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  • 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.
  • 08/24/2015

    First Community Bank Celebrates 20 Years

    First Community Bank will recognize its 20th anniversary on Friday, August 28 with customer and employee celebrations in its banking offices. The bank opened its first two offices in 1995 in Lexington and Forest Acres and now operates 15 full-service locations with more than 200 employees in the Midlands of South Carolina; Aiken, South Carolina; and Augusta, Georgia in addition to First Community Bank Mortgage and First Community Financial Consultants, a financial planning and investment advisory division.
  • 05/26/2015

    First Community Bank Celebrates New Office in Blythewood

    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.
  • 05/11/2015

    First Community Bank Names Dr. Mary Jones to its Camden Advisory Board

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce that Dr. Mary Jones has joined its Camden Advisory Board. Created in 2006 when First Community Bank merged with the Bank of Camden, the Board works to enhance the bank’s community presence and outreach to local businesses.
  • 04/23/2015

    First Community Bank Opens New Office in Blythewood

    First Community Bank announces the opening on April 9th of its newest banking office in the Town of Blythewood, South Carolina. 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.
  • 02/24/2015

    First Community Bank Receives Top Rating from Industry Group

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce that it has received the highest performance rating from BauerFinancial, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating firm. The 5-Star (“Superior”) Rating indicates that a bank is one of the strongest in the country excelling in areas like capital adequacy and asset quality.
  • 10/17/2014

    First Community Bank to Open New Office in Blythewood

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce the recent ground breaking for a banking office in the Town of Blythewood, South Carolina. The new location, at 201 Main Street, is expected to open next spring giving the Lexington-based community bank its 15th location.
  • 09/29/2014

    First Community Bank Welcomes First South Customers

    First Community Bank today announces that it has completed the acquisition of approximately $40 million in deposits and $8.7 million in loans from Spartanburg-based First South Bank. This represents all of the deposits and a portion of the loans at First South’s Columbia banking office located on Main Street. These accounts have been transferred to First Community’s new downtown office at 1213 Lady Street.
  • 09/08/2014

    Palmetto South Mortgage Corporation Assumes First Community Bank Name

    First Community Bank is pleased to announce that Palmetto South Mortgage Corporation is now operating under the First Community Bank name making the combined units one of the Midlands largest residential mortgage companies. First Community acquired Palmetto South in August of 2011, and the company continued to operate as a separate entity until earlier this year when the process of merging the two units began. Jan Hadder-Jones, Senior Vice President and Director of Mortgage Banking, will lead the integrated teams.
  • 08/26/2014

    Randy Potter Elected to First Community Corporation’s 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 Greenville banker Randy Potter has been elected to its Board of Directors. Mr. Potter was most recently the CEO of Savannah River Banking Company that was acquired by First Community Bank earlier this year. He will oversee the bank’s introduction to the Greenville market including a loan production office.