Atlanta, We’re All-In.
Ameris Bank is invested in the community and here for the long haul. We're fiercely committed to Atlanta and helping you grow.
We take our commitment to Atlanta seriously, and are dedicated to investing in it. In 2019 we financed over $1.25 billion in businesses, over $1.6 billion in personal loans and nearly $2.4 billion in home loans in Atlanta. We’re also committed to community support by way of fighting hunger and homelessness and supporting the arts. Check out our community involvement and see how we’re helping our neighbors in the Big Peach.
We were honored to partner with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the United Way of Greater Atlanta to help eradicate homelessness in Atlanta through the HomeFirst Atlanta Initiative. Our donation of $114,000 was the final donation that helped the City reach its goal of raising $50 million dollars. This money will provide 550 homes for the city of Atlanta’s homeless population.
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Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Come visit us at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! We are excited to continue our partnership with Greater Atlanta’s iconic contemporary music venue, formerly known as the Verizon Amphitheatre.
In continuation of our dedication to the arts, this year we donated $100,000 dollars to the Atlanta Opera, and we are also the presenting sponsor of the Atlanta Opera’s 40th Anniversary Gala.
|A record-breaking year for Helping Fight Hunger! This year alone, we stockpiled 139 food banks in 135 communities across the Southeast, helping to feed thousands of people in need. Your generosity helped us collect over 2.6 million food items during our 10th annual campaign – thank you! All of our locations within the perimeter gave to the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Read more about Helping Fight Hunger and our work to stop food insecurity in the communities we serve.|
We launched our School Spirit Program in January 2014 to provide a unique opportunity for community schools to earn additional funds, without having to rely on a traditional fundraising method. Learn more about our school spirit program here.
Ameris Bank has been the presenting sponsor for Global Village Project's Welcome Walk the past two years. Global Village Project is the only school in the country dedicated to educating refugee girls who have had their education interrupted. In support of the refugee students starting their new lives in Georgia, participants walk 4.8 miles from Clarkston to downtown Decatur.
|Branch Manager Michael Jensen was recently named president for the Northeast Cobb Business Association (NCBA). The association serves as a vehicle towards improving the community and business environment by supporting the local school system and providing networking opportunities.|
|The Atlanta Treasury Team sponsored two events to promote the Industry Specialization Program for our nonprofit organizations. Several nonprofit organizations and many CPAs in the surrounding area were in attendance. This highly educational, hands-on workshop provided insight on ways customers could obtain liquidity, security, and potentially increased interest income on their cash balances and reserves.|
|Mortgage Banker Sebastian Riveros is extremely involved in the Atlanta chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). He is currently the sponsorship director, responsible in raising $40,000 for their 2019 Gala. At this gala, he will be inducted into the board of directors for the third straight year, and named sponsorship director for a second term.|
|Fayetteville Branch Manager Brandon Sherman was recently named Treasurer of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce. Brandon has been involved with the chamber for many years, and he has served as a board member since January of 2017. Last year, he was one of three vice-chairs and this year he is the treasurer.|
As we prepared to combine teams and move our headquarters to Atlanta, office space was top of mind. Just as our Jacksonville Riverplace Tower and Center Building provide workplaces and training facilities for our expansive team, we needed office space in Atlanta that created similar efficiencies and team synergies. We are excited to announce the unveiling of the Atlanta Ameris Center. The Ameris Center (former Fidelity Bank’s Buckhead headquarters location) will be a two-building campus, where the bank will continue to occupy four floors in Building One (3490 Piedmont Road) and add an approximate 60,000 square feet of workspace in Building Two (3500 Piedmont Road). Members of our operations teams, who currently have office space at 3 Corporate Square in Atlanta, will relocate to the Ameris Center fourth quarter 2020. The current office space in Building One will also be renovated by 2021 to house our expanded lending and wealth management teams as well as additional executive offices.