South Carolina Secretary of State Mark Hammond, who publicly recognizes businesses that have been on file with the secretary’s office for 100 years or more, has recognized CBL State Savings Bank of Greer as a South Carolina Centennial Business.
“CBL State Savings Bank of Greer has been a true pillar of its community by fostering savings and home ownership for more than a century,” said Hammond, in a statement. “I’m proud to acknowledge CBL’s longevity and contributions to our great state, and to recognize it as a South Carolina Centennial Business.”
CBL State Savings Bank of Greer was incorporated as Citizens Building and Loan Association of Greer on May 7, 1907 with the mission to maintain long-term relationships with customers and to deliver personal service, according to a news release. CBL implemented its mission by encouraging Greer’s close-knit community of farmers, mill workers and merchants to build their dreams through home ownership and by regularly saving for the future. CBL’s early customers would deposit as little as $5 a week in savings plans, the release said.
“The fact that we remain a vital part of the greater Greer community after so many years is not only a testament of the talent of the people who built our institution, but to the community itself,” said Jennifer T. Jones, bank president and CEO, in the release. “We take pride in our rich history and the trust that our customers continue to place in us.”