Thank you for visiting friendbank.net. Whether you are already a customer or just learning about Friend, I am honored to have this opportunity to share our story with you.
Slocomb National Bank is a third-generation family business and one of Alabama’s oldest community banks. Today, we are continuing this tradition at Friend – the new name under which Slocomb National now is proud to do business.
If you’re already our customer, you’ll be glad to know we’re still family owned and operated, still providing community banking in a spirit of true friendship. Indeed, it is our tradition of friendship that inspired our new name. As Slocomb National Bank has continued to grow, we sought a new name that would support our growth while honoring our culture, our traditions, and our heritage. And we believe we have found this name in Friend. For more than 100 years, our focus has been serving our friends and neighbors in the Wiregrass. And for the next 100 years, our focus will be on serving our friends and neighbors even better.
The response to our new name has been overwhelmingly warm and positive, and I wish to thank all who have wished us well. Someone asked me recently what my late father, Lawrence Harris, would have thought about our new name. From 1972 until his death in 1991, Dad served as bank president, and he did this job with great passion for our community and for community banking. I hope that you will know the spirit of my father through my work as CEO, as well as through our new name. The name Friend is dedicated to this bank’s wonderful customers, employees, and friends. And in a real sense, our new name is a tribute to Dad.
On behalf of everyone at Friend, thank you for supporting our growth and our new name. We are excited about the opportunity to be part of your business and your family.
If you would like to know more about Friend, or if you have any questions about friendbank.net, please feel free to call us, email us, or stop by one of our offices as any friend would do. You can reach me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org I look forward to hearing from you.
Hope Harris Johnson
Chief Executive Officer