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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  Both customers and non-customers can participate in this event that provides secure shredding and disposal of outdated, unneeded confidential documents.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.

Veteran Banker Mike Kinion Joins First Landmark

April 30, 2012 (Marietta, Ga.) – First Landmark Bank CEO Ron Francis announces the addition of Vice President Mike Kinion as a commercial lender and business development officer for the Bank.  In his announcement, Mr. Francis said, “First Landmark is fortunate to bring on board a well-respected, experienced lender.  We are in the business to help local companies and individuals succeed, and Mike shares that philosophy and possesses the experience to expertly consult with his clients.”

Mr. Kinion received his BBA in Finance from Georgia Southern University.  Mike has been in the financial industry 30 years and was with SunTrust Bank Atlanta for the past 24 years.  His background includes extensive experience in construction lending to builders and developers in Cobb, Cherokee, Paulding and Bartow counties.   He has also served on the executive board of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, Cobb Chapter, for over 20 years. 

Mr. Kinion’s activities and interests include managing and coaching in the North Atlanta Soccer Association, serving on committees with the Georgia State Soccer Association, and is a player/coach in the Cobb Adult Soccer League.

First Landmark Bank is located at 307 North Marietta Parkway in Marietta.  The Bank offers traditional banking products and services, and additional on-line banking, cash management and remote deposit banking services.  Member FDIC. 

First Landmark Bank is not a publicly traded company and has approximately 250 shareholders, most of whom reside and/or work in Marietta, Cobb County and northwest Atlanta.  The Bank opened in March 2008 with approximately $21 million in capital, and at March 31, 2012, the Bank had grown to over $176.3 million in total assets.

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.

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.

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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