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Collecting Mac & Cheese, Please

First Landmark Bank is collecting non-perishable boxes of macaroni and cheese to benefit Center for Family Resources’ 2013 Thanks for Giving initiative. CFR has a number of organizations, especially student school groups, that collect thousands of canned goods. Our idea was to collect mac & cheese to add variety to the CFR food boxes. These boxes are given out by CFR to families who have difficulty keeping food on their table.

We will be collecting the boxes of mac & cheese in the banking office located at 307 N Marietta Parkway in Marietta, through November 11th. We invite you to participate with us in this meaningful food drive.

Questions can be directed to info@firstlandmarkonline.com or by calling First Landmark Bank at 770.792.8870.

 

Bauer Financial Gives Bank Superior 5-Star Rating

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, 2012, has grown to $192.4 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.

Board Votes to Promote Pitstick and Mize

First Landmark Bank President Terry DeWitt announces the promotion of Heather Pitstick to Senior Vice President and Ashley Mize to Assistant Vice President/Bank Office Manager.  In his announcement, Mr. DeWitt stated, “The promotions for Ms. Pitstick and Ms. Mize represent their respective contributions to First Landmark Bank since its opening in March of 2008. Their service level standards and professionalism for the past five years aided the Bank to its current level of success, and I am pleased to announce these promotions.”

Ms. Pitstick is an experienced commercial lender of all types of commercial credits. She received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Kennesaw State University and has been in the Cobb County banking market for the past 16 years and has served clients in a variety of industries and specialties during that time.  Ms. Pitstick is an alumnus of Leadership Cobb and a member of Marietta Civitan, where she is a past president and two-time recipient of Civitan of the Year in her chapter.

In banking since 2003, Ms. Mize has served as First Landmark Bank’s bank office manager since its inception in 2008.  In addition to her responsibilities as manager, she is also the Bank’s consumer lender.  Ms. Mize received an Associate of Applied Science in Business from Georgia Highlands College.  She is a member of Marietta Civitan and is actively involved in the Women’s Ministry Society at New Light Baptist Church.

Bank Hires Roseanne Sims and David Ascher

First Landmark Bank President Terry DeWitt announces the hiring of Roseanne Sims as Vice President/Senior Credit Analyst and David Ascher as Senior Vice President/Treasury Management Services.  In his announcement, Mr. DeWitt stated, “As First Landmark Bank continues to grow and expand, we are pleased to add these two banking professionals who have significant experience in their field of expertise and will be an asset to the Bank.”

Ms. Sims is a credit professional with responsibilities including loan underwriting and reviewing analysis of all types of commercial credits. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Shorter College; graduated in May 2000 from the GBA’s Georgia Banking School at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia;  and received her Masters of Accounting and Financial Management from Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University, Atlanta, in 2004. She is a member of the Risk Management Association (RMA), serving as the Chairman of the Board of the Atlanta Chapter 2004-2005. In the banking industry since 1993, Ms. Sims has held various positions with responsibilities centered in credit and risk administration.

Mr. Ascher cultivates strong relationships between bank clients, their commercial banking officer and the Bank by analyzing client need, and presenting and supporting treasury management services.  He is a Certified Treasury Professional (CPT) and a member of the Association for Financial Professionals.  Mr. Ascher received a Bachelor of Science in Finance at the University of Maryland and a Masters in Business Administration in Finance at American University, Washington D.C.  In the banking industry since 1989, he began his focus on treasury management services in 1997 before joining Synovus in 1999, where he grew their department and impact in the Atlanta banking market.  Mr. Ascher’s role then expanded with Synovus and he became Regional Sales Manager for their Tennessee and North Georgia region. Most recently, Mr. Ascher was Group Sales Manager of Treasury Management Services for all Synovus affiliated banks until 2012.

February 6, 2013

Notice: Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) Set to Expire

NOTICE OF CHANGE IN TEMPORARY FDIC INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR
NON-INTEREST BEARING TRANSACTION ACCOUNTS
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2013

Pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act, temporary unlimited deposit insurance coverage for noninterest-bearing transaction accounts (NIBTAs), including Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTAs), is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2012.

Absent a change in law, beginning January 1, 2013, the FDIC no longer will provide separate, unlimited deposit insurance coverage on NIBTAs.  NIBTAs will be insured by the FDIC to $250,000, the same level afforded to all deposit accounts in FDIC member banks.

First Landmark Bank is taking a reasonable step to provide adequate advance notice to NIBTA depositors so that they may consider the impact of any change in coverage in the management of these transaction accounts. 

For updates regarding this matter, please speak to one of the Bank’s Financial Specialists at 770.792.8870 or visit the FDIC website at www.fdic.gov or the Bank website at www.firstlandmarkonline.com.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Biz Pay Upgrade – Coming November 26th

First Landmark Bank is committed to delivering quality products and services to the businesses we serve.  In order to deliver on this mission, we are pleased to announce that the Bank will be upgrading eConnect Platinum BIZ PAY 3.2 on November 26, 2012.  This new version of business bill payment provides market-leading enhancements to our current offering, including:

  • Faster payments; send electronic payments next day in some cases
  • Earliest available payment date displayed dynamically for each biller
  • Consolidated view of bills and payments within the Payment Center
  • Initiate multiple payments at one time
  • Streamline paying multiple invoices with a single payment
  • Add billers easily with as little as a name or phone number with Quick Add
  • Bill reminders for incoming bills and their due dates

If you have previously ‘bookmarked’ the eConnect Platinum BIZ PAY 3.2 URL as a favorite, you will automatically be redirected to the new URL.   We encourage you to delete the former URL and add the new URL to your favorites.

The upgrade to eConnect Platinum BIZ PAY 4.0 will take place on November 26, 2012.  First Landmark Bank appreciates your continued patronage and looks forward to offering these new and innovative features for your business.

If you have questions about your current eConnect Platinum BIZ PAY account or would like to establish this service on your First Landmark Bank account, please contact branch@firstlandmarkonline.com or phone 770.79.28870 and ask to speak to a Financial Specialist.

Art by Sentimental Journey Artists on Display

(Marietta, Ga.) First Landmark Bank’s  Landmark Arts program hosts a different local artist for an Art Show every 60-90 days.  The current Art Show is a collection of works by the Sentimental Journey artists, a group of painters who gather weekly to paint together and have been doing so for over five years.  The instructor is Gail Miller whose motto is “Art is not what you see, but what you help others to see,” a famous quote by artist Edgar Degas.

The artists are Freda Allor, Hazel Austin, Joyce Mulliniks, Joyce Ricketts, Connie Smith, Pam Stowers, and Sandy White. 

We invite you to visit the Landmark Arts Wall between now and December 7th and see for yourself the marvelous paintings by the Sentimental Journey artists.  The Landmark Arts Wall is located on the terrace level of the Bank at 307 N Marietta Parkway.

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.

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.

First Landmark Bank.  Turn to Us.

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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.

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 info@firstlandmarkonline.com or at 770-792-8870.