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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 770-792-8870.
Online Banking – Error Messages
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 “ 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.
Vice Chairman and CEO
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 email@example.com.
We appreciate your understanding of this temporary change. Thank you for allowing us the privilege to serve you.
Bauer Financial Gives Bank 5-Star Rating
JANUARY 2012 – First Landmark Bank, Marietta, Georgia is proud to be recognized as a superior 5-Star rated bank by BauerFinancial, Inc., a national bank rating and research firm. Bauer Financial’s rating system is based upon an analysis of current financial data as supplied by federal banking regulators, with the 5-Star rating indicating the Bank’s solid capital position, profitability, sound asset quality, and balance sheet strength.
“The Board and I commend the Bank’s staff for their exceptional service since our 2008 opening,” said bank Vice Chairman and CEO Ron Francis. “The commercial banking industry has been in turmoil since our opening, and we are pleased to see community banks, like First Landmark, prosper and thrive. Our officers and employees are difference makers not only on behalf of the bank, but of the community as well. We are proud to receive this superior rating from BauerFinancial.”
First Landmark Bank, headquartered at 307 N. Marietta Parkway in Marietta, specializes in serving businesses and professionals in Cobb County. The bank’s experienced staff has an appreciation for business and consumer clients who desire relationship-oriented banking. The bank’s traditional product offering also includes the ability to provide sophisticated, user-friendly electronic banking and cash management services.
First Landmark Bank is not a publicly traded company and has approximately 250 shareholders, most of which reside and/or work in Marietta, Cobb County and northwest Atlanta. The Bank opened in March 2008 with approximately $21 million in capital, and as of December 31, 2011, has grown to $185.5 million in total assets. For more information about First Landmark Bank, visit www.firstlandmarkonline.com or call 770.792-8870.
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BauerFinancial, Inc. Coral Gables, Florida, a national independent bank and credit union rating research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution pays BauerFinancial to rate it, nor can any choose to be excluded. Consumers may obtain star-ratings at no charge by visiting www.bauerfinancial.com.
For current financial data on First Landmark Bank, go to www.fdic.gov.
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.
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.
New Procedures for U.S. Savings Bonds
The U. S. Department of the Treasury will end over-the-counter sales of paper savings bonds on December 31, 2011, including sales through financial institutions and applications mailed directly to the Federal Reserve Bank by customers.
Although paper bonds are being discontinued, electronic Series EE and Series I Savings Bonds will remain available for purchase via TreasuryDirect. This secure, web-based system, operated by the Bureau of the Public Debt, has been used by investors since 2002 to purchase savings bonds online.
Opening a TreasuryDirect account is free (go to www.treasurydirect.gov) and once it is established investors can:
- Buy, manage, and redeem Series EE and I electronic savings bonds.
- Convert these bonds to electronic bonds
- Invest in other Treasury securities, such as bills, notes, bonds, and TIPS (Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities).
Those currently holding paper savings bonds can continue to redeem them at financial institutions. For more information, visit www.treasurydirect.gov or contact a First Landmark Bank Financial Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 770-792-8870.
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.