Category Archives: Banking

Countybank’s Wells Dunlap Recieves Officer Promotion

Greenwood, S.C. – Countybank is pleased to announce the promotion of Rufus Thornwell “Wells” Dunlap, V, from Assistant Vice President to Vice President in officer status. [caption id="attachment_37365" align="alignleft" width="238"] Wells Dunlap[/caption] Dunlap joined Countybank in 2013, and earlier this year transitioned to the role of Commercial Relationship Manager where he has focused on developing…
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Southern First Named a Top Performing Bank by Sandler O’Neill

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, has been named by Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. as one of the nation's top performing small-cap banks and thrifts, included in the firm's Sm-All Stars Class of 2019. Southern First was also included in the Sm-All Stars Class of 2015. The 2019…
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Beth Hallock Named President SBA at United Community Bank

United Community Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Beth Hallock to President of SBA. Hallock has over 35 years of industry experience, 18 of which have been dedicated to various areas of SBA lending, and most recently served as SBA National Sales Manager for United. She will now oversee all aspects of the…
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Countybank Unveils Refreshed Company Website

The new website has a modern design that is visually appealing and provides instinctive navigation for visitors. Customers can log in to their personalized and customized accounts to access their banking information as well as explore the site to understand the additional services Countybank offers. The site includes photography unique to Countybank and straightforward menus…
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Countybank Expands to Residential Construction Lending Scott Presley Joins Countybank as VP, Director of Residential Construction Lending

Greenville, S.C. – Countybank is pleased to welcome Scott Presley as Vice President, Director of Residential Construction Lending. Presley comes to Countybank with more than 20 years of experience as a construction lender in the Greenville/Greer area. [caption id="attachment_36282" align="alignleft" width="225"] Scott Presley[/caption] Presley most recently served as Construction Lender with Oconee Federal Savings and…
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United Community Adds David Ward to Commercial Leadership Team in Spartanburg

United Community Bank is pleased to welcome David Ward to its Spartanburg team as Senior Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager. Ward has nearly 30 years of banking experience and will be responsible for managing and expanding relationships with commercial clients in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties. [caption id="attachment_36257" align="alignleft" width="221"] David Ward[/caption] “David’s experience, knowledge of…
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Countybank’s CFO Scott Begins Term as S.C. Bankers School Chair

Annette L. Scott, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, of Greenwood headquartered Countybank began a one-year term as chair of the South Carolina Bankers School on July 15. [caption id="attachment_35622" align="alignleft" width="281"] Annette Scott[/caption] The South Carolina Bankers School is the premier educational and professional development program sponsored by the South Carolina Bankers Association.…
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Secured Advantage Celebrates Opening of Simpsonville Office

[caption id="attachment_35687" align="alignnone" width="1620"] Joined by civic leaders, credit union staff and board members, and representatives from the Simpsonville Area Chamber of Commerce, Branch Manager Kelly Owens cuts the ribbon on Secured Advantage Federal Credit Union’s new downtown Simpsonville branch.[/caption] SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. – Representatives of Secured Advantage Federal Credit Union were joined by city officials,…
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Secured Advantage to Hold Press Conference

Secured Advantage Federal Credit Union will hold an announcement and ribbon cutting, followed by refreshments and giveaways. Golden Strip civic leaders, credit union members and staff, and the community at large are invited to 116 NE. Main St. in Simpsonville on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 10 a.m. Come learn about a credit union relocating…
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