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At The Commercial Bank we are dedicated to being a true community bank, and have a tradition of giving back to the communities that we serve.  Our participation in a wide variety of programs, initiatives and special projects demonstrates our commitment to positively impacting our community.

We realize a strong community does not happen by chance. That’s why, as a local leader in community involvement, we are committed to providing financial assistance to area organizations which benefit our community.

In addition to financial support, bank employees give of their time and talents through membership in numerous organizations supporting our community.

 Relay for Life Oglethorpe County

Each year The Commercial Bank raises money and participates in the Oglethorpe County Relay for Life.  Employees contribute by paying to wear jeans on casual Fridays and selling Fantastic Savings coupon books. For the 2013 event, Mel’s Diner (under the direction of our own Melanie Sanders) was open with milkshakes, sundaes, hamburgers, hotdogs, and accompaniments available for purchase.

Winterville Marigold Festival

The City of Winterville’s Marigold Festival and Parade is held in May each year.  Keeping with the 2013 “Celebrating Friendship” theme, The Commercial Bank’s May Pole of Friendship float received the Best Use of Theme award.  The bank is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the Marigold Festival.

Oglethorpe County System Teacher of the Year

Each year the bank awards the Oglethorpe System Teacher of the Year with a check in recognition of their outstanding teaching and professional leadership.  Congratulations to Ashley Foreman on being selected as the 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year.

The Legends of Oglethorpe

The bank is proud to be a sponsor of this Living History event on October 26-27 at Goodness Grows in Lexington, Georgia.

Firefly Festival and Parade

Each year bank employees and their families participate in the Oglethorpe County Chamber of Commerce’s fall Firefly Festival and Parade.

Winterville Christmas in the Park

 The first Friday evening in December, the bank sponsors Christmas in the Park.  Come out and enjoy free hotdogs, cookies, candy, punch and hot cocoa.


Food Drive for Oglethorpe Action Inc.

The Commercial Bank collects and donates food items to the Oglethorpe food pantry for distribution to families in need during the holiday season.

Santa Visits Local Branches

Santa comes to Crawford and Winterville in December each year.  Watch for an announcement of dates, and plan to bring your little ones to have their photo taken with Santa.