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UMB Bank ranks among nation’s top farm lenders

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The American Bankers Association recently released its Top 100 Farm Lenders by Dollar Volume for Q3 2015 and UMB Bank, a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF), is ranked No. 33 on the list. The rankings are based off information from FDIC data in Q3 2015 and loans within the Agricultural and Farmland FRB Codes.… Read More →

Wells Fargo commits $5M to boost Valley homeownership

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Wells Fargo & Company, NeighborWorks America and its network member Trellis, today announced the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT program will expand to Maricopa County with a $5 million commitment by Wells Fargo  to help boost local homeownership.  Interested homebuyers can register for the free homebuyer event scheduled on Jan. 15-16 when eligibility will be determined for an opportunity… Read More →

YWCA announces 2016 Tribute to Leadership honorees

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The YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix will celebrate its 22nd Annual Tribute to Leadership Gala on February 13, 2016, bringing together community members who are committed to making a difference. A new addition to the annual celebration is corporate recognition awards. Tribute to Leadership is a special evening set aside to recognize outstanding individuals who have given… Read More →

Alliance Bank donates $100K in scholarships

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Alliance Bank of Arizona announced today a $100,000 scholarship donation to College Success Arizona, which will benefit  students in Phoenix-metro, Tucson and Northern Arizona enrolling in a Community College. Along with the scholarships that will be distributed by College Success Arizona to 20 students over a two-year period beginning in spring 2016, Alliance Bank is… Read More →

Experts predict steady growth for Arizona economy

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Say goodbye to the recession and keep an eye on slow, steady growth for the state and nation in 2016. That’s what experts said today at the 52nd annual Economic Forecast Luncheon co-sponsored by Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business and JPMorgan Chase. Four experts delivered a comprehensive overview of what’s happening… Read More →

Human Rights Campaign honors U.S. Bank

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The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation has recognized U.S. Bank with a perfect score of 100 percent in its 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The index is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. “We believe in putting people first, and our dedication to making ethical… Read More →

Technology and regulation are changing banking

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The banking industry in Arizona has improved since the the Great Recession; profitability and earnings are up, the number of the FDIC troubled banks list is down and the number of troubled loans and foreclosures are both down. Things are looking great, right? Larger institutions in Arizona are doing well because of their relationship to… Read More →

Mutual of Omaha Bank opens Scottsdale location

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Mutual of Omaha Bank will officially open the doors to its newest full-service location in Scottsdale on Monday, Nov. 16, Arizona Market President Kevin Halloran announced. Strategically located at 7373 North Scottsdale Rd., Suite A195, the location will feature a retail banking center, as well as space to accommodate a newly expanded commercial team that… Read More →

Enterprise Bank expands with Scottsdale branch

Peter Benoist, president and CEO of Enterprise Bank & Trust; Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane; and Jack Barry, president and CEO of the Arizona region for Enterprise Bank & Trust, attend Enterprise Bank & Trust’s grand opening of the Scottsdale branch.

Enterprise Bank & Trust announced the expansion of a new north Scottsdale location, which opened Nov. 2, and strengthens its commitment to the community and clients in the northeast Valley. The new branch located at 8698 East Raintree Dr., Suite 104 will blend business banking and private banking under one roof. The Scottsdale location will provide… Read More →

Desert Schools announces scholarship program

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Desert Schools Federal Credit Union announced its 12th annual Community Service Scholarship Program to reward outstanding local high school seniors who have made notable charitable contributions to their communities over the past year and are dedicated to doing so in the future. This scholarship program is part of Desert Schools’ mission to give back and… Read More →

Vote now to decide FirstBank ‘Elevator Pitch’ winner

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FirstBank, which has 17 banking locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area, announced the five Arizona finalist companies of its the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest” where it will award one Arizona-based winner with $20,000. The five companies are: Pinspiration Co+Hoots Brelby Theatre Company Cake Art Studio Nancy’s Jewelry and Clothing The public is invited… Read More →

43% of Arizonans 45-65 care for kids or aging relatives

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A study issued today by BMO Harris Premier Services found 43 percent of Arizonans aged 45 to 65 are juggling the demands of caring for their children or aging relatives (i.e. parents, in-laws, grandparents, etc.). Seven percent currently care for both generations while 16 percent expect that they will have to care for the two… Read More →

A New Leaf receives $200K grant from Wells Fargo

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Wells Fargo & Company announced it will donate $200,000 to A New Leaf as part of $6 million initiative in neighborhood stabilization grants awarded to 69 nonprofits through its 2015 Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Priority Markets Program to  help stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods impacted by the economy.  The Priority Markets Program provides grants to support… Read More →

Nov. 8 is deadline for FirstBank ‘Elevator Pitch’ contest

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FirstBank, which has 17 banking locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, is reminding Arizona businesses that the November 8 deadline for its a new competition is fast approaching. The competition, called the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest” will award one winner with $20,000, courtesy of the bank. Contest participants are asked to submit a… Read More →