Service First

By Leslie Moore

Service First

Cindy Cheatwood, Customer Service Representative at The Citizens Bank in Murrells Inlet

How do you relax and recharge?

I enjoy going to the beach on Sunday afternoons – the beach fixes everything. I’ve always wanted to live near the beach, and love living in Pawleys Island. I’m originally from a small town in Georgia, but my husband’s work has taken us around the country – we first left Georgia to move to North Dakota and then Nebraska. I really liked Nebraska, but North Dakota is just too cold – it snowed in May! We still go to Florida every year on vacation, even though we live at the beach. I take my four grandchildren each year – it’s my special time with them. I have a son and a daughter – my daughter lives here, but my son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren still live in Georgia.

What are a couple of your fondest memories about growing up? Tell me something you miss about your hometown.

We had Sunday dinner at my grandmother’s house every Sunday – those are good memories. There was a public pool in my hometown and growing up I went swimming every day in the summer. But, the thing I miss the most in my hometown is my grandchildren.

How old were you when you had your first savings or checking account? What do you remember about the experience?

I went to work in a bank part-time when I was 16 years old, and it left a big impression on me. There was a program at my high school that allowed you to work, and I worked noon-3 pm. I loved it from the start, and that’s when I got my first checking account. I started working for The Citizens Bank last August, but I’ve been in banking my entire career.

How can you and The Citizens Bank help our readers with their banking needs?

I love small town banks. The Citizens Bank gives small town, old fashioned, personal customer service, along with all the modern day financial products you’ve come to expect. I have customers who still keep a check book – that’s getting rare these days, and I’m able to help them, along with each of my customer’s particular needs. I like getting to know my customers so I can individualize their service. We do all the things you expect from your bank, but our staff enjoys helping you and always goes the extra mile. We still have Christmas/Vacation Club accounts! That’s a great way to save – put a little away every month and you’re ready for Christmas! I use one all the time.

The Citizens Bank has been in operation since 1943, and we have sixteen branches in South Carolina – all in small towns. Our customers are important to us. Stop by and say hello anytime – I’d be happy to help you with your unique financial needs.

Visit The Citizens Bank in Murrells Inlet, at 3796 Highway 17 Bypass or call 843-651-4420.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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