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Best of Georgia 2023

Planters First Bank: The Secret to our Success is our Customers In the sphere of community banking, Planters First Bank has carved out a unique space that goes far beyond offering a comprehensive suite of financial services. Its connection to the people it serves has recently been recognized with the 2023 Best of Georgia Award—an honor bestowed by those very customers. President Eli Tinsley of Planters First Bank encapsulates the ethos that has earned the bank such esteemed regard:...



January is Financial Wellness Month

Is it paying bills on time, robust savings, a retirement fund, or affording a new car? Whatever financial health means to you, it starts with getting your finances in order. It’s easy to think that keeping track of your account balances is all you need to do to stay on top of your finances. But that is no longer true. Today, accounts are spread across multiple financial relationships. Where is your money going? To figure that out, you need to include savings and checking...



2023-2024 December Educator Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools

Planters First Bank proudly announces the 2023-2024 December Educator Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools. This spotlight program is held in conjunction with the Pulaski County School System through their nomination and directional process on choosing the educator for the monthly spotlight that will run from September through April of each school year. Congratulations,Theresa McGriff, for being selected as this month’s spotlight! Ms. Theresa McGriff is a Kindergarten...



2023-2024 November Educator Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools

Planters First Bank proudly announces the 2023-2024 November Educator Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools. This spotlight program is held in conjunction with the Pulaski County School System through their nomination and directional process on choosing the educator for the monthly spotlight that will run from September through April of each school year. Congratulations, Ashley Bennett, for being selected as this month’s spotlight! Ashley Bennett is a 2007 graduate of Hawkinsville...



2023: Upcoming Holiday Schedule

As we approach the holiday season, we take a moment to reflect on the past year and the experiences that have shaped our journey. In the spirit of gratitude, we extend our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones for a Christmas filled with joy, peace, and cherished moments. On behalf of the Board of Directors and Management, I want to express our sincere appreciation for your continued support and partnership throughout the year. May this festive season bring you the gift of...



One Card, Two Prizes Sweepstakes

2023 Big Green Egg Sweepstakes Stop by our New Warner Robins Banking Center today! As a Planters First Bank Discover Debit cardholder, you are automatically eligible to participate in our Debit & Win It Holiday Sweepstakes. To take part in the 2023 Big Green Egg Sweepstakes, all you have to do is open a new personal checking account with a Discover® debit card at our Warner Robins Banking Center, located at 361 S. Houston Lake Road, from November 1, 2023, to November 30, 2023. Every...



GHS Distribution Inc.

At Planters First Bank, we take pride in being one of the oldest family-owned banks in Georgia with a rich history dating back to 1896. We currently operate eight full-service locations and have always remained committed to the financial well-being of our clients and communities. Find out why businesses and families come to us first – and bank with us for generations. “I have the utmost satisfaction and gratitude for the exceptional banking services provided by Planters First...



2023 Main Street Community Spirit Award

On November 2nd, at the 2023 Annual Main Street Meeting, Planters First Bank was honored with the Main Street Community Spirit Award. Hawkinsville Market President/Sr. Vice President Tim Wynne and Sr. Vice President Bobbie Clemons accepted the award on behalf of the bank. We are grateful to the Hawkinsville Main Street Program for recognizing our efforts to provide excellent service to both our customers and our community. As your hometown community bankers, we are committed to serving...



Cordele Dispatch's 2023 Best of Crisp Awards

Best of Crisp 2023 Digital Book Link Planters First Bank was declared the winner in three categories in the Cordele Dispatch's 2023 Best of Crisp Awards: Best Bank, Best Loan Company, and Best Mortgage Lender. These awards acknowledge and celebrate the best that Crisp County has to offer. The readers of Cordele submitted their favorite nominees in numerous categories, and we are grateful for your votes.



2023-2024 October Educator Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools

Planters First Bank proudly announces the 2023-2024 October Educator Spotlight for Pulaski County Schools. This spotlight program is held in conjunction with the Pulaski County School System through their nomination and directional process on choosing the educator for the monthly spotlight that will run from September through April of each school year. Congratulations, Nancy Walker, for being selected as this month’s spotlight! Nancy Walker is originally from Alabama. She has a...



47th Annual Georgia Peanut Bank Week

We’re shelling out some yummy treats! Planters First Bank urges everyone to stop by your local banking center during Georgia Peanut Bank Week to learn more about Georgia peanuts. Peanut samples and recipes will be available throughout the week. The Georgia Peanut Commission and Georgia Bankers Association will join forces Oct. 16-20, 2023, to promote the 47th Annual Georgia Peanut Bank Week. Financial institutions and local banks across the state will offer a tribute to Georgia’s...



2023 Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Planters First Bank announced its commitment to Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held annually in October, by signing up as a Champion and joining a growing global effort to promote online safety and privacy awareness. Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. And in this time of expanded use of online and mobile banking, the problem is only growing worse. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission’s report on...



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