Just as it was almost a century ago, today, Anderson Brothers Bank is locally owned and run by the Anderson family. The third generation team includes: David Anderson as president, Tommy Anderson as vice president, and Neal Anderson as the chairman of the board.
Bryan Lenertz has been working for Anderson Brother’s Bank for the past seven years, overseeing eight branches throughout the region. He chose to work for Anderson Brothers after meeting David, the president.
“He was progressive, with new ideas, and a thinking-outside-the-box mindset,” Bryan says. “It’s a really neat bank to work at because Mr. Anderson isn’t a micro manager. He gives people the space to make their own decisions, and if you make a mistake, it’s seen as an opportunity for growth, to do something differently next time.
“There’s a lot of freedom and autonomy to do your job and try to do it well in your own way. As a result, each of our branches has a slightly different feel. All of them still offer the same excellent service, they just have a different feel relative to their geographic location and who works there.”
“Banks are so regulated now, that really what sets them apart is the people,” he continues. “Knowing that, we try to hire the best possible people with great personalities. Our market all over Horry County— Conway, Aynor, Loris, Longs, North Myrtle Beach— continues to grow and expand. Each branch continues to grow in asset size. And we have a fantastic team all over Horry County.”
In addition to the new branches, this year, Anderson Brothers is also remodeling their North Myrtle Beach branch inside and out.