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Community Involvement

Giving back to our communities and helping them grow and prosper has always been an essential part of Countybank's mission. Our associates actively support and participate in volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Some of these activities include serving as buddy volunteers each year for the Greenwood Miracle League, participating in Race the Helix, running concessions during Greenwood High School and Emerald High School football games, participating in Holiday Ice in Anderson and the Greer Station Oktoberfest, and ringing the Salvation Army bell each holiday season. We sponsor a number of community events throughout the year and donate to local, charitable causes. 

Countybank Foundation

In addition to our volunteer work, sponsorships, and donations, we provide funding to nonprofit and charitable organizations in our local communities through the Countybank Foundation, established in 1971. This year we will contribute more than $150,000. A few examples include Anderson Interfaith MinistriesCreative Advancement Centers, Greater Greer Advancement Centers, Greenwood Genetic Center, Greenwood School District 50, Greenwood YMCA, Hospice Care of the Piedmont, Piedmont Technical College, Rebuild UpstateThe Greenwood Promise, United Way of Greenville, and Ten at the Top.

Countybank News

2021

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Countybanc Insurance’s Tammy Hendrix Earns CISR Elite Designation

July 20

The CISR designation is attributed to outstanding individuals who provide exceptional account management and customer service. “Tammy exemplifies excellence in customer service each and every day, resulting in this high honor from the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research,” said Rudy Painter, Senior Vice President and Division Executive at Countybanc Insurance. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Brent Parris Joins Countybank as SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

July 13

Countybank welcomed Brent Parris as Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. Parris comes to Countybank with more than 20 years of experience directing human resources and manufacturing operations. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank: Defining "Community" Since 1933

July 12

In this interview with SC Biz, James R. Fowler, Jr., Executive Vice President and Director of Commercial Banking & Strategic Initiatives at Countybank, discusses the bank's community support during the pandemic, technology in the banking industry, and how Countybank as a community bank sets itself apart. Visit GSA Business Report to read more (see page 16), or watch the video here.

Trent Joins Countybank as SBA Business Development Officer

June 8

Countybank is pleased to welcome David Trent as vice president and SBA business development officer in Greenwood. Trent, a Greenwood native, comes to Countybank with extensive experience in commercial banking, business development and finance. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank Foundation Donates $1,500 to Faith Home

May 11

The Countybank Foundation recently donated $1,500 to Faith Home, a Christian rehabilitation program for men and women seeking treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank and Greenwood Capital Donate $2,500 to Project HOPE Foundation

May 6

“During a recent visit to their Greenwood campus location, we had an opportunity to learn more about Project HOPE Foundation’s mission by walking through the halls and observing client interactions,” said David Tompkins, Greenwood Market Executive for Countybank. “We saw firsthand how the foundation is successfully using Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to help children and adults with autism reach their full potential. Countybank is proud to help the foundation provide this level of support to individuals and families who face the challenges that come with autism.” Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Lincoln Stewart Joins Countybank as Commercial Relationship Manager

April 27

Countybank welcomed Lincoln Stewart as Commercial Relationship Manager in Greer. Stewart comes to Countybank with commercial banking and credit underwriting experience. In his role as Commercial Relationship Manager, Stewart will be responsible for developing and expanding commercial banking relationships in the Greer market. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank and Greenwood Capital Donate $5,000 to Burton Center

April 20

The donation will support the Burton Center’s important work providing services to individuals with disabilities and special needs. In addition to the recent Countybank Foundation donation, Countybank and Greenwood associates give back to Burton Center residents throughout the year. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank and Greenwood Capital Donate $10,615 to United Way Greenville

March 23

Ken Harper, Chief Operating Officer for Countybank, and Danielle Cox, Teller for Countybank, recently presented a check for $10,615 to Lee Anne Scales, Vice President of Corporate Giving for United Way of Greenville County. A $10,000 portion of the donation was given on behalf of the Countybank Foundation, which was established in 1971 and represents Countybank and Greenwood Capital. The remaining $615 represents 2020 Casual for a Cause donations from Countybank and Greenwood Capital associates. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank Voted Best Bank

March 9

Countybank has been voted Best Bank for the Index-Journal's 2021 Readers' Choice awards. Thank you for choosing Countybank as your preferred, local community bank in Greenwood.

Vote Countybank for the 2021 Index-Journal Readers' Choice Awards

February 10

Countybank has been nominated Best Bank, Best Insurance Agency, and Best Mortgage Lender/Group for Index Journal’s 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards! Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you. We hope you will consider voting for Countybank, Countybanc Insurance, and Countybank Mortgage. Voting is open through Wednesday, February 24. Visit the Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank Honors Carol Cogburn for 47 Years of Service

February 5

Countybank honored its longest serving associate, Carol Cogburn, for her 47 years of service. In February, R. Thornwell Dunlap III, president and CEO of Countybank, presented a Countybank Board of Directors resolution honoring Cogburn during a small, socially distanced ceremony. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank Reaches Goal of $5,000 for Debit Card Donation Swipe Campaign

January 28

Countybank is excited to announce the results of its first debit card swipe campaign that occurred throughout December 2020. The bank reached its maximum contribution goal of $5,000. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank Thanks Danner for Help Establishing Bank in Greer Market

January 26

Countybank shared its appreciation for Rick Danner, who played an integral part in establishing Countybank in the Greer market. Danner recently resigned from Countybank, having served as Business Development Officer since 2017. In this role he helped develop relationships and grow business in the Greer market. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank and Greenwood Capital donate $48,385 to United Way Greenville

January 19

Countybank and Greenwood Capital donated $48,385 as part of their annual campaign to United Way of Greenville County. Associates from both organizations made personal pledge donations totaling $38,385 as part of the employee campaign, while the Countybank Foundation provided an additional campaign contribution of $10,000. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank Makes Christmas Donations of More Than $2,300 to Local Charities

January 14

In light of hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic, Countybank replaced its annual customer Christmas gifts with contributions to local charities in Greenwood, Greenville, Greer and Anderson this holiday season. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Andy Westbrook Joins Countybank as Commercial Banking Manager

January 12

Countybank welcomed Andy Westbrook as Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking Manager in Greenville. Westbrook comes to Countybank with more than 35 years of commercial banking experience. In his role as Commercial Banking Manager, Westbrook will be responsible for leading Countybank’s commercial banking efforts. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank’s Amber Price and Jamie Compton Receive Officer Appointments

January 7

Countybank is pleased to announce that Amber Price and Jamie Compton have been appointed Vice President and Assistant Vice President by the Countybank Board of Directors, respectively. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

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2020

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Countybank Foundation donates $25,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lakelands Region

December 17

Countybank and Greenwood Capital recently donated $25,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lakelands Region. The donation will go toward a capital campaign to support the renovation of a building on the old Brewer Middle School campus in Greenwood. The 12,000-square-foot Josh Norman STARZ24 Teen Center will serve up to 1,000 middle and high school students between the ages of 13 – 18 annually. Visit Upstate SC Biz to read more.

Countybank Pledges $855 for United Way of Anderson County

December 15

Countybank’s Anderson team recently donated $855 as part of their annual Pacesetter Campaign to the United Way of Anderson County. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank and Greenwood Capital Pledge Almost $27,000 for United Way

December 10

Countybank and Greenwood Capital donated $26,936 as part of their annual Pacesetter Campaign to the United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties. Associates from both organizations made personal pledge donations totaling $16,936 as part of the employee campaign, while the Countybank Foundation provided an additional campaign contribution of $10,000. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank Launches Debit Card Swipe Campaign

December 3

For every swipe using a Countybank debit card throughout December, the bank will donate to one of the many local non-profit and charitable organizations that the Countybank Foundation supports. Visit Upstate SC Biz to read more.

Countybank Opens New Commercial Loan Office in Simpsonville

November 17

Countybank announced its new commercial loan office located in Simpsonville, expanding its services into a new market of the Upstate. “As the cities of Simpsonville and Mauldin continue to grow, we are thrilled to provide our services in a new community,” said R. Thornwell Dunlap III, President and CEO of Countybank. “This year has been a tough one for businesses across the Upstate, and we hope that the opening of a new loan office will aid in the support of local businesses that need it most.” Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

John Stadsvold Joins Countybank as Senior Trust Officer

November 10

Countybank welcomes John Stadsvold as Senior Vice President, Senior Trust Officer in Greenville. Stadsvold comes to Countybank with more than 40 years of trust and investments management experience. In his role as Senior Trust Officer, Stadsvold will be responsible for fiduciary and relationship management. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank Foundation Donates $1,000 to Gateway

October 28

The Countybank Foundation recently donated $1,000 to Gateway, a Clubhouse Model rehabilitation program. Marko Huttunen, Vice President of Professional and Executive Banking for Countybank, presented the check on behalf of the foundation to Gateway. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank’s Pam Taylor and Patrick Craven Receive Officer Appointments

October 21

Countybank is pleased to announce that Pam Taylor has been elected as a Banking Officer and Patrick Craven promoted to an Assistant Vice President by the Countybank Board of Directors. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Multiplying Good Celebrates the 2020 ChangeMakers Changing their Communities for the Best

October 9

“It has been an honor to participate in ChangeMakers, which has given me the opportunity to gain an understanding of what is going on in the community and to meet like-minded individuals who are passionate about supporting their community,” said ChangeMaker and assistant vice president of Countybank, Crystal Peterson. Visit Greenville Journal to read more.

Countybank Donates Where It Counts and Helps Its Communities Navigate COVID-19

October 8

Countybank receives Editor’s Choice™ Award for Community Commitment from CardRates. “As a community bank, we realize we can’t just take from our communities,” Executive VP and COO Ken Harper said. “We have to participate in serving them as well — and we do. That probably gives us more of a sense of purpose than anything else. And we’re pretty proud of it.” Visit Cardrates.com to read more.

Countybank Foundation Completes $23,000 Donation to Anderson Interfaith Ministries

October 6

The Countybank Foundation recently made its final donation installment of $6,500 to Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM), fulfilling the pledged amount of $23,000 over the course of three years. Donated funds from Countybank and Greenwood Capital go toward AIM events throughout the year geared toward raising money for struggling individuals and families in Anderson County. “Countybank and Greenwood Capital have been honored to partner with AIM over the past three years,” said Wooles. “We’ve seen firsthand their extraordinary work building up our community by providing a helping hand and supporting those in need.” Visit Upstate SC Biz to read more.

Countybank's Laura Beth Brooks Receives Officer Appointment

September 22

Countybank's Laura Beth Brooks has been appointed assistant vice president by the board of directors. Additionally, Brooks has been promoted to a new role, corporate governance manager. In this new position, she will be responsible for developing and maintaining the organization’s corporate governance records, processes and activities. Brooks also will facilitate corporate governance practices that support strategic direction and regulatory compliance for the organization. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Despite Complexity, Small-Business Aid Program Rescues Many

August 12

South Carolina companies, corporations and nonprofits received tens of thousands of loans from the government's Paycheck Protection Program, designed to help small businesses survive the economic fallout from Covid-19. Community banks like Countybank grabbed the lead in the rescue effort and worked to process thousands of PPP loans, representing billions of dollars in direct relief to small businesses. Visit Charleston Business Magazine to read more.

SC Banks Close $5.7 Billion in PPP Loans, Protect More Than 650,000 Jobs

August 10

South Carolina banks participating in the Paycheck Protection Program closed $5.7 billion in loans in a little more than 90 days, assisting in the protection of better than one in four Palmetto State jobs. “Our bankers helped 63,000 small-business customers survive, which allowed them to continue to pay their employees,” said Fred Green, president and CEO of the South Carolina Bankers Association. “Even more impressive is that these loans helped maintain and protect over 650,000 South Carolina jobs, which represents over 25 percent of the entire workforce of our state.” Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank Foundation donates $25,000 to Piedmont Technical College Foundation

August 5

The Countybank Foundation recently donated $25,000 to the Piedmont Technical College (PTC) Foundation for the William H. “Billy” O’Dell Upstate Center for Manufacturing Excellence. “The Countybank Foundation is thrilled to see the fruition of new opportunities for students in Greenwood,” said David Tompkins, Senior Vice President and Greenwood Market Executive of Countybank. “Contributing to further opportunities in local education is important to us, and we’re delighted to support the growth of our long-term partners at Piedmont Technical College.” Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank Approves More Than $61 Million in Paycheck Protection Program Loans

July 21

Countybank has taken a significant leadership role in helping Upstate businesses deal with the financial implications of the COVID-19 crisis by approving more than $61 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for a total of more than 600 loans processed, supporting businesses in more than 25 industries. “As a community bank, we were able to efficiently serve and support our business customers and get them the funding they need through the PPP during COVID-19,” said R. Thornwell Dunlap III, President and CEO of Countybank. Visit GWDToday to read more.

Countybank Spotlight in Palmetto Banker

July 20

Learn how Countybank helped local small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic through Paycheck Protection Program loans. Visit Palmetto Banker to read more.

Countybank Foundation Supports Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity

July 14

The Countybank Foundation, established in 1971 representing Countybank and Greenwood Capital, recently donated $20,000 to Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity. This donation is part of a five-year plan to donate a total of $100,000. The team joined Greenwood Area Habitat at the site of a home build that Countybank and Greenwood Capital are sponsoring. “It’s exciting to see our contribution literally take shape as the framework of this home is completed,” said Lynn Turner, Credit Officer for Countybank who previously served on the Board of Directors for Greenwood Area Habitat. “These homes make such a difference in the lives of those in need in our community.” Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

TCB Corporation and Countybank Add New Board Member

May 29

TCB Corporation and Countybank are proud to welcome Megha Lal to the Countybank Board of Directors. Her responsibilities in joining the Board of Directors include directing the organization’s overall affairs, establishing our strategic direction, and setting policy. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Thank You Letter to the Community

May 18

Countybank is here for the members of this community, whatever your financial needs may be. As a local, community bank, we are Putting People First, standing shoulder to shoulder with you as we navigate these uncertain times. Visit GWDToday to read more.

Countybank Feature in Live Local

May 8

With commercial and retail banking, insurance, mortgage, trust, and investments, Countybank is well positioned to assist residents and businesses as our area continues to grow — always putting people first. Visit the Greenville Journal to read more.

Countybank Receives 2019 Nuts and Bolts Award from Rebuild Upstate

April 22

Rebuild Upstate recently recognized Countybank as a 2019 Nuts and Bolts supporter. This award goes to organizations that have provided both volunteer and funding support in 2019, ensuring resources for each homeowner are plentiful.

Countybank Supports Small Businesses & Communities During COVID-19

April 7

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Countybank has provided opportunities to ease the financial burden that small businesses are facing through payment relief programs. Most recently the community bank turned its attention to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was passed as part of the CARES Act and is designed to provide financial relief to small businesses. Visit GwdToday to read more.

CARES Act Designed to Help Small Businesses

April 3

The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act expands the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program and authorizes $349 billion for the Payroll Protection Program. "We have thousands of accounts, and we're doing our best to process everybody and get them help as soon as possible," says Paul Pickhardt, senior vice president and SBA lending manager in Greenville for Greenwood-based Countybank. Visit Greenville Business Magazine to read more.

Local Lender Ready for PPP Loans Despite Questions

April 3

Small business owners will soon get relief from payroll woes as the Paycheck Protection Program gets underway. “Countybank is processing applications for the PPP,” said Paul Pickhardt, senior vice president and SBA lending manager for Countybank. “Completed applications will be forwarded to the SBA starting tomorrow.” He notes that they are only accepting applications from current business clients. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Homes for Heroes Awards Countybank Mortgage Consultants 2019 Circle of Giving Award

March 17

Homes for Heroes recently awarded two Countybank Mortgage consultants the 2019 Circle of Giving Award in recognition of their committed effort to the mission of Homes for Heroes, for representing their core values, and for providing exceptional service and Hero Rewards savings to the heroes in their community. Dan Hall and Tiffany Walker, both with Countybank Mortgage, received the Crystal Citcle of Giving Award and served 35 and 28 heroes, respectively. Visit Homes for Heroes® to read more.

Help is Available for Small Businesses

March 28

Countybank, recently named the No. 1 lender in the state for SBA loans, is proactively reaching out to clients to let them know about the Disaster Relief Act and Paycheck Protection Program. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank Voted Best Bank and Best Mortgage Lender

March 22

Countybank has been voted Best Bank and Best Mortgage Lender for the Index-Journal's 2020 Readers' Choice awards. Thank you for choosing Countybank and Countybank Mortage as your preferred, local community bank and mortgage group in Greenwood. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank Encourages Online, Drive-Thru Banking

March 16

Countybank has taken steps to safeguard your money and your health while the spread of the coronavirus continues. Countybank is keeping its lobbies open but is encouraging customers to use its drive-thru, online banking system, and mobile app to conduct business. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank Foundation Completes $100,000 Pledge to The Greenwood Promise

March 9

The Countybank Foundation recently made its final donation installment of $20,000 to The Greenwood Promise, fulfilling the pledged amount of $100,000 over the course of five years. “Our partnership with The Greenwood Promise is a dedication to Greenwood students’ future education, and we are overjoyed to have the financial ability to support them,” said David Tompkins, Senior Vice President, Greenwood Market Executive of Countybank. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank Foundation Presents Donation to Anderson Interfaith Minitries

March 9

The Countybank Foundation recently donated $6,500 to Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM). The donation from Countybank and Greenwood Capital will go toward AIM events throughout the year geared toward raising money for struggling individuals and families in Anderson County. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank Foundation Makes "Over the Top" Gift to SRHF

February 24

Just six weeks after the Self Regional Healthcare Foundation celebrated its 35th anniversary, Countybank Foundation, on behalf of Countybank and Greenwood Capital Associates, has made a gift of $150,000 to lift the Foundation over its minimum fundraising goal for the Our Vision is 2020 Campaign. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Vote Countybank for the 2020 Index-Journal Readers' Choice Awards

February 9

Countybank has been nominated Best Bank, Best Insurance Agency, and Best Mortgage Lender/Group for Index Journal’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards! Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you. We hope you will consider voting for Countybank, Countybanc Insurance, and Countybank Mortgage. Voting is open through Friday, February 21. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Paul Pickhardt Named Coleman SBA 7(a) Lender of the Year

January 16

Paul Pickhardt was recently nominated and awarded SBA 7(a) Lender of the Year as part of Coleman's 2019 SBA Lender Professional Awards. Individuals are selected for their positive impact on SBA lending and the small business lending community. Paul has served as Senior Vice President, SBA Lending Manager at Countybank for nearly three years. Under his leadership, Countybank achieved PLP status in 2017 and ranked number 1 in South Carolina for SBA 7(a) loan volume in 2019. Countybank's SBA team has also been ranked the top SBA 7(a) loan producer in the state for several years. Visit Coleman Report to read more.

Multiplying Good Selects Crystal Peterson for 2020 Class of ChangeMakers

January 2

Countybank's Crystal Peterson was recently selected as one of 10 individuals who have demonstrated commitment to service and the potential to truly move the community forward. As a ChangeMaker, she will participate in volunteer, community, recognition, and other networking activities each month with the goal of raising awareness of Students In Action, Multiplying Good’s flagship youth-leadership development program that uses service-learning as the vehicle for arming high schoolers with the life skills they need to be successful in college and the workforce. Visit Greenville Journal to read more.

Countybank Foundation Presents $2,500 to Daily Bread Ministries

January 2

Kevin Duncan, Greer City Executive for Countybank, and Candice Good, Greer Market Administrator, recently presented a check for $2,500 to Daily Bread Ministries during the Merle State Hunger walk event. “The Merle State Hunger Walk is a great, annual community event that builds awareness around an important issue that affects the Greer area,” said Good. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

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2019

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South Carolina's Countybank Shows Its Support for Upstate Communities via Donations and Hands-On Volunteer Efforts from Associates

December 16

As Countybank nears its 90th anniversary, the institution continues to stay true to its roots of always striving to serve its customers and communities in the best ways possible. This is reflected in the strong support the Countybank Foundation provides for local causes and charities. “Putting people first is at the heart of Countybank’s mission, which aligns with Rebuild Upstate’s efforts to support our neighbors in need by repairing and improving homes,” said Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Countybank. Visit Badcredit.org to read more.

Chamber's CYP Names Wells Dunlap 2019 Greenwood Under 40 Star

December 8

Connect YP, Greenwood’s young professionals organization of the Greenwood SC Chamber of Commerce, honored seven leaders, including Wells Dunlap, Commercial Relationship Manager for Countybank, at the 10th annual “Greenwood Under 40 Stars” awards reception Tuesday at the Arts Center of Greenwood. “This award recognizes emerging leaders for their personal and professional accomplishments, as well as their commitment to serving others in our community,” said CYP Chairman Matt Reynolds of Herald Office Solutions. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank and Greenwood Capital Donate $47,002 to United Way Greenville

December 6

Countybank and Greenwood Capital donated 47,002 as part of their annual campaign to United Way of Greenville County. Associates from both organizations made personal pledge donations totaling $37,002 as part of the employee campaign, while the Countybank Foundation provided an additional campaign contribution of $10,000. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank and Greenwood Capital Donate Time and Money to Greenwood YMCA

November 21

David Tompkins, Senior Vice President, Greenwood Market Executive of Countybank, presented a check for $10,000 to the Greenwood YMCA. “The Greenwood YMCA is a service-minded organization, which aligns with our mission at Countybank to put people first,” said Tompkins. “Partnering with the YMCA also gives our associates an opportunity to volunteer throughout the year and actively participate in community events." Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank and Greenwood Capital Fulfill $100,000 Pleage to Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation

November 21

In 2015, Countybank and Greenwood Capital pledged a five-year gift of $100,000 to the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Foundation in honor of the Center’s employees. In November, Countybank and Greenwood Capital representatives delivered the final $20,000 installment of this gift. Visit Greenwood Genetic Center to read more.

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Re-elects R. Thornwell Dunlap, III, as Board of Director Representing South Carolina

November 6

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) announced the results of the 2019 director election. The Bank conducted an election to fill the member directorship for South Carolina. R. Thornwell Dunlap, III, Countybank's President and CEO, was re-elected and will begin a four-year term commencing on January 1, 2020. Visit Federal Home Loan Bank Atlanta to read more.

Countybank Senior VP Tompkins joins PTC Foundation Board

October 28

The Piedmont Technical College Foundation recently welcomed David A. Tompkins to its board of directors. “David and Countybank are longtime supporters of tuition scholarship funding for college students in our area,” PTC Foundation Board Chairman Jim Medford said. “It is exceedingly appropriate that his financial expertise will now benefit our higher-education-focused board. We are more than delighted to welcome him.” Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank Ranks No. 1 for SBA 7(a) Loan Volume in South Carolina

October 28

The South Carolina District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration recently ranked Countybank No. 1 in South Carolina for SBA 7(a) loan volume. Countybank also ranked No. 6 in total number of loans for the fiscal year. This recognition highlights the continued success of Countybank’s SBA lending team and the growth of the program throughout the year. “Our SBA lending program has grown exponentially since its inception less than three years ago,” said Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Countybank. “This specialized team has thrived in cultivating relationships with prospects and existing clients, and we are excited to see their hard work recognized across the state.” Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Rebuild Upstate Received $7,500 from the Countybank Foundation

October 11

The Countybank Foundation recently made a major donation of volunteer time and funds to Rebuild Upstate. Countybank and Greenwood Capital employees did a blitz repair of three houses in Anderson, Greenville, and Greer on the weekend of October 5, 2019, that accounted for a $7,500 donation and 248 hours of service. “Putting people first is at the heart of Countybank’s mission, which aligns with Rebuild Upstate’s efforts to support our neighbors in need by repairing and improving homes,” said Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Countybank. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank Adds New Associate to Greer Market Team

October 9

Countybank is pleased to welcome Jack Lucas as Senior Vice President, Senior Commercial Banker in Greer. Lucas comes to Countybank with more than 30 years of commercial banking experience, primarily as a senior banking executive in Greenville and Greer. "Jack's loyal commercial following, industry knowledge and experience will serve us well as we look to expand our presence in the Greenville and Greer markets,” said Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Countybank. Visit Upstate SC Biz to read more.

Countybank's Wells Dunlap Receives Officer Promotion

October 2

Countybank announced the promotion of Rufus "Wells" Dunlap, V, from Assistant Vice President to Vice President in officer status. "Wells is an integral part of our commercial banking team in Greenwood," said David Tompkins, Senior Vice President, Greenwood Market Executive of Countybank. "He is a great resource for our current business clients and other business owners in the community." Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank Unveils Refreshed Company Website

September 4

Countybank is proud to launch its new website, providing a more comprehensive and user-friendly experience for online visitors. "Our new website better represents who we are as a financial organization in many aspects," said Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Countybank. "It is an updated and easy to navigate resource that enables us to put customers and communities first through intuitive, innovative, and informative resources." Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank and Greenwood Capital Pledge to United Way

August 29

Countybank and Greenwood Capital pledged $30,814 in their annual Pacesetter Campaign to the United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties. "Partnering with United Way allows us to give back to our community, and we are excited to support them in making the Upstate a better place to live," said David Tompkins, Senior Vice President, Greenwood Market Executive of Countybank. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank Expands to Residential Construction Lending

August 21

Countybank welcomed Scott Presley as Vice President, Director of Residential Construction Lending. Presley comes to Countybank with more than 20 years of experience as a construction lender in the Grenville/Greer area. "Scott's well-earned reputation and extensive background in this market niche will no doubt serve him well within our organization and in the communities we serve," said Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Countybank. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank's CFO Scott Begins Term as SC Bankers School Chair

August 14

Annette L. Scott, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Countybank, began a one-year term as chair of the South Carolina Bankers School on July 15. The South Carolina Bankers School is the premier educational and professional development program sponsored by the South Carolina Bankers Association. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Counybank Adds New Associate to SBA Team

August 7

Countybank is pleased to welcome Brad Cantrell as Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer. Cantrell comes to Countybank with externsive experience in banking, credit, and business development across the upstate. "Brad is joining an already exceptional SBA team and will undoubtedly help us continue to grow as an organization," said Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Countybank. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Lincolnhol and King Join Countybank

July 16

Countybank is pleased to welcome Tim Lincolnhol as Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Executive and Ginger King as Relationship Manager and Commercial Administrator to the Countybank team. Lincolnhol and King collectively bring a considerable amount of Upstate commercial and retail banking experience to Countybank and will significantly strengthen the bank's footprint in Greenville and surrounding markets. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank's Pardue Receives CRM Designation

June 28

Steve Pardue, Commercial Insurance Advisor for Countybanc Insurance, recently recieved his CRM designation. "Steve's achievement gives Countybanc Insurance an even stronger competative advantage in risk management," said Rudy Painter, Division Executive for Countybanc Insurance. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank Foundation Donates to Next Level Fitness

June 13

Countybank and Greenwood Capital recently donated $500 to Next Level Fitness. The donation will go toward Next Level Fitness’ $4,500 goal to purchase a used bus to transport children during the summer. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank Named Best Bank by The Greer Citizen Readers

June 10

Countybank was voted Best Bank in The Greer Citizen's 2019 Readers' Choice Awards! Thank you for making Countybank your local, trusted community bank. 

Countybank Foundation Donates $5,000 to Greer Community Ministries

June 5

Countybank and Greenwood Capital recently donated $5,000 to Greer Community Ministries to support the nonprofit’s food and clothing outreach programs. Visit Greer Citizen to read more.

Countybanc Insurance Celebrates 100 Years Of Business In The Upstate

June 5

Countybanc Insurance, an entity of Countybank, announces its 100th anniversary providing exceptional insurance services and supporting the Upstate community since its inception in 1919 as the Dantzler Agency. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Greenwood Calendar Spotlights the Countybank Foundation

May 30

Greenwood Calendar spotlights the Countybank Foundation, which was established in 1971 and represents Countybank and Greenwood Capital, for giving back to the community in so many ways. Watch.

Amy Whitney joins Countybank as Retail Banking Sales Manager

May 21

Countybank welcomed Amy Whitney as Retail Banking Sales Manager. Whitney comes to Countybank with more than 16 years in the financial services industry and community involvement experience across the Anderson area. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank Awarded Best Bank by Greer Tidbits

May 9

Countybank was awarded Best Bank in the 2019 Greer Tidbits "Greer's Best" Competition. Watch.

Countybank and Greenwood Capital donate to Miracle League

May 8

Countybank and Greenwood Capital associates recently showed up in mass to play ball and volunteer for Greenwood Miracle League’s spring season. Greenwood Miracle League is supported by donations from local businesses and individuals, and this year the Countybank Foundation provided a $2,500 donation. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Two Greenwood Students Receive Countybank Foundation Scholarship 

April 29

The Countybank Foundation provides scholarships available to second-semester students from Greenwood County with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Countybank holds the longest record for annual giving to the PTC Foundation. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank Foundation presents donation to Community Initiatives

April 26

Countybank and Greenwood Capital recently donated $5,000 to Community Initiatives. Community Initiatives provides a variety of programs and services to the Lakelands community, including the Safe Haven After School and Summer Program and La Clinica Gratis/The Free Clinic, a medical home for uninsured, drug-free events, and The Benefit Bank, a benefit screening program. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank Foundation Presents $1,500 To Greer Cultural Arts Council

April 18

Countybank and Greenwood Capital recently donated $1,500 to the Greer Cultural Arts Council. The donation will support affordable arts opportunities in Greer, including theatre productions, camps, and classes in art, dance, drama, literature, and music. Visit Greenville Business Magazine to read more.

Countybank Foundation presents $20,000 to Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity

April 16

Countybank and Greenwood Capital recently donated $20,000 to Greenwood Area Habitat for Humanity as part of a five-year plan to donate a total of $100,000. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank Feature in Behind the Counter

April 11

Countybank has found a way to stay grounded in their founding principles while remaining attuned and responsive to the needs of today. Visit Greenville Journal to read more.

Countybank Foundation Presents Donation to Greenwood Abbeville Little League

April 9

Countybank and Greenwood Capital recent donated $500 to Greenwood Abbeville Little League. This year’s donation will financially support the purchase of equipment needed for volunteers to maintain the baseball fields throughout the little league season. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank Welcomes New Hire to Commercial Team

April 15

Countybank welcomed Tony Lawton as Commercial Relationship Manager in the Upstate area. Lawton is responsible for exploring new market opportunities in Laurens County, Newberry County, and southern Greenville. He is also responsible for partial management of Countybank’s commercial portfolio in Greenwood. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank Names New Commercial Team Member

April 1

Countybank is pleased to announce the promotion of Rufus Thornwell “Wells” Dunlap, V, to the role of Commercial Relationship Manager. In his new position, Dunlap will focus on developing new business relationships while managing and expanding existing Countybank commercial client relationships within the Greenwood portfolio. Visit Upstate Biz SC to read more.

Countybank Receives Editor’s Choice Award for Community Commitment

March 28

CardRates.com has awarded Countybank its Editor’s Choice Award for Community Commitment. The bank’s plan for prioritizing its giving takes all its financial centers into account, draws on its associates’ personal experiences and passions, and always seeks to combine corporate and associate involvement. The result is a strategy for “giving with impact” that maximizes the positive effect Countybank has on the communities it serves. Visit Cardrates.com to read more.

Countybank Named Best Bank in the Lakelands

March 17

Countybank has once again been voted Best Bank in the Lakelands for Index Journal’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards! Thank you for making Countybank your local, trusted community bank. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank Foundation Donates $10,000 to Greenwood YMCA

February 21

Countybank and Greenwood Capital recently donated $10,000 to the Greenwood YMCA. The Countybank Foundation has a longstanding relationship with the Greenwood YMCA when it comes to giving. This year’s donation will help fund equipment for the YMCA, including the new TRX Suspension Training system. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank Foundation Donates $10,000 to Anderson Interfaith Ministries

February 13

Countybank and Greenwood Capital, recently donated $10,000 to Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM). The donation will go toward a new sign and AIM events throughout the year geared toward raising money for struggling individuals and families in Anderson County. Ongoing events include a shoe drive, which Countybank and Greenwood Capital employees are actively involved in. Visit Greenville Business to read more.

Countybank Raises $3,635 for United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties

February 5

Countybank and Greenwood Capital recently donated $3,625 to United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties as part of their annual fundraising efforts. Annual donations are used to assist United Way’s partner organizations and projects that support the community, including Camp Soar, Stuff the Bus, and others. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Vote Countybank for Best Bank in the Lakelands

February 4

Countybank has been nominated Best Bank in the Lakelands for Index Journal’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards! Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to serve you. We hope you will consider voting for Countybank as Best Bank in the Lakelands. Voting is open through Friday, February 15. Vote here.

Countybank Foundation Donates $20,000 to Greenwood Genetic Center

January 24

Countybank and Greenwood Capital recently donated $20,000 to the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation as part of a five-year plan to donate a total of $100,000. “The Greenwood Genetic Center is doing incredible work right here in Greenwood,” said David Tompkins, Senior Vice President, Greenwood Market Executive of Countybank. “We are humbled to support their mission of serving families impacted by genetic disorders, which has a positive local and global impact." Visit Greenwood Genetic Center to read more.

Countybank Foundation Makes Contribution to Creative Advancement Centers

January 17

The Countybank Foundation, established in 1971 representing Countybank and Greenwood Capital, recently donated $5,000 to the Creative Advancement Centers. “Service to our community is a cornerstone of the Countybank Foundation,” said Kevin Duncan, Greer City Executive for Countybank. “We are honored to contribute and support this organization as it provides students with the tools they need to succeed through a community–school partnership.” Visit Greenville Business Magazine to read more.

Countybank Foundation Donates $20,000 to Greenwood Promise

January 8

Countybank and Greenwood Capital recently donated $20,000 to The Greenwood Promise as part of a five-year plan to donate a total of $100,000. “We are honored to support this important initiative and look forward to seeing students thrive as a result of The Greenwood Promise,” said R. Thornwell Dunlap, III, President and CEO of Countybank. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Countybank Foundation Presents Donation to Ten at the Top

January 4

The Countybank Foundation, established in 1971 representing Countybank and Greenwood Capital, recently donated $500 to Ten at the Top. “As a local, community bank, part of our mission is to support our neighboring residents and businesses. We are excited to see the Upstate continue to flourish through organizations like Ten at the Top that promote growth and partnership,” said Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Countybank. Visit Greenville Business Magazine to read more.

Countybank Welcomes New Anderson Market Executive

January 1

Countybank is pleased to welcome Michael Wooles as Anderson Market Executive in Anderson. Wooles comes to Countybank having served in a bank leadership capacity in Anderson for the past 17 years. His prior banking experience includes working community, regional, and national financial institutions. Visit GSA Biz Wire to read more.

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2018

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Countybank Foundation Supports Lakelands FCA with $2,500 Donation

December 18, 2018

The Countybank Foundation, established in 1971 representing Countybank and Greenwood Capital, recently donated $2,500 to the Lakelands Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). The donation will aid the Lakelands FCA in providing scholarships for middle and high school students to attend leadership camps and was given in honor of James R. Fowler, Jr., Executive Vice President, Director of Commercial Banking and Strategic Initiatives of Countybank for his work with the local FCA. Visit Index-Journal to read more.

Join Countybank for Holiday Ice in Anderson

November 13, 2018

Countybank is excited to serve as this year's title sponsor for  Holiday Ice . We look forward to seeing you at Carolina Wren Park this holiday season!

Countybank Awarded Preferred Lender Status

November 13, 2018

We are pleased to announce the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has designated Countybank a Preferred Lender (PLP). As an SBA Preferred Lender, Countybank offers customers a full range of SBA loan products as well as an expedited approval process. Specific benefits for customers include low cost down payments and extended repayment periods to ensure businesses spend less time in debt and more time in operation.  Learn more about our SBA loans.

New Countybank Branch Opens in Anderson

November 13, 2018

Countybank is pleased to announce its new branch opening in Anderson! We invite you to visit the team today at 2125 N Highway 81, Anderson, SC 29621.

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