First Volunteer Bank And Gateway Bank & Trust Become One

Monday, September 17, 2012
Signage has been replaced to reflect the merger of First Volunteer Bank and Gateway Bank & Trust.
Signage has been replaced to reflect the merger of First Volunteer Bank and Gateway Bank & Trust.

First Volunteer Bank and Gateway Bank & Trust finalized their merger over the weekend according to bank officials.  First Volunteer Corporation, parent company for First Volunteer Bank, acquired Gateway Bank & Trust in April.  The merger combines two community-centered banks into one, totaling $880 million in assets with 280 employees and 24 banking offices.   

“Today marks the start of an exciting new era for First Volunteer Bank,” said Patti W. Steele, president and chief executive officer for First Volunteer.  “We are excited to be a part of the growing northwest Georgia market.  Our customers in Ringgold, Fort Oglethorpe and LaFayette will see the same smiling faces they are accustomed to seeing in the branch, and can depend on the same great service, only the name changed.  

“Our approach to banking is pretty simple.  We gather customer deposits in the communities we serve and reinvest those deposits by way of loans to your friends, neighbors and small business owners.  Northwest Georgia deposits will be loaned to customers in our northwest Georgia communities.  In addition, First Volunteer brings additional banking services, a full-service insurance agency, as well as a full-time licensed mortgage banker to help you with purchasing or refinancing a new home.”




First Horizon Wraps Up 2017 "Strong Momentum"

Fundamentals remained strong in 2017 at First Horizon National Corp., driven by growth trends in loans and deposits at First Tennessee Bank, as well as the closing of the Capital Bank transaction. Reported earnings per share were $0.65 in 2017, compared to $0.94 in 2016. On an adjusted basis, earnings per share in 2017 were $1.111, excluding the impact from tax reform, other tax ... (click for more)

Matousek, Hill And Hamilton Join Pinnacle Financial Partners

Pinnacle has recruited Mike Matousek, Brandi Hamilton and Carrie Hill to deliver distinctive service and effective advice at its Broad Street office.  Mr. Matousek brings eight years of experience to his role of senior vice president and credit advisor for Pinnacle’s credit administration group. Before joining Pinnacle, he spent eight years with Branch Banking and Trust, ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputy In Officer-Involved Shooting At Lakesite

A Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in an officer involved shooting in the Lakesite area on Friday morning.   Authorities said it happened around 9:35 a.m. near the 1900 block of Wilkes Avenue.   Deputies were called on "an unwanted party."   There was a confrontation with deputies and a man at the mobile home was shot.   ... (click for more)

EPB Video As Percentage Of Fiber Customers Going Down, But That's Fine With Management

With more and more video customers turning to streaming options, EPB's video is dropping as a percentage of overall fiber customers. But that's fine with EPB management, knowing that all that video streaming needs a wide fiber pipeline to go through. EPB is positioned with the best "gig" service. Greg Eaves, chief financial officer, said 65 percent of EPB fiber customers now ... (click for more)

DACA Or Amnesty To Become The Majority?

As we have the political drama that we see in D.C. let’s be honest about what DACA is all about. We understand as the liberal policies of abortion, dependency on the government and an anti-American globalist / progressive agenda that many have come to realize these policies no longer represent their core beliefs and have left a certain party. Without an influx of new dependency ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: This Is Not A Drill

Last Saturday morning in paradise, at 8:07 to be precise, an alert appeared on every cell phone that read: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” I can envision no greater horror than having to ask myself how much time do I have, and what is the wisest way to spend it? It was a long and dreadful 38 minutes until the correction ... (click for more)