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Colony Bank Honored with the goBeyondProfit 2023 Champion Award
[December 05, 2023]

Colony Bank Honored with the goBeyondProfit 2023 Champion Award

goBeyondProfit today announced it has honored Fitzgerald-based Colony Bank and its CEO, Heath Fountain, with the goBeyondProfit Champion Award.

Founded in 1975, Colony Bank has grown to nearly 40 offices throughout Georgia, 500 team members, and $3 billion in assets. Colony Bank and its CEO Heath Fountain were selected by fellow Georgia business leaders as a goBeyondProfit Champion for their demonstrated commitment to a larger purpose beyond the bottom line.

In our interview with Heath Fountain, he clearly articulates not only the role that community banks play in improving lives but also offers practical ways to connect daily tasks and customer interactions back to the purpose.

"We don't want to just write a check and walk away," says Fountain. "We want to be investing in the things that our team members support, that our customers support. The foundation of the community banking system is about giving back and it's certainly what we try to do here at Colony Bank."

In an interview with goBeyondProfit, Heath Fountain shared his perspective on the importance of intentional leadership as well as specifics on how to communicate purpose across a dispersed workforce. See the full interview here:

"As an industry we haven't done a great job of helping connect people back to this idea of a larger purpose beyond profit," said Fountain. "It's more important to the younger generation. They want to be a part of something bigger, and we really offer that in community banking at Colony."

"Each goBeyondProfit Champion has a story of exceptional generosity," said goBeyondProfit president, Megan McCamey. "Thanks to Heath's leadership, Colony Bank deliberately infuses purpose into every aspect of daily business and communications. As a result, Colony Bank demonstrates a unique consistency in purpose and generosity across their entire footprint."

Past goBeyondProfit Champion award winners include Gas South, Creature Comforts Brewing, H.J. Russell & Company, Aflac, W&A Engineering, Cox Enterprises, Herschend Enterprises, Chick-fil-A, Signature FD, Vector Global Logistics. Including this year's award winners: Goodr, and Sunnyland Farms.

About Colony Bank

Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Fitzgerald, Georgia, Colony Bank operates 37 locations throughout Georgia and has recently expanded to serve Birmingham, Alabama, as well as Tallahassee and the Florida Panhandle. At Colony, we offer a range of banking solutions for personal and business customers. In addition to traditional banking services, Colony provides specialized solutions including mortgage, government guaranteed lending, consumer insurance, wealth management, and merchant services. Colony Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Colony Bankcorp., Inc. Our common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "CBAN." For more information, please visit

About goBeyondProfit

goBeyondProfit is a statewide alliance launched by business leaders for business leaders to spur corporate generosity and improve people's lives. To submit a nomination for future goBeyondProfit Champions, visit the goBeyondProfit website.

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