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Walt Stephens to replace the retiring Bobby Barr at Regions Bank

Regions Bank has named Walt Stephens city president for Greenville. He will take over for Bobby Barr, who served in the position for seven years and will retire at the end of this year. A native of Benoit, Stephens joined Regions in early 2010 and most recently served as a vice president, community banking agricultural relationship manager. Prior to joining ...

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Bauer rankings reflect strong Q3 showing for Mississippi banks

A total of 45 Mississippi banks and saving and loans garnered five-star ratings from Bauer Financial Services in the third quarter. Of Mississippi’s largest banks, the $20 billion Hancock Bank of Gulfport was the only one to receive five stars, though Jackson’s Trustmark and Tupelo’s Renasant performed well enough to gain four stars each. BancorpSouth, the state’s second largest bank ...

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Josh Coyne named vice president, consumer sales manager for Regions Bank in Gulfport

Regions Bank has named Josh Coyne as vice president, consumer sales manager in Gulfport. He is responsible for the overall sales performance and skills development of the branch managers and sales teams in the Mississippi Gulf Coast region, and for creating and expanding business development activities. A banking industry veteran with more than eight years of experience, Coyne previously served ...

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Regions putting brokerage emphasis on branch-based investment services

In slightly more than six months, Regions Bank has hired over 100 financial advisors in a strategy the Birmingham bank company and Mississippi market leader says will personalize investment brokerage services at its 1,200 branches branches throughout its 16-state market. The goal is to have 125 financial advisors on board by year’s end and strengthen the advisory force to up ...

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Nikolas McWhirter, Rodney Little join Regions

Regions Bank has named Nikolas McWhirter a Regions investment solutions financial consultant. His office will be located at the bank’s Cowan Road branch in Gulfport. McWhirter joins Regions from Hancock Investment Services and Hancock Bank, where he served for six years. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and earned his bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University.  McWhirter is a ...

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Mississippi banks show strength with top Bauer ratings

Highlighting the strong stability of Mississippi’s banks, Bauer Financial has awarded five-star “Superior” ratings to over half of the state’s banks for their first-quarter performance, including two of the largest banks — Hancock Bank and Trustmark Bank. Two other major banking Mississippi banking entities — Birmingham-based Regions Bank and Tupelo’s BancorpSouth — received the three-and-a-half star ranking of “Good” from ...

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MBJ’s annual business & technology showcase saw huge growth in exhibitors

With the weather warming up outside, nearly a 100 exhibitors inside the Mississippi Trade Mart last week heated up some interest in their products and services as visitors strolled the aisles of the Mississippi Business Journal’s Business & Technology EXPO, the state’s largest business-to-business networking event.. Mercedes-Benz of Jackson salesman Doug White set up shop at a busy corner of ...

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Regions promotes Leard

Regions Bank has named Robert E. Leard IV senior vice president, commercial banking executive in Jackson. A banking industry veteran with more than 24 years of experience, Leard joined Regions in 1995 as a consumer credit policy officer. He has held numerous executive leadership roles for the bank during the past 18 years, including business banking sales executive and regional ...

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MBJ’s Business & Technology EXPO celebrates 30 years with big bump in exhibitors

Nearly 100 Mississippi businesses showcased their products and services Thursday at the Mississippi Business Journal’s Business & Technology EXPO, the state’s largest business-to-business networking event. Visitors filled the exhibition aisles at the Mississippi Trade Mart throughout the daylong EXPO which reached its 30-year milestone this year with a 20 percent increase in exhibitors over last year.  Some of the visitors ...

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