Local veteran bankers join proposed Community Bank of the Carolinas

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 18, 2018

CBC expected to open early 2019 pending regulatory approval

WINSTON-SALEM — Community Bank of the Carolinas — a new bank being formed in Winston-Salem — has announced the addition of banking veterans Pamela Lawson and Darlene Bennett as it prepares to open in early 2019 pending regulatory approval.

Lawson, with 36 years in banking, has joined CBC as vice president and operations manager. Bennett, with 26 years of financial experience, has been named manager of loan operations and administration.

“Pamela and Darlene not only understand the importance of their roles in the overall success of our bank but realize their knowledge and support will have a significant impact on our model of unmatched customer service,” said Skip Brown, chairman and chief executive officer. “We’re fortunate to have employees of this caliber of expertise join us.”

Lawson and Bennett, each experienced in community banking, have spent their careers in a number of support areas. Lawson, former chief operations officer of Surrey Bank and Trust, previously worked in compliance, branch administration, and auditing. Bennett’s background includes work in loan administration, credit administration and branch administration.

CBC, as part of its current Initial Public Offering, is accepting investors of its common stock at a price of $11 per share. The offering requires a minimum purchase of 2,000 shares and no more than 100,000 shares. Proceeds will go to capitalize the bank and ongoing operations. For more information, go to www.mycommunitybankcbc.com