River City Bank, located at the corner of West Third and Second Avenue, has become a landmark in downtown Rome. The bank was founded in May 2006 with a mission to deliver exceptional community banking services to residents of North Georgia. From the start, they have been committed to enhancing their customers’ financial well-being by providing competitive products and personalized solutions backed by class-leading customer service.
Today, River City Bank operates 2 full-service offices, one in Floyd County and the other in Union County, along with a Loan Production Office in Dawson County. Financial results over the last 3-4 years reflect steady growth and profitability; the Bank has grown by more than $100 million and created an earnings stream that will provide organic capital to continue that growth trend.
“I am proud of our team’s ability to grow and find success over the last few years particularly given the challenging macro-economic cycles we have operated through,” stated Jamie Tallent, President/CEO of River City Bank. “It starts with great employees. Our team of bankers are knowledgeable and passionate about matching our customers with the right financial solutions while providing an excellent customer experience. We believe our employees are the greatest assets in our organization and I give them all the credit.”
As a locally owned bank, River City Bank leans on the community and the valuable input of its customers, always seeking ways to improve and learn from those they serve. Many of their team members call Rome and Floyd County home, raising families and engaging in our churches and schools right alongside the clients they serve. Those team members are empowered to leverage local decision-making authority to impact the lives of their neighbors both individually and in small businesses across Floyd County. They are committed to investing in our hometown with the goal of seeing Rome and Floyd County flourish. In 2023, River City Bank employees contributed over 1,500 volunteer hours supporting both local non-profit and civic organizations while investing in excess of $55,000 into the Rome community, providing support to over 40 local organizations.
It is our privilege to meet the needs of families and businesses of Rome and Floyd County.
We look forward to continuing to be your strong financial partner for years to come.
“Both the banking industry and our country have weathered several economic instabilities over the last five years,” stated Tallent. “In addition to the pandemic, we have seen a radical cycle of interest rates that have moved at an unprecedented velocity. Through it all, our bankers exhibited incredible resiliency yet never lost focus on our goals and objectives. River City Bank has and always will be committed to our customers, our employees, our communities, and our shareholders. We have created a standard of excellence, and we consistently focus on creating a contagious corporate culture.”
River City Bank offers services for both personal and commercial clients including deposits, loans, credit cards, and mortgage loans. They also provide specialized services such as treasury management, government-guaranteed loans, and wealth management. When it comes to community banking, you can Expect More with River City Bank.
“Our commitment to the community is of utmost importance,” stated Tallent. “It is our privilege to serve the families and businesses of Rome and Floyd County, offering sound advice and banking solutions to help them be successful and foster growth in our local area. We look forward to continuing our role as a corporate citizen, earning our community’s trust daily, while consistently being a dependable financial partner for many years to come.”
Bauer Financial Inc., the nation’s premier bank rating firm, awarded a 5-star rating to River City Bank for the fifth consecutive year in 2023. This highest performance rating reports that River City Bank continues to excel in areas of capital adequacy, profitability, asset quality, and more. River City Bank was recently voted by the community as the 2023 Best Bank in the “Best of Rome” awards presented by the Rome News Tribune. They were also recognized for Best Mortgage Services, ranking among the top two Best Mortgage Lenders, and top three Best Bankers in Rome.
For more information about River City Bank, visit rivercity.bank or their local office at 228 North Second Avenue in downtown Rome.