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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
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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

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

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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Holbrook Elected to Board of Regents of American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

holbrook Holbrook Elected to Board of Regents of American College of Trust and Estate CounselKNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 30, 2014 — Dan W. Holbrook, founding partner of Holbrook Peterson Smith, PLLC, of Knoxville, Tennessee, has been elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), the premier legal association of trust and estate lawyers in the United States. Holbrook was elected as a Fellow of the College in 1989 and served as Tennessee State Chair from 2005 to 2010.

Upon his election, Holbrook said, “I look forward to serving the profession and the public by serving on the ACTEC governing board.”

The College is composed of the best of the trust and estate bar. Fellowship in ACTEC is extended by invitation only, after careful screening, to those experienced lawyers who have not only mastered the substantive law and practice but who have also made substantial contributions to the profession itself, through writing and speaking on topics of interest to the most experienced practitioners, or by guiding legislation relevant to the profession.

The College strives to improve and elevate the standards of trust and estate practice, by providing resources to the bar and the public generally and through committees that monitor and adapt to ever-changing laws and practice.

ACTEC Fellows are often asked to provide testimony in Congressional hearings and work with the Internal Revenue Service to improve the administration of our tax system. ACTEC also has a separate Foundation to accomplish charitable ends, and Holbrook served on that Board of Directors for six years.

Holbrook is a founding partner of Holbrook Peterson Smith PLLC, established in 1997, and has been practicing law for 36 years. An alumnus of Rollins College (BA and MBA), Willamette University Law School (JD), and the University of Miami Law School (LL.M.), Holbrook has received the highest rating awarded by Martindale–Hubbell for the last 26 years. He is certified as an estate planning specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization, and has been selected by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America for Trusts and Estates since 1989, and more recently for Representing Non-Profits. Holbrook was listed among the “top 150 lawyers in Tennessee” from 2004 to 2010 in Business Tennessee magazine, and has been listed regularly in Mid-South Super Lawyers and Tennessee Super Lawyers for both Estate Planning and Non-Profits.

ABOUT HOLBROOK PETERSON SMITH PLLC

Holbrook Peterson Smith PLLC, Counselors at Law, is a full service source of private wealth planning in East Tennessee, helping individuals design and implement carefully crafted estate plans for their loved ones, businesses, and communities.

HPS attorneys focus their practices on estate planning and related matters, including wills, trusts, probate, tax, tax audits, asset protection, fiduciary law, business succession, charitable giving, charitable organizations, and compensation planning.

More information may be found on the firm’s website at www.hpestatelaw.com.