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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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Regions chooses Mullinax

Regions Bank has named Timothy Mullinax community banking relationship manager in Gulfport, located at the bank’s Cowan Road branch. A native of Ocean Springs, Mullinax has more than 10 years of financial industry experience and most recently served as an assistant vice president for Community Bank. He attended Mississippi State University, and is an active member of the local Rotary ...

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Lyons joins Regions

Regions Bank has hired Patrick J. Lyons Jr., as vice president, private banking for the bank’s Mississippi Gulf Coast region. A native of Biloxi, Lyons has more than 11 years of financial industry experience and most recently held an officer position with The Peoples Bank. He earned his bachelors of science in business administration degree from the University of Southern ...

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Banks pledge $20 billion hike in lending to small business

Regions Bank, Wells Fargo and 11 other large banks have committed to increase lending for small businesses by a combined $20 billion over the next three years. The banks made the announcement at a press conference joined by Vice President Joe Biden and Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills John Asbury, head of Business Services for Regions, said Birmingham-based Regions ...

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