Message From Our President

Welcome to North State Bank!Larry Barbour Image

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you understand we are people of value who value others and, in turn, add value to them. That is our purpose.

When we opened North State Bank in 2000, we expressed our commitment to remaining independent. That commitment is stronger than ever. Over the last 20 plus years, we have grown our bank soundly and profitably, mainly by growing our people. And we treat each other, our stakeholders, and everyone with dignity and respect.

Earlier this year, Business North Carolina named us one of the best employers in North Carolina. This recognition means so much, as we understand that if our employees feel valued, they will in turn make our customers feel valued. It all starts with hiring the right people, people who consider what they do a calling, which is more than a job. The goal is to give them what they need to be successful: support, ongoing education, and opportunities to grow. We strive to do that every day.

While COVID-19 has challenged how we do business, our people found a way at every turn. We found ways to safely meet customers, ways to get to know them and what they are trying to accomplish, ways to meet their needs and ways to help them accomplish their goals. When it wasn’t possible to share a cup of coffee, when meeting for a lunch couldn’t happen, we got together by virtual conference. We also picked up the phone and did what needed to be done. Whether someone needed a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan through our Government Lending Division, a mortgage for a new home through our Mortgage division, or to establish a new loan or deposit relationship through the Bank, we worked together as a team and made it happen. Our people know this: The people who change the world are those who “want to” and don’t “wait to.”  

If you already bank with us, thank you as we remain deeply committed to adding value to your life. If not, we hope what you have learned about us gives you reasons to visit us. You won’t be disappointed.

Thank you for your interest.

Very Cordially,
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Larry D. Barbour