KNOXVILLE, TN (June 15, 2015) – The new Mountain Commerce Bank (MCB) financial center in Bearden is now open for business. The two-story building at 6101 Kingston Pike at Northshore Drive opened its doors on June 1, 2015. The Knoxville Chamber will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the location at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2015.
“Mountain Commerce Bank is a century-old community bank that boasts hometown service combined with smart technology,” said Bill Edwards, president and chief executive officer. “We attract small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, and long-term customers who value knowing they can pick up the phone and ask for their banker by name.”
“We are pleased to open this financial center in the Bearden community, where many members of our staff live and socialize,” he said. “We are proud that our management team is filled with East Tennessee natives who attended local colleges, are active in the community, and serve on the boards of nonprofit organizations.”
The new financial center features traditional banking functions, such as teller stations, a drive-thru, drive-up ATM, and night depository. MCB’s experienced team of bankers can also assist clients with loans, mortgages, deposits, investments, treasury management services, and other business and personal banking needs.
As a nod to its mountain heritage, the new building design blends stone-façade architectural features with stainless steel to create a comfortable, contemporary, “smart technology” atmosphere. The 10,000-square-foot facility includes a high-tech conference room with smart boards and a catering kitchen, which is available to area businesses and community organizations for luncheon meetings and education programs.
MCB offers the latest banking technology to ensure that its clients have access to their money at all times. Smart technology, such as mobile banking via smart phone app, remote deposit capture for businesses to deposit checks from their own locations, online banking, and mobile deposits for individual consumers, gives MCB the necessary functionality of a big bank, and couples it with the hometown service of a community bank.
“Our team can help clients with their financial needs and walk them through the use of our technology-based options to provide an added level of convenience and service,” said Tim Topham, executive vice president and Knoxville area president. “By engaging with our clients and listening to their needs, we can provide the best service and the products that make the most sense for them individually.” Topham has worked in the banking industry in the Knoxville area for 30 years. He and his team have over 150 years of combined banking experience.
With roots dating back to 1910, when it began as Erwin National Bank in Unicoi County, MCB expanded into the Knoxville market in 2007. The first Knoxville branch office is still located at 320 North Cedar Bluff Road. In addition to Knoxville, MCB has branches in Johnson City, Erwin and Unicoi, Tennessee.
In the past 12 months, MCB has experienced a 25 percent growth in assets, which now totals $433 million. The Knoxville market holds 75 percent of MCB’s loans and 50 percent of its deposits. In addition, nearly one-third of its team members are located in Knoxville.
“Perhaps our greatest asset is our seasoned bankers who have been with us for many years,” Edwards said. “Mountain Commerce Bank is committed to building responsive relationship banking at all of our locations. For our loyal customers, this means they will always see a dedicated banker who is extremely accessible and whom they know on a first-name basis.”
For more information, call (865) 694-5741 or visit MCB.com/Knoxville.