COLUMBUS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Synovus (NYSE: SNV), the Columbus, Georgia-based financial services
company, recently announced the recipients of its REACH Awards. REACH,
which is Synovusí community outreach program, stands for Recognizing
and Encouraging an Atmosphere of Community and of Hope.†The
REACH Awards honor the volunteer efforts of individuals and teams who
participate in hands-on efforts that make a significant difference in
the communities where they live and work.
The Synovus REACH Volunteer Teams of the year are First Commercial
Bank of Huntsville and the Synovus Northwest Georgia Division team made
up of Citizens First Bank (Rome), Georgia Bank and Trust (Calhoun and
Carterville), and Cohutta Banking Company (Chatsworth).
The First Commercial Bank of Huntsvilleteamwas
recognized for their support of an active duty military unit stationed
in Afghanistan. The five branches of the division collected items to
create care packages that included socks, gum, razors, travel
toiletries, as well as fun items such as soccer balls and footballs.
The Northwest Georgia Division teamwas honored for
collecting more than 1,300 items for various programs including
Soles4Souls, coats for the Salvation Army, and snack packs a cancer
center support program. The team was also recognized for a division-wide
blood drive that collected more than 80 units.
During 2013, Synovus team members across the Southeast participated in
more than 1,800 projects and contributed more than 16,000 hours of
Synovus is a financial services company based in Columbus,
Georgia with approximately $26 billion in assets. Synovusí divisions
provide commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services
to customers through 28 locally branded divisions, 261 offices, and 363
ATMs in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. See
Synovus on the web at www.synovus.com,
on twitter @synovusbank, and LinkedIn. Equal Housing Lender.
Greg Hudgison, 706-644-0528