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When to Shred and Not to Shred – You Decide

Legally, someone can look through your trash and gather anything desired; it’s called “dumpster diving.” But it’s against the law to use any information gathered to commit fraud. The best way to keep someone from using your information to steal your money or identity is to regularly shred your critical documents. What should you shred? You should shred anything with your account number, birth date, signature, or Social Security number. Here’s a quick list of items to shred after you no longer need them: Receipts Expired credit or debit cards… Read More >

Jan. 12 2021 | Posted in General News

Employee Perks that Work for Small Businesses

It has become more and more challenging to attract and keep the right talent. And while company benefits are a significant way to stay competitive, you need more to keep your most valuable employees happy and recruit new hires. That’s where employee perks come into play. Employee perks are non-wage services or amenities, which are different from standard employee benefits, such as insurance and retirement options. Instead, these perks build morale and can attract top talent to your company. Here are some common examples of employee perks: Flexible work hours… Read More >

Jan. 12 2021 | Posted in General News

Five Simple Steps to Create a Brand Ambassador Program

A brand ambassador is someone who promotes your business, helping to increase sales and brand awareness. At the most basic level, brand ambassadors will give your business a shout-out on social media or their blog. You can either hire or recruit ambassadors for your company or provide a way for customers to sign on voluntarily. Here are five steps to take to start your brand ambassador program: Establish realistic goals. Usually, a brand ambassador program focuses more on creating brand awareness than anything else. The sales will come later. Knowing… Read More >

Jan. 12 2021 | Posted in General News

Paycheck Protection Program

Dear Customers, Pinnacle Bank is excited by the opportunity to serve our customers again through the Paycheck Protection Program. This new version of the program will allow borrowers who did not receive a PPP loan last year to obtain a loan (subject to eligibility requirements). Most importantly, the program enables the hardest-hit businesses to receive a second PPP loan. Existing PPP borrowers are eligible to receive a second loan if they have 300 or fewer employees and experienced a decline in revenue of 25% or more in any quarter of 2020 compared to… Read More >

Jan. 11 2021 | Posted in General News

Employee Insights – Jenny Wofford

We’d like to congratulate Jenny Wofford for her recent promotion to SVP, Director of Retail Banking at Pinnacle Bank. Jenny started her banking career as a teller in 1997 and fell in love with banking. She has worked in all customer-facing positions within Pinnacle and hasn’t stopped learning. While at Pinnacle, she’s worked as a Branch Manager, Retail Sales Manager and the VP, Branch Administration before this promotion. In her current position, Jenny will work with Pinnacle’s retail team to find ways to meet our customers’ changing needs. If you… Read More >

Jan. 5 2021 | Posted in General News

Get Your Retirement in Shape this Year

With the new year comes the chance to set goals and fine-tune your financial strategies for the future. And no matter what your circumstances look like today, it’s wise to create a healthy retirement plan to support your future. Here are five tips to get you on the road to success: Pay down your debt. You should pay down your debt while still working — it’s tough to eliminate debt when you’re on a fixed income. Prioritize your highest-rate debt and start from there. The more debt you can pay… Read More >

Dec. 31 2020 | Posted in General News

Employee Insights – Sarah White

Sarah White is the Branch Manager – Banking Officer at Pinnacle Bank’s Hartwell Branch and has been part of the Pinnacle team for 13 years. Sarah started her banking career as a floating teller at the Hartwell Branch and knew right away that she wanted to stay. In addition to managing one of Pinnacle Bank’s largest branches, she leads Personal Banker training for all new hires. She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to rub shoulders with so many exceptional employees at Pinnacle. In her current position, Sarah works hard… Read More >

Dec. 21 2020 | Posted in General News

Protect Yourself from Mobile Payment App Scams

Mobile payment apps, such as Venmo and CashApp, allow you to quickly and easily send payments to friends and family. You can split the tab at lunch, buy a present for a mutual friend, or even pay back a loan. Unfortunately, fraudsters are also using these apps to steal money from people. Here are some ways to protect yourself from mobile payment app scams: Don’t send money requested as a “processing fee” or for “verification purposes.” Never share your PIN or sign-up code outside of the app you use. Fund… Read More >

Dec. 21 2020 | Posted in General News

Take Care of Yourself —Your Business is Counting on You

As a small business owner, you have a lot on your plate. Most days, you don’t know what’s coming or going. And self-care is not usually something you take the time to do. But, taking care of yourself helps reduce stress and improve the balance in your life. That way, you can face the day’s stressors better and stay healthy while running your business. Try these simple self-care options to get started: Get more sleep. Staying up late working may help you get things done today, but it can negatively… Read More >

Dec. 21 2020 | Posted in General News

Seven Proven PR Strategies to Add to Your Marketing Plan

Running a small business is no easy task. You wear multiple hats and work with limited resources. And while you know advertising is essential to your growth, you may not have the budget to make the impact you desire. That’s why having a solid Public Relations (PR) plan makes sense for small business owners like you. Many people think PR is only for national and international companies with substantial marketing budgets – that’s not the case. PR is about earning trust, all while gaining free publicity as a result of… Read More >

Dec. 21 2020 | Posted in General News