United Community Banks, Inc. reports first quarter results

  April 21, 2021

United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) (United) announced that net income for the first quarter reached a record $73.7 million and pre-tax, pre-provision income was $81.6 million. The quarter benefited…

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Countybank and Greenwood Capital donate $5000 to Burton Center

  April 20, 2021

David Tompkins, Greenwood Market Executive for Countybank; John Cooper, Private Client Advisor for Greenwood Capital; and Wells Dunlap, Commercial Relationship Manager for Countybank, recently presented a check for $5,000 to…

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John Proctor joins Greenwood Capital, expanding client support

  April 20, 2021

Greenwood Capital announced the addition of John Proctor in the newly created position of Client Portfolio Advisor. In this role, John deepens the critical connection between client facing advisors and…

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South Carolina Federal announces 2021 Scholarship Winners

  April 15, 2021

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is honored to announce the winners of its 2021 scholarship program. Out of nearly 1,000 candidates, nine students were acknowledged for their academic achievements, volunteer…

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YMCA of Greenville awarded $5,000 grant from United Bank for RECESS, its program for adults with diverse abilities

  April 14, 2021

Greenville County adults with diverse abilities will benefit from grant support of RECESS programming YMCA of Greenville, a cause-driven, nonprofit organization focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility,…

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NOT BUSINESS AS USUAL

  March 31, 2021

Senator Thomas Alexander and the intersection of life and work By W. Thomas Smith Jr. AS A BOY GROWING UP in the thriving northwest corner of South Carolina, State Senator…

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How to Think About Insuring that Second Home

  March 30, 2021

By Molly A. Thomas, FPQP™ Many people dream of a second home—a place to go for some rest and relaxation, a place to call your own, a place for family…

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First Reliance Bank hires human resources director

  March 29, 2021

Veteran leader joins to manage bank’s employee relations and recruitment Leslie Chaplin has joined First Reliance Bank as executive vice president, director of human resources. Based in Columbia, S.C., Chaplin…

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Senior Customer Experience Strategist

  March 24, 2021

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank provides financing, as well as a range of technology and other services, to a network of agricultural lenders in the United States and Puerto Rico. Located…

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Rick Redden, longtime Carolinas banking executive, to retire

  March 18, 2021

Rick Redden, president of Wells Fargo’s Atlantic Region, will retire by the end of March. Redden is a well-respected, longtime banking leader throughout the Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic, with a career…

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Senior Product Development Owner – Credit Systems

  March 8, 2021

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank provides financing, as well as a range of technology and other services, to a network of agricultural lenders in the United States and Puerto Rico. Located…

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SPACs – Special Purpose Acquisition Companies

  February 24, 2021

By William R. Jeter, CFA, CFP® SPACs are currently all of the rage in financial media. Why? As with any investment being heavily promoted, you can almost always understand by…

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Northbridge Wealth opens second office in Chapin

  February 22, 2021

Northbridge Wealth, announced the establishment of its new office located in Chapin, South Carolina. This milestone is a commitment by Northbridge Wealth in its mission to provide wealth management strategies…

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Whom Should I Select to Serve as Trustee?

  February 22, 2021

By Jonathan J. Robertson, CFP® When people are updating their estate documents, they frequently leave assets in trust for someone else. The key concept behind the idea of a trust…

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First Community Bank names J. Ted Nissen President

  February 18, 2021

The First Community Bank Board of Directors announced today that Ted Nissen, Chief Banking Officer and Executive Vice President, has been named President, a newly established role. He will work…

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Highest Morningstar Rating for Wallick Investments’ Fidelis

  February 17, 2021

Wallick Investments, LLC’s faith and factor-based separate account composite, Fidelis, received a 5-star Morningstar RatingTM among 446 Large-Cap Value products for 3-year, 5-year and Overall risk-adjusted performance as of December…

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Nancye Bailey earns Certified Association Executive credential

  February 16, 2021

ASAE has announced that Nancye Bailey, President of NDB Association & Event Management, has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE®) designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the…

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Southern First announces promotion of Kevin Lee to Market Executive

  February 16, 2021

Southern First Bank (NASDAQ: SFST), a unique Southeastern financial institution poised to expand and grow, announces the promotion of Kevin Lee to Market Executive of the Charleston region. With over…

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Make Learning to Save Fun and Easy for Kids this America Saves Week

  February 16, 2021

By State Treasurer Curtis Loftis When it comes to learning something new, you often hear, “it’s never too late.” But when it comes to smart money habits, it’s almost never…

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United Community Bank rank earns top honors from Forbes

  February 16, 2021

United Community Bank has recently been recognized on two prestigious lists by Forbes magazine. For the eighth consecutive year, the bank was named to Forbes list of America’s Best 100…

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SCRA announces investment in drone-related startup, UASidekick

  February 16, 2021

South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) announces its affiliate, SC Launch, Inc.’s, investment of $200,000 in UASidekick, Inc., a Greenville-based drone software company. UASidekick became an SC Launch Member Company in…

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A Conversation with Dominik Mjartan, Optus Bank

  February 15, 2021

Optus Bank was founded 100 years ago by visionary African American leaders who established Victory Savings and Loan to provide access to capital to individuals and business excluded from the…

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South Carolina Planned Giving Council welcomes three new board members

  February 1, 2021

The South Carolina Planned Giving Council recently announced the addition of three new board members as well as a new slate of officers. Michelle Hardy, Benita Hopkins and Daniel Prohaska…

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Creating a Budget: Empowerment Over Constraint

  January 29, 2021

By Anne Marie E. Ashworth, CFP® For many, budgeting has a lot of negative connotations. Tracking where money comes from and where it goes leaves some feeling frustrated and guilty.…

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