The Value of a Promise
From 1909 as a single office in Belzoni, Mississippi, to its current presence, BankPlus has always operated under the same philosophy:
It’s more than a name. It’s a promise.
Over a century later, that value is still ingrained in our culture. Everyone at BankPlus makes a personal commitment to serve our customers and communities in meaningful ways. From fostering small business growth to empowering non-profits, we believe our best work enables success for the entire community. BankPlus measures the value of its promise in how many lives are changed by keeping it.
“BankPlus is only as strong as the communities we serve.
We have a vested interest in seeing our neighborhoods, cities, and our state thrive. Our promise isn’t something we take lightly. It’s something we take personally.”
BILL RAY, BANKPLUS PRESIDENT AND CEO
We’re honored to share some of our partners’ personal stories below.
Dr. Andrew Clark had been carefully planning to open his own independent pharmacy in Jackson, Mississippi, for years. When he finally found the perfect location, he called us from the parking lot. We couldn’t wait for Northtown to open, either. Hear how his vision for a true neighborhood pharmacy became a reality with the help of BankPlus.
Shady Acres Village
A restaurant, bakery, general store, gift shop and garden center - Shady Acres Village in Seminary, MS is a beloved stop for travelers and locals alike. After working there for years, Matthew Pierce had the opportunity to buy it. He worked with BankPlus to keep this cornerstone of the community in good hands.
Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty has worked to elevate those below the poverty line for 35 years. Their food pantry, clothing closet, adult education classes and home repair program have been vital to the lives of countless neighbors. When Executive Director, Karen Robison, saw the need for more to be done, BankPlus worked alongside her to secure grant funding for major home renovations to ensure dignity and quality of life.
Community Students Learning Center
The Community Student Learning Center in Lexington, Mississippi, was founded to improve graduation rates for students in this rural area. The CSLC started with after-school tutoring, early childhood development and summer camps. While CSLC was focusing on education, they realized there were more ways to serve their community. BankPlus shared their vision and a partnership was formed to transform homes and neighborhoods.
Ken Jeter Store & Restaurant Supply
Jason Steele was perfectly happy running his popular restaurant and bar, Steele’s Dive, in Tupelo. When his accountant saw another opportunity for him, he was put in touch with BankPlus. Now Jason also operates one of the mid-south’s largest commercial restaurant equipment supply services. BankPlus not only helped him seal the deal, but manage the transition and expansion.
East Main Tire
Tim Shewbart started working at Tupelo’s East Main Tire in 1999. When the owner decided it was time to retire, Tim called BankPlus. Thirty days later, the shop was his. But that wasn’t the end of the relationship. BankPlus has stood alongside Tim ever since, helping him grow his business and continue offering exceptional service to Tupelo.