Systems Admin

  October 13, 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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5 Steps for Holiday Budgeting Success

  October 12, 2021

World Finance offers simple tips to take the stress out of holiday expenses It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and you know what that means? It may not…

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SalesForce/nCino Technical Lead

  October 11, 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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Countybank’s Wells Dunlap transitions to Greenville market

  October 5, 2021

Countybank announced that Rufus Thornwell “Wells” Dunlap, V, Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager, will be transitioning from Greenwood to Countybank’s Greenville market. “Wells has been an asset to Countybank’s…

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VentureSouth establishing PeeDee angel investor group

  October 5, 2021

VentureSouth, one of the country’s largest angel investment networks, is once again expanding its footprint. The PeeDee region of South Carolina will become the 16th community with a VentureSouth angel group,…

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Wells Fargo announces nearly $3 million in grants to CDFIs to help minority-owned businesses in South Carolina recover

  October 1, 2021

Wells Fargo and South Carolina Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette announced nearly $3 million in grants to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), including CommunityWorks, the South Carolina Community Loan Fund and…

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Lead Applications Developer

  September 30, 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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Director, Marketing Operations

  September 30, 2021

Marketing Operations Director 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…

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Discussing a prenuptial agreement with your adult children

  September 30, 2021

By Edward W. Kramer, CFP®, EA Should you require your children to have a prenuptial agreement? This question can be very important if you have a family business, financial wealth,…

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First Reliance Bank is More Than Banking for Their Communities

  September 28, 2021

First Reliance Bank continues to expand their services beyond banking through supporting and serving the communities they work in. Particularly, the bank has served the Pee Dee Area Boys and…

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First Reliance Bank celebrates 22nd anniversary

  September 27, 2021

First Reliance Bank celebrated its 22nd anniversary this past August. The Carolinas-based bank serves the Florence, Midlands, Upstate, and Coastal South Carolina markets, as well as the Piedmont Triad and…

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Lead Data Analyst

  September 20, 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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Application Programming Manager

  September 20, 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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HR Technology Analyst

  September 17, 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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iLending opens auto refinance center in Richland County

  September 16, 2021

Company plans to hire for 40 jobs at new location ILending, a national automotive refinancing company based in Englewood, Colorado, has opened its newest office in Richland County, with plans…

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Loss Mitigation Specialist I

  September 15, 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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Loan Servicing Assistant

  September 15, 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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Third Party Management Coordinator

  September 15, 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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Countybank featured in new Greenwood museum exhibit

  September 14, 2021

The Museum in Greenwood recently opened a new permanent exhibit featuring Countybank. The exhibit displays many historical items from the bank’s almost 90-year history, including old photographs of the bank’s…

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First Community Bank recognized for outstanding commercial lending

  September 14, 2021

First Community Bank was recognized with three awards for commercial lending excellence during the annual meeting of the Business Development Corporation Of South Carolina (BDC) and its associate company Certified…

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The official 2021 SC Fastest Growing Companies are announced

  September 13, 2021

Now in its 20th year, this competition recognizes the achievements of top-performing private and publicly-owned companies that have contributed to South Carolina’s economy through exceptional increases in revenues and employment.…

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Southern First appoints Chris Shugart as Chief Mortgage Officer

  September 9, 2021

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Shugart as Chief Mortgage Officer. Shugart is a Certified Mortgage…

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Phase IIB Matching Fund launched for S.C. small businesses

  September 9, 2021

The S.C. Department of Commerce Office of Innovation, in partnership with the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA) and 3Phase, today announced the launch of the state’s first Phase IIB…

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First Reliance Bank hires Human Resources Manager

  September 2, 2021

First Reliance Bank has hired Seth DuRoss, a tenured human resources professional, to assist the rapidly expanding community bank. DuRoss will help with recruiting and retaining premier talent for the…

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IT Asset Coordinator

  September 1, 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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Senior Product Manager

  September 1, 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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Gift is an investment in financial experiential learning

  August 31, 2021

The School of Business Investment Program at the College of Charleston began in 2013 with a cohort of 20 students managing a public asset portfolio of $50,000. Today, around 140 students have…

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AllSouth Federal Credit Union held food drive for Harvest Hope

  August 31, 2021

As our community continues to recover from the effects of the pandemic, many people continue to struggle with food insecurity in our communities. AllSouth Federal Credit Union decided to support…

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Aligning Your Values with Your Investments

  August 30, 2021

by Bailey O. Davis There are so many ways to help people, organizations, and causes that are special to you. You may donate your time by volunteering in your community.…

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JEDA finances Affordable Housing acquisitions throughout South Carolina

  August 25, 2021

  The Foundation for Affordable Housing is using $180 million in bond financing through the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA) to acquire the following seven (7) housing developments in…

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SCRA announces investment in cybersecurity startup, Hook Security

  August 24, 2021

South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) announces its affiliate, SC Launch, Inc.’s, investment of $250,000 in Hook Security. The Greenville-based startup is a cybersecurity training provider focused on reducing the risks…

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FPA of South Carolina collaborating with North Carolina chapters to host annual symposium

  August 19, 2021

In an effort to bring high-quality educational content to more financial planners, the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of South Carolina announced today they plan to collaborate with the Financial Planning…

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PPP Direct Borrower Forgiveness Portal surpasses expectations, accepts more than 340K submissions 

  August 19, 2021

SBA portal significantly outpacing top PPP lenders not utilizing the Agency’s direct forgiveness tool in forgiveness submissions  COLUMBIA, S.C.– Since the opening of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Direct Borrower Forgiveness Portal on August 4, the U.S. Small Business Administration has received more than 340,000 submissions from…

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AllSouth Federal Credit Union to open new branch in Orangeburg County in fall 2021

  August 17, 2021

AllSouth Federal Credit Union will open a new full-service branch located at 1588 St. Matthews Road in Orangeburg County in fall 2021. The new location was designed by Design Initiative…

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Faith- & factor-based Fidelis’ 4-star Morningstar Rating continues

  August 15, 2021

Wallick Investments, LLC’s faith- and factor-based separately managed account strategy, WI Fidelis, received a 4-star Morningstar RatingTM for 3-year, 5-year and Overall risk-adjusted performance among 139 Mid-Cap Blend products as…

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Laurens resident Jamie Compton selected for Forty Under 40

  August 11, 2021

GSA Business Report has selected Jamie Compton for the 2021 Class of Forty Under 40. The Forty Under 40 program honors the top 40 business professionals across the Upstate who…

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