The Rozier Dedwylder Leadership Award was presented to Columbus Bank and Trust Co. Thursday during the annual meeting of Uptown Columbus Inc. and the Business Improvement District.
“We are honored to receive this award,” CB&T president Billy Blanchard said during the luncheon award at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center.
Since it was formed in 1888, the bank with more than 1,300 employees has invested $41 million in the restoration of historic buildings downtown. The effort accounts for preserving about 500,000 square feet for use.
In addition to restoring downtown, Blanchard said the bank has financed $100 million in development over the last 30 to 40 years.