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Archives: April 2020

What are Your Business Lending Options?

Whether you’ve been in business for a few months or many years, access to funds is vital for your growth and sustainability. To that end, you may need to get a loan to help. But, which type of loan is the best fit for your business? To answer this question, take a look at your lending options to determine how they fit into your financial plan. Consider how much cash you need, how quickly you can repay your loan, and whether you can provide collateral.  Here are five common types… Read More >

How to Build a High-Performance Team

The success of your team is critical to the overall survival of your business. Sure, you can achieve goals here and there with some dysfunction on your team, but if you want to accomplish your vision (and beyond), you must create a high-performing team. Managing successful, high-performing teams requires diplomacy, skill and genuine care for each employee at your company. Follow these tips to help you get started: Resolve Conflict Quickly. Whenever you have more than one person working together, there’s going to be conflict – it’s just how life… Read More >

Apr. 20 2020 | Posted in Business, Managing Your Business

Seven Ways to Maximize Your Website’s Customer Experience

Is your website attracting the customers you want? Are you generating leads regularly and turning those leads into sales? With thousands and thousands of websites vying for your customers’ business, how can you make sure the right people notice your site at the right time? Take a look at these helpful tips: Tip #1: Your Website Should Look Professional. As the saying goes, you can only make a first impression once. Take care that your website is making the impression you want. Does it represent your brand the way you… Read More >

Apr. 20 2020 | Posted in Business, Managing Your Business

The past four weeks have been a reminder that it’s good to be flexible! In that short time, Pinnacle Bank has continued to work to protect employees and customers by serving through Drive Thru windows and Pinny, our Interactive Teller Machine. We also offered customers the opportunity for loan relief by deferring payments for four months. Pinnacle Bank now has 1,036 customers with one less economic issue to worry about because of this program. Pinnacle Bank is also proud to be part of the national effort to bolster small businesses…. Read More >

Apr. 17 2020 | Posted in General News

SBA Response & Paycheck Protection Programs

Pinnacle Bank wishes to extend to all of our valued customers the latest information that we have available to us from the federal government regarding the current loan/grant programs signed into law on Friday (please know that some of the details and guidance continue to change and/or be updated daily). First, there are 2 loan programs available to small businesses: Economic Injury Disaster Loan (“EIDL”) Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) One component of the EIDL is an immediate $10,000 grant for those that apply (discussed more fully below).  The interested business… Read More >

Apr. 2 2020 | Posted in General News


Pinnacle Bank will begin a phased-in approach to reopening our lobbies while maintaining essential protocols such as social distancing, limiting the number of customers in the branch and frequent sanitization.

May 11 – Lobbies at all Pinnacle Bank branches, except Braselton, our two Gainesville branches and SB&T branches in Cornelia, Clarkesville, Blairsville and Dahlonega, will be open. Drive Thru windows are closed but Pinny Live Tellers will handle the Drive Thru at branches where lobbies are open.

May 18 – Lobbies at Braselton, our two Gainesville branches and SB&T branches in Cornelia, Clarkesville, Blairsville and Dahlonega open.

Drive Thru service is handled by Pinny Live Tellers who are available at all Pinnacle branches: 7 AM – 7 PM, Monday – Friday and 8 AM – 2 PM, Saturday.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation during these challenging times. Thank you.