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Shred Fest to be held November 5

First Landmark Bank in Marietta will hold a Community Shred Fest on Monday, November 5, 2012.  From Noon to 3 p.m., Iron Mountain, the Bank’s document destruction vendor, will park their truck in the ATM/drive-through lot adjacent to the Bank’s headquarters located at 307 N. Marietta Parkway.  Both customers and non-customers can participate in this event that provides secure shredding and disposal of outdated, unneeded confidential documents.  Participants can also register to win door prizes, including a new Ativa LD800 personal/home office shredder.

The shredding event is free and open to the public. There is a limit of 400 pounds of documents per business (equivalent of approximately 8 boxes of copy paper).  There is no personal document limit.  Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed before disposal; however, please remove the following: binder clips; masking tape; duck tape; plastic materials; binders containing metal rings or fasteners.  Your boxes and bins will be returned to you   after they are emptied.  Participants may watch a camera screen showing their confidential documents being destroyed as it occurs.

The Landmark Shred Fest is intended to raise community awareness of the risks of identity theft and to provide citizens access to one of the simplest yet most important methods of identity theft protection — document shredding. 

“It is essential to shred all unneeded confidential documents containing social security numbers, account numbers or other private information before throwing them in the trash,” states First Landmark Bank Information Security Officer Leigh Pharr, who adds, “Properly disposing of materials that contain personal information is one of the best ways to guard against identity theft.”

Businesses have document retention schedules based on their industries.  Local residents planning to participate in the Shred Fest may request to have a Personal Record Retention Schedule sent to them.  To make this request or for answers to other questions regarding the Landmark Shred Fest, contact Renee White of First Landmark Bank at 770.792.8870 ext. 203 or email info@firstlandmarkonline.com.

Online BillPay’s ‘Pay People’ now ‘Popmoney’

If you are a personal online banking customer of First Landmark Bank, you may have noticed or used the “Pay People” button inside BillPay that provides a way to transfer money between unrelated bank accounts and banks between people.  This click tab is now labeled “Popmoney”.

Through the Popmoney tab, you can send money the secure and easy way at any time – from anywhere – from your First Landmark Bank online banking Bill Pay account. Just a few of the ways you can conveniently Pay People through Popmoney:

     – Settle a restaurant tab
     – Send money to your college kids
     – Pay back your friends

All you need is access to your First Landmark Bank Online Banking Bill Pay service and the person’s email address or mobile phone number.  The money goes directly from your checking account into their account usually within one business day, regardless of where they bank in the U.S.  And best of all, no more checks, stamps or cash.  It’s that simple.

To get started, look for the “Popmoney” tab in your Bill Pay Account. Don’t have online banking and bill pay yet? It’s simple to enroll!

If you are not a current customer of First Landmark Bank, you can access additional information directly at www.popmoney.com.

More Information about  Popmoney:

Popmoney works on your Mac or PC, as well as mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad and Android

It’s safe and secure — Popmoney comes from the company that powers online banking and bill payments for thousands of U.S. banks.

What You Should Know About Sending Money to Others

From your First Landmark Bank Online Banking and Bill Pay service, you can send money to any adult over the age of eighteen (18) who has an established account at a financial institution in the U.S.

You receive instant notifications upon sending money

Money will not leave your account until it is claimed

Recipients are not required to pay a fee

If you send a payment to someone who has never before registered for Popmoney, they will have 10 calendar days to register and claim the money you send

If money you’ve sent goes unclaimed, you’ll get an alert letting you know that the payment has expired

Sending money through the Bank’s website costs 50 cents per transaction

Popmoney transactions originated after 5 p.m. will begin transfer process the following business day

Log on to your Bill Pay account today and check out this exciting new, convenient way to Pay People.

Bank Safely: Avoid Scammers and Phishers

Banks across America go to great lengths to educate their customers on how to identify and prevent financial fraud and abuse.  Each year millions of Americans are victimized by financial fraud or identify theft.  Because the types of fraud may differ widely, it is important to take a variety of precautions.

First Landmark Bank offers tips on how to prevent being a victim and what to do if you become a victim.  Visit www.firstlandmarkonline.com/?page_id=111 to learn more about the methods scammers and phishers are using to gain illegal access to accounts and personal identities and what you can do to help prevent it.

If you have questions about the information, please contact the Bank at info@firstlandmarkonline.com or at 770-792-8870.

Online Banking – Error Messages

Clients,

We are experiencing issues with our online banking system that could be causing some of our business and personal online users to receive an error of “[1000] No response from enterprise server” or slow response times. You may also receive an “unable to log in” error message.  We want to reassure you that this situation has our utmost attention.   

We realize the critical nature of the issue and apologize for the inconvenience.

First Landmark Bank

Thank You for Four Great Years!

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Officers and Employees of First Landmark Bank, we send our thanks to every client, business owner, professional, local resident, shareholder and community partner for your part in making the first four years for First Landmark Bank a success.  We are so fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful community and look forward to another year of serving you.

Ron Francis
Vice Chairman and CEO

Terry DeWitt
President and COO

Terri Bunten Guthrie
Executive Vice President and CLO

An Invitation to March 28-30 Bank Open House

We invite you to join First Landmark Bank as we celebrate our 4th Anniversary at an Open House.  We are very grateful to our clients, shareholders and community partners for four great years and want to thank you for confidence you have placed in First Landmark Bank.

Join us for refreshments including some of your favorite ‘old-timey’ candies, snacks and sodas.  While you are at the Open House, be sure to sign up for some exciting door prizes, including an iPad.

The Open House will be held daily March 28, 29 and 30 at the Main Office and headquarters of First Landmark Bank
307 N Marietta Parkway in Marietta
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

If you need more information, contact Renee White at 770-792-8870.

Our Landmark is Your Landmark.

Hope to see you then!

OnLine Banking Update – Weekend of March 16-18

First Landmark Bank’s website is being updated the weekend of March 16-18.  OnLine Banking clients will notice a difference in the log-in box as follows:

‘eConnect’ will temporarily be changed to read ‘Personal Online Banking’

‘eConnect Platinum’ will temporarily be changed to read ‘Business Online Banking’

After March 18, the wording will revert back to ‘eConnect’ and ‘eConnect Platinum’ as usual.

The update should not affect the ability to log-in to either online banking product.  If you have any questions, please contact the Bank on Monday at 770-792-8870 or at info@firstlandmarkonline.com.

We appreciate your understanding of this temporary change. Thank you for allowing us the privilege to serve you.

First Landmark Bank Greeting Cards

First Landmark Bank is pleased to present the 2011-2012  limited edition greeting card entitled “Freedom’s Winter Solstice”, masterfully painted by local artist Nita Burge.

Freedom's Winter Solstice

For the third consecutive year, First Landmark Bank commissioned an oil-on-canvas painting for the specific purpose of creating greeting cards to raise funds to benefit the community.  All proceeds from the sale of the 2011 cards will be donated to two local organizations, SafePath Children’s Advocacy Center and the Special Needs Development Group/Horizon Field.  We invite you to visit the Bank at 307 N. Marietta Parkway to purchase gift-boxed sets of 12 cards, for $10 - cash or check – and view the masterful original.  The cards are available for purchase in the banking office and are available while supplies last.  

For more information, contact First Landmark Bank at 770-792-8870.

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New Advisory Board Member Added

First Landmark Bank President Terry DeWitt announces the addition of Ginny Rainey to the Bank’s Advisory Board. Ms. Rainey is the President and CEO of Mills Specialty Metals, headquartered in Cobb County.

Ms. Rainey is a life-long resident of Marietta and serves in the community as current president of the Leadership Cobb Alumni Association.  Bank president Terry DeWitt stated, “For our Advisory Board, we look for business owners and professionals who impact our market through their business and community influence. Ginny Rainey’s experience allows her to offer fresh insight on how we are performing as a bank serving in Marietta and Cobb County.”

Other Advisory Board members include:  Advisory Board Chairman Chris Foster, Whitehead Electric;   David Cochran, Paces Properties, Inc.; Dr. Joseph A. Havlik, Jr., West Georgia Infectious Diseases; Evelyn Hedden, Cotton States Premier Properties, LLC; Amy Weber, Taylor English Duma, LLP; Randy Meyer, 3PD; Chris Poston, Traton Homes; Whit Smith, Real Estate Broker; Dr. Cameron B. Watson, Atlanta West Family Dentistry.

Allison Coley Hired as Controller

First Landmark Bank President Terry DeWitt announces the hiring of Allison Coley as Vice President and Controller with responsibilities including preparing financial statements and regulatory filings, overseeing the internal audit and information technology functions, and managing the day-to-day accounting activities.  In his announcement, Mr. DeWitt stated, “Allison is a dedicated accountant with significant bank auditing and financial accounting experience, and we are fortunate to hire someone of her caliber.”

Ms. Coley has been in the financial industry for the past four years in a similar position with Quantum National Bank in Suwanee.  The previous five years she was with Porter Keadle Moore as a senior auditor, where she managed a broad range of professional service engagements specializing in accounting, auditing and business advisory services to financial service clients. 

Ms. Coley received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgia Southern University in 2000, followed by a Masters of Accountancy there in 2001.  Professionally she is affiliated with the Georgia Bankers Association and the Community Bankers Association, and she is a member of the Junior League of Atlanta.  Her community involvement includes the Ronald McDonald House and the Chastain Therapeutic Horse Park.