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GTSC, Fifth Third Bank Announce Small Business of the Month Award

By Greenville Triumph, 07/19/21, 6:00PM EDT


Greenville Army Navy Store recognized as July recipient of award

Greenville, SC - The Greenville Triumph and Fifth Third Bank have partnered together to present the Small Business of the Month, a spotlight on local businesses showing commitment and passion for improving the Upstate community and its neighborhoods.

Greenville Army Navy Store, located on Laurens Road, has been chosen as July's Small Business of the Month presented by Fifth Third Bank. Established in 1946, Greenville Army Navy Store has been a staple in the Upstate community for 70 years and is not just a museum, but a true military surplus store that sells a touch of everything.

"After World War II, military surplus was plentiful. My father and his brothers were buying military surplus items from Donaldson Air Force base here in Greenville and began selling the items retail to the public," said owner Jeff Zaglin. "The goal has been the same ever since the late 40's: quality Goodson services at an attractive price."

Over its 70 years of business, Greenville Army Navy Store has seen continuous amounts of success at its downtown location. The loyal customer base and reputation built through its downtown storefront has carried over extremely well to the store's new location on Laurens Road. Zaglin wants to use the new storefront as a way to help all small businesses in the neighborhood grow and succeed.

"Our philosophy of investing in the Upstate community is people oriented," said Zagllin. "The golden rule of life, which includes business practices, is and should be to treat each and every person with the same dignity and respect that each of us deserves. This translates especially to our Military personnel and veterans because, as Americans, we should seek to understand and promote our veterans and their causes. Their service to our country allows each and every American the ability to be a responsible citizen and share in this country's greatness."

Greenville Army Navy Store has an impressive track record of supporting local veterans and civic organizations and is a longstanding member of the Metropolitan Arts Council. The Greenville Triumph and Fifth Third Bank are honored to recognize Greenville Army Navy Store as July's Small Business of the Month. 

About Fifth Third

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, National Association, a federally chartered institution. As of March 31, 2021, Fifth Third had $207 billion in assets and operated 1,098 full-service banking centers and 2,383 ATMs with Fifth Third branding in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. In total, Fifth Third provides its customers with access to approximately 53,000 fee-free ATMs across the United States. Fifth Third operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest and, as of March 31, 2021, had $464 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $58 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. Investor information and press releases can be viewed at Fifth Third’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq® Global Select Market under the symbol “FITB.” Fifth Third Bank was established in 1858. Deposit and Credit products are offered by Fifth Third Bank, National Association. Member FDIC.

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