The Peoples Bank of Talbotton is changing its name to The Peoples Bank of Georgia, effective January 2017, in an effort to unite the Bank’s mission of banking local communities in Georgia.
The Peoples Bank of Talbotton opened its main office in Talbotton in 1890, and expanded with a Loan Production Office in Ellaville, Georgia during the spring of 2012. The Loan Production Office was converted into the Bank’s first ever, full service branch in January 2013. The Peoples Bank of Talbotton built and officially opened the current Ellaville branch at 131 South Broad Street on May 9, 2016.
In March of 2016, a Loan Production Office was opened at 1062 Hwy 41 North in Buena Vista, Georgia to better serve Marion County.
“The Peoples Bank of Talbotton has strived to ensure that our customers feel they are treated the way they used to be, “ said Bank President, Shareholder and CEO Henry Persons. “Having an opportunity to open multiple locations in other markets has been our goal for years, and it has been wonderful to see our vision transform into reality. This Bank has been open for over 125 years and we look forward to servicing local communities over the next century.”
In selecting this new name, careful consideration was given to not alienate the existing customer base or categorize each location by its immediate market. Bank officials and shareholders wished to have a uniform name for all locations, while still honoring the original trade name of The Peoples Bank of Talbotton.
The transition to the new name is expected to take place through the first quarter of 2017, and will be a seamless transition for our customers.
“The Peoples Bank of Georgia will strive to unite communities through financial services and familiar faces at all current locations,” said Chairman of the Board and shareholder Tom Persons. “While owned by my family for over a century, this Bank was created for the people and operated by the people of our local communities. Servicing the people in our communities will continue to be our mission and we look forward to the opportunity as we move into the next phase of The Peoples Bank of Talbotton.”