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February Business of the Month: Athens First Bank and Trust

Athens First Bank and Trust has been in Hartwell over 40 years and has an amazing home grown staff who truly know and care about their customers. The average tenure of the staff is 21 years, not many banks can say that! They participate in many community events, support local causes and are a great neighbor in downtown Hartwell.

They have built great business relationships over the years, supplying Business loans, Home and Car loans, Lot and Construction loans to the many businesses in the area. They also provide Personal and Business savings and checking accounts, plus provide financial planning, insurance and investment advice through Synovus Securities.

Branch Manager, Barbara Cronic, states that the Athens First motto is “we are the bank of HERE, and HERE matters.  It is here in the Hartwell/Hart County Community that we are proud and honored to be a part of.”



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Hartwell/Hart County is filled with year round exciting outdoor adventures, a thriving downtown art and theatre hub, interesting shops and loads of history. It's a great place to visit, live or work. Golf, hike, bike, explore nature, swim, fish or boat in beautiful Lake Hartwell. With 222 miles of Lake Hartwell shoreline just minutes from a charming downtown and a town full of warm welcoming people, you will see why we say...live well, play well, Hartwell. Watch the Hartwell Video! click here




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