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Archive for February, 2011

Welcome Mark Marionneaux!


The Bank of Zachary is happy to welcome Mark Marionneaux to our staff!

Mark is a nine-year veteran of the banking industry, the last four-plus years as a community bank lender with Landmark Bank.

He is a graduate of University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2001, majoring in Agricultural Business.  He earned a degree from the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking in the summer of 2010.

Mark and his wife Alicia, a pharmacist at Medical Pharmacy, have resided in Zachary since 2004.  They have three children.

Long term mortgage rates rising


Could the era of very low mortgage rates be coming to an end? Last week, mortgage rates climbed to over 5% for the first time in nearly a year, this at a time when the Federal Reserve is attempting to keep rates low. 

You can monitor rates currently being offered at our Bank of Zachary Mortgage Center.  In addition to real time quotes on loans, there are helpful calculators and other mortgage information.  You can even apply online.

Your best option for mortgage financing could be right here at home.  Please contact one of our knowledgeable mortgage professionals today. 

Zachary Elementary School Second Graders Visit Bank of Zachary


This week we have had the pleasure of hosting second graders from Zachary Elementary School.  The children received a tour of our Bank, and learned about how a bank operates.  Bank of Zachary staff members Fonda Funderburk, Laura Metcalfe and Ruth Ann Kuhns served as escorts for visits.

The Bank of Zachary is a proud partner with the Zachary Community School System.  We were an early supporter of the independence movement, committing resources to the fledgling system during its formative stages.  

ZES second graders on field trip to Bank of Zachary Laura Metcalfe ZES second grade class

Laura Metclafe and Beverly Humble with ZES second graders Fonda Funderburk with ZES second graders

Happy ZES second graders visit Bank of Zachary 



 From now through early May, the Bank of Zachary will be collecting gently used books.  The Zachary Area Reading Council (ZARC), comprised of teachers in Zachary schools working to promote literacy in our community, will sell these books on May 14 at a Used Book Bazaar. 

Drop off bins are located inside the Main Branch!

“Great to be able to deal with my ‘hometown’ bank.”


This is from an actual e-mail received by one of our loan officers this week.  It is a remarkable compliment, and yet at the same time almost commonplace.  Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear some refrain on the same theme. 

We never get tired of being the “hometown” bank for our customers.  We strive to earn this distinction.  It is our mission, and our reason for being.

Surveys consistently show that Americans prefer to obtain their financial services from a community bank.  Customers prefer the service and hospitality extended by people they know and trust – people with a vested interest in the future and well-being of the community.

Wall Street mega-banks try to co-opt the hard-earned status of community bank.  They cynically attempt to manufacture “hometown” ambience throughout their corporate empires with high-dollar advertising campaigns and flimsy gimmicks.  Our customers know better. 

Bank of Zachary customers don’t get to know us through our television ads, but through our actions in our communities.  We conduct our “focus groups” at little league games, PTA meetings, church socials, and charity fundraisers.    

We are proud to be a locally owned and managed independent hometown community bank, and we invite you to get to know us better.