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New Member to join StaffSource

Knoxville, TN, November 6, 2014 – StaffSource is pleased to welcome Caroline Moody, Manager of Recruiting Operations to the team.

Prior to moving to Knoxville, Mrs. Moody worked as a Human Resources Manager at Macy’s Inc. in the Washington D.C. market. She has over 6 years of experience in management and human resources.

During her time at Macy’s, Caroline experienced four promotions, as well as growth in her management portfolio. At the start of her career with Macy’s Inc, she was responsible for managing $35 million worth of business and ended managing an $85 million business. She was recognized in 2012 as the Human Resources Manager for Macy’s D.C. district and in 2013 as the Human Resources Manager for Macy’s Mid-Atlantic region.

Caroline graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Communications-Public Relations and Business Administration in 2008. She is originally from Jefferson County, TN, and decided to return to the Knoxville area, so that she and her husband could raise their 14 month old son around family. As a hobby she enjoys painting and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Moody plans to become reintegrated within the Knoxville community and is looking forward to contributing toward the growth and development of StaffSource and its divisions.

StaffSource is an independent staffing firm specializing in multi-industry staffing through its divisions. Their core principle is customer satisfaction by providing great people and great service.

Caroline Moody

Caroline Moody

Mountain Commerce Bank announces continued solid earnings for third quarter 2014

JOHNSON CITY, TN—October 24, 2014— Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB) announced year-to-date net income of $1,537,000.

Bill Edwards, President and CEO stated, “Earnings are beginning to pick up, with the increased loan demand we have experienced.”

Assets as of September 30th were $403 million, an increase of $63 million from the same period last year. Total Loans have increased by $50 million. Net interest margin remained strong averaging 3.83% for the quarter; 3.93% year-to-date. Noninterest-bearing deposits as of September 30th increased $4.4 million from the same period last year. Since the beginning of the year, checking and savings accounts have increased by $2.3 million and $58.0 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 September 2014, MCB had $403 million in Total Assets and $346 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. 

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.