Southern First reports results for fourth quarter 2022

  January 24, 2023

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, today announced its financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2022. “Southern First continues…

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Fun and Easy Lessons in Saving

  January 18, 2023

By: South Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis, Administrator of Future Scholar College Savings Plan Helping the children of South Carolina grow up to be financially literate adults is a particular…

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VentureSouth reports major milestones for 2022 

  January 17, 2023

Greenville, S.C. – VentureSouth reported its results from a momentous year in 2022. As one of the nation’s leading early-stage investment organizations, the firm achieved several significant milestones last year despite…

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How South Carolina businesses can prepare for an economic downturn

  January 12, 2023

By Thomas Anderson Following a global pandemic, South Carolina finance executives have redefined adaptability with warp-speed reconfiguration of capital investment plans. With a potential economic slowdown on the horizon in…

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Countybank successfully completes swipe to donate campaign

  January 12, 2023

Countybank announced that it has successfully completed its third annual swipe to donate campaign that occurred throughout December 2022. “We could not be more thankful to our customers for consistently…

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Countybank Foundation donates $5,000 to Next Level Lifestyles

  January 9, 2023

David Tompkins, Greenwood Market Executive for Countybank, recently presented a check for $5,000 to Next Level Lifestyles to support their operation. The donation was given on behalf of the Countybank…

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First Bancorp completes acquisition of GrandSouth Bancorporation

  January 3, 2023

First Bancorp (NASDAQ: FBNC) announced the completion of its acquisition of GrandSouth Bancorporation (“GrandSouth”), the parent company of GrandSouth Bank, on January 1, 2023. The merger solidifies First Bank’s position…

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Countybank Associates receive officer appointments

  December 20, 2022

Countybank announced that Kevin Duncan, Tremayne Lee, and Dayle Mumford have been appointed Senior Vice President by the Countybank Board of Directors. Duncan, Greer City Executive, joined Countybank in 2017…

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Idaho-based Tree City Advisors joins Apollon Wealth Management

  December 14, 2022

CHARLESTON, SC – Apollon Wealth Management, LLC, a leading wealth management solutions firm, announced the addition of Tree City Advisors, LLC, an independent RIA practice in Boise, Idaho. With this…

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Countybank and Greenwood Capital donate $5,000 to Burton Center

  December 13, 2022

Associates from Countybank and Greenwood Capital recently presented a check for $5,000 to the Burton Center on behalf of the Countybank Foundation. The donation was made in honor of Jeff…

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J.E. Wilson Advisors joins Apollon Wealth Management

  December 12, 2022

CHARLESTON, SC – Apollon Wealth Management, LLC, a premier provider of full-service wealth management solutions, announced the addition of J.E. Wilson Advisors, LLC, one of the first fee-only financial planning…

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SCRA announces new members and grant funding

  December 6, 2022

Baleen Solutions, FinSiteful, PeriopHealth, Real Motors, and Sagacity were accepted as South Carolina Research Authority Member Companies. Baleen Solutions, CarbonCents, Elevate Therapeutics, Incora Health, ProTrustee, and Sojourn MedTech received new…

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SouthState welcomes veteran bankers to South Carolina team

  December 5, 2022

SouthState Bank has hired seven bankers who bring years of expertise and relationship building to both South Carolina and Alabama. “Our South Carolina and Alabama markets welcome seven skilled and knowledgeable bankers with experience in…

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Countybank launches debit card donation swipe campaign

  December 1, 2022

Countybank announced the launch of its third annual debit card swipe campaign that results in contributions to local organizations through the Countybank Foundation. “As the holidays quickly approach, we are…

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South Carolina Federal Insurance Solutions* acquires Arthurs Insurance

  November 30, 2022

South Carolina Federal Credit Union’s wholly owned subsidiary, South Carolina Federal Insurance Solutions*, has acquired the assets of Arthurs Insurance & Risk Management Services, an independent insurance agency located in…

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United Community Bank adds new Chief Marketing Officer

  November 29, 2022

United Community Bank is bolstering its executive leadership team by adding banking veteran Abraham Cox as Chief Marketing Officer. In this role, Cox will be responsible for amplifying the company’s…

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Countybank and Greenwood Capital pledge almost $79,000 to United Way

  November 29, 2022

  Countybank and Greenwood Capital donated $78,916.35 as part of their annual Pacesetter Campaign, which was then distributed to the local United Way organizations in the Greenwood, Greenville/Greer, and Anderson…

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AgFirst welcomes Darrick Paul as Chief Human Resources Officer

  November 17, 2022

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank welcomed new Chief Human Resources Officer Darrick Paul. Paul was selected after an extensive nationwide search and will serve on the bank’s executive management team. Paul…

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VentureSouth welcomes two new team members

  November 3, 2022

VentureSouth, one of the largest angel investment groups in the US, is excited to announce the addition of two new team members to support its continuing growth. Mallory Lucas joins…

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Countybank ranked top SBA 7(a) South Carolina-based lender

  November 3, 2022

  The South Carolina District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration recently ranked Countybank No. 1 in total loan dollar volume for 2022 among all South Carolina-based SBA 7(a)…

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Social Venture Partners raise $143,700 at nonprofit showcase

  November 1, 2022

Transformational investments for six small yet powerful nonprofits. Social Venture Partners Charleston (SVP) raised a total of $143,700 at its Empower Charleston nonprofit showcase, held on October 27. The funds…

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TD Bank names Jacob Yost Senior Relationship Manager

  October 26, 2022

TD Bank has named Jacob Yost as Senior Relationship Manager, serving the South Coast market of South Carolina, which includes the regions of Charleston, Summerville and Hilton Head. As Senior…

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Southern First reports results for third quarter 2022

  October 25, 2022

Southern First Bancshares, Inc., holding company for Southern First Bank, today announced its financial results for the three-month period ended September 30, 2022. “The third quarter saw exceptional growth for…

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Countybank Foundation donates $25,000 to Greenwood Pathway House

  October 20, 2022

Countybank and Greenwood Capital recently donated $25,000 to Greenwood Pathway House (GPH). The donation will go toward the Pathway Village project. Pathway Village will provide housing and trauma-informed care for…

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Countybank Foundation donates $10,000 to Anderson Interfaith Ministries

  October 18, 2022

  The Countybank Foundation, established in 1971 representing Countybank and Greenwood Capital, donated $10,000 to Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM). Jimmy Fowler, Anderson Market Executive for Countybank; Peggy Chamblee, Financial Center…

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United Community Bank to renovate West Main St. in the new year

  October 13, 2022

As part of its commitment to investing in the Laurens community, United Community Bank will begin extensive renovations to improve its downtown Laurens branch beginning in early 2023. Due to…

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Wallick Institutional welcomes Eric Blake

  October 12, 2022

Nationally-ranked Wallick Investments, LLC, a South Carolina-based registered investment advisory firm, is proud to announce that Mr. Eric Blake, a senior risk management operations analyst with TD Bank, has joined…

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TD Bank Partners with PGA REACH Carolinas Foundation

  October 10, 2022

Partnership to Focus on Enhanced Opportunities for Disabled Veterans Through Golf TD Bank has partnered with the PGA REACH Carolinas Foundation to enhance opportunities for disabled Veterans.   PGA REACH Carolinas…

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