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First Community Bank Celebrates New Office in Blythewood

May 26, 2015 (Lexington, S.C.) – First Community Bank celebrated the grand opening of its new Blythewood banking office on Thursday evening, May 21st with members of the local community, the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce, bank customers and staff.  The gathering included a ribbon cutting with comments from Blythewood Mayor Mike Ross, Chamber Chair Wendy Broderick, First Community President and CEO Mike Crapps, and Alan George, the Vice President and Commercial Banker for the bank’s Blythewood office. The ceremonial ribbon was made of money and presented as a donation to Barb Teeter of the non-profit Christian Assistance Bridge organization. 

“We are excited to be a part of the Blythewood community and we look forward to offering our unique style of banking to the professionals, businesses and residents that live and work here,” said First Community Bank President and CEO Mike Crapps. “Customers will enjoy our commitment to service and have expanded access to commercial and retail banking, mortgage banking and financial planning and investment advisory services.”

First Community’s new Blythewood office opened for business in April of this year.  The 3,000 square foot building, located at 201 Main Street, gives the Lexington-based community bank its 15th location and second in Northeast Columbia. Alan George leads the Blythewood office which includes the following staff members, Retail Banker and Consumer Lender Connie Teal, Customer Service Representative Heather Barfield, Teller Supervisor Toni Watson, Teller Jermica Davis, and Mortgage Lender Tanya Gann-McCartha.

Designed by local architecture firm Jenkins Hancock & Sides and built by Cohn Construction, the building is easily accessible right on Main Street and includes three drive-through lanes and a drive-up ATM lane. The new office is constructed in a classic southern style with brick exterior and stucco accents — a signature architectural design used by First Community in many of its markets. The lobby and drive-through lanes are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday.

First Community Bank, founded in 1995 and headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina, is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Community Corporation (NASDAQ: FCCO). First Community is a full service commercial bank offering deposit and loan products and services for businesses and consumers, residential mortgage lending, and financial planning/investment advisory services.  First Community has a network of 15 banking offices located in the Midlands of South Carolina, Aiken, South Carolina and Augusta, Georgia.