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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Updated Branch Hours

New hours effective February 1st. Brazoria Branch LOBBY: F: 9am-5pm DRIVE THRU: F: 8am-5pm Bremond Branch DRIVE THRU: M-F: 8am-5pm Calvert Branch DRIVE THRU: F: 8am-5pm Franklin Branch DRIVE THRU: M-Th: 7:30am-5pm | F: 7:30am-6pm Hearne Branch DRIVE THRU: M-Th: 7:30am-5pm | F: 7:30am-6pm Moulton Branch LOBBY: F: 9am-5pm DRIVE THRU: F: 8am-5pm Shiner Branch LOBBY: F: 9am-5:30pm DRIVE THRU: F: 7am-5:30pm

Current Branch Hours

Bee Cave Branch LOBBY: M-F: 9am-5pm DRIVE THRU: M-F: 8am-5pm Brazoria Branch LOBBY: M-Th: 9am-3pm | F: 9am-6pm DRIVE THRU: M-Th: 8am-5pm | F: 8am-6pm Bremond Branch LOBBY: By appointment, please call 254.746.7031 DRIVE THRU: M-Th: 8am-5pm Calvert Branch LOBBY: By Appointment, please call 979.364.2896 DRIVE THRU: M-Th: 8am-3pm | F: 8am-5pm Franklin Branch LOBBY: M-Th: 9am-3pm | F: 9am-3pm, 4pm-6pm DRIVE THRU: M-Th: 7:30am-2:30pm, 3pm-5pm | F: 7:30am-2:30pm, 3pm-6pm Georgetown LOBBY: M-F: 9am-5pm DRIVE THRU: M-F: 8am-5pm Gonzales Branch LOBBY: M-Th: 9am-3pm | F: 9am-6pm DRIVE THRU: M-Th: 8am-5pm | F: 8am-6pm Harker Heights Branch LOBBY: M-F: 9am-5pm DRIVE THRU: M-F: 8am-5pm Hearne Branch LOBBY: M-Th: 9am – 3pm | 9am-3pm; 4pm-6pm DRIVE THRU: M-Th: 7:30am- 5pm | F: 7:30am-6pm Leander Branch LOBBY: M-F: 9am-5pm DRIVE THRU: M-F: 8am-5pm Moulton Branch LOBBY: M-Th: 9am-3pm | F: 9am-5pm DRIVE THRU: M-Th: 8am-4pm | F: 8am-6pm Round Rock Branch LOBBY: M-F: 9am-5pm DRIVE THRU: M-F: 8am-5pm Shiner Branch LOBBY: M-Th: 9am-3pm | F: 9am-6pm DRIVE THRU: M-Th: 7am-4pm | F: 7am-6pm Southwest Austin Branch LOBBY: M-F:9am-5pm DRIVE THRU: M-F: 8am-5pm Steiner Ranch Branch LOBBY: M-F: 9am-5pm DRIVE THRU: M-F: 8am-5pm

Christmas at SouthStar Bank

Join us in giving back this holiday season. The holidays are upon us! In the spirit of the season, many of our locations are serving as donation drop-offs for local toy drives. New unwrapped donations will be accepted for all ages. We are not accepting stuffed animals at this time. Over the past 100 years SouthStar Bank has built a tradition of community service, supporting past generations and the generations to come. Now, we want to give back to the communities who have supported and driven our success over the years.   See below to find the donation spot closest to you: Dec. 11: Georgetown | Toy Drive Dec. 14: Round Rock | Toy Drive Dec. 15: Bee Cave| Toy Drive Dec. 15: Leander | Blanket & Toy Drive

Employee Spotlight – Lori Singleton

Lori Singleton, Senior Executive Vice President/ Chief Loan Administration Officer/ Special Projects Manager| SouthStar Bank Loan Administration Building Lori Singleton has been with the SouthStar Bank team for six years. In banking for 34 years, she enjoys working closely with her loan administration teams who help clients build and purchase their dream home, grow their business, or meets their other financial needs. Lori is most proud of her SouthStar Bank Star Leader award. The award recognizes her overwhelming passion and leadership to help her team meet and exceed their goals. Lori previously served on the Williamson County Seton Women’s Development board. She has a passion for supporting initiatives that provide healthcare for the less fortunate. Lori also supports various initiatives through CRU and the Hill Country Bible Church. During her leisure time, Lori enjoys spending time with her family which now includes her grandson, Eli!  She also enjoys traveling and hiking. She plans to hike the Tour du Mont Blanc in the next year, which is a 105-mile trail through France, Italy, and Switzerland. Out of all her travels, Lori’s favorite destination is Italy due to its amazing people, food, and culture. She hopes to travel to New Zealand in the future.

Employee Spotlight – Lori Phillips

Lori Phillips, Loan Operations Processor| SouthStar Bank Calvert Lori Phillips is a Loan Operations Processor for SouthStar Bank. She has been a part of the SouthStar Bank family in Calvert for the last three and half years. Prior to joining the lending team, Lori was a Personal Banker at the Franklin branch. Getting to work with such a great team is one of Lori’s favorite parts of the job. She also enjoys getting the chance to help customers understand the inner working of all things escrow. A career highlight for Lori was being nominated for the Ride for the Brand Award in 2019. Lori loves to spend her free time with her family. She especially enjoys watching her daughter perform with the Franklin Lionettes Drill Team. Lori’s hobbies also include various craft projects. A fun fact about Lori is that she is originally from Buffalo, New York. She moved to Georgia, and eventually Texas, once she completed her time in the United States Navy. A WWII buff, Lori hopes to one day travel to Poland and Amsterdam to tour Auschwitz and Anne Frank’s home.

SouthStar Bank Celebrates 100 Years

A recap of the 100th Anniversary Celebration. SouthStar Bank celebrated its 100th Anniversary on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 after first opening its doors as The Farmers and Merchants Bank of Moulton in 1920 with the motto Safety, Strength and Service. True to its Texas Style motto, the Bank welcomed the community for complimentary BBQ accompanied by live entertainment. “Starting from humble beginnings as Farmers and Merchants Bank, we have grown not only in numbers, but also in talent, services and community. SouthStar Bank has remained true to its community banking roots, growing to over $1 Billion dollars in assets over the past 100 years. I would like to thank all of our loyal customers who have been with us for so many years. Your trust and support have always been the biggest drivers for our continued growth.” said Kapavik. The bank was honored to have the Schindler family and other shareholders with local ties join the celebration of this historic milestone for SouthStar Bank. The Raymond G. Schindler family of Houston, TX purchased controlling interest in the Bank in 1981 through its holding company, Southern Bancshares, Inc. Operations under the current name, SouthStar Bank, S.S.B., began on January 1, 2015 following the merger of Lone Star, First Star and Texas Star banks with David R. Kapavik being named President and CEO after previously serving as President of Lone Star Bank. The name SouthStar Bank was ultimately selected for its strong reference to the bank’s deep southern heritage, warm hospitality, and recognition as a bright star in the communities it serves. In conjunction with the 100th Anniversary, the SouthStar Bank Moulton Branch was restored to reflect the building’s original beauty and design. The official unveiling of the renovated building was a highlight of the day and included tours throughout the evening. Built in 1906, the historic “Boehm Mercantile Store” was purchased in 1990 for conversion into expanded Bank headquarters. The building was transformed back into an authentic interpretation of turn-of-the-century, Victorian architecture. Many desirable features were preserved within the building, including original longleaf pine floors, pine structural columns, ornate pressed metal ceiling, and the stately, half-moon window overlooking the rolling hills of the Moulton countryside. Like SouthStar Bank, the building shines with new life, ready to serve its community for another century to come.

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