• Banking & Financial Solutions Published: 09/30/2014

    Because That's Where the Money Is

    by Nathan L. Ottinger, Senior Vice President, Payments Industry Banking September 30, 2014 When the notorious 1920s era bank robber Willie Sutton was asked by a newspaper reporter why he robbed banks, he responded, “Because that’s where t...

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  • Banking & Financial Solutions Published: 09/16/2014

    Tips for Loan Candidates

    by Larry Neal, Assistant Vice President, Risk Management September 16, 2014 After three years in business, you've made it! The phone is ringing off the hook. Orders are rolling in, and you are having trouble keeping up with demand. It's a great feeli...

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  • Economic Commentary Published: 09/16/2014

    Monetary Policy and Economic Vitality

    by Douglas L. Williams, President & CEO September 16, 2014 In responding to the global financial crisis in 2008, the severe recession which followed, and the still tepid recovery, the Federal Reserve has pursued an accommodative monetary policy c...

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  • Banking & Financial Solutions Published: 03/12/2014

    Dreaming of an IPO? Read this first.

    March 12, 2014 These days, many entrepreneurs dream of taking their company public. It is splashy, exciting, and a way for founders to raise growth capital and take chips off the table. Notable past IPOs include Facebook in 2012 and Twitter in 2013. ...

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  • Insight & Local Issues Published: 03/06/2014

    Georgia Economic Update from Chris Carr, Commissioner

    March 6, 2014 If you’ve seen any of the Hunger Games movies, X-Men: First Class, or What to Expect When you’re Expecting, you’ve seen the state of Georgia on the silver screen. Georgia’s film industry has been booming in recen...

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  • Economic Commentary Published: 02/26/2014

    Politicians Punt - What Now?

    by Douglas L. Williams, President & CEO January 4, 2013 Action by the US Congress on New Year’s Day to avert substantial tax increases is welcome news; however, it does little to improve the nation’s fiscal condition or economic prosp...

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  • Economic Commentary Published: 12/18/2013

    Year-End Recap of 2013

    by Rogier Kamerling, Treasurer December 18, 2013 2013 has proven to be a quite eventful year. Amidst current events like the Edward Snowden scandal and arms negotiations with Iran, businesses and investors had to navigate around a fiscal cliff, taper...

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  • Economic Commentary Published: 11/21/2013

    The Fed, Quantitative Easing And Its Effects On The Economy

    by Rogier Kamerling, Treasurer November 21, 2013 Since September 2012, the Federal Reserve has been purchasing $85 Billion of fixed income securities per month. The aim has been to support the economic recovery by placing downward pressure on inter...

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  • Insight & Local Issues Published: 09/04/2013

    ACB Around Town: Kurt Shreiner And FBI Agent Talk To Netherlands American Chamber About Financial Fraud

    Pictured: Kurt Shreiner, Executive Vice President, Corporate Financial Services September 4, 2013 What do an FBI agent and an Atlantic Capital banker have in common? A lot, it turns out, including a closet full of dark suits and a common concern abou...

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  • Insight & Local Issues Published: 03/22/2013

    Equity Markets Hit New Highs; Will the Economy Follow?

    by Douglas L. Williams, President & CEO March 22, 2013 US equity markets are robust with the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting new highs and other major market indices surging near historic peaks; however, economic data remain mixed and most ...

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