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Banking & Finance

Aug 29, 2022

Foundation grant to support veterans workforce development program

Upstate Warrior Solution was awarded a $200,000 grant from Truist Foundation to expand their Veteran Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development program.

Aug 25, 2022

Southern First Bank chooses new president

Southern First Bancshares Inc. has appointed Cal Hurst president of the company. Southern First Bancshares is the holding company for Southern First Bank.

Aug 22, 2022

Banking executives go back to school

The technological arms race is on in the banking world. Those that can’t keep up are consumed, according to industry experts.

Aug 17, 2022

The Southern Bank adds senior VP to executive team

David Ward is the new senior vice president of commercial lending for the Spartanburg, S.C., branch of The Southern Bank opening at the end of the year. Ward will report to Scott Frierson, president of The Southern Bank.

Aug 15, 2022

Alumni invest $1M in Furman investors fellowship

Walking in the footsteps of two Furman graduates, fledgling investors can learn the ropes through a Venture South fellowship program at the university’s The Hill Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Aug 11, 2022

Viewpoint: Executive Banking School prepares future industry leaders

The Consumer Bankers Association recently concluded our Executive Banking School in Greenville. Established more than 70 years ago, this year’s program was the first to be held in-person since 2019, welcoming more than 300 students

Aug 1, 2022

The Southern Bank opens Greenville branch

The Southern Bank has opened its first South Carolina branch at 101 Cleveland St. in Greenville. The bank is based in Sardis, Ga., with other Georgia branches in Gibson, Hephzibah and Waynesboro. “We are proud to officially o

Jul 29, 2022

CapStone Holdings Inc. enters $5M investment agreement with Blackstock Development

CapStone Holdings Inc. has invested $5 million with real estate owner and developer Blackstock Development LLC as part of the purchase of Restoration Senior Living at Westgate in Spartanburg.

Jul 21, 2022

National banking school hosted at Furman

This year, the Washington D.C.-based organization will welcome more than 300 bankers to the campus of Furman University from July 24 to Aug. 3. The event is part of a three-year

Jul 13, 2022

Lima One Capital goes west with California office

Greenville-based Lima One Capital, a lender for real estate investors, is expanding in the Western United States by opening a new operations center in Irvine, Calif.

Jun 22, 2022

Southern First rolls out new HQ to customers, community

The first Southern First Bank building would fit in the corridors of their latest. Employees moved into the new building on Verdae Boulevard at the intersection of Laurens Road about a month ago and officially opened the five-story

Jun 13, 2022

Upstate Giving, June 13

The Greenville Police Department will fill their cruisers with canned goods the Project Host Soup Kitchen at the Bon Secours Center tomorrow, an Alabama-native winds the BMW Pro-Am Tournament and $100,000 is raised by an Upstate company