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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 →

AZ Big Media gives almost $17K to Make-A-Wish

Bradley Nynalek of Quarles & Brady; Paul Hickman, president and CEO of Arizona Bankers Association; Elizabeth Reich, CEO of Make-A-Wish Arizona; AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie; and AZ Big Media CEO Mike Atkinson.

AZ Big Media and the Arizona Bankers Association have teamed up to make wishes come true. The media company, which publishes Az Business magazine, AZRE, Ranking Arizona and five other Arizona-based publications, created Bankers Care, in which it donated a portion of all bank-related advertising revenue to Make-A-Wish Arizona. The Arizona Bankers Association is featured… Read More →

Lynne Herndon – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Lynne Herndon - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Lynne Herndon – Phoenix city president, BBVA Compass Bank Herndon, who has worked in the banking industry for roughly 25 years, oversees the business lending activities in Phoenix for commercial lending and commercial real estate lending, including treasury management and deposits. Total loans outstanding under management are $950 million. Herndon also serves as the 2012-2013… Read More →

Enterprise’s Barry joins AzBA board

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by in Banking | Business News | Finance

The Arizona Bankers Association today announced Jack Barry, chairman of Enterprise Bank & Trust’s Arizona region, was recently elected to the association’s board of directors. “Jack is well-respected for his leadership at Enterprise as well as for his long-standing commitment to the Phoenix community,” said Lynne Herndon, AzBA board chairman. “We are delighted to welcome… Read More →

Enterprise's Barry joins AzBA board

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The Arizona Bankers Association today announced Jack Barry, chairman of Enterprise Bank & Trust’s Arizona region, was recently elected to the association’s board of directors. “Jack is well-respected for his leadership at Enterprise as well as for his long-standing commitment to the Phoenix community,” said Lynne Herndon, AzBA board chairman. “We are delighted to welcome… Read More →

AzBA Brings Regulatory Burden to Sinema

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by in Banking | Business News

Seldom will you find a Member of Congress spending his or her few days out of session at a community bank.  That’s just where freshman U.S. Representative Kyrsten Sinema spent Wednesday afternoon. “It’s our job in Congress to strike the appropriate balance between a secure banking industry and adequate access to capital for families and… Read More →

Arizona Bankers Association rejects bankruptcy court theory

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by in Banking | Business News

On February 7, The Arizona Bankers Association joined 10 other western state bankers associations along with the American Bankers Association on a brief (the associations’ brief) to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals urging the reversal of a Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (the BAP) decision with far reaching and negative implications for real… Read More →

Anatomy of a bank

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by in Banking | Featured

Paul Hickman, president and CEO of the Arizona Bankers Association, sat down with Arizona Business magazine to dissect the anatomy of a bank and what makes the industry click. What is the model of a bank? The fundamental business model of a bank is to give customers a safe, secure place to deposit their earnings… Read More →

Are Arizona’s anti-deficiency statutes feeding the bubble?

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by in Banking | Economy | Featured

Jack and Jill were living the American dream. They bought their dream house in 2006. Then, the economy spiraled downward. Jack lost his job. Housing values dropped, and the amount remaining on Jack and Jill’s mortgage exceeded the value of the property — commonly known as having a house that is “under water.” Jack and… Read More →

Are Arizona’s anti-deficiency statutes feeding the bubble?

by in Banking | Economy | Featured

Jack and Jill were living the American dream. They bought their dream house in 2006. Then, the economy spiraled downward. Jack lost his job. Housing values dropped, and the amount remaining on Jack and Jill’s mortgage exceeded the value of the property — commonly known as having a house that is “under water.” Jack and… Read More →

Q&A with Lynne Herndon

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by in Banking | Featured

Lynne Herndon, city president for BBVA Compass, will serve as the 2012-2013 chairman of the board of directors for the Arizona Bankers Association (AzBA).  Herndon succeeds James Lundy, president and CEO of Alliance Bank of Arizona, as chairman of the association. “I am excited to step into the chairman role and work with the other… Read More →

BBVA Compass’ Herndon Will Chair Arizona Bankers Association

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The Arizona Bankers Association (AzBA) announced  that Lynne B. Herndon, city president for BBVA Compass, will serve as the 2012-2013 chairman of the board of directors for the association.  Herndon succeeds James Lundy, president and CEO of Alliance Bank of Arizona, as chairman of the association. “I am excited to step into the chairman role… Read More →

2012 Valley Partnership Roundtable

2012 Valley Partnership Roundtable
by in AZRE Magazine

The 2012 Valley Partnership Roundtable discusses the need to engage and monitor federal issues impacting the development community, which is greater than ever.  Every real estate development company actively manages issues such as water quality, dust control and industry taxation/regulation at the city and state level. However, we must be more vigilant in watching the… Read More →

Arizona Bankers Association Impacts State’s Economy, Communities

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Finance

Arizona Bankers Association Impacts State’s Economy, Communities Bank of Arizona President Ryan Suchala recognizes the importance of community. “This is where we live, work and play and in many cases the city where we are shaping our families,” Suchala says. “As a father of three I give my time to better our community because this… Read More →