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.