Category Archives: Banking

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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Carolina Alliance Bank announces promotions of Coleman Edmunds and Janice Addington

[gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="3547,3548"] SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Spartanburg-based Carolina Alliance Bank (OTCQX: CRLN) recently announced the promotion of Coleman Edmunds to Executive Vice President, Retail Banking Officer and Janice Addington to Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Marketing. “I am very pleased to be able to announce these promotions,” said John Poole, Carolina Alliance Chief Executive Officer. “Both Coleman…
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Bank CEO panel with 3 of Upstate’s leading bankers hosted by RMA

WHAT: The local chapter of The Risk Management Association (RMA) will host a CEO Panel with three prominent local banking executives moderated by Louis Dunham from Ardmore Banking Advisors, Inc. Lynn Harton of United Community Bank, Robert Hill of South State Bank and Art Seaver of Southern First will cover many topics important to banking…
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Southern First Bank creates endowment to benefit Greenville Tech students

[caption id="attachment_2981" align="alignnone" width="604"] Michelle McCallum of the Greenville Tech Foundation, Fred Gilmer of Southern First Bank, Bob Howard, president of the Greenville Tech Foundation, and Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] A $20,000 gift from Southern First Bank will be used to create an endowment funding scholarships for students attending Greenville Technical…
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Carolina Alliance Bank to host Shred Day, March 18

SPARTANBURG, SC – Don’t let your confidential trash become someone else’s treasure! Gather your old documents and have them shred free during Shred Day at the Greenville, Easley and Powdersville locations of Carolina Alliance Bank (OTCQX: CRLN) from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., on Friday, March 18. Carolina Alliance has partnered with Shred A Way for this special…
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Carolina Alliance named to 2016 OTCQX Best 50

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Carolina Alliance Bank (OTCQX: CRLN) is pleased to announce it has been named to the 2016 OTCQX® Best 50, a ranking of top performing companies traded on the OTCQX Market last year. The OTCQX Best 50 is an annual ranking of the top 50 U.S. and international companies traded on the OTCQX market. The ranking…
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BNC Bank receives A+ rating

High Point, NC – BNC Bank has been awarded an A+ rating from DepositAccounts.com. The rating is based on the Bank’s financial standing through the end of Q3 2015, and it’s the highest possible rating a bank can receive. The performance metrics reviewed are asset quality, deposit account growth, and overall capitalization levels, and this recognition puts the…
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Synovus wins 26 Greenwich Excellence awards

Synovus has won 26 awards in the 2015 Greenwich Excellence Awards for Small Business Banking and Middle Market Banking. Among more than 600 U.S. banks evaluated by Greenwich Associates, 34 received awards for small business banking and 31 for middle market banking. Only two banks won more awards than Synovus. “Our local leadership and relationship-centered approach to banking…
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NBSC names 2 to Anderson Advisory Board

[caption id="attachment_2149" align="alignnone" width="432"] Emily Holland[/caption] ANDERSON, SC – NBSC, a division of Synovus Bank, recently announced the appointment of Dennis C. Looney, Jr. and Emily B. Holland to its Anderson Advisory Board of Directors. “We are pleased that Cal has joined our board. His leadership and positive voice within the community will be an asset for NBSC,”…
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