In 1998, a group of successful businessmen met informally to discuss the possibility of forming a new bank in Bartow County. That meeting ultimately began the groundwork for what would eventually become Century Bank of Georgia. The organizing directors felt that Bartow County was in need of a new, independent community bank; a bank that would not be controlled from outside the state, but rather owned and managed by directors and officers right here in our local community. The idea came to fruition over the next two years.
The organizing directors devised the business plan, delineated the community’s need for a new financial institution, and opted to apply for a state bank charter. As the new millennium approached, a name for the new bank quickly became apparent…Century Bank of Bartow County. “Century” in recognition of a new bank for the new century, and “Bartow County” to emphasize our home and focus.
Century Bank would be only the second state chartered bank headquartered in Bartow County. After receiving approval to proceed from both the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the sale of shares in the new bank was commenced. The stock subscription was sold quickly, and in just a matter of months, the new bank met its capital needs.
The Board of Century Bank decided on a headquarters site to be located at 215 East Main Street in Cartersville, demonstrating the bank’s commitment to Bartow as well as to the vibrancy of the downtown area of Cartersville and its continued importance to our county.
On June 29, 2000, Century Bank of Bartow County opened for business, and a new era of community banking began.
In August 2006, Century Bank of Bartow County changed its name to Century Bank of Georgia to reflect the larger service footprint the bank now covered. Land was acquired in Calhoun, Georgia for the first non-Bartow County branch office, and in March 2007, the Calhoun Office was opened at 415 West Belmont Drive (Highway 53). On January 2, 2009, Century Bank of Georgia proudly unveiled its permanent banking facility in Calhoun, arguably the most modern and technologically advanced bank branch in Northwest Georgia.
Century Bank of Georgia continues to be a strong, stable and secure financial institution. In November 2011, Century Bank of Georgia purchased certain assets and assumed deposits of Community Bank of Rockmart headquartered in Rockmart, Georgia thru a Purchase and Assumption Agreement with the FDIC expanding service locations to three counties in Northwest Georgia.
The bank’s senior management team comprised of Rick Drews, CEO; David Caswell, President/COO; and Rhonda Massengill, CFO continues to lead the bank with the vision of the original organizers; providing the most convenient delivery methods for quality banking services for our clients; making prompt, local decisions; providing comprehensive financial resources to small business owners and entrepreneurs; and giving freely of our time and resources to the communities we serve.
Century Bank of Georgia...We want to be YOUR bank!