So Much to Love About 529 Plans

  February 9, 2022

By State Treasurer Curtis Loftis Around this time of year, it seems every store I enter is full of heart-covered cards, rose bouquets or some other symbol of love. Whether…

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World Finance named a 2022 Top Workplaces USA winner

  February 1, 2022

Award gives national recognition of company’s culture, employee satisfaction GREENVILLE, SC – World Finance, a people-focused finance company providing personal installment loan solutions and personal tax preparation services, has been…

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Fighting for the Truth: Investor Misinformation

  January 29, 2022

By Stephen J. Scott, CFP® Within the past decade, the term “fake news” has entered into our lexicon. While most people associate the term with politics, the idea of misleading…

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Entrepreneur Minute – Lindsay Cox, Financial Advisor

  January 27, 2022

The Who’s on the Move, Entrepreneur Minute is an interview in support of the undeniable impact that entrepreneurs have on our communities. We will be highlighting 20 entrepreneurs in each of…

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Southern First Reports Results for Fourth Quarter 2021

  January 25, 2022

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFST), holding company for Southern First Bank, today announced its financial results for the three-month period and year ended December 31, 2021. “We are incredibly…

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TD Bank names Grant Nicholson Senior Relationship Manager

  January 25, 2022

TD Bank has named Grant Nicholson as Senior Relationship Manager, serving the Upstate market of South Carolina, which includes the counties of Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg. As…

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First Reliance Bank promotes two senior leaders

  January 19, 2022

First Reliance Bank announced Blake Dressler has been promoted to Charleston Market President and Frank Bullard to lead Corporate Community Relations across the bank’s South Carolina and North Carolina footprint.…

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How to Buy a Car in 2022: Navigating The Automobile Shortage

  January 14, 2022

By Mike DuBose The COVID-19 pandemic has had dramatic and wide-ranging impacts on the United States and the world as a whole. Most people are traveling, going to events, and…

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TD Bank names Joe Pearson Relationship Manager

  January 13, 2022

TD Bank has named Joe Pearson as Relationship Manager, serving the Midlands and Pee Dee markets of South Carolina. In his role, Pearson will be responsible for enhancing existing commercial…

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Lead Programmer Analyst

  January 12, 2022

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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Lead System Administrator

  January 12, 2022

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 IT Auditor

  January 12, 2022

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 IT Auditor

  January 12, 2022

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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Manager, Database Development & Services

  January 12, 2022

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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South Carolina Federal will merge with G.H.S. Federal Credit Union

  January 11, 2022

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce its upcoming merger with G.H.S. Federal Credit Union after an affirmative member vote concluded on December 8, 2021. After the merger…

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SCRA produces over one billion dollar impact on South Carolina’s economy

  January 11, 2022

South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) marked a strong year in 2021. The impact on South Carolina’s innovation economy was over a billion dollars. The total amount includes jobs supported, the…

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First Community Bank welcomes Midlands financial consultant

  January 6, 2022

First Community Bank is pleased to announce Bill Mason has joined the bank as a financial consultant in the financial planning and investment advisory division of the bank, First Community…

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Countybank Foundation makes charitable donations this holiday season

  January 5, 2022

The Countybank Foundation recently made a number of donations totaling $10,000 to local charitable organizations in Greenwood, Greenville, Greer, Simpsonville, and Anderson. Donations will go toward immediate human services needs…

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GEM Mining announces 13,000 active bitcoin miners

  December 29, 2021

GREENVILLE, SC – GEM Mining, an institutional-grade bitcoin mining company headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, today announced that it has deployed a fleet of 13,118 active miners producing 6.5 bitcoin…

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Synovus expands foodservice focus with new restaurant finance team

  December 20, 2021

Synovus today announced the launch of a new restaurant finance team focused on helping restaurants across the country execute strategic plans for growth while fostering relationships with established and up-and-coming…

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World Finance receives national awards for cultural excellence

  December 13, 2021

GREENVILLE, SC – World Finance, a people-focused finance company offering personal loans and tax prep services, announces its recent recognition as a national Top Workplaces recipient for Cultural Excellence in…

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Countybank’s Marko Huttunen receives officer appointment

  December 9, 2021

Countybank announced that Marko Huttunen has been appointed Senior Vice President by the Countybank Board of Directors. Huttunen has more than 18 years of service with Countybank. He joined Countybank…

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

  December 7, 2021

The South Carolina District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration recently ranked Countybank No. 1 in total loan dollar volume for 2021 among all South Carolina-based SBA 7(a) lenders.…

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Countybank launches debit card donation swipe campaign

  December 1, 2021

Countybank is excited to announce the launch of its second annual debit card swipe campaign that results in contributions to local organizations through the Countybank Foundation. “As the holidays quickly…

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S.C. a national leader on timely financial reporting

  November 29, 2021
Richard Eckstrom

By Richard Eckstrom, S.C. Comptroller Each fall, my office releases the state’s financial report for the prior fiscal year. The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, commonly called a CAFR, is a…

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Business Analyst

  November 14, 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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