Family enterprises are unique and critical to the economy of South Carolina. In fact, some of the businesses founded in South Carolina are among the oldest and most successful family businesses in the United States. But success, whether as a family, a business, or both, does not happen by accident. The Kim S. Miller Family Enterprise Institute of South Carolina is here to help family enterprises thrive.
Dr. Brad Bechtold, executive director of The Kim S. Miller Family Enterprise Institute of South Carolina, said, “Having Pinnacle Financial Partners as an Affiliate Partner will add significant value to members of the Institute. They are committed to sustaining family enterprises for the well-being of the community and economy and they have extensive experience in working with family-owned enterprises of all shapes and sizes.”
Pinnacle Financial Partners provides a full range of banking, investment, trust, mortgage and insurance products and services designed for businesses and their owners and individuals interested in a comprehensive relationship with their financial institution.
The firm began operations in a single location in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, in October 2000 and has since grown to approximately $47.5 billion in assets. As the second-largest bank holding company headquartered in Tennessee, Pinnacle operates in 17 primarily urban markets across the Southeast.
“Partnership is one of Pinnacle’s values, and we know it’s what helps grow and strengthen communities,” said Regional President for Pinnacle Financial Partners in Upstate South Carolina Will Hodge. “We’ve partnered with the Family Enterprise Institute because it aligns with our belief in helping businesses succeed and grow. The impact of this growth and continuity it gives our community are exponential. Small and closely held family businesses are the backbone of our economy in South Carolina, and the Institute is well positioned to help them thrive.”