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Archives: December 2019

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PINNACLE FINANCIAL CORPORATION ACQUIRING SBT BANCORP, INC.  Elberton, GA and Clarkesville, GA, December 18, 2019 — Pinnacle Financial Corporation (“Pinnacle”), the parent holding company of Pinnacle Bank, and SBT Bancorp, Inc. (“SBT”), the parent company of Southern Bank & Trust, today jointly announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Pinnacle will acquire SBT and Southern Bank & Trust in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $36.0 million, or a price of approximately $27.37 for each outstanding share of SBT common stock.  Management of each… Read More >

Dec. 19 2019 | Posted in General News

How to Choose the Right Business Loan

As your business grows, you’ll likely need to get a business loan – whether you plan to expand, enhance your products and services or need an infusion of cash for emergencies or seasonal concerns. With so many business loan options available, it may be overwhelming to determine where to start. Although the process for approval may be different with each lender, consider your answers to the following questions to help you choose the right loan for your business. How much money do I need? How much you borrow will directly… Read More >

Dec. 18 2019 | Posted in Business, Growth & Capital

Online Safety Tips for the Holidays

While all may be jolly and bright during the holidays, some criminals find it to be the perfect time to scam innocent victims. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) provided the following tips to protect you and your business from holiday scams and malicious cyber campaigns. When using email –  Don’t open emails or ecards from people you don’t know. Don’t open attachments or click on links from unsolicited emails.  Don’t provide personal or financial information via email – legitimate business won’t solicit sensitive information in this way.  … Read More >

Dec. 16 2019 | Posted in Personal, Safety & Security

Ways Your Business Can “Pay It Forward”

During this time of year, we tend to think more about others. We may give to a charity or donate our time to help others enjoy the holidays. We give to others because we can, without any expectation of getting something in return. As a business owner, you have the opportunity to “pay it forward” in your community not only during the holidays but throughout the year.  Let’s take a look at some ways you can “pay it forward” in your community: Sponsor a youth sports team or local event…. Read More >

Dec. 16 2019 | Posted in Business, Managing Your Business