed a local reputation for great products and personal service.

Lacey Maynor, Advancial’s Community Development Manager in Lafayette, received the award at the Times of Acadiana’s event. “The Times is well-known and established locally,” she said. “The nomination and voting process for this contest really provide a good indication of local enthusiasm. I know Advancial is enthusiastic about Acadiana – it’s great to see that the feeling is mutual!”

Lafayette Branch Manager Connie Boudreaux is confident Advancial will continue to build on their strong reputation and relationships in the area. "Our roots are deep in Acadiana,” she said. “Being recognized by the Times’ Best of Acadiana is a testament to our sincere commitment to provide the type of service the community expects and deserves."

With a history dating back to 1937, Advancial provides a diversified line of advanced financial solutions to its members. Today, Advancial is a full-service financial institution that serves more than 90,000 members worldwide and has assets of approximately $1.6 billion.