BB&T In The News

The following is a sampling of BB&T's recent media coverage.


Taking it to the bank
The Robesonian
When it was announced in 1994 that Lumberton-based Southern National Bank would be merging with Wilson-based Branch Banking and Trust and the new bank would be named BB&T and headquartered in Winston-Salem, city residents and their neighbors across Robeson County feared the worst.


BB&T to open four new C. Fla. branches, create up to 24 jobs
Orlando Business Journal
BB&T will open four new bank branches in Central Florida in the next few months, creating up to 24 new positions, including some high-wage jobs, Regional President Tony Coley told Orlando Business Journal in an exclusive interview.


BB&T rise 20 years later, bet on the future turned out to be sure thing

Winston-Salem Journal


A card table, two legal pads and a handshake 20 years ago produced the most pivotal transaction in BB&T Corp.’s history and yielded a seminal economic moment for Winston-Salem.


BB&T helps Boys and Girls Club of Glasgow
Barren County, Ky. -- Volunteers got in touch with their inner child Wednesday morning.


BB&T eyes additional branches to heighten bank's Nashville presence, visibility
Nashville Business Journal
BB&T is looking to expand its existing branch network in Middle Tennessee, an attempt to heighten the bank's visibility in a market where the lender feels it has ample room for growth, according to Tennessee President Mike Willett.


BB&T, Kermit VFD promote fire safety
Williamson Daily News


Kermit, W. Va. – The Kermit Volunteer Fire Department is teaming up with volunteers from BB&T to promote fire safety for local families.


BB&T division uses grant to help YWCA
Charlotte Observer
BB&T's life insurance division in Ballantyne is jumping right in to help the community. The BB&T division is using a Lighthouse Project grant, which is funded by the bank's corporate office, as well as its sizable volunteer force to help the YWCA Central Carolinas.


BB&T to anchor new downtown Wilmington office building
Wilmington Star-News
BB&T will be the anchor tenant in a five-story office building downtown that will begin construction this summer.


Non-profit group's Cameron Avenue project picks up momentum
Winston-Salem Journal
Whole Man Ministries of North Carolina's project to provide permanent housing for homeless veterans on Cameron Avenue in eastern Winston-Salem has begun to pick up momentum. John Mussomeli was one of 40 BB&T Corp. employees who worked on the project.


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