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Entegra Financial Corp. has announced that its banking subsidiary, Macon Bank (the “Bank”), plans to rebrand itself as Entegra Bank. The rebranding is expected to occur on or about Sept. 30, 2015, at which time all locations will begin to operate using the Entegra Bank name.

Roger D. Plemens, president and CEO, commented on the rebranding.

“We are pleased to announce the rebranding of Macon Bank to the new Entegra Bank name. The Bank’s roots date back almost a century to 1922 when it began as one location serving customers in Macon County, North Carolina. Today, we operate 11 branches and a loan production office across seven North and South Carolina counties. We concluded that, as we continue to grow, the Entegra Bank name would best allow us to serve new markets, in addition to promoting the values of integrity and trust that the Bank was built upon. The Entegra Bank name will also better align the Bank with our holding company name of Entegra Financial Corp,” said Plemens.


Great coaches take into consideration an athlete’s talent and heart when they’re building a team, but they consider group dynamics, too, says entrepreneur J. Allan McCarthy.

“It’s not just a matter of getting the fastest, strongest and smartest players on your side,” says McCarthy, an international scaling expert and author of “Beyond Genius, Innovation & Luck: The ‘Rocket Science’ of Building High- Performance Corporations” (www.mccarthyandaffiliates.com).

“If you’re building a championship team, you’re gauging how the individual athletes fit together; how their personalities, talents, drive and abilities will mesh to meet the team’s goals. It’s exactly what you need to do to build a winning corporate team. As Michael Jordan, put it, ‘Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.’ ”


A ribbon cutting ceremony was recently held to celebrate the opening of Personal Lab Services in Franklin. Personal Lab Services was developed in Clayton, Ga., and recently expanded by opening a second office location in Franklin, at 555 Depot Street, next to Mulligans Bar & Grill.

Personal Lab Services is a committed lab team that provides many quality lab services at affordable costs. PLS can provide the doctor’s order or we can accommodate other doctor’s orders. The staff physician is licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.


Southwestern Community College is holding its 21st annual Job Fair on the Jackson campus Thursday, March 26 for students, alumni and members of the community to connect with employers in the area.

“Our Job Fair is well-organized and it attracts many employers and job seekers,” said Patty Kirkley, Career Planning and Placement Counselor at Southwestern Community College.

This recruiting event is designed to provide employers with an opportunity to inform job fair participants about their organizations, personnel needs and career paths. Southwestern invites all students, alumni and community members interested in internships, co-ops, part-time and full-time positions to attend.


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