Community Banking Month Spotlight: Affinity Bank
Today’s Member Spotlight focuses on Affinity Bank from Atlanta, Ga. In the following interview, Vice President Glenn Shanholtzer explains what is unique about this local community bank.
What is unique about your community bank?
We try to blend the technology of a large bank with the personality of a community bank.
How does your community bank uniquely serve your local community?
We are primarily a business bank and actually uniquely serve the dental community by understanding their line of business better than most. We support the dental community with scholarships to dental students at Georgia Regents University, local dental charities, dental continuing education groups, and forming a group for dental office managers’ continuing education.
What is the quirkiest, strangest or funniest thing you’ve seen at your community bank?
We had mullet Monday.
What is your proudest moment from your time at your community bank?
Just the general ability to know our clients. Atlanta is a big city so that’s rare.
What is your favorite project you’ve ever worked on at your community bank?
I personally enjoy working on conversion projects like adding mobile deposit and converting online banking systems.
How do you celebrate Community Banking Month?
Keep doing what we always do! Be better than the big guys!