First Palmetto Bank

  November 20, 2020

First Palmetto Bank is one of the oldest and largest locally owned full-service financial institutions headquartered in South Carolina. Through twenty-three branch locations across the state, the Bank offers a…

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First Reliance Bank expands financial leadership team

  November 18, 2020

First Reliance Bank has hired Robert Haile as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Elizabeth Bunn as Treasurer, and elevated Jeff Paolucci into the role of Chief Risk Officer (CRO). These changes begin the first phase of…

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WI Fidelis 4-star Morningstar rating continues

  November 18, 2020

Wallick Investments, LLC’s Fidelis composite received a 4-star Morningstar Rating™ among 447 Large-Cap Value products for 3-year, 5-year and Overall risk-adjusted performance as of September 30, 2020. Morningstar® is a…

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First Palmetto named South Carolina’s Best Small Bank

  November 18, 2020

Newsweek magazine recently named First Palmetto Bank as South Carolina’s Best Small Bank (2021) in its inaugural ranking of America’s Best Banks. Small banks were defined as those with less…

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ScanSource announces new Chief Financial Officer

  November 18, 2020

New CFO brings strong SaaS solutions experience for next phase of strategy and growth ScanSource, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCSC), a leading provider of technology products and solutions, today announced that Steve…

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AllSouth Federal Credit Union hosts Food Drive for Harvest Hope

  November 17, 2020

Food insecurity has increased significantly in our community over the past few months during the pandemic. To help meet this growing need, AllSouth Federal Credit Union donated $5,000 to benefit…

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Countybank opens new commercial loan office in Simpsonville

  November 17, 2020

Countybank announced its new commercial loan office located in Simpsonville, expanding its services into a new market of the Upstate. “As the cities of Simpsonville and Mauldin continue to grow,…

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McDonnell and Associates PA voted “Best Law Firm” by The State

  November 10, 2020

McDonnell and Associates PA was announced the winner of The State’s following categories: Best Law Firm Best Estate Planning Law Firm Best Family Law Firm McDonnell and Associates, P.A., founded…

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John Stadsvold joins Countybank as Senior Trust Officer

  November 10, 2020

Countybank welcomes John Stadsvold as Senior Vice President, Senior Trust Officer in Greenville. Stadsvold comes to Countybank with more than 40 years of trust and investments management experience. In his…

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State Treasurer Curtis Loftis reminds families about perfect one-size-fits-all gift this holiday season

  November 9, 2020

Future Scholar contributions enhance college savings, provide tax benefits State Treasurer Curtis Loftis wants to remind South Carolina families about the perfect one-size-fits-all gift suggestion this holiday season – a…

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Berkshire Hathaway Energy completes acquisition of majority of Dominion Energy’s gas transmission and storage business

  November 2, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa – Berkshire Hathaway Energy announced it has completed the purchase of Dominion Energy’s natural gas transmission and storage business, exclusive of Questar Pipeline Group. The transaction consideration…

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South Carolina Federal completes third merger of 2020

  November 2, 2020

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is proud to announce its completed merger with Charleston County Teachers Federal Credit Union. This is South Carolina Federal’s third merger this year after merging…

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Beneficiary Designations: Why your Will and Trusts Aren’t Enough

  October 29, 2020

By Anne Marie E. Ashworth, CFP® When developing a comprehensive estate plan, it is critical to understand which, if any, of your assets have (or could have) a beneficiary designated.…

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Countybank Foundation donates $1,000 to Gateway

  October 28, 2020

The Countybank Foundation recently donated $1,000 to Gateway, a Clubhouse Model rehabilitation program. Marko Huttunen, Vice President of Professional and Executive Banking for Countybank, presented the check on behalf of…

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Liberty Hall Capital Partners appoints Michael J. Warren as Partner

  October 27, 2020

CHARLESTON, SC – Liberty Hall Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in businesses serving the global aerospace and defense industry, announced today the appointment of Michael…

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Southern First reports results for third quarter 2020

  October 27, 2020

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, today announced its financial results for the three- and nine-month period ended September 30, 2020. “I am proud…

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Commonwealth Financial Group

  October 23, 2020

Commonwealth Financial Group is a comprehensive financial planning firm built on a vision to reinvent the way clients receive financial services. We are committed to serving our clients’ vision through…

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United Community Banks, Inc. reports third quarter results

  October 21, 2020

United Community Banks, Inc. reported third quarter financial results, including solid year-over-year loan and deposit growth and record operating efficiency. United delivered net income of $47.6 million and pre-tax pre-provision…

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South Carolina Federal hires SVP of Marketing

  October 9, 2020

South Carolina Federal Credit Union has hired Kristy Vasquez to serve as its new senior vice president of marketing. Vasquez joins the credit union with 28 years of experience in…

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Greenville Financial Empowerment Center announces 2 new certified counselors

  October 9, 2020

Greenville Financial Empowerment Center (Greenville FEC), a program of the Greenville County Human Relations Commission, announces Sheryl Hanshaw and James Cooley as its newest certified Financial Empowerment Counselors. Sheryl Hanshaw…

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Melissa D. Bane joins Greenwood Capital ownership team

  October 8, 2020

Greenwood Capital is pleased to announce that Melissa D. Bane, Senior Private Client Advisor, joined the ranks of Greenwood Capital employee ownership on October 1, 2020. “This opportunity and honor…

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Countybank’s Laura Beth Brooks receives officer appointment

  September 23, 2020

Countybank announced that Laura Beth Brooks has been appointed Assistant Vice President by the Board of Directors. Additionally, Brooks has been promoted to a new role, Corporate Governance Manager. In…

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Tax tips and reminders for extension filers: returns due October 15

  September 17, 2020

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) reminds taxpayers who filed for an extension that their Individual Income Tax returns are due October 15. Here are some tips and reminders…

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South Carolina Federal Credit Union

  September 11, 2020

Connect with South Carolina Federal Credit Union for products, services and financial literacy. More than 165,000 members and $2 billion strong, the member-owned cooperative operates 24 offices in five major…

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Southern First Bank announces new headquarters to be built in Greenville

  September 11, 2020

Southern First Bank (NASDAQ: SFST), the largest bank headquartered in South Carolina, has announced plans to build a new corporate headquarters in Greenville, SC. The new headquarters, situated at the…

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