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MCG NEWS RELEASE: Kleto Named Chamber Ambassador Top Achiever

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2013

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

Kleto Named Chamber Ambassador Top Achiever

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., August 22, 2013—Southeastern Technology Consultants is pleased to announce that recruiter Alex Kleto was recognized as the Knoxville Chamber Ambassador Top Achiever of the month in the July edition of the Knoxville Business Journal.

Kleto achieved the honor for her numerous volunteer hours and dedication to the Ambassador Program’s mission “of serving as an active volunteer extension of the Knoxville Chamber to cultivate, promote and maintain positive relationships between the Knoxville Chamber, its members and the community,” according to the Knoxville Business Journal.

Alex Kleto MCG NEWS RELEASE: Kleto Named Chamber Ambassador Top AchieverAn employee at STC since August 2012, Kleto has also received the Rookie of the Year award given out by Southeastern Technology Consultants for her contribution in 2013. The company has experienced rapid growth from 2012 to 2013 and is excited to continue its success with Kleto as part of the team.

Southeastern Technology Consultants is affiliated with ARG Financial Staffing and StaffSource, which specialize in staffing in various fields. The three affiliates have had the honor of being named to Inc. Magazine’s annual list of America’s 5000 fastest-growing private companies since 2011.

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Mountain Commerce Bank announces solid earnings for second quarter 2013

JOHNSON CITY, TN—July 17, 2013— Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB) announced second quarter year-to-date net income of $1,190,000.

Bill Edwards, President and CEO stated, “Operating results through June reflect our commitment to operating efficiency and maintaining a strong net interest margin. I am pleased with our continued core earnings growth and equally excited by the success that our relationship banking teams have been able to accomplish.”

MCB’s earnings for the second quarter of 2013 were $556,000. Net interest margin remained strong averaging 4.13% for the quarter. Operating expenses continue to be reduced as reflected in a $260,000 decrease from the same quarter last year. Noninterest-bearing deposits increased $5.6 million over the same period 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 June 2013, MCB had $312 million in Total Assets and $274 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: Diverse Group of Interns Joins Morris Creative Team

MORRIS CREATIVE GROUP LLC
NEWS RELEASE

Contact:
Chuck Morris
cjmorris@morriscreative.com
(865) 637-9869

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2013

DIVERSE GROUP OF INTERNS JOINS MORRIS CREATIVE TEAM

KNOXVILLE, TENN.—Morris Creative Group, a leading 22-year-old marketing firm in downtown Knoxville, is proud to introduce five new interns to its marketing and design team. The group, comprised of students, graduates, local Knoxvillians and one international student, will contribute their creative skills throughout the summer.

ifra aijaz web 300x300 MCG NEWS RELEASE: Diverse Group of Interns Joins Morris Creative TeamIfra Aijaz is finishing her final year at the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, located in her hometown of Kavachi, Pakistan, where she will earn a bachelor’s degree in graphic design with a minor in photography. This summer marks Aijaz’s first trip to the United States. She came to Knoxville to visit her sister and complete two internships, one at Morris Creative Group and another with the Knoxville chapter of AIGA. After graduating, Aijaz hopes to move to California and later attend graduate school for industrial design.

paige berry web MCG NEWS RELEASE: Diverse Group of Interns Joins Morris Creative TeamPaige Berry is a 2012 graduate of the University of Tennessee, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in graphic design. After graduation, Berry spent four months studying art in Florence, Italy. A continuous multi-tasker, she also works and freelances at Bliss, Nathanna and Cumulus Media. A native of South Knoxville, Berry wants to one day open her own design studio and vintage shop.

 

sam ellis web MCG NEWS RELEASE: Diverse Group of Interns Joins Morris Creative TeamA graduate of the University of Tennessee, Sam Ellis earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and English in 2012. Ellis spent a year in Washington D.C., where he worked at an economic policy think tank and as an assistant in the U.S. Senate. Originally from Knoxville, he is a West High School alumnus. In his spare time, Ellis said he enjoys playing music and exercising.

 

jennifer jernigan web MCG NEWS RELEASE: Diverse Group of Interns Joins Morris Creative TeamJennifer Joy Jernigan, of Tullahoma, Tenn., is a senior at the University of Tennessee where she serves as the treasurer of the student chapter of AIGA. She plans on graduating in May 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and a minor in journalism. Previously, Jernigan interned at Sporting News in New York City. After graduation, Jernigan said she would like to return to New York City and find a job where she would “always be traveling and always be learning.”

ben miller web MCG NEWS RELEASE: Diverse Group of Interns Joins Morris Creative TeamA senior at the University of Tennessee, Benjamin Miller is majoring in graphic design with a minor in photography. A native of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Miller has previously worked as a marketing assistant and graphic designer at the Upper Room Ministries and UT’s Tennessee Recreational Center for Students. After earning his bachelor’s degree, Miller said he plans to attend graduate school, travel and work at a marketing firm.

 

ABOUT MORRIS CREATIVE GROUP
Morris Creative Group LLC is a 22-year-old marketing and public relations firm. The company serves clients throughout the southeast and around the country. For more information, please visit www.morriscreative.com.

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MCG NEWS RELEASE: Eldridge Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

MORRIS CREATIVE GROUP LLC
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Contact:
Chuck Morris
cjmorris@morriscreative.com
(865) 637-9869

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April 24, 2013

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Eldridge Admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Top-rated Tennessee criminal lawyer recently inducted into nation’s premier professional trial organization

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 24, 2013 — David M. Eldridge, managing partner at Eldridge & Blakney P.C., has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.

The induction ceremony took place before an audience of approximately 615 during the recent 2013 Spring Meeting of the college in Naples, Fla.

Founded in 1950, the college is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the college is extended by invitation only, and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of 15 years of trial experience to be considered for fellowship.

Membership in the college cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. The college strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession. Qualified lawyers are called to fellowship in the college from all branches of trial practice. They are carefully selected from those who customarily represent plaintiffs in civil cases and those who customarily represent defendants, those who prosecute those accused of crime and those who defend them. The college is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

Eldridge is the managing partner at Eldridge & Blakney P.C., a firm he established in 2003, and has been practicing in Knoxville for 26 years. An alumnus of the University of Tennessee and Wake Forest University School of Law, Eldridge has received the highest rating awarded by Martindale–Hubbell for the last 15 years. He is board-certified as a criminal trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, is certified as a criminal trial 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 since 2006. Eldridge has been selected for inclusion among the top 100 lawyers in Tennessee in the Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine since 2006.

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