Category Archives: Banking

Greer banking executive named Young Banker of the Year

The South Carolina Banker’s Association named CBL Executive Vice President Jennifer T. Jones Outstanding Young Banker of the Year. Considered the highest honor presented in the South Carolina banking industry, the Outstanding Young Banker award has been given each year to one deserving SC banker since 1970. Former recipients of the award have proven to be among the…
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David Marlowe named store manager at TD Bank

GREENVILLE, S.C. – TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, has named David Marlowe Store Manager for its Travelers Rest store in S.C. He is responsible for overseeing operations within the store, assisting with customer relations, and developing new business in the community. Prior to joining TD Bank, Marlowe held positions with Verizon Wireless as a…
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United Community Bank awards scholarships to local companies

Greenville, S.C. – As part of their ongoing commitment to promoting business growth in their communities, United Community Bank has announced the recipients of the inaugural United Community Bank Scholarship at Greenville Technical College. Through a partnership with the Greenville Tech Foundation, $35,000 will be awarded to six deserving businesses in the Upstate. “We are…
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Carolina Alliance Leasing adds Travis Lawson

SPARTANBURG – Carolina Alliance Bank (OTCQX: CRLN) today announced that Travis Lawson has joined its South Carolina Leasing Division as Vice President, South Carolina Leasing Executive. Lawson is based out of Carolina Alliance’s Spartanburg leasing office but will be responsible for serving the leasing needs of commercial organizations throughout South Carolina. This is a new position that was added…
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Community First Bancorporation adds 3 to board

[gallery size="medium" ids="4995,4996,4997"] SENECA—Community First Bancorporation, Inc., parent company for Community First Bank, elected three new board members at its Annual Meeting, held on May 25. Elected were T. Brandon Cox, CFP, managing director of United Capital in Anderson; Joel R. Davis, president and owner, J. Davis Construction, Inc. in Westminster; and Amber B. Glidewell, attorney and partner,…
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United Community Bank selects Greenville bankers for inaugural Leadership Academy

[gallery columns="4" size="full" ids="5162,4936,4937,4938"] Blairsville, Ga. – United Community Bank has selected fifteen of its emerging leaders for its Leadership Academy, a professional development program. Four Greenville-based team members have been selected for the 2016-2017 class, which is the first year for the program, and includes team members from United Community Bank offices around the four-state…
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Five South Carolina banks recognized at BDC & CDC Annual Meeting Bank Awards

Five South Carolina banks were recognized by Edwin Lesley, President and CEO of BDC, at the the 2016 annual meetings of Business Development Corporation (BDC) and Certified Development Corporation (CDC). This year’s annual meetings were held on May 12 at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Columbia. Recognized for their excellent performance in 2015 at the…
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Riley returns to First Citizens Bank as commercial banking manager

Chris Riley has returned to First Citizens Bank as manager of commercial banking for the Columbia and Greenville/Spartanburg areas. He leads First Citizens’ commercial banking teams for these markets, focusing on developing and managing relationships with local companies. “Chris brings to First Citizens a deep understanding of the markets in South Carolina, strong leadership, superior…
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Bennett joins Community First Bank as senior business development officer

SENECA, SC—Community First Bank has hired W. Roy Bennett of Spartanburg as Senior Vice President/City Executive. Working in and around Spartanburg County and the Upstate, he will focus on establishing and building new commercial banking relationships. Bennett’s banking career includes extensive leadership experience in commercial lending and risk management in markets including the Upstate, northern Georgia and northern Florida. Based…
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United Community Bank Russ Williams to Greenville team

Greenville, SC –United Community Bank is pleased to welcome Russ Williams to the Greenville team as Senior Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager. Williams joins United Community Bank with more than 30 years of banking experience. Many of those years were spent in executive leadership roles, including nearly a decade as chief executive officer of BankGreenville,…
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