At Georgia Primary Bank, we know the most valuable thing we can contribute to our community is our time. That is why you will find our employees out and about helping our communities and volunteering their time.
Small Business Spotlight
It was incredible to sponsor the 680 The Fan Small Business Spotlight for much of 2020. Each week 680 The Fan did live interviews with leaders of small businesses across Atlanta. 680 The Fan is a small business themselves, so they are doing everything they can to help support others during these unprecedented times – much like Georgia Primary Bank is doing for our small business clients. Listen to the live interviews below!
Meg Harrington with Huff Harrington
Owner, Meg Harrington, reflects on tough times during quarantine and how they overcame with the use of Instagram.
David Perrie with Perrie & Associates, LLC
Owner and Managing Attorney, David Perrie talks about how they’ve Raised the Bar during these unprecedented times.
Stephen Adams with Buckhead Autosport
Stephen Adams, owner of Buckhead Autosport, joins Chuck and Chernoff on 680 The Fan and lets us in on how they continue to thrive during the pandemic.
Carolyn Christie with FCE,Inc
Thank you Carolyn for educating us on Foreign Credentials Evaluations, Inc and how your process helps so many. Also, we appreciate the kind words – it was a pleasure assisting you with your PPP needs so you could keep all of your staff employed.
Betsy Glass with Darden’s Delights
Such an inspiring story from 680thefan’s Small Business Spotlight, Betsy Glass of Darden’s Delights. We were happy to hear that a listener ordered a pie to be delivered to Hawaii so they have now shipped to all 50 states. Congratulations, Betsy!
Stacey Eames with Highland Bakery
Highland Bakery owner, Stacey Eames, talks sweet potato pancakes, Hank Aaron, and the story behind her bakery business.
Toys for Tots – December 2019
In December our Bankers For a Cause program took us to The Toys For Tots Warehouse. We collected toys at our Roswell Road Office, delivered them to the warehouse, and then helped sort and get the toys ready for delivery. A very rewarding project for everyone involved!
Blue Heron Nature Preserve
November took us to Blue Heron Nature Preserve (a 30 acre haven for nature in the urban environment of Atlanta) located in Buckhead where we worked on beautifying some of the paths. Hard work but very rewarding. Mani Swarnam, David Coxon, Kecia Smith and Craig Adler.
Bankers for a Cause – Open Hand Atlanta
Our Bankers For A Cause volunteer program took us to Open Hand Atlanta in September where 17 meals were delivered. Thank you to our employees for participating in such a rewarding way! Vickie Costopoulos, Jennifer Clifton, Pamela Wilson and Vasudha Mistry.
Bankers for a Cause – Buckhead Christian Ministries
August took us back to the thrift store of Buckhead Christian Ministries. Rachel Bennett, Mani Swarnam and Sevil Avci helped sort, check in and hang clothes that had been donated.
National Night Out
Georgia Primary Bank had the privilege to attend the Shamrock Gardens Apartment Homes National Night Out 2019. The event is designed to highlight both law enforcement and community’s commitment to crime prevention and safety. What a positive event! We are proud of our customer Brent Sobol and the work he does with Legacy Community Housing Corp and Shamrock Garden Apartment Homes!
Supporting our Local Firefighters
Happy New Year to our friends at Fire Station #21. We heard they needed a new grill and we were happy to oblige (and of course all the fixings)! We hope they enjoy many years of grilled meals to come! Thank you for all you do #21.
Bankers for a Cause
Georgia Primary Bank recently implemented a new employee volunteer program as a way to give back to the communities we serve. We call it Bankers for a Cause. One Friday a month, 3 to 4 employees will take the day and volunteer at a non-profit in Atlanta.
Buckhead Christian Ministries
In June, Bankers For A Cause took us to the thrift store of Buckhead Christian Ministries, Buckhead THRIFTique. Michelle Cross, Dale Earnhart and Calvin Park helped sort, check in and hang clothes that had been donated. It was fun and a worthy cause, a great combination!
Open Hand Atlanta
Our July Bankers For A Cause program took us to Open Hand Atlanta. Along with other volunteer groups we enjoyed helping pack over 2800 meals!
In honor of Teacher Appreciation, Vickie Costopoulos and Michelle Cross of Georgia Primary Bank delivers Dunkin’ Donuts to Lake Forest Elementary Principal, Taylor Barton and Bilingual Community Liaison, Ingrid Montenegro. Thank you teachers for all that you do!
David Coxon, President and CEO of Georgia Primary Bank, received the Sam Massell Bullish on Buckhead Award at the annual Buckhead Business Association luncheon on January 15, 2019
“A Work in the Park Day 2017” at Chastain Park
The Georgia Primary Bank family was excited to participate in our annual “A Work In The Park” day at Chastain Park on Saturday, April 29, 2017. We volunteered to plant a variety of wild flowers and grasses on the banks of the playground and we also helped to spread pine straw and wood chips in the surrounding areas. It felt great to give back to the community we serve and to such a beautiful park!
Shamrock Gardens 9th Annual National Night Out
We are proud of our customers and love to support them. Last week, Brent Sobol, Legacy Housing Corporation Executive Director, hosted the opening ceremony of Shamrock Gardens 9th Annual National Night Out. National Night Out is a national event that celebrates the partnership between community and law enforcement, and public safety stakeholders as a whole, through festive activities, food and fellowship across the United States.
Georgia State Senator Donzella James presented a Proclamation by Governor Deal for National Night Out. She was joined by Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, Atlanta Police Chief George Turner, Atlanta Police Assistant Chief Shawn Jones, Atlanta Police Department Zone 4 Commander Major Vincent Moore and Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard.
A strong crime prevention partnership and statistical record has existed nearly 10 years between the property management team and now housing nonprofit Legacy Housing Corporation that owns Shamrock Gardens and the Zone 4 Command of the Atlanta Police Department.
A good time was had by all for such a worthwhile event. Thanks for making a difference in our communities Brent!
We are proud when our employees volunteer and get involved. Mariela Hoffman, our Executive Assistant, is very involved with AWARE (Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort) and volunteers every chance she gets. AWARE is a non-profit organization located in Lithonia, Georgia. AWARE rehabilitates Georgia’s injured or orphaned native wildlife and educates the community about habitat preservation and peaceful coexistence.
Fulton County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy
David Coxon and 21 others graduate from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Citizens Academy on June 1, 2016. The Academy enlightens members of the community as to what duties the Sheriff’s office entails through a 6 week program.
May Employee Outing
Our May employee outing proved to be fun and informative. Karen Sullivan Losin, owner of Just Add Wine conducted a Wine 101 class for us. We tasted 6 wines and everyone had fun. As Karen likes to say, everyone learned at least one new thing that evening. Thank you Karen for doing such a great job.
Chastain Park Conservancy’s Wine Event
Georgia Primary Bank was the main sponsor of the Chastain Park Conservancy’s Wine Event on April 23rd, 2016. It was a lovely evening and a great night for fundraising for the Conservancy. We are proud to be associated with such a great organization.
We love partnering with our customers when we can! We recently partnered with 521 Kitchen & Que for a Backyard Wine and BBQ Dinner for the Chastain Park Conservancy Wine Event. We are proud to say that our auction item raised $600 for the Conservancy. Thank you 521 Kitchen & Que Restaurant!
Annual Shareholders Meeting
Georgia Primary Bank hosted our annual Shareholder’s meeting followed by a reception on April 19th, 2016. Everyone enjoyed good food and drink after a very positive meeting. We already look forward to next year’s meeting!
Today @ BBA
Our New Lobster is Named “Blue”
We love to support our customers! Georgia Primary Bank donated a fish tank to Inspiration Station Academy. Inspiration Station Academy is dedicated to enhancing the physical development, social/emotional, as well as cognitive skills of each student that enters the facility. Their mission is to provide an environment where the student develops a life-long love of learning with an emphasis on manners and respect. They are proud of the fact that they are a tightly knitted family; aiding in the educational development in both our parents and students lives — family engagement is a must! These are pictures of the Academy, the fish tank and their new pet lobster named Blue (named by the kids of course!)
Congratulations Beth Szala!
Congratulations to our Retail Banking Officer, Beth Szala! She was recognized for providing outstanding customer service to Brent Sobol and his company Legacy Housing Corporation. He was so appreciative with the level of customer service and assistance she provides, he decided to recognize her with his own award. The award states: “Presented to Beth Szala – Georgia Primary Bank. We appreciate and celebrate your selfless and passionate service to our Shamrock Gardens Apartment Community residents in 2015.” Keep up the good work Beth. Georgia Primary Bank appreciates you too.
Buckhead Business Association’s (BBA) 2016 Annual Luncheon
Georgia Primary Bank was a proud sponsor of the Buckhead Business Association’s (BBA) 2016 Annual Luncheon on February 25th, 2016. Our President and CEO, David Coxon, accepted the transfer of the gavel and will now serve as the 2016 President of the BBA! For more information on the BBA, go to buckheadbusiness.org.
Toys for Tots
Georgia Primary Bank was once again a designated drop off location for the Toys For Tots program. Customers and Employees were very generous as shown below! Thanks to everyone who donated. Plenty of smiling faces on Christmas day.
“A Work in the Park Day 2015” at Chastain Park
Georgia Primary Bank employees and family members enjoyed a bank “Work In The Park” day at Chastain Park in Atlanta on Saturday, Oct 24th. Everyone worked hard to clean out an overgrown meadow where next spring Georgia native plants will be planted. Everyone’s hard work was rewarded with a company picnic afterward. GPB employees giving back!
Employee Appreciation Day 2015
GPB Management appreciates its staff with fun, games and prizes!
Georgia Primary Bank was proud to be the presenting sponsor of Rock Chastain Concert 2015 in October to benefit The Chastain Park Conservancy. As a neighboring business, we want to involve ourselves in the sustainability of such a great community asset. The Chastain Park Conservancy exists to insure the park remains clean, safe and green. We want to do our part and also want to ensure the good work continues. The concert featured Chuck Leavell and Michelle Malone. It was a beautiful night and a good time was had by all.
Brookhaven Rotary Service Above Self Golf Tournament
Georgia Primary Bank was a proud sponsor of the Brookhaven Rotary Service Above Self Golf Tournament on May 11th, 2015, at the Cherokee Country Club. Proceeds from the event benefit the Shepherd Center’s SHARE Military Initiative. The bank’s foursome included Chief Lending Officer, Phil Beaudette and Chief Credit Officer, James LeBow, along with friends of the bank, Ben Joel and Chris Marinac. We look forward to continued involvement with this great event!
Toys For Tots
Bagging Lunches for Charity
Inner City Cleanup