Synovus' humble beginnings date back to a Georgia textile mill and a simple act of kindness. One day, a worker’s hard-earned savings spilled from the hem of her dress after it became entangled in factory machinery. Taking notice, an executive offered to secure her money in the company vault and pay her interest—a service soon extended to all workers at the mill. Their deposits marked the beginning of the company that would become Synovus. From helping businesses across three different centuries to financing modern corporate expansions to cheering for the hometown football team every Friday night, Synovus has always been proud to be part of their community.