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Family-Owned Convenience Stores With A Bank That’s A One Stop Shop

September 8, 2020 12:09 pm

Shown in photo L to R: Peyton, Abigail, Sandra and Greg Black. In November of 2018 Greg Black cut the ribbon on his new convenience store and gas station in West Point, the latest milestone for a family that never cut ties with Merchants Bank. Two generations before, Greg’s grandfather Ernie Pitts banked with Merchants Read More…

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Cullman’s Favorite Auto And Truck Repair Needed A Bank For The Long Haul

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Shown in photo L to R: Dorgan, Robin, Brittnie and Chris Phillips, Just GM Auto And Truck Repair Plus Recently voted Cullman’s first choice for truck and auto repair, Dorgan Phillips’ business has come a long way since starting in 2008. To get there, he chose local banking driven by relationships. Dorgan worked as a Read More…

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A Successful Wedding Venue Takes A Bank That Can Commit

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Shown in photo L to R: Loni Floyd and Jodi Hopper, Loft 212 A popular venue to celebrate the big day, began on an ordinary day when Jodi and Loni walked into downtown Cullman’s historic Cotton Warehouse and Mule Trade building. The rustic soaring interiors that once held bales of cotton and mules, seemed perfect Read More…

Posted by Julie White · Filed under Bank News and Community News and M News and People and Uncategorized · Permalink

Starting With Novelty Neckties And Growing With Close Bank Ties

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Shown in photo L to R: Greg Brown, Tommy Cost and David Brown of American Classics In 1994 David Brown knew he was tired of being on the road selling insurance. That’s when a $108 investment in novelty neckties sparked a new direction. He and his mother, who sold novelties at a flea market on Read More…

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A Landmark Sweet Shop With Love For Community Baked In

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Shown in photo L to R: Jason and Stephanie Neal, Duchess Bakery. The Duchess Bakery had been part of the sweet side of life in Cullman for 81 years since it opened on 1st Ave SE in 1939. As word spread that the owner, Larry Bontrager, was planning to retire in May of 2020, people Read More…

Posted by Julie White · Filed under Bank News and Community News and M News and People and Uncategorized · Permalink

Finding A Way To Go Your Own Way With The Right Small Business Loan

August 24, 2017 8:34 pm

Everyone loves your homemade BBQ sauce, and you’ve started to wonder if you could actually create a business out of it. You learn about your potential market, create a business plan, develop your brand, work out the costs, find a location, and then what? More than likely you’re going to need a small business loan. Read More…

Posted by Julie White · Filed under Bank News and Financial Tips and M News and Products · Permalink

Behind Every Successful Small Business You’ll Find A Local Bank

June 20, 2017 1:14 pm

We’re a small business friendly bank and have been since 1907. Community banks make over half of small business loans employing 2 out of 3 people. Because community banks are themselves small businesses and are local, they understand the needs of small business owners especially when it comes to small business lending and way better Read More…

Posted by Chris Elliot · Filed under Bank News and Financial Products and Products · Permalink

Keep Your Family Safe Online With Our New Cybersecurity Awareness Course

July 5, 2016 2:25 pm

Identity theft? Cyberfraud? Email spam? Take defensive measures to protect yourself and your family. Because internet attacks are a growing and costly problem, Merchants Bank is making a free online security course available to our customers right here on our website. This course will help to educate you about safe online banking practices, and also Read More…

Posted by Chris Elliot · Filed under Cybersecurity Awareness and Financial Tips · Permalink

Our New Construction Loans Mean You Can Keep Things Building, Especially The Excitement.

June 22, 2016 1:44 pm

Is a new house on your bucket list? Get the new construction loan packed with advantages such as upfront approvals for both the construction loan and your permanent mortgage at the same time. And if Merchants finances both loans (construction and perm), then we only charge you closing costs once. We also don’t limit the Read More…

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The Way We Are Making Mobile Banking Even Better

June 11, 2015 10:41 pm

Now you can complete bank transactions including depositing a check at the soccer field, in the carpool line, even in line at the grocery store.  While life sometimes keeps you waiting, your bank never will. With the new Mobile Deposit feature, you save time by eliminating a trip to the bank to deposit a check. Read More…

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