Hard at Work in Georgia
Bank of America began serving Georgia nearly 140 years ago. After the Civil War, Remer Lane invested in 80 bales of cotton that he later sold for a $20,000 profit. He used the money to found RY Lane and Company, the first bank in southern Georgia. RY Lane helped the local economy evolve beyond growing cotton by helping set up companies to transform it into textiles. Remer’s son Mills led the bank as it continued to help the southern states industrialize. It joined the Bank of America family in 1991. Today, Bank of America is one of the nation’s largest financial institutions and provides services to half of all American households.
Dec 27, 2013
Bank of America and the East Lake Foundation work together to provide teens with workforce training and placement within the Villages of East Lake… learn More about A Community-Led Renewal in Atlanta
Oct 08, 2013
Thanks to Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders program, North Fulton Community Charities is now providing services in rural areas of the county… learn More about Taking Human Services on the Road
Oct 01, 2013
Since 2010, Bank of America has supported Warrick Dunn Charities’ mission to help single-parent families achieve financial stability… learn More about Paying it forward with Warrick Dunn Charities
Jul 19, 2012
When she was a little girl, Maria Poulos would watch her mother, Sofia, style women’s hair. Using her “finger scissors”, Maria would pretend to cut her friends’ hair as Sofia worked with customers… learn More about A Mother-Daughter Team’s Salon Dream
*Extended $280.2 million in new credit to Georgia small businesses in 2012.