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Welcome to our newest intern Sam

Welcome to Morris Creative Group, Sam! Sam Bendriem is MCG’s newest graphic design intern, and we’re happy to have him with us.

Sam is a senior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville studying Graphic Design. Sam chose to study Graphic Design because of his belief in the power of visual communication. His favorite part of the major is being allowed the freedom to work on projects he is passionate about. The small size and friendly atmosphere here, along with an appreciation for the work we create, is what drew Sam to MCG. While with us, Sam hopes to get a better understanding of the professional side of design, as well as to improve his creative and communication skills.

Although Sam was born in Paris, France he has been living in Knoxville for 15 years. What Sam enjoys most about Knoxville is getting to drive through back roads to go to the Smokey Mountains. After graduation, he plans on traveling and finding a small firm to work in, preferably abroad. One of his most memorable experiences is studying graphic design in Florence this past year.

When he’s not at MCG or looking for his next adventure, Sam reads and watches Netflix. He likes writings by David Sedaris and films by Wes Anderson.

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, Knoxville Responsive Relationship Banking Team Vice President

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.

Melody Hwang

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!

 

Katie Scott

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.