The Chamber Ambassadors honored Southwest Georgia Bank (SGB) as the Leading Business of the Week for August 13, 2018.
Since opening as a full-service branch in Valdosta in June 2010, SGB has grown to $200 million assets in Lowndes County. According to SGB, this represents $100 million in deposits, more than 2,500 deposit accounts, and $190 million in loans in the Lowndes County market. Additionally, SGB has invested more than $7 million in capital investment and employs a total of 25 individuals between the two Valdosta locations.
An active member of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce, SGB has sponsored the Business Plan Competition for the past five years and is continuing its support of entrepreneurship by sponsoring the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) for the 2018-2019 class.
“The Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce is a strong advocate for business and is a voice for all businesses,” said SGB Executive Vice President Jeff Hanson. “Since we not only have our business interests to monitor but also the business interests of our clients, the Chamber is an essential resource for us, and we proudly support their efforts.”
In addition to branches in Valdosta, located at North Valdosta Road and Baytree Road, SGB has offices n Moultrie, Sylvester, Newton, and recently opened a full-service office in Tifton.
The Leading Business of the Week program is designed to recognize members who have partnered with the Chamber for at least five years. Colson Business Systems proudly sponsors the 2018 Leading Business of the Week program. For more information, visit www.ValdostaChamber.com/Leading-Business-of-the-Week.