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  • 04/05/2018

    First Community Bank Grows Augusta Mortgage Team

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce Erin Slade has joined the bank as a mortgage loan officer in the Augusta region. With more than two decades of local experience and industry knowledge, Erin is a valuable addition to the First Community team.
  • 03/08/2018

    First Community Bank Opens Downtown Augusta Office

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce the opening of its downtown Augusta location at 771 Broad Street. The 3,100 square foot office, located at the corner of Broad and 8th Streets, marks the 20th location for the bank and its third in the Aiken and Augusta region.
  • 01/05/2018

    First Community Bank Welcomes James Heffner as Augusta Commercial Banker

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce James Heffner has joined the bank as a commercial banker and will be leading the bank’s new office in downtown Augusta. James brings years of industry knowledge and more than two decades of experience cultivating meaningful relationships with businesses and individuals alike.
  • 12/26/2017

    First Community Bank to Open Downtown Augusta Office

    First Community Bank will expand its presence with the opening of a downtown Augusta banking office in early spring of 2018 at 771 Broad Street. The 3,100 square foot office at the intersection of Broad and 8th Streets will give the bank a full service banking office located in the heart of the city. “We see tremendous opportunity in the fast-growing downtown area,” said Market President Jordan Pierce. “We hope this location will be a center of commerce and community, providing the financial solutions that Augusta businesses are looking for today.”
  • 12/22/2017

    First Community Bank Expands Mortgage Team in Augusta

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce Melynda Cleveland has joined the bank as a mortgage loan officer in the Augusta region. She brings more than 20 years of industry knowledge and local experience to the First Community team.
  • 10/11/2017

    First Community Bank Welcomes Jordan Pierce as Augusta Market President

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce Jordan Pierce has joined the bank as Augusta Market President. With more than 10 years of industry experience, Jordan will focus on building relationships with local businesses and professionals and expanding the bank’s customer base.
  • 09/05/2017

    First Community Bank Welcomes New Mortgage Lenders

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce Matthew Klosterman and Jacob Cook have joined the mortgage division as lenders. With previous experience in the banking industry, both Matt and Jacob will work to find the best home financing solutions for clients throughout the First Community Bank markets.
  • 08/21/2017

    First Community Corporation and Cornerstone Bancorp Receive Regulatory Approvals for Pending Merger

    First Community Corporation (“First Community”) (Nasdaq: FCCO), the holding company for First Community Bank, and Cornerstone Bancorp (“Cornerstone”), the holding company for Cornerstone National Bank, today announced that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the South Carolina Board of Financial Institutions have granted the regulatory approvals necessary for the merger of Cornerstone with and into First Community. The merger is expected to close on October 20, 2017, subject to the approval of Cornerstone’s shareholders at a special meeting to be held on September 19, 2017 and the satisfaction or waiver of other customary closing conditions.
  • 08/18/2017

    First Community Bank Adds Director of Mortgage Sales

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce Kevin Jones has joined the organization as senior vice president and director of mortgage sales. In this role, Kevin will have responsibility for the leadership of the team of mortgage loan officers throughout all markets. Kevin brings more than 25 years of experience in both commercial and residential lending, including time with large financial institutions and as the president of his own mortgage company.
  • 07/21/2017

    First Community Bank Recognized for Outstanding Lending Services to Small Businesses

    First Community Bank was recently recognized as the number one third-party lender at the South Carolina Salute to Small Business. The event takes place annually during National Small Business Week and is a collaboration of the U.S. Small Business Administration, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina Department of Commerce, South Carolina Small Business Development Center, and South Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
  • 06/20/2017

    First Community Bank Expands its Commercial Banking Team

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce Kris Whitley and Ryan Barnes have joined the commercial banking team as vice presidents/Commercial Bankers. Each with more than 10 years of lending experience, Kris and Ryan will focus on relationships with existing First Community commercial clients and look for opportunities to serve other businesses. While Kris will concentrate on the downtown Columbia market from the Lady Street office, Ryan will service the Forest Acres community.
  • 05/18/2017

    Ed Tarver Elected to First Community Board of Directors

    First Community Corporation, headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina and the holding company of First Community Bank, is pleased to announce that longtime Augusta attorney and former Georgia lawmaker Edward J. Tarver has been elected to the Board of Directors of the company and the bank.
  • 04/12/2017

    First Community Corporation to Expand Upstate South Carolina Presence

    First Community Corporation (Nasdaq: FCCO), the holding company of First Community Bank, and Cornerstone Bancorp, the holding company of Cornerstone National Bank, jointly announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement, under which First Community has agreed to acquire Cornerstone in a cash and stock transaction with a total current value of approximately $25.8 million, based on First Community’s closing price of $20.60 per share as of April 10, 2017. The transaction value at the time of the merger may change due to changes in the price of First Community stock.
  • 02/07/2017

    First Community Bank Names DeeDee Kehl as Newberry Market Executive

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce that DeeDee Kehl has joined its team as the Market Executive/Vice President for the Newberry community. With more than 30 years in the financial services industry, Ms. Kehl brings an extensive knowledge of banking to the Newberry and Prosperity markets. In this role, she will develop new commercial and consumer accounts with a particular focus on loans while also managing the day-to-day operations.
  • 01/24/2017

    Mike Crapps Named One of the Top 50 Most Influential People

    Columbia Business Monthly (CBM) has recognized First Community Bank president and chief executive officer Mike Crapps as one of the 50 most influential people in the Midlands. CBM is the go-to resource for executives, entrepreneurs, and other groups who have a vested interest in the success of the Columbia business community. The magazine’s annual list includes leaders in business, government, and the nonprofit sector. Individuals are selected based on a variety of sources, including staff research and community nominations.
  • 01/20/2017

    First Community Bank Welcomes New Financial Advisors

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce that Craig and Brandon Caldwell have joined its financial planning and investment advisory division, First Community Financial Consultants (FCFC). In their role as financial advisors, they will develop comprehensive financial plans for clients in all the markets the bank serves. Prior to joining the bank, the brothers worked with Caldwell, Inc., a local firm focused on trust and estate planning.
  • 01/03/2017

    First Community Bank Expands its Executive Leadership Team

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce that Tanya Butts has joined its executive leadership team in the newly created position of Chief Operations Officer & Chief Risk Officer. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, she will lead a team responsible for the day-to-day operational activities of the bank including information technology, deposit and loan operations, compliance, audit, security and facilities.
  • 11/01/2016

    Manning Crapps Receives Young Alumni Award from Clemson University

    The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Manning Crapps as part of the 2016 “Roaring 10” – young alumni who have made an impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors. Honorees are selected based on their continued efforts to uphold the university’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect.