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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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Mountain Commerce Bank’s Victoria McKinsey receives BSA/AML Certification

JOHNSON CITY, TN – June 6, 2014 – Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB) announced Victoria McKinsey, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Officer, recently completed the BSA/AML Institute’s professional certification program, sponsored by the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA).

 Mountain Commerce Banks Victoria McKinsey receives BSA/AML Certification

To earn certification, McKinsey successfully completed the requirements of a comprehensive BSA/AML training program and passed two certification examinations associated with this program.

McKinsey received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Tusculum College in 2008. She has seven years of experience in the financial industry. McKinsey is responsible for maintaining the security and compliance of the Bank’s BSA Program.

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 March 2014, MCB had $349 million in total assets and $299 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 reports continued strong earnings for the first quarter 2014

JOHNSON CITY, TN—June 5, 2014— Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB) announced first quarter net income of $600,000.

Bill Edwards, President and CEO stated, “I am pleased to report continued earnings growth for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. In addition, we were able to attain significant loan growth the first quarter of 2014.”

MCB’s earnings were $600,000 for the first quarter of 2014. Net interest margin remained strong, averaging 4.13% for the quarter. Non-salary related operating expenses continue to be reduced as reflected in a $123,000 decrease from the same quarter last year.

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 March 2014, MCB had $349 million in total assets and $300 million in total deposits. MCB currently employs more than 60 individuals at five branches and one operations office. For more information, visit us at  HYPERLINK “http://www.mcb.com” www.mcb.com or check your account any time at 1-866-MCB-1910. MCB is an equal opportunity employer.

MCG Media Advisory: Community Design Center Celebrates Jackson Avenue at 12th Annual Event

MORRIS CREATIVE GROUP LLC
NEWS RELEASE

CONTACT:
Chuck Morris
Morris Creative Group LLC
cjmorris@morriscreative.com
(865) 637-9869

Mary Linda Schwarzbart
East Tennessee Community Design Center
marylinda@comcast.net
(865) 384-8878

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2014

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Community Design Center Celebrates Jackson Avenue at 12th Annual Event

Knoxville, TN – East Tennessee Community Design Center will hold its annual June Fundraiser and Tour on Thursday, June 12, 2014. In its twelfth year, the event has become a Knoxville tradition, an eagerly anticipated party for a great cause in the heart of downtown.

“This is our largest fundraiser of the year,” said Jason Woodle, Board President of ETCDC. “Downtown Knoxville has a renewed sense of energy, and now, that energy has extended to Jackson Avenue. A “creative corridor” is developing, with residences, businesses, restaurants, shops and a plan for redevelopment of the McClung warehouse site. We wanted to celebrate that this year.”

Event Chairperson, Mary Holbrook, continued, “ETCDC is all about community, and this annual block party gives all of us a reason to celebrate Knoxville.”

The event begins at 5:00 p.m. at The Standard, with drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. At 6:30 p.m., there will be exclusive tours of residences and businesses on Jackson Avenue, including Southeastern Glass Building – Morris Creative Group LLC, Sanders/Pace Architecture, Dollar&Ewers/Shelton Group, Firestreet Lofts, Knox Fixture, JFG Lofts, The Armature, Jackson Atelier, and Three Feathers. Tickets are $60 and may be purchased online at communitydc.org or by calling 865-525-9945.

WHO: East Tennessee Community Design Center – http://www.communitydc.org

WHAT: ”Jackson Avenue 2014” – An ETCDC Annual Fundraiser

WHEN: Thursday, June 12, 2014. Silent Auction 5:00-6:30pm / Tours 6:30-8:30pm

WHERE: The Standard, 416 W. Jackson Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37902

WHY:  Founded in 1970, ETCDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to make East Tennessee a better place to live and work by bringing professional design and planning assistance to communities and organizations lacking resources. The Community Design Center offers its services through the pro bono contributions of area architects, landscape architects, planners and other professionals. ETCDC has assisted in a diverse range of projects, from traffic calming in neighborhoods to planning for Knoxville’s new urban wilderness. The sixteen Tennessee counties served by the Community Design Center are: Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Hamblen, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union. For more information, please visit http://www.communitydc.org.

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