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September 08 2015

Grand Opening Planned for HOPE Inside in Columbus, Georgia

Operation HOPE and Synovus Bank join to celebrate new location on Monday, September 21st

LOS ANGELES – September 10, 2015 – Synovus and Operation HOPE will celebrate the grand opening of HOPE Inside in Columbus, Georgia, on Monday, September 21, from 5--6p.m. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. at the HOPE Inside location at the Columbus Bank and Trust (CB&T) branch, 1535 Benning Drive, Columbus, Georgia.

Residents of Columbus are encouraged to attend the event to meet HOPE Inside financial counselor Don Thomas, enjoy refreshments and learn about services offered. 

Thomas joined HOPE Inside at the CB&T branch in August. The HOPE Inside counselor, sponsored by Synovus, delivers credit and money management counseling, a 700 Credit Score Communities program, and entrepreneurial training for aspiring small business owners through workshops and one-on-one client support.

Synovus Bank is a Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank. Synovus Bank, together with its affiliates, provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through 28 locally-branded divisions, 258 branches, and 341 ATMs in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee.  Synovus Bank was named one of America's Most Reputable Banks by American Banker and the Reputation Institute in 2015. See Synovus Bank on the web at, on Twitter @synovus, and on LinkedIn. Equal Housing Lender..

Currently, HOPE operates 31 HOPE Inside locations. Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been moving America from Civil Rights to Silver Rights by providing financial and economic empowerment tools and services, earning it the distinction as the nonprofit private banker for the working poor.  Through its core programs, HOPE has provided financial dignity and economic empowerment to over 2.5 million individuals worldwide, turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners and minimum wage workers into living wage consumers.