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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Regulators clear merger of SC banks

Cornerstone operates branches in Easley,  Greenville, and Piedmont.

Harton named CEO of United Community Bank

Greenville is a key location for the growing bank, which employs just under 2,000 people and operates 142 branches in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Tennessee.

NASCAR’s Danica Patrick surprises Advance America customers in Spartanburg

Spartanburg-based Advance America kicks off 20th anniversary celebration by surprising customers with cash and a visit from NASCAR star Danica Patrick.

Carolina Alliance Bank’s earnings increase during second quarter

Spartanburg-based Carolina Alliance Bank reported Monday its net income rose to $2.1 million for the quarter ended June 30, a nearly 11 percent increase compared with $1.9 million during the same period of 2016.

CCNB opens Greenville Loan Production Office

CCNB has hired Jimmy Kimbell as senior vice president and Upstate market executive to lead this initiative. As a part of this new LPO team, Andrew Howard joins CCNB as vice president and commercial relationship manager.

Greenville-based Southern First Bank opens Atlanta branch

Southern First Bank began doing business outside of South Carolina for the first time last year.

Be frugal, not cheap, when selling your business

Before you make any commitments, and especially once you get a term sheet, call your lawyer.

United Community Bank makes move into Raleigh

United Community’s headquarters is in Blairsville, Ga., but seven out of 10 members of its executive team work in Greenville, including Lynn Harton, president and chief operating officer, and Jefferson Harralson, chief financial officer.

BNC Bank branches becoming Pinnacle Bank branches

Pinnacle Financial is now doing business in Greenville/Spartanburg as a result of its parent company absorbing the parent company of High Point, N.C.-based BNC Bancorp.

Proterra raises another $55 million

Its latest funding round was led by Generation Investment Management LLP, a London-based firm chaired by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore that invests in “sustainable companies.”

Iberiabank picks downtown Greenville for first SC branch

The regional bank from Louisiana said it expects to open the branch and its South Carolina headquarters in 5,000 square feet of office space on the ground floor of 110 E. Court St. in December.

5 Financial Planning Mistakes to Avoid

Tip: Thinking that you have “enough,” or knowing you don’t, isn’t reason for not maintaining a budget.

South State Bank cuts deal to absorb Park Sterling Bank

The transaction, valued at more than $690 million, is expected to close in the fourth quarter, according to a news release.

Greenville becomes nerve center for growing United Community Bank

Jefferson Harralson, the Blairsville, Ga.-based bank's new CFO, will be based in Greenville.

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