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Keep Moving Forward: Supporting Small Businesses During and After COVID-19

By Ron Jones, Chattanooga City President, SouthEast Bank The COVID-19 pandemic created a seismic shift in the way businesses operate, and small business owners worldwide found themselves pivoting—many on paper-thin budget margins—to […]

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Young Bankers Division Elect New Leadership

Delegates to the 61st Annual Meeting of the Young Bankers Division of the Tennessee Bankers Association elected new officers and directors on June 29, 2021 in Nashville, Tenn. Michael Saporito, […]

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Learning from the past, leading into the future

When UBank chairman and CEO Allen McClary agreed a few years ago to serve on the TBA board, he wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. As it turns out, the […]

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State legislative session opens amid uncertainty; closes with certain TBA success

By Amy Heaslet, Executive Vice President/General Counsel, Tennessee Bankers Association When the 112th General Assembly began on January 12, uncertainty was the best way to describe the session’s outlook. But by the […]

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State of the Association

By Colin Barrett, President/CEO, Tennessee Bankers Association At this time each year, as the TBA Annual Meeting comes to a close and a new association year begins, I find myself reflecting […]

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CapStar Bank Announces Southeastern School of Banking Diversity Scholarship Recipients

CapStar Bank, in partnership with the Tennessee Bankers Association, today announced three 2021 winners of The Southeastern School of Banking (TSSB) Diversity Scholarship. The annual scholarship program was launched in 2020 […]

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Using emotional intelligence to succeed in unprecedented times

By Katie West, Strategic Talent Initiatives Consultant How many times in the last 12 months have you regretted what you said or did not say? Or regretted something you did or […]

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RockPoint Bank is first Chattanooga de novo bank to open since Great Recession

By Roger Shirley, MP&F Four years ago, Chattanooga banker Hamp Johnston was managing a middle market banking team for J.P. Morgan Chase in a region that included Chattanooga, Knoxville, and […]

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Interchange fees again take stage during session

By Amy Heaslet, Executive Vice President/General Counsel, Tennessee Bankers Association If bankers were asked to name one legislative success they’d like achieve during their career, the majority would likely say “taxation of […]

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Organized, vocal bankers key to legislative success

By Colin Barrett, President/CEO, Tennessee Bankers Association “Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.” “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” […]

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Q&A with Jason E. Mumpower

On January 13, 2021, Jason E. Mumpower was sworn in as Tennessee’s 35th Comptroller of the Treasury after being elected during a Joint Convention of the state Senate and House […]

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Q&A with Bill Hagerty

Senator Bill Hagerty was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2020 and represents Tennessee. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Hagerty served as the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, […]

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