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River City Bank Hosts a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Grand Opening Celebration in Blairsville, Georgia

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

River City Bank hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration on August 3rd at its new Mortgage and Loan Office in Union County, Georgia. The easily accessible location is just off the square in downtown Blairsville at 215 Blue Ridge Street, Suite A.

Jamie Tallent, President and CEO of River City Bank commented, “It is exciting to expand our geographic footprint to serve the lending needs of North Georgia and we are delighted to be a part of the Blairsville community. I feel a real sense of gratitude to have the opportunity and privilege to serve the community where I grew up. We were honored that many of the local dignitaries and business leaders joined us at our ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration. We truly appreciate the warm welcome we have received in Union County.”

The River City Bank Mortgage and Loan Office in Blairsville officially opened in November of 2020 and offers a wide variety of personal and business loan products. “We have the right products to fit the needs of the people and businesses of Union County. Our team is proud to serve our great hometown,” stated Market Executive, Andy Williams. “We take great pride in being a true community bank. For our clients, this means local loan decisions, faster responses, and caring partnerships with local bankers,” Tallent said.

River City Bank Announces New Mortgage & Loan Office in Blairsville, Georgia

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

River City Bank announces it has opened a mortgage and loan office in Blairsville, Georgia. The office is in the heart of Blairsville, near the square, at 215 Blue Ridge Street, Suite A and will be open to clients beginning November 2, 2020.

Jamie Tallent, President and CEO of River City Bank commented, “The Mortgage and Loan Production Office expands River City Bank’s geographic footprint, which strategically aligns with our growth objectives allowing our bank to serve the lending needs of North Georgia. We have assembled a dynamic team of local bankers who together represent over 120 years of combined banking experience to serve the citizens and businesses of Union County and the surrounding North Georgia area. Our goal is to consistently deliver industry-leading customer service by treating our customers the way we want to be treated. Personally, I’m excited for our new team of bankers and feel a real sense of gratitude to have the opportunity and privilege to serve the community where I grew up.”

The team is led by Andy Williams, Market Executive. Andrew Williams III (Andy) was born and raised in Summerville, Georgia. He is a 1971 graduate of Chattooga High School and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in 1975. Andy has over 42 years of banking experience as the founding President of Eagle Bank and Trust in Statesboro, Georgia (1989-1998) and most recently as the President of United Community Bank of Blairsville, Georgia (1998-June 2019). He served as the Chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association (2009-2010).

Tammy Collins, Relationship Manager, is a native of Blairsville, Georgia. She graduated from the University of North Georgia in 1991 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She is also a graduate of the Georgia Banking School in Athens, Georgia. Tammy began her banking career in 1986 at United Community Bank in Blairsville, Georgia where she held positions of teller, loan assistant, and relationship manager. After 34 years, she now joins the River City Bank team.

Kim Walker, Mortgage Loan Originator, has lived in Blairsville and served the North Georgia area in banking for 25 years. Kim has 32 years of banking industry experience, including roles as loan processor, loan closer, attorney closing associate, mortgage underwriter, appraisal apprentice, and most recently as a mortgage loan originator at United Community Bank in Blairsville.

Scott Nanney, Commercial Relationship Manager, graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2001 with a degree in Finance. He is also a graduate of the Georgia Banking School in Athens, Georgia. Scott has served the North Georgia market for the past 17 years as a commercial and consumer lender.

“We take great pride in being a true community bank. For our clients, this means local loan decisions, faster responses, and caring partnerships with local bankers,” Tallent said. The River City Bank Mortgage and Loan Production Office offers a wide variety of personal and business loan products. “We have the right products to fit the needs of the people and businesses of Union County. Our team is proud to serve our great hometown,” stated Market Executive, Andy Williams.

Full-Service Branch Opening in Blairsville, Georgia

Friday, November 5, 2021

River City Bank is pleased to announce the opening of a new branch location in Blairsville, Georgia at 206 Highway 515, at the intersection near Ingles and CVS, and next door to Chick-Fil-A. The location is expected to open in 2022, immediately following the completion of the construction process, converting the former Fatz restaurant to a full-service branch. The opening date as well as the ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration for the branch will be announced closer to the completion of construction.

In late 2020, River City Bank expanded its markets into Blairsville by opening a location just off the downtown square at 215 Blue Ridge Street, Suite A to operate as a Mortgage and Loan Office, offering comprehensive personal and business loan products and services. “We have already experienced tremendous success in Union County,” stated Market Executive, Andy Williams. “We have a great team of bankers who are true financial partners with our clients, and we are thrilled to expand and offer a complete suite of products and services from a community bank here in Blairsville,” stated Senior Vice President, Scott Nanney. Tammy Collins, SVP, Relationship Manager and a native of Blairsville, added “we are humbled by the warm welcome we have received in Union County and look forward to our bright future here.”

Jamie Tallent, President and CEO of River City Bank commented, “It has been exciting to expand our geographic footprint to serve the lending needs of North Georgia and we are delighted to announce we will soon offer a full-service community bank branch right in the heart of Blairsville. I feel a real sense of gratitude to have the opportunity and privilege to serve the community where I grew up. We take great pride in being a true community bank. For our clients, this means local decisions, faster responses, and caring partnerships with local bankers.”

Serving Up Joy & Coffee

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River City Bank hosted a special event with some extra special “joyristas”. The Java Joy team brought much needed smiles to our staff and clients, and we were able to enjoy a coffee break while social distancing. 

An affiliate program of the non-profit Extra Special People, Inc. (ESP), Java Joy was created in 2016 as a way to provide meaningful employment for adults with disabilities while giving the community one-of-a-kind opportunities for engagement. Their mission is to create experiences of unmatched joy through moments of engagement with people of all abilities. Learn more about Java Joy HERE.

Joy & Ice Cream

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Java Joy and their “Joyristas” spent the afternoon at River City Bank serving up smiles and ice cream to customers, employees and members of the community. We always enjoy our time with the Java Joy team!

An affiliate program of the non-profit Extra Special People, Inc. (ESP), Java Joy was created in 2016 as a way to provide meaningful employment for adults with disabilities while giving the community one-of-a-kind opportunities for engagement. Their mission is to create experiences of unmatched joy through moments of engagement with people of all abilities. Learn more about Java Joy HERE.

Joy, Hugs & Cider

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Our friends from Java Joy joined us for a customer appreciation event, serving hot apple cider, hot chocolate, and coffee to our customers, employees and community members.

We are thankful and grateful to partner with such a wonderful organization and took the opportunity to present them with a donation from River City Bank.

An affiliate program of the non-profit Extra Special People, Inc. (ESP), Java Joy was created in 2016 as a way to provide meaningful employment for adults with disabilities while giving the community one-of-a-kind opportunities for engagement. Their mission is to create experiences of unmatched joy through moments of engagement with people of all abilities. Learn more about Java Joy HERE.

River City Named Best Bank 2021

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River City Bank is honored to be recognized at the Best of Rome 2021 Reader’s Choice Awards. There’s no bigger compliment than having our very own community supporting our bank and awesome team members!

We took home first place awards for BEST BANK and BEST MORTGAGE SERVICES! Our very own Rob Masters, Wealth Advisor, won BEST FINANCIAL CONSULTANT.

 

Additionally, we want to congratulate:

Angie Beard, Runner Up – Best Banker
David Mullinax, 3rd Place – Best Banker
Kathi Watson, Runner Up – Best Mortgage Lender
Kitty Barton, Runner Up – Best Financial Consultant

Thank you to everyone who voted for us!

Spreading Christmas Cheer

Thursday, December 9, 2021

 

Santa and Mrs. Claus brought the Christmas Spirit with them to our annual Open House Celebration at our Rome Main Office. They enjoyed talking to all of the children and hearing their wish lists for Christmas.

Thank you to our wonderful clients and members of the community for stopping in and visiting with us. You can see from the photos below that you are never too old to tell Santa what you want for Christmas!

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas 🎄

 

 

River City Bank’s Full-Service Blairsville Branch Now Open

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

River City Bank is celebrating the opening of its first full-service branch located at 206 Hwy 515 E in Blairsville, GA. The tremendous success of our Mortgage and Loan Office, which opened in late 2020, has allowed us to expand our services and be able to offer full-service banking solutions in Union County. Our growth is a testament to our commitment to support and invest in the communities we serve.

Our full-service Blairsville Office offers a wide range of products and services including personal and business deposits, loans, mortgages, cash management as well as brokerage services. Customers can bank conveniently using our digital services such as online and mobile banking, mobile check deposit, bill payment, and Zelle person-to-person transfers.

Our team of local bankers look forward to providing exceptional value for our customers in Union County, helping them reach their financial goals through unrivaled care and customer-focused service.

“We are thrilled to be offering full-service banking in my hometown of Blairsville, Georgia,” said Jamie Tallent, President and CEO of River City Bank. “As a community-focused financial institution, we believe our core values and relationship-based banking philosophy meet the personal and business banking needs of Union County.”

“We have a great team of bankers who are true financial partners for our customers, and we are excited to expand and offer a complete suite of products and services from a community bank here in Blairsville,” stated Blairsville Market President, Scott Nanney.

The bank will hold a ribbon cutting celebration and open house in the near future. We would like to invite the Blairsville community to stop by, meet our River City team, and tour our new branch.