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Jan 30, 2024

First Reliance Bank Promotes Shanell Cook To Treasury Services Officer

Shanell Cook has been promoted to Treasury Services Officer for the Winston-Salem branch. As Treasury Services Officer, she supports the team’s effort to grow the bank’s deposit base through treasury service products. Additionally, she supports team members and clients in the First Reliance footprint with treasury management[...]

Jan 29, 2024

Arthur State Bank Promotes Five Leaders, Hires Two in a Time of Transition

UNION, SC, January 26, 2024 – Arthur State Bank, a community bank with 18 local branches in South Carolina, is pleased to announce five senior leadership promotions and two new hires to the team. The news comes on the heels of the multifaceted CFO Danny Cook’s retirement at the end of last year. “These exciting [&helli[...]

Jan 26, 2024

Countybank Foundation Donates $2,500 to SC Ovarian Cancer Foundation

The Countybank Foundation, established in 1971 representing Countybank and Greenwood Capital, donated $2,500 to the South Carolina Ovarian Cancer Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving the health of women through education on the warning signs of ovarian cancer, support of those diagnosed with the disease, and promot[...]

Jan 26, 2024

TD Bank Targets $20 Billion to Spark Economic Opportunities for Low- and Moderate-Income, Diverse and Underserved Communities

Community Impact Plan continues TD’s local engagement with three-year roadmap • $10B in support of residential lending for LMI and/or minority borrowers • $7.5B in community lending and investment • $2.8B in small business lending • $70MM in CRA-related philanthropy Jan. 24, 2024 – TD Bank, America’s Most C[...]

Jan 25, 2024

Rick Saunders, CEO and Founder, Joins MUSC Children’s Health Fund Advisory Board of Directors as Director

Rick Saunders, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of First Reliance, has been appointed to the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Health Fund Advisory as Director. As a Board member, Rick, a loyal advocate of the Children’s Hospital within the community, will advise on financial responsibilities with developmen[...]

Jan 25, 2024

Countybank Foundation Donates $5,000 to YMCA

The Countybank Foundation, established in 1971 representing Countybank and Greenwood Capital, donated $5,000 to the Lakelands Region YMCA. This follows a series of donations for the Greenwood YMCA’s recent community wellness expansion, located in the former Bowers-Rodgers Resale store in Uptown Greenwood. The Countybank Founda[...]

Jan 22, 2024

The Southern Bank Launches Easy-Access Digital Banking Tools

The Southern Bank, a community bank with a high-touch, personal customer experience, is pleased to announce the rollout of its new digital tools for personal finance and credit insights. “We’re excited to enhance our digital banking experience so our customers can get the personal touch that comes with community banking with[...]

Jan 22, 2024

Southern First Reports Results for 2023

Greenville, South Carolina, January 18, 2024 – 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, 2023. “We are pleased with our fourth quarter results as we saw further growth in book value, stabili[...]

Jan 19, 2024

First Reliance Partners with Apiture for Digital Banking Platform

First Reliance Bank is pleased to announce that through our partnership with Apiture, Apiture has received an award, marking its third consecutive win for digital banking innovation. The awards program celebrates outstanding achievements in banking technology implementations and innovations. Apiture earned the distinction for sp[...]

Jan 17, 2024

Countybank and Greenwood Capital Pledge More Than $73K to United Way

Countybank and Greenwood Capital donated $73,552 as part of their annual fundraising campaign to United Way, which was then distributed per associate-based donations to their respective local United Way organizations in the Greenwood, Greenville/Greer, and Anderson communities. Associates made personal pledge donations totaling [...]

Jan 12, 2024

South Carolina Federal Now Accepting Applications for $45,000 in Scholarships

N. Charleston, S.C. – South Carolina Federal Credit Union is now accepting applications for its 14th annual scholarship program. The credit union will award $45,000 to nine students attending a traditional or technical college in South Carolina for the fall 2024 semester. Applicants are asked to write a short essay about how their education will […]

Jan 12, 2024

First Reliance Bank founder’s father leaves a legacy

Freddie Saunders, 86, of Florence, South Carolina, died peacefully on January 9, 2024, at the McLeod Health Hospice Care. Freddie was born in Sumter, South Carolina, on May 24, 1937, to the late Carl Frasier Saunders, Sr., and Martha Gardner Saunders. He is survived by his brothers, Carl Frasier Saunders, Jr. and Jimmy Saunders,[...]