In February Secretary of State Mark Hammond officially recognized CBL State Savings Bank of Greer, S.C. (“CBL”) as a South Carolina Centennial Business. This honor is reserved for domestic business entities that have been on file with the Secretary of State’s Office for 100 years or more.
Secretary Hammond honored CBL at its headquarters in Greer, South Carolina. “CBL State Savings Bank of Greer has been a true pillar of its community by fostering savings and home ownership for more than a century,” said Secretary Hammond. “I’m proud to acknowledge CBL’s longevity and contributions to our Great State, and to recognize it as a South Carolina Centennial Business.”
CBL State Savings Bank of Greer, S.C. was incorporated as Citizens Building & Loan Association of Greer, S.C. on May 7, 1907 with the mission to maintain long-term relationships with customers and to deliver personal service. CBL implemented this mission by encouraging Greer’s close-knit community of farmers, mill workers and merchants to build their dreams through home ownership and by regularly saving for the future. CBL’s early customers would deposit as little as $5 a week in savings plans. Since that time, families in Greer have passed down the tradition of doing business with CBL.
“The fact that we remain a vital part of the Greater Greer community after so many years is not only a testament of the talent of the people who built our institution, but to the community itself,” said Bank President and CEO Jennifer T. Jones. “We take pride in our rich history and the trust that our customers continue to place in us.”