eNewsletter • September 2021
Blue Ridge Bank
Evergreen Bank Group
Featured Focus
Your Happy Place
Kim Roam sitting on a beachAs you loyal readers know, I grew up in a small town located in the Ozark Hills, where my family owned and operated a small hardware store. The people of our community worked hard year-round just to make ends meet and rarely could afford to take time off from work. Sole proprietors never closed, except for funerals, and the very few businesses that employed those other than family seldom provided any paid time-off. In fact, my family’s only real experience with the term “vacation” was our regular attendance at “Vacation Bible School” offered by the First Baptist Church during the summer, where the oasis highlight of the morning was home-made cookies and red Kool-Aid served in a barrel glass.
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Evergreen Bank Group
News & Events
Congratulations to Jolene Howell on her New Position as Call Center Manager!
Jolene Howell Jolene Howell recently accepted the position of call center manager. She started her career nearly 15 years ago as branch manager at the Lees’ Summit 291 branch and has served as a branch manager at several locations. Most recently, Jolene was the branch manager at the Bank’s corporate headquarters on Little Blue Parkway.

In her new position, Jolene will oversee the day to day operations of the call center and will train and coach the staff, as well as answer incoming calls. The call center staff answers hundreds of calls daily assisting customers with a variety of questions and needs. Jolene’s experience will be a great asset to the group.
 
Introducing Sheri Ring
Branch Manager of the Little Blue Parkway branch

Blue Ridge Bank and Trust is pleased to introduce Sheri Ring as assistant vice president and branch manager of the Little Blue Parkway location.

Sheri joins Blue Ridge Bank with over 20 years of banking experience, the last eight in branch management. She will be overseeing the branch operations, opening new accounts and assisting customers with their financial needs. Sheri is looking forward to being active in the Independence community.

Please join us in welcoming Sheri to the Blue Ridge Bank family!

 
Evergreen Bank Group
Planning Ahead
Do You Need Disability Insurance?
Why opting for disability insurance could be a lifesaver
Is disability insurance a crucial coverage for you, or is it an unnecessary precaution that will end up costing you more than it could ever deliver?
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Evergreen Bank Group
Did you know?
Protecting Yourself From Ransomware
Don’t be a victim of this dangerous malware
With scammers and hackers diligently working to corrupt files and make a quick buck, maintaining your computer’s security is vital in today’s world. One way your information could be at risk is through ransomware.
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Evergreen Bank Group
Business Brief
Is Free Shipping for Your Business?
Weighing the pros and cons of free shipping
While many prominent online retailers provide free shipping, you might wonder if it’s financially feasible to offer this benefit as a part of your company’s online storefront.
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Evergreen Bank Group
Lifestyle
4 Handy Apps to Help You Plan Your Next Road Trip
Take the stress out of your vacation
There are many ways to travel in the United States, but the classic road trip has them all beat. When you’re getting ready to hit the road, consider downloading these apps.
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