pictured left to right: Dana Berry, Rhonda Anderson, Zack Sosebee, John Cope, Don Black, Todd Wiley, Tim Batson, Nic Greene, Marc Greene, Ryan Tucker

(Cleveland)- A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday for a new community bank in Cleveland.  Apex Banking Company of Georgia broke ground for the new facility to be located at the intersection of Appalachian Parkway and Parkway Plaza in Cleveland, next to Zips Car Wash.

Ryan Tucker President and CEO said they look forward to serving the community, “ In order to get operational in the most quick and efficient manner we can,  we will be opening a temporary full-service branch no later than July to begin operating and providing products and services to the community,” commented Tucker.

The temporary building will allow them to serve customers during the construction of a new bank building which Tucker said is expected to be completed in 2025.

Ryan Tucker President and CEO speaks to crowd attending Cleveland ground breaking

Tucker said. “ between White and Habersham Counties is where our board is mostly comprised of and nothing like having local leadership to make those local decisions.”

Marc Greene of Cleveland, Chairman of the board said, “Under Ryan’s leadership, Apex will bring a new level of dedication to community banking in our area. We’re excited to serve our neighbors, and we look forward to helping our North Georgia communities thrive.”