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Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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A crowd of nearly 500 packed Desert Botanical Garden Thursday to honor Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016. “All the women we are honoring tonight have procured influence in their respective fields through hard-earned track records of profitability, leadership and innovation,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “These women are… Read More →

Trish Stark: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Trish Stark

Trish Stark, Scottsdale president, First Western Trust Stark is president of First Western Trust, Scottsdale. Previously, she was  a  national sales executive at Bank of America. Stark serves as a Trustee of ASU and the Catholic Community Foundation. She is a Phoenix Children’s Hospital Emeritus Board member, having served as chairman of the board. Advice: “Never, ever… Read More →

Mary Orlando: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Mary Orlando

Mary Orlando, assistant vice president of banking and insurance solutions, USAA Orlando led USAA through a complex culture change to improve the member experience for loans. As an expert in process improvement and design, her team shortened the cycle time for third party calls and improved its ability to resolve member problems. Advice: “Be true… Read More →

Kate Maynard Hickman: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Kate Maynard Hickman

Kate Maynard Hickman, senior vice president, Alliance Bank of Arizona One of Alliance’s most seasoned bankers, Hickman currently leads treasury management sales, focusing on the nonprofit and political sectors, while serving on the boards of Ryan House and the Arizona Technology Council. Advice: “Don’t be afraid to start ground level and move around within the organization until… Read More →

Wells Fargo honors Arizona Teacher of the Year

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Wells Fargo is honoring Arizona’s Teacher of the Year on its ATMs across the state. For the month of August, most of Wells Fargo’s 557 ATMs in Arizona will feature a screen congratulating 2016 Teacher of the Year Christine Porter Marsh. Wells Fargo’s ATM customers will see a picture of Marsh and some details about… Read More →

Enterprise Bank & Trust announces Enterprise University lineup

Enterprise Bank & Trust

Enterprise Bank & Trust announced its fall 2016 Enterprise University course schedule, which includes talks on social media and SEO, Millennials’ place in the workplace and how to plan for retirement. Since 2013, Enterprise University has inspired more than 15,000 business leaders through its free educational seminars. These courses challenge business owners to think strategically and… Read More →

The virtual reality of modern banking

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When most people think about traditional banking, they envision long lines leading up to the bank teller from their local brick-and-mortar bank. Well, that style of banking maybe coming to a close. Modern banking can take place at home or on the go. Banking has become as simple as a tap or click of a… Read More →

Wells Fargo awards Environmental Solutions grants

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Wells Fargo recently awarded Audubon Arizona and Grand Canyon Association grants for $35,000 and $30,000, respectively through its Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities. Both organizations were selected from among 61 environmental nonprofits to receive grant dollars totaling $2.5 million from the 2015 Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities grant program, which supports projects focused on land and water… Read More →

Hughes Federal Credit Union surpasses 100,000 members

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Hughes Federal Credit Union announced today they reached their 100,000th member-owner, after seeing their membership rate double in size since 2009 due to their progressive member-only rates, according to John R. Sansbury, chairman of the board. To celebrate this important milestone, the 100,000th member-owner, Maria Reyes, was presented a $1,000 check on July 29, 2016, when… Read More →

Alliance Bank of Arizona expands East Valley presence

Alliance Bank of Arizona

Alliance Bank of Arizona, a division of Western Alliance Bank, the state’s largest headquartered bank and now fourth largest in Maricopa county in terms of market share, is set to break ground on a new banking office on the southeast corner of Market Street and Pecos Road in Gilbert later this month. As the go-to business banking… Read More →

Wells Fargo kicks off annual statewide food drive

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Wells Fargo is conducting its 9th Annual Summer Statewide Food Drive July 5 through 27. The event collects donations for food banks that span the entire state with collection bins in all 253 Wells Fargo Community Banking stores throughout Arizona. Donations will benefit members of the Association of Arizona Food Banks. In 2015, Arizona food banks… Read More →

UMB Bank expands team in Phoenix

Jim Patterson, CEO of UMB Bank in Arizona.

UMB Bank, n.a., a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF), has announced several promotions and new hires to its team in Phoenix. Frank Gorman and John Damiris have been promoted to commercial banking team leads, and Kevin Herbst was promoted to business banking team lead. Joseph Ponce has been hired as a private banking client… Read More →

Arizona banks make cyber crime insurance available

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Grandpoint Bank, which operates banks in California, Arizona and Washington, has introduced a new way for its business banking clients to protect themselves from financial losses due to funds transfer fraud and cyber deception through a first-of-its-kind cyber insurance group policy. Grandpoint Bank created Grandpoint Insurance Services, Inc., a non-bank insurance agency affiliate, to develop the Client… Read More →

Arizona Federal Credit Union makes big changes

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Arizona Federal Credit Union, a Phoenix-based financial cooperative, is shifting the focus of its retail delivery strategy based on a significant change in how members interact with the financial services the credit union offers. Similarly to most consumers, Arizona Federal members have increased their use of banking solutions that add convenience to their everyday lives,… Read More →