Do you see the phone number listed above? If you call that number during business hours, you won’t navigate through various menus or deal with a call center; instead, you will get Sherri, a friendly voice on the other end of the line. No matter what you need, even if you’re not sure what you need, Sherri’s going to get you to the right person- and quickly.

That commitment to personal service is the foundation upon which Greer State Bank was built.

And if you’ve seen any of their new marketing, it is clear that they pride themselves on the personal banking experience. “We’re not just bankers, we’re part of this community,” says Tommy Williams, Branch Manager for the bank’s North Main location. “Because of that, we’re held accountable to our customers every day. Seeing them on a daily basis makes you realize they’re more than our clients- they are investors in our brand and, more importantly, the community we love.”

Tommy’s fellow Branch Managers, Christy Blackwell, Brooke Lathrop and Scott Timmons, all know they, too, are likely to run into their customers almost anywhere they go—that’s a responsibility they take quite seriously. “We don’t try to compete with big banks because that’s not who we are,” says Christy Blackwell, Branch Manager in Taylors. “We take the time to get to know you first and treat you like a person, not a number.”

That sense of community is evident within the bank walls, too. The employees of Greer State Bank are a tight knit group who have withstood the many challenges facing community banks these days. As a recent new hire, Scott Timmons, Branch Manager at the Buncombe Road office spoke to the credibility the Greer State Bank name carried while working for a competitor.

“When looking at this transition, it was important to me to join a bank that was well respected; I can honestly say Greer State Bank has exceeded its reputation, and I couldn’t be happier.”

With four branch locations in the greater Greer and Taylors areas, along with a business and mortgage lending office in Clemson, Greer State Bank is committed to the local community in both kinship and services offered.

“Developing meaningful relationships with our customers is what our bank is known for,” said Brooke Lathrop, Branch Manager at the Poinsett Street office. “Unlike the other banks, when you come see us, we work to customize a plan tailored to your financial needs. It really is community banking at its best.”

Greer State Bank, 1111 W Poinsett Street, Greer, 864.877.2000,

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