Best of Georgia 2023

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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: "We'll walk alongside you as you work towards your dreams." This philosophy permeates every aspect of the bank's operations, from personal to agricultural banking services, offering a broad spectrum from checking and savings to loans and investment solutions.

Tinsley emphasizes that banking is fundamentally about people. "The secret to our success is our customers, employees, and shareholders – creating a team approach in every aspect of banking," he says. Planters First Bank distinguishes itself by delivering not just financial products, but a partnership and a commitment to helping clients achieve their aspirations. This family-owned bank underscores trust and loyalty, treating every customer relationship with the utmost importance.

The bank has also proven adept at keeping pace with the needs of a changing world. Recognizing the potential in metropolitan markets, Planters First Bank has expanded its footprint and digital capabilities. With services like ACH payments, online wire transfers, and fraud detection systems like Positive Pay, the bank caters to the modern business's demands. Additionally, features such as Remote Deposit Capture and Merchant Services reflect Planters First Bank's dedication to convenience and efficiency.

The bank's deep-rooted community engagement is evident in its team members' widespread volunteerism and the support of local charities. This level of community involvement is part of why winning the Best of Georgia Award, as determined by customer votes, is more than just an accolade; it's an affirmation of Planters First Bank's enduring pledge to serve and grow with its community.

Planters First Bank, one of the oldest family-owned banks in Georgia, was founded in 1896 and is headquartered in Cordele. The bank currently operates eight full-service locations throughout the state and has more than $400 million in total assets. To stay updated on the bank's latest news and events, follow us on Twitter at @bankplanters and on Facebook at @PlantersFirstBank.

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