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Enterprise Bank classes return for Valley professionals

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Enterprise Bank & Trust announced its spring 2016 Enterprise University course schedule. Enterprise University provides free educational seminars on a variety of insightful topics for business owners and Valley professionals, encouraging them to think strategically and collaboratively. The spring 2016 Enterprise University Program includes: Protect Your Business From Fraud – Tuesday, March 8 7:45-8:15 a.m. networking 8:15-9:45… Read More →

Wells Fargo opens new Glendale location

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Wells Fargo will open its newest Arizona location ­– a 2,529-square-foot community banking store at 6525 Happy Valley Rd. on February 8.  A grand opening celebration is planned in March. “We’re very pleased to bring Wells Fargo’s financial services to this convenient new location serving the Glendale community,” said Trushna Patel, store manager. “We’re looking forward… Read More →

FirstBank ‘overshares’ in new Super Bowl ad

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FirstBank, which has 17 branches in Arizona, has developed a reputation for its innovative, on-trend and entertaining ad campaigns. This year they’re encouraging consumers to save money by taking on the “sharing” culture trend among Millennials. The public can viewFirstBank’s Super Bowl ad online ahead of Sunday’s release in Arizona and Colorado. Check it out.… Read More →

Candace Wiest helps launch AZ Physicians Bank

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Candace Wiest, president and CEO of West Valley National Bank, WVBI and AZ Dental Bank, announced the launch of a new specialty division, AZ Physicians Bank.  The group will focus on providing loans to physicians for practice acquisitions, equipment, working capital, owner occupied commercial real estate.  “This specialty group will provide capital and expertise to the medical industry… Read More →

Bankers Trust reports another record year

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Bankers Trust, Iowa’s largest independently owned bank, today released its 2015 year-end earnings, reporting record performance for a sixth straight year. Combined bank earnings for 2015, were $37.1 million, a 12.4 percent increase over the same period in 2014. The first Bankers Trust location in Phoenix opened in 2007. Since that time, the bank has… Read More →

Here are the Top 10 stories of 2015

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Here are the Top 10 stories of 2015, based strictly on the number of readers on azbigmedia.com. The Top 10 stories of 2015 are not based on newsworthiness or importance — although each of these stories are important and newsworthy — but by the sheer number of azbigmedia.com readers who took the time to read the story.… Read More →

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 →