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Back-to-School Tips & Savings with Planters Perks

As summer comes to a close, it is time to start getting the kids ready for a new school year. Parents will begin shopping for all the materials their child will need to have a successful school year and be prepared to start learning on day one. Here are a few tips to help parents & students prepare: 1. Attire Eyeglasses: Did you know that your Planters Perks and Planters Premium personal checking account can save you money on eye and medical prescriptions? Save even more money on...



Featured Article in leading FinTech publication

Marketing Smarter on a Community Bank Budget By Dan Duchnowski, Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Deposit Officer at Planters First Bank This article was originally published on August 4, 2021. All content © 2021 by The Financial Brand and may not be reproduced by any means without permission. Community financial institution marketers often lack the budgets and decision making role that CMOs in larger institutions enjoy. But there are ways to partner with other functions in the...



2021 Back to School Sweepstakes

Use your Planters First Bank Discover® Student Debit card August 1- August 31, and every purchase will count as an entry to win one of five $100 prizes - it’s that simple! For more information, click here to see Official Rules. Click here to learn more about Discover Debit Program. Don’t forget to follow us on social media to stay informed of monthly prizes and opportunities to win. We thank you for being a valued Discover Debit cardholder and wish you good luck! ...



Planters First Bank provides new option for proper disposal of worn U.S. flags

In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation, Planters First Bank in Hawkinsville, Georgia has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, at 105 Commerce St Hawkinsville, GA 31036. Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box. “This centrally-located drop-off provides convenience while respecting our national symbol,” said Bobbie Clemons, bank representiative for this local initiative. “The...



Eli Tinsley elected to the Board of Directors of Community Bankers Association of Georgia

Eli Tinsley, President, Planters First Bank, Cordele, was elected to the Board of Directors of Community Bankers Association of Georgia (CBA) as a Member at Large. Nominations for the 2021-22 CBA Board of Directors were announced and approved at CBA’s Annual Convention, held June 2- 6 at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida. His term began June 7, 2021. CBA was founded in 1969 by a group of Georgia community bankers to protect the political interests of locally owned...



The Grill in Hawkinsville

We're a bank in the business of growing businesses. Each quarter, Planters First Bank recognizes customers who have chosen to partner with us to help make their business goals a reality. With relationships built on trust, we’ll help you plan for your family, your business and your life – today, tomorrow and for generations to come. All of us at Planters First Bank would like to congratulate The Grill in Hawkinsville for their hamburger “THE FULL MONTE” being named 2021...



Announces Recent Promotion

MIDDLE GEORGIA (June 2021) - Planters First Bank is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Jamie Langham to Regional President in Bibb County. Jamie will report directly to the banks President and Chief Banking Officer, Eli Tinsley. Jamie Langham, Regional President Jamie joined Planters First Bank in November 2018 as the Vice President of Commercial Lending and in August 2020 was promoted to lead the Macon area as the Market President. Prior to joining Planters Bank, Jamie...



Planters First Bank recently featured in leading FinTech publication.

How One Community Bank is Reinventing Itself for Future Relevance By Steve Cocheo, Executive Editor at The Financial Brand This article was originally published on May 27, 2021. All content © 2021 by The Financial Brand and may not be reproduced by any means without permission. Smaller banks aren't just up against fintechs and neobanks. They're going head-to-head with the bank or credit union across the street and direct banks. and they're doing this while trying to be a 'jack...



Voting has started for the Macon Telegraph Best of the Best 2021

It’s that time of the year again! We are humbled to be nominated again this year for Best Financial Institution. This is a great way to show your support for all of your favorite local businesses! You can vote once per day through June 6th! Thank you for your continued support. We appreciate your vote for Planters First Bank for Best Financial Institution! Click one (or both) of the links below to vote for your favorite business in the Macon and Warner Robins...



Greg Turton from Southern FiberWorx

Our leadership team is made up of experienced and local professionals ready to get to know you, your family, and your business. We use a dedicated approach to become not simply your bank, but your partner. Check out our latest commercial with Greg Turton from Southern FiberWorx. Greg and the Southern FiberWorx team is adding great value in Crisp County, GA and surrounding areas. About Southern FiberWorx: Southern Fiber Worx is a Fiber Optic Internet Service Provider specializing in...



Whitney Davis graduates from the Georgia Banking School

Whitney Davis, Portfolio Manager with Planters First Bank, has graduated from the Georgia Banking School. The graduation ceremony took place May 7, 2021 at the Georgia Center’s UGA Hotel and Conference Center in Athens, Ga. Carol Arflin, Crisp/Dooly Regional President with Planters First Bank, comments, “We are so proud of Whitney for continuing to grow her leadership skills and becoming a well-rounded banker. We are excited she a part of the graduating class of 2021. GBA Banking...



Team Member Spotlight- Clay Corbitt

Clay Corbitt SVP Regional President Bibb/Houston/Peach What is your job in 25 words or less? My primary job is to serve our customers. I am honored that someone would trust me and us to steward their financial resources. I strive to offer support, encouragement, and counsel that is invested in the success of our customers. What do you like most about your job? My favorite part of the job hasn't changed in 19 years. People have dreams and needs that I, alone, cannot make a...



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