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Report: Projecting the Blue Oval City Impact on the Haywood County Region

Using a Parker-Dewey Micro-Internship commissioned by the UT Martin Dunagan Chair of Excellence in Banking within the College of Business and Global Affairs, student Cole Hollis worked to prepare a […]

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Industry Remains Strong Heading Into 2023

By Colin Barrett, President/CEO, Tennessee Bankers Association At the end of September, the TBA hosted an NFIB/Visa small business roundtable featuring leading industry economists. During one of the presentations, a […]

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TRUSTing in Tennessee

As Tennessee’s trust laws have evolved in recent years, companies have utilized these laws to position themselves as nationwide leaders in the trust industry. We sat down with the executive […]

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Opportunities In Partnership: Ways Community Banks Can Benefit From Today’s Fintechs

By Melissa Whelan, EVP, Institutional Relationships, BHG Financial There’s no question that the pandemic caused devastating loss throughout the country. But as the world begins to open back up, companies […]

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Q&A with Kevin Horne

TBA Credit Committee Chairman Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer, hief Operating Officer and Area President, Mountain Commerce Bank In his current role at Mountain Commerce Bank, Kevin Horne oversees […]

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Lessons Learned After Chairing Lobbyists Association

By Amy Heaslet, Executive Vice President/General Counsel, Tennessee Bankers Association Since last January, I’ve had the honor of serving as chairman of the Tennessee Lobbyists Association. Leading an association of […]

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Q&A with Diana Harshbarger

A native East Tennessean, Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger was born in Bloomingdale, a small community right outside of Kingsport. She attended East Tennessee State University and graduated from Mercer University College […]

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Labor shortage? Maybe it’s an appreciation shortage

Richard Hadden, CSP, Author It’s hard to beat the ROI of a simple, sincere “Thank you,” however you might express it. While almost every employer in the developed world is […]

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The silver lining of today’s inflation

Chris Stennett, CFP®, Senior Financial Advisor, Financial Advisory Services, Saltmarsh Cleaveland & Gund Five months into the new year, it’s clear that 2022 will be just as unpredictable as the […]

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Record-breaking BankPac packs a punch

Amy Heaslet, Executive Vice President/General Counsel, Tennessee Bankers Association One of the core services TBA provides to our membership is government relations. Representing all banks across the state—legislatively and regulatory—at […]

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Q&A with Jay England

Chairman, Independent Bankers Division, Tennessee Bankers Association President & CEO, Decatur County Bank, Decaturville Jay England chairs the Independent Bankers Division Board, which is responsible for designing the programs for […]

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Elevate and accelerate success for women

Dr. Melissa J. Furman, MS, DBA, Founder and Owner, Career Potential, LLC Approximately 50% of the workforce is comprised of women and more women are serving in leadership roles then […]

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