Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Peoples Bank Employees' Kids 2016 Christmas Coloring Contest

Peoples Bank employees’ children participated in their very own Christmas Coloring Contest designed just for them.  A reception was held Wednesday, November 30th, at the Magee branch to honor each winner.
The overall winner and recipient of a $100 Savings Account is Emma Chain. Emma is the three year old daughter of Lance and Courtney Chain. Congratulations to Emma and all the winners.


Overall Best Drawing                                                         Emma Chain 
2nd Place:                                                                                Ava Dunn     
3rd Place:                                                                                Murray Rankin
2-4 Year Old Winners
1st Place:                                                                                 Ann Marie Blakeney
2nd Place:                                                                                Jackson Franklin
3rd Place:                                                                                Ridge Myers
5-7 Year Old Winners
1st Place:                                                                                 Jaylee Evans
2nd Place:                                                                                Bella Russell
3rd Place:                                                                                Wynn Dunn
8-10 Year Old Winners
1st Place:                                                                                 Carter Russell
2nd Place:                                                                                Reagane Magee
3rd Place:                                                                                Jamie Lee
11-12 Year Old Winners
1st Place:                                                                                 Elliot Rankin

Special Awards                                                
Best Use of Color:                                                                  Will Rankin
Best Christmas Spirit:                                                           Gift Magee
Most Imaginative:                                                                  Ethan Durr
Most Unique:                                                                         Colton Wester
Most Rising Artist:                                                                 Thomas Jones
Most Expressive:                                                                   Kasey Lee

2016 Christmas Card Winners

Peoples Bank is proud to announce the winners to our 2016 Christmas Card Contest.  We had hundreds of entries from Simpson, Smith, Rankin and Covington counties that participated this year. A reception was held at Peoples Bank in Magee on November 30th to honor the winners and their families.  Each winner was presented a framed copy of their artwork and an award medal.
Congratulations to our overall winner, Triestan Valdez. Triestan is the 11 year old son of Daniel and Jhuls Evans of Mt. Olive. He attends 5th grade at Mt. Olive Elementary School and enjoys reading, sketching and playing video games in his free time.

Triestan received a $100 savings account and his drawing will be featured on the cover of Peoples Bank’s annual Christmas Greeting Card.

Overall Winners
1st Place: (cover):     Triestan Valdez     Mt.Olive, 11
2nd Place:     Jack Ashmore     Simpson Central, 7
3rd Place:     McKenzie Butler     Mize, 11     
Honorable Mention:     Anacan Clark     Collins, 8
Honorable Mention:     Kaleigh Ghassemi     Simpson Central, 11

Age Group Winners
11-12 Year Old
1st Place:     Seth Troney- Mize, 12
2nd Place:     Ryan Craven- Collins, 11
3rd Place:      Morgan Pearce- Mt.Olive, 12
Honorable Mention:     Kara Barfoot- Puckett, 12
Honorable Mention:     Emily Grace Hoffman- Florence Middle, 12
9-10 Year Old
1st Place:     Molly M. Craft- Mize, 10
2nd Place:     Jake Butler- Mize, 9
3rd Place:     Anna Kate Adams- Seminary, 9
Honorable Mention:     Caitlin McCollum- Simpson Central, 10
Honorable Mention:     Adison Brooke King- Mize, 9

7-8 Year Old
1st Place:     Alex Kemp- Simpson Central, 7
2nd Place:     Kyra Moffett- Simpson Central, 7
3rd Place:     Kirkleigh Woolwine- Seminary, 8
Honorable Mention:     Tyler McGee- Florence Elementary, 8
Honorable Mention:     Abby Howard- Seminary, 7

5-6 Year Old
1st Place:     Hixson Hittle- Seminary, 6
2nd Place:     Elle McNulty- SCA, 5
3rd Place:     Logan Blackwell- Mize, 5
Honorable Mention:     Ayden Eisworth- Seminary, 6
Honorable Mention:     Jaylynn Glenn- Mize, 6

4 and Under Winners
1st Place:     Audrey Kemp- ABC, 3
2nd Place:     Kassidy Amason, FBC Taylorsville, 4
3rd Place:     Catherine Ann Hubbard- SCA, 4
Honorable Mention:     Ava Catherine Patterson- SCA, 4
Honorable Mention:     McKinley Barnard- SCA, 4

Peoples Bank donates $250 to Mt. Olive Elementary in honor of Triestan Valdez, Bank Christmas Card Contest Winner
Pictured are: Mt. Olive Elementary Principal, Rena Hilton; Christmas Card Contest Winner, Triestan Valdez; Peoples Bank AVP-Marketing, Ashley Jones

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Peoples Bank recognized as Top SBA Lender for Small Business Association loan activity in Mississippi

Peoples Bank partnered with SBA in 1989 to help Mississippian’s start, build and grow businesses.  Twenty-seven years later, 642 small businesses have been able to grow and develop because of this partnership.  Peoples Bank continues to receive outstanding awards for their commitment and dedication to helping grow local small businesses. SBA executives presented the award recently at the Mississippi event held in Jackson.
Janita Stewart, SBA District Director, commented, “Congratulations again…Peoples Bank really makes a difference in entrepreneurial development and contributes to the growth of small businesses in our state.”
Pictured are (L-R): Janita Stewart, SBA District Director; Linda Lowe, Peoples Bank SBA Lending Assistant; Kim Welch, Peoples Bank Poultry Loan Assistant; Jason Smith, Peoples Bank Poultry Lending Officer; Gary Reed, SBA Deputy Director. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Platinum Club visits Columbus, MS

Spring had made its appearance on March 23 when 30 Simpson County travelers arrived in Columbus for a day in the historic east Mississippi city.  The trip was sponsored by Peoples Bank Platinum Club.
The first stop was the Tennessee Williams Welcome Center for the City of Columbus.  This restored Victorian residence was the first home of the Pulitzer-winning playwright who wrote Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and a number of other dramas that reflect his southern heritage.
After orientation to the city’s history and attractions, a tour of two of the city’s many antebellum homes followed.
Columbus is unique in that most of its 650 historic homes are occupied by their owners, rather than being museum homes used only for public tours and events.  The owners of both the stately Whitehall, a Greek Revival townhouse, and Rosedale, spoke to the group about living in the historic mansions.
Rosedale’s owner personally escorted the tour group through that Italianate mansion, built c. 1856.  It contains what is considered some of the finest examples of period antiques in the country.  Though the home’s private spaces have been adapted for modern living, its public spaces have been restored as nearly as possible to their pre-Civil War appearance.
Lunch at Harvey’s Restaurant gave the Simpson County group time to visit with the step-on guide for the day, a Columbus native who is an expert on the history of this city whose site on the Tombigbee River was first mentioned in the writings of Hernando de Soto in 1540.
The group learned that during the Civil War, Columbus maintained an arsenal that made gunpowder and weapons and was known as a hospital city for wounded troops.  For those reasons, it was strongly defended by General Nathan Bedford Forrest.  As a result, most of the city’s antebellum  homes were spared, and Columbus boasts a collection of homes second only to Natchez in size.
Rounding out the day, the group made a driving tour of well-known city sites such as Friendship Cemetery, where Memorial Day began; MUW, the first public college for women in America; and Historic Downtown Columbus, a premier example of the Main Street Mississippi program.
Peoples Bank Platinum club’s next trip is a seven-day motorcoach adventure to Washington, D. C., and Williamsburg, Va., departing from Magee on May 10 and returning May 16.  For information on the trip, Platinum Club membership or activities, contact Oliver McLean, Platinum Club director, at 601-832-1732 or Abbie Patrick at Peoples Bank, 601-849-2210.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Blanton Joins Peoples Bank as V.P. in Richland

    MAGEE – Dennis Ammann, President and Chief Executive Officer at Peoples Bank, today announced that John Blanton has accepted an offer to join the bank in its Richland Office, where he will serve as Vice President and Lending Officer.
    Blanton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Alabama in 1997, where he was distinguished as both a Dean’s List and Presidental Scholar recipient. In 1998, he received a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University, also earning Business Honorary status.
    He began his banking career in 1998 with AmSouth Bank in Jackson. In 2001 he joined First Commercial Bank in Jackson, where he served as a Credit Analyst. Most recently, he has served as Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer for First Commercial Bank.
    The Florence resident has been active in the community, serving as a coach and past Board President of Florence Youth Baseball, and as past President of the Mid-Mississippi Risk Management Association.
    Blanton and his wife, Alison, have two children, Zach and Avery. They are members of First Baptist Church in Florence.
    “John brings to Peoples Bank an impressive history of achievement in the banking industry” said Ammann. “We are pleased that he has joined our bank and I know that both commercial and individual customers who utilize our Richland Office will benefit from his knowledge and his commitment to improving Rankin County.

Dunn Named Senior V.P. At Peoples Bank

Dennis Ammann, President and Chief Executive Officer at Peoples Bank, today announced that Christopher Dunn has been promoted to Senior Vice President. In his new role, Dunn will assume positions on both the Loan and Management Committees.
Dunn attended Co-Lin Community College where he earned an Associates of Arts degree in Business Administration and then attended the University of Southern Mississippi to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics. He is a 2005 graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking, conducted at the University of Mississippi. In 2012, Dunn earned a Master of Business Administration degree from William Carey University. He also completed studies at the Southeastern School of Commercial Lending, held at Vanderbilt University; and the Graduate School of Banking, conducted at Louisiana State University. In 2013, he completed the National Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University.
In 2009, Dunn was named to the Top 40 Under 40 by the Mississippi Business Journal and in 2012 was an inductee to the Co-Lin Sports Hall of Fame.  He has also been active as a member of the Magee Chamber of Commerce, as Co-Chairman of the Future Leaders of Simpson County, the Co-Lin Board of Trustees and as President of the Simpson County Academy School Board.
Chris and his wife, Morgan, reside in Magee with their three children; Sawyer, Ava and Wyn.
“Chris goes to great lengths to help his customers and co-workers,” Ammann said. “His experience building relationships and helping customers grow their businesses join Peoples Bank’s goal of becoming the most impactful community bank in our area."

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Employees' Kids 2015 Christmas Coloring Contest Winners

Peoples Bank employees’ children participated in their very own Christmas Coloring Contest designed just for them.  A reception was held Wednesday, December 2nd, at the Magee branch to honor each winner.

This overall winner and recipient of a $100 Savings Account is Gabrielle Magee. Gabrielle is the 11 year old daughter of Ronney and Genise Magee. She attends 5th grade at Mendenhall Junior High. Congratulations to Gabrielle and all the winners.

2015 PB Kids Coloring Contest Winners
  1. Gabrielle Magee        11
  2. Jamie Lee            8
  3. Reagane Magee            8

11-12 Year Olds
  1. Sawyer Dunn            11

8-10 Year Olds
  1. Will Smith            9
  2. Elliot Rankin            10
  3. Weston Frye            10

5-7 Year Olds
  1. Jaylee Evans            6
  2. Thomas Jones            6
  3. Murray Rankin            7

4 and Under
  1. Bella Russell             4   
  2. Sam Wallace            4
  3. Will Rankin            4

Category Winners:

Best Use of Color                 Colton Wester            4
Best Christmas Spirit           Emma Grace Wallace        8
Best Choice of Subject        Ethan Durr            7
Best Design                         Wynn Dunn            5
Best Rising Artist                Damien Harvey        3
Most Artistic                        Ava Dunn            9
Most Unique                        Carter Russell            8
Most Expressive                  Kasey Lee            5

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