When you never stop reaching, you never stop growing. A century old community bank in Eastman, Georgia, had plans to expand beyond their Middle Georgia roots. But as they branched out, they needed a name and brand that could grow with them.
Lining the historic streets of small towns throughout Georgia for centuries, Southern live oaks have been a symbol of strength. When designated as the official state tree in the early 1930s, there was a young bank that had just started. Just like the Southern oak, Citizens Bank and Trust never stopped growing. The name Great Oaks Bank was born.
As Citizens became Great Oaks Bank, they were strengthening their Middle Georgia roots and spreading their tradition of banking rooted in local relationships South to Savannah. A new generation of customers could now grow their legacy with Great Oaks Bank with a new brand designed to last for a lifetime.