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Mountain Commerce Bank welcomes Erik Wilson

JOHNSON CITY, TN – September 9, 2014 – Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB) welcomes Erik Wilson to its Knoxville Responsive Relationship Banking team as vice president.

Erik Wilson Mountain Commerce Bank welcomes Erik Wilson

Erik Wilson, Knoxville Responsive Relationship Banking Team Vice President



Wilson began his career in banking as a management trainee with a large regional bank and brings over 20 years of experience in areas of commercial, industrial, real estate lending and credit administration. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville majoring in Finance.

Bill Edwards, President and CEO stated, “We are pleased to have Erik join our Knoxville team. He has a vast knowledge of bank services, policies, procedures and regulations, and brings with him years of experience and relationships.”

His office is located at 320 N. Cedar Bluff Road, Suite 101 in Knoxville. He can be reached at our Cedar Bluff office at (865) 694-5701.

About Mountain Commerce Bank:

Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB) is a state-chartered, FDIC-insured, century-old, privately held financial services institution serving Knoxville, Johnson City, and Unicoi County. Through Hometown Service and Smart Technology, MCB offers big bank products and services, with the personal attention and exceptional service of a hometown community bank.

At the end of June 2014, MCB had $401 million in Total Assets and $352 million in Total Deposits. MCB currently employs more than 60 individuals at five branches and one operations office. For more information, visit us at www.mcb.com or check your account any time at 1-866-MCB-1910. MCB is an equal opportunity employer.

Promotions at Mountain Commerce Bank reinforce strong leadership

JOHNSON CITY, TN – September 3, 2014 – Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB) announced today the promotion of six of its key personnel. 

The bank’s chief financial officer, Marie Patterson, was named Senior Vice President. Controller Terry Weltman, Director of Technology and Information Security, Donnie Blair and Vicki Weaver, Director of Human Resources were promoted to First Vice President. Brice Chapman, Portfolio Manager and Michael Saporito, Relationship Manager were both appointed Vice President in the Commercial Banking Division.

“We are pleased to have this opportunity to recognize their hard work and their deep dedication to MCB’s core values and mission. We are proud of their success and their commitment to excellence, integrity and teamwork. They make us who we are – a bank built on long-term relationships based on top-quality service. Mountain Commerce Bank would not be what we are without them,” said Bill Edwards, President and CEO.

About Mountain Commerce Bank

Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB) is a state-chartered, FDIC-insured, century-old, privately held financial services institution serving Knoxville, Johnson City, and Unicoi County. Through Hometown Service and Smart Technology, MCB offers big bank products and services, with the personal attention and exceptional service of a hometown community bank.

At the end of June 2014, MCB had $401 million in Total Assets and $352 million in Total Deposits. MCB currently employs more than 60 individuals at five branches and one operations office. For more information, visit us at www.mcb.com or check your account any time at 1-866-MCB-1910. MCB is an equal opportunity employer.

Mountain Commerce Bank announces solid earnings for second quarter 2014

JOHNSON CITY, TN—August 7, 2014—Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB) announced year-to-date net income of $865,000.

Bill Edwards, President and CEO stated, ”I am pleased to see that clients choose MCB as their trusted financial advisor as we begin to see economic improvement. We are also excited to have started construction on our new financial center located in Knoxville.”

Assets as of June 30th were $401 million, an increase of $90 million from the same period last year. Total Loans have increased by $49 million. Net interest margin remained strong averaging 3.87% for the quarter; 3.99% year-to-date. Non-interest-bearing deposits as of June 30th increased $12.4 million from the same period last year. Since the beginning of the year, checking and savings accounts have increased by $8.5 million and $50.8 million, respectively.

About Mountain Commerce Bank:

Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB) is a state-chartered, FDIC-insured, century-old, privately held financial services institution serving Knoxville, Johnson City, and Unicoi County. Through Hometown Service and Smart Technology, MCB offers big bank products and services, with the personal attention and exceptional service of a hometown community bank.

At the end of June 2014, MCB had $401 million in Total Assets and $352 million in Total Deposits. MCB currently employs more than 60 individuals at five branches and one operations office. For more information, visit us at www.mcb.com or check your account any time at 1-866-MCB-1910. MCB is an equal opportunity employer.

MCG NEWS RELEASE: Meet The New Interns

Morris Creative Group is excited to introduce two of our latest interns! Both are Tennessee natives attending the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. We are glad to have Melody and Katie with us.

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MELODY HWANG

Melody is our design intern. She hails from Chattanooga, TN and is a senior working toward her BFA in Graphic Design at UT. She chose a Graphic Design major after dabbling in the art during high school. Melody came to MCG due to wonderful recommendations from friends who had previously interned with us. Her friends praised MCG’s friendly environment and the amount they learned from working on a variety of projects. Melody agrees with her friends, and her favorite part of working with MCG is being surrounded by positive, hard-working people. Melody says she hopes to sharpen her creative abilities, learn the general ins and outs of a professional environment, and figure out what she needs to improve on while at MCG. When she isn’t hard at work, she enjoys catching up with her friends; spending time with her dog, Lucy, and learning new things (she is currently working on Adobe After Effects).

What was your first job? Working as a server at a retirement center.

What do you love most about Knoxville? There’s a lot to love about Knoxville: the history, people, festivals, etc.… but the thing I love most is how at home I feel when I’m here.

What is your favorite UT tradition? Decorating The Rock.

What is your dream job? A place where I can show off my creativity, constantly learn new things, filled with interesting people, and preferably in San Francisco.

Why San Francisco? I have family there and I like the area.

What is your favorite movie? I don’t really have a favorite, but I’m up for anything with Leonardo DiCaprio in it!

 

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KATIE SCOTT

Katie is our marketing intern. Katie was raised in Lenoir City, TN. She is one of our youngest interns and is a sophomore studying Communication Studies at UT. Katie chose Communications as her focus because of her love for writing and dislike for math and chemistry. She stumbled upon our internship opening on Facebook, and after browsing the MCG portfolio and meeting the group, she knew she wanted to work with us. Katie loves working with the group because she appreciates the creative environment and sense of camaraderie in the office. While at MCG, she hopes to “gain more experience from working on a variety of social media platforms, learning how to adapt to very diverse audiences for each client.” When she’s not at work, Katie likes milkshakes, long walks on the beach, and doing DIY crafts.

What was your first job? I was a server at Cracker Barrel.

What do you love most about Knoxville? I like finding art. There’s one alley near Market Square that is painted from end to end with different, unique murals.

What is your favorite UT tradition? The Pride of the Southland.

What is your dream job? Not sure yet! I’m only on my second year in college, so I’m still learning all of my options. I would really like something that challenges my creativity and uses my writing skills.

What is your favorite movie? Anything with a sassy girl and a handsome prince.

MCG News Release: The East Tennessee Chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Announces New Officers for 2014-2015

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For Information Contact:
Chuck Morris 
cjmorris@morriscreative.com
865-637-9869

Faris Eid
faris@dia-arch.com
(865) 243-8441

The East Tennessee Chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Announces New Officers for 2014-2015

July 14, 2014

Knoxville, TN — The East Tennessee Chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization has named the following officers to its Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

• President – Faris Eid, President, Design Innovation Architects
• Forum Chair – Billy Rivet, CMO, On-Belay Medical
• Learning Co-Chairs – Greg D’Amico, CEO, Efficience / Billy Odom, President, Odom Construction Systems, Inc.
• Integration Chair – Charles Crowe, President & CEO, LeGacy Resource Corporation
• Membership Chair – Brent Williams, President, The Archteva Group
• Communications Co-Chairs – Billy Rivet, CMO, On-Belay Medical / Brent Williams, President, The Archteva Group
• Strategic Alliances Chair – Chuck Morris, Principal, Morris Creative Group LLC
• Finance Chair – Michael Twine, President, G2 Engineering & Management
• Global Student Entrepreneur Award Chair – John McNeely, President, Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Inc.
• Chapter Administration – Jackie McCord

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ABOUT ENTREPRENEURS’ ORGANIZATION

Screen Shot 2014 07 15 at 5.42.59 PM MCG News Release: The East Tennessee Chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Announces New Officers for 2014 2015The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global business network of 10,000+ business owners in 131 chapters and 40 countries. These businesses have combined revenues of $536 billion, making EO the 28th largest economy in the world by GDP. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO enables small and large business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Our vision is to build the world’s most influential entrepreneur community, which aligns with our mission of supporting entrepreneurial education and engaging entrepreneurs to learn and grow.

Founded in 1996, the East Tennessee chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization has 27 members who lead companies with a combined total of $2.4 billion in sales and 846 employees. More information may be found on the global EO site at http://www.eonetwork.org, the chapter’s website at http://www.eoeasttn.com and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/EOEastTennessee.

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