The Southern Bank announces Greenville branch team

  October 3, 2022

After celebrating the new Greenville branch earlier this month, The Southern Bank announces its newest branch’s team, Alex Piper, Carey Scott, and Kaeley Jaworski. The branch employees include a customer…

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First Community Bank announces seminar for minority businesses

  September 30, 2022

First Community Bank is pleased to host the “Access to Capital for Minority Businesses” seminar on October 12, 2022, from 9:00am – 11:30am at Columbia International University. Peter Shand, President…

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Countybank continues to grow Trust Department

  September 27, 2022

Countybank announced that Shellie Miller, Senior Vice President, has been named Senior Trust Officer and Jordan Earle has joined Countybank as Vice President, Trust Officer. As Senior Trust Officer, Miller…

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The Southern Bank announces Board of Directors

  September 26, 2022

Executives from The Southern Bank announced the new board of directors: Jamin M. Hujik, Scott M. Frierson, F. Andrew Mitchell, Scott Brandon, Frank J. Cole Jr., J. Preston Conner, Dean…

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Attracting and Retaining Today’s Workforce

  September 20, 2022

By South Carolina Treasurer Curtis M. Loftis, Jr. As State Treasurer I’ve had the privilege of visiting many successful businesses where I’ve enjoyed meeting with the leadership teams responsible for…

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Daniel Fowler joins professional recruiting firm Forge Search as recruiter

  September 15, 2022

Daniel Fowler has joined Greenville-based Forge Search + Consulting as a recruiter after a four-year stint with Furman University as men’s basketball Director of Recruiting and Special Assistant to the…

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SC Launch Inc. announces investment in BILDIT

  September 15, 2022

COLUMBIA, SC – South Carolina Research Authority’s investment affiliate, SC Launch Inc., has invested in BILDIT.  The $200,000 investment will help the startup continue excelling in the e-commerce market where…

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Countybank Foundation supports Arts Center of Greenwood

  September 13, 2022

David Tompkins, Greenwood Market Executive for Countybank, Dayle Mumford, Professional and Executive Relationship Manager for Countybank, and John Cooper, Private Client Advisor for Greenwood Capital, recently presented a check for…

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VentureSouth announces new leadership for Midlands group 

  September 9, 2022

VentureSouth, one of the United States’ largest angel investment groups, is excited to announce new leadership for its Midlands group, which serves investors in Columbia, S.C., and surrounding areas. Effective…

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Wallick Investments’ Index inspires FDLS ETF

  September 1, 2022

After successfully managing a multi-cap, multi-factor, faith-based, separate account composite for over 10 years, Wallick Institutional of Wallick Investments, LLC, has launched the WI Fidelis Multi-Cap Multi-Factor Index. It is…

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Saving for the Future: 529 Plans

  September 1, 2022

By Laird W. Green, CFP® Opening a 529 plan is a fantastic way to save for education from public or private colleges and graduate schools (as well as private elementary…

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Countybank associates receive Officer appointments

  September 1, 2022

Countybank is pleased to announce that Lori Bell, Brandon Calhoun, Sherri Scearce, and Rich Vaughan have been appointed Vice President; Joe Keaton, and Heather McGee have been appointed Assistant Vice…

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SC Launch Inc. announces investment in AICG

  August 31, 2022

South Carolina Research Authority’s investment affiliate, SC Launch Inc., has invested in AICG. The $250,000 investment will help the startup continue excelling as a leader in machine learning, data integration, and…

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Hassell elected South Carolina Bankers Association Chairman

  August 30, 2022

Fleetwood S. Hassell, president and chief executive officer of The Bank of South Carolina Corporation and its subsidiary Bank of South Carolina has been elected chairman of The South Carolina…

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Emily Tarney named Insurance Planning Director

  August 25, 2022

Morgan Stanley announced that Emily Tarney, a Financial Advisor in the firm’s Columbia office has completed the Firm’s Insurance Accreditation Program and now holds the Insurance Planning Director (IPD) designation.…

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Southern First named No. 5 Best Overall Bank by Bank Director

  August 25, 2022

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, was recognized as the No. 5 Best Overall Bank in Bank Director’s annual “Ranking Banking” Report. Bank Director…

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Southern First names Cal Hurst as President

  August 23, 2022

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, announced the appointment of Cal Hurst to President. Hurst has served as Chief Banking Officer and Executive Vice…

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Jacob D. Wallick earns CFA® Charter

  August 11, 2022

Nationally-ranked Wallick Investments, LLC, a South Carolina-based Registered Investment Advisory firm, is proud to announce that Mr. Jacob (Jake) Wallick, portfolio manager and managing director of Wallick Institutional, has passed…

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Movement Mortgage names Sarah Middleton Chief Growth Officer

  August 3, 2022

INDIAN LAND, SC – Movement Mortgage (Movement), the nation’s sixth-largest retail mortgage lender, is expanding its leadership team with the creation of two new positions focused on the growth and…

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1801 Venture Club announced as presenting sponsor of Gamecock Central Kickoff event

  August 2, 2022

Steel Hands Brewing in partnership with Gamecock Central is pleased to announce the 1801 Venture Club as its presenting sponsor for the 2nd Annual Gamecock Central Kickoff Party to be…

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David Boulware named Best Mortgage Lender

  August 2, 2022

David Boulware, Mortgage Loan Officer at First Reliance Bank, has been named the “Best of the Pee Dee’s 2022 Best Mortgage Lender” Winner. Boulware began his finance career in 1998…

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The Southern Bank announces opening of Greenville branch

  August 1, 2022

The Southern Bank announced the opening of its first South Carolina branch in Greenville. The new branch is located at 101 Cleveland Street, Greenville, S.C. 29601. “We are proud to…

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First Reliance Bank associates complete 2022 SC Bankers School

  July 28, 2022

Four associates from First Reliance Bank recently completed courses at the South Carolina Bankers School on the campus of Lander University in Greenwood, SC. Nathan Ruth, Sunset Branch Manager, West…

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Southern First reports results for second quarter 2022

  July 26, 2022

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, today announced its financial results for the three-month period ended June 30, 2022. “I am incredibly proud of…

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Countybank’s mortgage department passes $3 billion in loan volume

  July 19, 2022

Countybank’s mortgage department reached a significant milestone earlier this year as it surpassed the $3 billion mark in overall loan volume closed since its formation, comprised of more than 15,000…

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Upstate Warrior Solution announces new Board Member

  July 14, 2022

Upstate Warrior Solution (UWS) welcomes Regional Managing Director of Truist Health, Dwight McPherson, to its Board of Directors. This brings UWS’ Board of Directors to a total of 23 members.…

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McElveen named to First Reliance Bank Board

  June 29, 2022

William Jack McElveen, Jr. has been named to the First Reliance Bank Board of Directors. Before his retirement, McElveen served as the bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer.…

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