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Business notes: New hires at bank, Leadership Bryan applications
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Great Oaks Bank

Laura Schlomer has joined Great Oaks Bank as Banking Officer, Richmond Hill Office Manager. Laura brings 7 years of banking experience to her new role. She is a 2012 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in sports management with a minor in business management. She and her husband Wes are active members of Compassion Christian Church, Henderson campus, and live in Richmond Hill with their young daughter, Emma Jane.

Great Oaks Bank recently promoted Monica Easter to Mortgage Processor, serving Richmond Hill and Pooler customers.

Monica started with Great Oaks in August 2020 as head teller at the Savannah Quarters office. Monica and her husband are proud parents of Evan, 17 and Elianna, 14.

Monica serves as the women’s ministry leader at Freedom Fellowship.

“We are pleased to welcome Laura to Great Oaks Bank and to announce Monica’s promotion,” said Jon Seagraves, Coastal Division president. “As the bank continues to grow and we build out our banking team in Coastal Georgia, we are looking to fill positions with team members that exemplify the Great Oaks brand, which represents authentic community banking experiences and exceptional service. Both Laura and Monica are tremendous assets, not only to the bank but to our customers as well.”

Leadership Bryan 2022

The Richmond Hill Bryan County Chamber is now accepting applications and nominations for the Leadership Bryan Class of 2022. Founded in 2002, by the Richmond Hill Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Bryan is designed to bring together a diverse group of potential leaders and provide a forum for a shared viewpoint on the needs of Bryan County.

The mission of this program is to develop a new generation of leaders to enhance the future of Bryan County.

Up to20 participants will be accepted. Leadership Bryan is funded by a fee of $650 per Chamber member participant or $850 per non-Chamber member participants. For additional information or questions please contact Kathryn Johnson at

Laura Scholmer
Laura Scholmer
Monica Easter
Monica Easter
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