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Ameris Bank Announces Downtown Greenville Location

Ameris Bank announced the opening of its new location in the Landmark Building in downtown Greenville today. Located at 301 N Main Street, this is the first Downtown/CBD (Central Business District) site for the bank, which will initially employ up to eight people. Ameris Bank also has a location at 1614 Woodruff Road in Greenville and has more than 70 other full-service banking and mortgage locations throughout four southeastern states. “These Greenville-area locations will give the bank ample market coverage in two major retail areas of the Upstate,” said Laurens Nicholson, CCIM, SIOR of Lee & Associates-Greenville who represented Ameris Bank in this 3500-square-foot-office lease.

Ameris Bank Upstate Market President and Greenville native David Charpia leads all banking activity in the Greenville market. “This downtown location helps us with our long-term strategy for meeting the banking needs of small-to-mid-sized local businesses,” he said. “We’re excited about being a good corporate citizen while growing with Greenville and its thriving businesses.” Charpia, a Furman graduate and LSU Banking School graduate, has a banking career spanning 26 years including SCN &Wachovia Bank, SCBT and most recently, Ameris Bank.

Ameris Bank offers a full-service suite of banking services, but will initially focus on commercial and mortgage banking in their new Main Street office, hiring well-known banking professionals Frank Wetmore and Nancy Pattison. Wetmore has 43 years of commercial banking and lending experience, including prior positions at TD Bank, Wachovia and SCNB. Pattison has 18 years of experience in the mortgage industry, including retail, wholesale, corresponding and default servicing, holding prior positions at Chase and NVR Mortgage.

Ameris Bank

Founded in 1971, Ameris Bank provides a full range of traditional banking, commercial and consumer lending, treasury and cash management services, and a full-service mortgage division. Ameris Bank also offers investment services through a partnership with Raymond James Financial Services. Ameris Bank has over $3.5billion in assets, more than 70 locations throughout South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama. The parent company, Ameris Bancorp is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol ABCB. Ameris Bank has experienced and is continuing to experience progress, innovation and growth, but remains true to their roots: understanding the power and importance of working with their customers, speaking a common language and building long lasting relationships. For more information about Ameris Bank, please visit:

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04/16/2014 - 09:00


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