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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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New post for Boydstun

Regions Bank has named John Boydstun vice president, commercial banking relationship manager. A native of Baton Rouge, La., Boydstun has seven years of banking experience, and most recently served as a community banking relationship manager for Regions in Baton Rouge. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and his M.B.A. from the University of Mobile. He is ...

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Regions taps Matthews

Regions Bank has named Alan E. Matthews a lending advisor with the bank’s Private Wealth Management team in Jackson. His responsibilities include developing customized credit facilities for affluent individuals and families in metro Jackson and the surrounding region. A banking veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Matthews joins Regions from M&T Bank in Washington, D.C. He is a ...

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Refinance activity strong in state as people take advantage of record low rates

The flip side of the housing bubble burst is that interest rates are as low as people are likely to see in their lifetimes. That combined with the government’s HARP II program to help distressed homeowners stay in their homes are reducing mortgage amounts, and contributing to increased revenues at banks. Regions Bank chief financial officer David Turner said the ...

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Regions taps Blackwell

Mark Blackwell has been named senior vice president, area private wealth management executive for Mississippi by Regions Bank. He will direct a team of wealth advisors, while promoting the delivery of a broad range of wealth products and services, including trust and asset management, insurance, investments, deposits, credit and mortgage lending. Blackwell has more than 22 years of banking and ...

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Economic crisis gave Metropolitan Bank the opportunities it needed

>> Gabardi’s idea was to cultivate a niche space in which Metropolitan’s bankers would compete against other bankers — not other banks As the sky seemed to be falling on the nation’s banking sector in 2008, veteran banker Curt Gabardi and his “Band of Bankers” executive corps decided there may never be a better time to start a bank. Out ...

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Committee makes nominations

In accordance with the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership by-laws, chairman Paul Moak appointed a nominating committee chaired by Clay Hays. This committee reported their actions to president Duane O’Neill, who in turn is authorized to notify the entire membership of the nominating committee’s report. Candidates to serve a three-year term expiring December 2014 are: Freddie Bagley, Community Bank; David Barrentine, ...

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