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First Port City Bank Celebrates 45th Anniversary

First Port City Bank was founded in 1974 by a group of local business people who believed that the owners of a financial institution should be made up of friends and neighbors within the community. Our roots run deep, and we are grateful for the tremendous support we have received. While many things have changed over our 45 years, operating as a true community bank is one thing that has remained constant. We pride ourselves on serving our wonderful community in an effort to help improve the quality of life for everyone.

“On October 7th, we reached our 45-year anniversary and I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our Customers, Founders, Shareholders, Directors, and of course our wonderful staff who have made us a success,” said Scott Ewing, President & CEO of First Port City Bank. “ Our 45 years of operations have been met with many challenges including one of the most significant modern-day recessions in history, and we remained steadfast in our mission and resolve to manage through the times and become what we are today, which is a high performing financial institution and a true community partner.”

Board Chairman, Major H. (Hal) Brannen, Jr. said, “We are very happy to have reached this anniversary and thank all of our supporters and staff for their contribution over the last 45 years.”

First Port City Bank will be celebrating its 45-year anniversary in the branches with special product offerings to mark the occasion. In August the bank rolled out a variety of checking and savings accounts that earn monthly cash rewards to customers. You can visit their website at or a local branch for more information about the products.

First Port City Bank has been known as “The Locally-Owned Bank of Personal Service” since its founding, not only because of the personal service it offers its customers, but also for the “family” atmosphere that exists among its employees.

“We still offer that same neighborly, community bank feeling today as we did back in 1974, only now with the advanced technology and innovation that is so necessary in today’s competitive banking world,” said Scott Ewing, President & CEO of First Port City Bank.


First Port City Recognized Nationally and Locally For Its Outstanding Service To The Community

August 6, 2019 - First Port City Bank is honored to announce it has once again earned BauerFinancial Inc.’s highest 5-Star Superior rating.  A 5-Star rating indicates that First Port City Bank is one of the strongest financial institutions in the nation, excelling in such areas as capital, loan quality, profitability and much more.  First Port City Bank has earned this highest rating for 28 consecutive quarters. BauerFinancial, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of the U.S. banks since 1983.

"This represents the 7th consecutive year First Port City Bank has been designated as one of the strongest banks in the country," said bank President and CEO, Scott Ewing. "It is a winning combination when you have unique banking products, excited customers who are appreciated every day and strong bank employees that continue to look for quality opportunities to build banking relationships.”

First Port City Bank also receives People’s Choice for the “Best Bank” in Decatur County. People’s Choice Awards is an annual competition put on by Bainbridge Post SearchLight Newspaper out of Bainbridge, GA. Locals in the community vote online for their favorite businesses.

"Out of all the awards we receive throughout the year, this award is the most important to us.” said bank President and CEO, Scott Ewing. “At First Port City Bank our mission is to “Exceed our Customers Expectations” and focus on “Putting Our Customers First.” Being voted by our community 8 times for being the “Best Bank” is rewarding and reflects the hard work of our employees. Not only do they come to work every day and focus on providing the very best customer experience, many of them personally support the local community by volunteering or donating to many local causes. We are proud to be South Georgia’s Bank of Choice.”