End Of Microsoft Support For Windows XP Operating System

Microsoft will discontinue extended support for XP effective April 8, 2014.  After this date, Microsoft will no longer provide regular security patches, technical assistance, or support for XP.

Potential problems include degradation in the delivery of various products and services, application incompatibilities, and increased potential for data theft and unauthorized additions, deletions, and changes of data.

If you are currently using the Windows XP operating system, Premier recommends that you upgrade to Windows 7 prior to April 8, 2014.

March 2014 LunchU

Make Reservations Today!

Our next LunchU is Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm.  Join us at the Greensboro Regional Realtors Association to discuss Protect Your Company From Scams and Fraud, presented by Carolina Farmer, NC Department of Justice.  Click Here for more information and Register Online.

Premier Sponsors 5th Annual Fashion Show & Auction for Restoration Place Counseling

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This year’s Broadway style runway show, called Restoration Runway, will take place on Thursday, March 27 from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Greensboro Country Club. Once again, the show will feature the true beauty of everyday women modeling the latest fashion and accessories from local retail partners. Proceeds from the event will go directly to RPC to enable them to continue providing counseling services to girls and women in the Triad. Purchase tickets online at https://cloud.bidpal.net/Portal10/bpe52696/tickets/preview.html

MALWARE ATTACK – PLEASE READ

Premier Commercial Bank has been notified of a current malware attack that is being carried out through the delivery of an email.  The subject displays as [WARNING: MESSAGE ENCRYPTED] Fiserv Secure Email Notification – Random Alphanumeric Characters.

There is an attachment included with the email and is identified as, SecureMessage RANDOM ALPHANUMERIC CHARACTERS.zip(101KB).  If you recieve this email, do not attempt to download nor open the attachment and do not reply to it.  Delete it from all of your devices.

The email falsely represents itself as coming from Fiserv, but it is not associated with Fiserv or Premier Commercial Bank, in any way.  Our systems were not utilized to conduct this fraudulent email scheme and our systems remain secure.  Clicking on the attachment could disrupt or damage systems.

For additional information on malware attacks, you many want to visit:

1.) Internet Crime Complaint Center (http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx), a partnership of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National White Collar Crime Center.

2.) Anti-Phishing Working Group (http://www.antiphishing.org/), a coalition of industry, law enforcement and government entities focused on unifying the response to cybercrime.

If you have any questions related to this message, please call us at 336-398-2321.

 

Premier Donates To A Local Charity In Your Honor…Find Out How

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Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club
The Salvation Army of Greensboro administers many programs and services designed to restore broken lives, build healthy relationships, and develop and encourage people of all ages. Since 1938, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro has been one of the leading youth development organizations in our community.

Out of the Garden Project
Out of the Garden Project is a food assistance program based in Guilford County. The Project partners with parents, teachers and friends to provide two meals for families of four at over 50 schools in Guilford and Forsyth Counties, reaching over 900 families every week.

Restoration Place Ministries
Restoration Place, an affordable, professional counseling center, was founded with a vision to restore dignity, virtue, and honor to girls and women (ages 12 and up) and to empower each to embrace her God-given identity.  Every year, Restoration Place serves approximately 450 women suffering from mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, the effects of past trauma, and eating disorders.

Jewish Federation
The Greensboro Jewish Federation builds community among the Jewish people of Greensboro, assuring continuity from generation to generation. Recognizing that each Jew is responsible, one for another, the Federation promotes the welfare of the Jewish people in our community, in Israel and worldwide.

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity believes everyone deserves a home and brings volunteers together to build houses, communities, and hope. Formed in 1987, Habitat Greensboro builds, renovates and repairs 30-35 homes each year around the Triad and around the world.

A Successful Fourth Quarter LunchU

Premier Commercial Bank’s LunchU seminar was a huge success once again!  The speakers: Dr. G Donald Jud, Robin Rhyne and Frank Gavigan shared their perspectives on what to anticipate for the Triad Economy in 2014 and how it will affect the small and mid-size businesses that are the backbone of our economy.

Premier’s LunchU made it to the front page of The News and Record, posted by Richard M. Barron.  Click HERE to read what what the speakers had to say!

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judDr. G. Donald Jud is Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Business and Economics Research in the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNCG. He has taught courses in finance, real estate and economics. Dr. Jud received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He is author of over 80 academic articles and three books, including Inflation and the Use of Indexing and the Desktop Encyclopedia of Banking. Dr. Jud compiles a monthly newsletter that focuses on economic trends in the Greensboro/Winston-Salem entitled the Dixon Hughes Goodman Triad Business Index. He has served as a director of the Greensboro Rotary Club and the Greensboro Regional Realtors® Association. He is a past President of the Central North Carolina chapter of Junior Achievement

rhyneRobin Rhyne is Vice President of Existing Industry Services of the Greensboro Economic Development Alliance/Greensboro Partnership, an organization that facilitates the creation of high quality jobs, attracts new capital investment, and works to retain as well as expand existing businesses in Greensboro and Guilford County, NC. Existing Industry Services include activities such as the operation of industry councils, serving as a liaison for industry and local government or institutions, and travel to trade specific events. Robin has worked in economic development for 8 years. Previously she lived in Los Angeles where she was involved in international sales, distribution, and post production services for independent films.

gaviganFrank Gavigan is founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Premier Bank which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. Prior to founding Premier, Frank served for 15 years as the Senior Credit Officer for 1st State Bank in Burlington, where he managed the bank’s loan portfolio. From 1984 to 1990, he worked for First Union National Bank in High Point, serving as a Commercial Lending Officer and then as the office’s Commercial Banking Manager. Frank graduated in 1980 with honors and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Virginia. He also earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business in 1984. He has served on the board of the North Carolina Bankers Association’s Community Investment Corporation of the Carolinas, as well as numerous community non-profits and service organizations.

Jay Harris talked about our  LunchU seminar on WFMY News 2.
Click HERE to watch the video.

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign

Premier Commercial Bank is a proud volunteer of the 2013 Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.   Members from our Premier team will be ringing the bell on December 4th at Belk on Friendly from 10am to 8pm.

Come join us in ringing the bell this Holiday season as we raise funds to help meet the needs of our neighbors here in the community!

Premier Sponsors 4th Annual Run 4 the Greenway

September 17, 2013

Premier Commercial Bank was a title sponsor for the 4th annual Run 4 the Greenway event.  The event is to raise awareness about the Downtown Greenway, a fundraiser for The Greenway Maintenance Endowment Fund.  Premier Commercial Bank received great exposure in a very positive, fun way.

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Premier’s End of Summer Celebration

N.C. Bank Gets Customers’ Attention with Cold Drinks, Hot Topics

by Paul Davis
American Banker’s Association
August 29, 2013

Premier Commercial Bank in Greensboro, N.C., knows how to stand out – throw a party.

The $159 million asset bank hosted an end-of-summer gathering at its corporate office Wednesday August 28, 2013. More than 80 guests showed up, says Trang Trinh, as assistant branch manager.

“This was the first time we really opened up the office to all of our clients,” Trinh says. “We had a beach theme, a mini fajita bar and a band playing beach music.”

Premier also served beer, wine and margaritas. “We found that the benefits of new business and referrals outweighed the cost of hosting the event,” says Trinh, who did not disclose the costs of the party.

The bank has been promoting a number of events to distinguish itself from other financial institutions. Premier also hosts LunchU, a monthly series where professionals come in to discuss relevant business topics with bank clients, including the Affordable Care Act.

The summer party posted a bigger challenge for Premier: getting people to leave the two-hour event.

“A lot of people want us to make it an annual event,” Trinh says.

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