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How to Build Your Emergency Savings Fund

2020 has been filled with ups and downs. One thing is clear with all that’s happened: an emergency savings fund is not just a nice thing to have; it’s part of a solid financial plan. And while you may know how important it is to put money aside for emergencies, you may not know how to make it happen, or you’re not sure you even can fit it in your current financial circumstances. The reality is that everyone can (and should) save for a “rainy day.” What is an emergency… Read More >

Oct. 26 2020 | Posted in General News

Remote Banking – It’s More Than Just Convenient

As a business owner, your days are filled with items to check off your list. Whether you’re ordering inventory, meeting with potential customers, or working with customers in your store, you don’t have a lot of time to do other things – including managing your business finances. At times, things like payroll or making a nightly deposit can become a hassle. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Remote Banking Options Can Make Your Life Easier There are many innovative and simple ways you can manage your business remotely… Read More >

Oct. 26 2020 | Posted in General News

Things Pinnacle Bank Will Never Ask

Fraudsters use email or text messages to try to trick you into giving your private information to them; this is called phishing. These emails or text messages look like they’re from a company you may know or trust, asking you to give them information, such as your Social Security number, Tax Identification number or account information. But don’t be fooled – it’s a trick with real consequences. Pinnacle Bank is continuously working to protect you from fraudsters, especially as we enter the holiday season (a time when fraud usually increases)…. Read More >

Oct. 26 2020 | Posted in General News

It’s a Whole New Way to Buy a Home

Buying and financing a home has changed significantly – here’s what you can expect. Shelter has always been a basic human need. But with the recent lock-downs caused by COVID-19, your home has become more critical than ever. And how you buy and sell a house has experienced significant changes as well. Here’s what you can expect: Virtual home tours. Many buyers are searching for homes online using videos, 3D walkthroughs, drone surveys and even interactive floor plans. Additionally, real estate agents now meet with clients virtually using videoconferencing to… Read More >

Sep. 10 2020 | Posted in General News

Loan Deferral Customers

Thank you for choosing Pinnacle Bank for all of your loan needs. If you participated in Pinnacle Bank’s “Loan Payment Deferral Program,” which we rolled out in late March 2020, the four-month Payment Deferral Period has now expired. Therefore, we are reminding participants to resume loan payments as usual under your loan agreement. We understand the consequences surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are here to assist our customers in any way necessary. If the resumption of loan payments presents an issue for you, please contact your loan officer immediately at 877-759-7939 to… Read More >

Aug. 27 2020 | Posted in General News

Take the Pain Out of Payroll

Whether your business is a one-person shop or you have 100 employees, payroll is an essential element of your company. But it’s not always convenient and is typically very time-consuming. Using a payroll service can help you take the pain out of payroll so you can spend more time doing what you enjoy. What Payroll Service Options Are Available? Payroll services offer you as much help as you need. Here are two common types of payroll service options: Outsourced Payroll Service. When you use an outsourced payroll service, you move… Read More >

Aug. 14 2020 | Posted in General News

Hiring Remotely – What You Need to Know

More businesses are hiring remote employees to help manage their companies. Whether you’re looking to hire a freelance accountant or need extra help answering phones, you’ll want to find candidates with the skills and characteristics required to succeed at your company. Here are five tips for hiring remote workers who fit your business needs: Discuss why the employee wishes to work remotely. Everyone is different. Take the time to talk about why candidates desire to work remotely. Maybe they need flexibility due to child care, or they don’t have jobs in their… Read More >

Aug. 13 2020 | Posted in General News

How to Stay Connected to Your Customers – at a Distance

Running a business during a pandemic isn’t something you planned to do in 2020, but it’s a reality we’re all experiencing. As you continue to move forward, how can you stay connected to your customers during a time when you’re supposed to stay at a distance? Here are five tips to consider: Communicate, Communicate, Communicate. One of the best ways to connect with your customers is to continue communicating with them as though you were seeing them face-to-face. Use your social media channels more often to discuss things that relate… Read More >

Aug. 13 2020 | Posted in General News

How to Protect Your Digital Life

Nowadays, we do nearly everything virtually – from having staff meetings to purchasing supplies and paying bills. It also means that protecting your personal information is more critical than ever. Here are some things you should do to protect your digital life: Keep security software current. Be sure every computer your business owns is properly protected with the latest security software, web browser and operating system. Turn on automatic software updates (if that’s an available option) to defend against any known or unknown risks. You should also scan USB and… Read More >

Aug. 13 2020 | Posted in General News

Employee Insights – Neal Booth

Neal W. Booth, Sr. is a Senior Vice President, Market Executive (Gainesville-Hall County) at Pinnacle Bank, offering over 36 years of banking experience. Neal grew up in Danielsville, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in finance. He began his career at a bank in Gainesville and has worked in several capacities at banks in Gainesville and surrounding counties with particular expertise in commercial lending, credit administration, treasury services and private banking. Neal enjoys the opportunity to share his knowledge and expertise with others. Throughout his… Read More >

Aug. 5 2020 | Posted in General News