CapitalMark Recognized As Top Performing Bank

Monday, July 7, 2014

Independent rating and research firm BauerFinancial, Inc. has once again recognized CapitalMark Bank & Trust as one of the top performing financial institutions in the nation by awarding it a 5-Star Rating.

BauerFinancial has been analyzing and reporting on financial institutions since 1983 and uses key ratios to assess its performance, stability and profitability. This award marks the 13th consecutive quarter that CapitalMark has been recognized as lead performer among banks and credit unions by BauerFinancial.

Banking Group President Kenny Dyer states, “Our stability and success as a financial institution can be attributed to the strength of the team assembled. Our Banker Teams have years of experience handling a variety of transactions. By aligning each client with one dedicated Banker Team to handle all of their banking needs, we are able to streamline and enhance the banking experience for the client, making us simple and easy to do business with.”

This year, CapitalMark hired a new Banker Team for the Chattanooga market consisting of veteran bankers Bryan Fryar, Chris Ramey and Jennifer Mount. Additionally, Banker Brandon Deering also joined a Chattanooga Team with Mark Feemster and Allison Roberson. Mr. Dyer said, “CapitalMark anticipates announcing addition Banker Teams in Knoxville in the very near future.”


TNECD Awards ThreeStar Competitive Enhancement Grants To Marion, McMinn And 9 Other Tennessee Counties

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced Friday the 11 counties that will receive ThreeStar Competitive Enhancement Grants.  The grants will be used for a variety of local programs addressing public safety, health, education and workforce development.  The eleven communities receiving ThreeStar Competitive Enhancement Grants include ... (click for more)

New And Used Vehicle Sales Rise In June

New vehicle sales in Hamilton County increased to 1,040 in June and used vehicle sales increased to 3,533 according to figures from the County Clerk's office.  That compares to 1,223 new vehicles sold and 3,591 used vehicles sold in June last year.  Totals for June included 457 new cars and 583 new trucks sold. They included 1,788 used cars and 1,745 used trucks sold. (click for more)

Spiegel Says Walker County Could Make Payments On $8,705,000 Hutcheson Debt; James Says Letter is Heavy-Handed

Erlanger Health System CEO Kevin Spiegel has written Walker County Commissioner Bebe Heiskell to say that Erlanger would consider taking payments on the $8,705,000 Hutcheson debt. Stuart James, special counsel for Walker County, called the overture "heavy-handed." Walker County earlier offered a $1.3 million "global settlement" that was rejected by Erlanger. Catoosa County ... (click for more)

Customer At East Ridge Gas Station Shoots And Kills Robber; He Had Been Trying To Take Female Clerk With Him

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A Disturbing Trend At Exit 11 - And Response (6)

So, am I the first to notice a trend?   How many wrecks does exit 11 need before anyone asks "whats up with that?"  I have lost count of the wrecks that continue to happen, even after last year's awful loss of life (which I believe 51 percent of the blame should fall on the THP officer on duty).  The problem with this section of interstate are sight lines ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden This July

I can never remember a day in July when my garden, my lawn, my dogwood tree, and my ferns are all wilting for lack of rain. Right now we are more than eight inches under our average rainfall for the first six months and, on this wonderful weekend, those who love firecrackers are urged to keep a pail of water in case a spark could cause a fire. On the other hand, every July 4 th ... (click for more)