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Archives: July 2016

Smarter Marketing for Small Town Businesses

From an original article by Young Entrepreneur Council, INC.com At first glance, building your brand in a small town may seem impossible. Without instant access to the crowds and competition of a big city, you may feel like your brand will go unnoticed. Not true — here’s how entrepreneurs have turned the common small town experiences into powerful marketing strategies: 1. Everybody knows everybody — so reach out to your civic leaders 2. Show how much you care by investing back into the community 3. Use geo-targeted social media to… Read More >

Jul. 28 2016 | Posted in General News

Easy Ways to Give Your Brain a Break

From an original article by Neil Patel, Entrepreneur.com Often, business owners may find it difficult to break away for a bona fide vacation. While that’s understandable, that pent up stress and responsibility fatigue not only dulls your decision-making skills but can also lead to poor relationship management. But, there’s good news! Taking small moments to give your brain a break is just as effective as a week of fun in the sun (and requires far less planning). Try these top 10 mini-moments and share your tips with us! Play a… Read More >

Jul. 28 2016 | Posted in Business Banking

Meet Dewayne Stone – A New Member of Our Mortgage Lending Team

Born and raised in Georgia, Dewayne Stone has a deep passion for putting his client’s needs first. He brought that passion to Pinnacle Bank because of their commitment to remain professional, accurate, and honest within the communities they serve. Prior to joining the Mortgage Lending team, He spent 20+ years in the IT and operations management industry where he acquired the keys to build successful relationships in business. He’s excited to bring a new perspective to the team, as well as to help clients understand and choose the Pinnacle Bank… Read More >

Jul. 25 2016 | Posted in General News

Pinnacle Financial Corporation to Acquire Independence Bank of Georgia

Elberton, GA and Braselton, GA— Pinnacle Financial Corporation (“Pinnacle”), the parent holding company of Pinnacle Bank, and Independence Bank of Georgia (“Independence”), today jointly announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Pinnacle will acquire Independence in a 100% cash transaction valued at approximately $32.8 million. Management of each bank believes that the combined bank will achieve greater scale and diversity in markets, products and management compared to either bank as a standalone. The customers and shareholders of each of Pinnacle and Independence will benefit from the… Read More >

Jul. 1 2016 | Posted in General News