First Community Bank’s Ted Nissen Receives the Independent Banks of South Carolina’s Leadership Award

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Today, First Community Bank announced that the Independent Banks of South Carolina (IBSC) selected Ted Nissen as the 2023 recipient of the IBSC Leadership Award. The award is given to individuals who demonstrate outstanding contributions to community education, community and economic development, and volunteerism. Mr. Nissen was selected by his peers to receive this award which was presented at the IBSC’s 59th annual convention.

First Community Bank CEO, Mike Crapps, commented, “Ted is a true servant leader. He gives selflessly of his time for our community, our bank, and the banking industry. He embodies our bank’s purpose of impacting lives for success and significance.”

Mr. Nissen is President of First Community Bank and has served on its Executive Leadership Team since the bank’s founding in 1995. He has led the bank’s commercial and retail line of business to now include twenty two banking offices in four geographic markets. Mr. Nissen serves numerous organizations including the Lexington Medical Center Foundation as the current Chairman. He is on the Loan Committee of the Business Development Corporation. He is a past board member of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina Bankers Association, Engenuity SC, Midlands Technical College Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands, and Harvest Hope Food Bank. He is a graduate of Leadership Columbia.

First Community Bank is a local community bank based in the Midlands of South Carolina. First Community Bank is a full-service commercial bank offering deposit and loan products and services, residential mortgage lending and financial planning/investment advisory services for businesses and consumers. First Community serves customers in the Midlands, Aiken, Upstate and Piedmont Regions of South Carolina as well as Augusta, Georgia. For more information, visit

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