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Archive for March, 2012

Laura Steen Named Chief Administrative Officer


The Bank of Zachary has promoted Laura Steen to Chief Administrative Officer, President and CEO Preston L. Kennedy announced today. Mrs. Steen will have primary responsibility over Human Resources, Facilities Management and Security at all bank locations.

“While these responsibilities are almost always ‘behind the scenes’, they are of the utmost importance to the efficient operation of our bank,” Kennedy said. “This designation as Chief Administrative Officer is a reflection of the valuable service Laura renders to the Bank of Zachary.”

Mrs. Steen has been with Bank of Zachary since 1979. A native of McComb, Mississippi, she spent her formative years in New Orleans. Laura and her husband Will have been residents of Zachary for 36 years. They have a daughter, Rachel, and 3 granddaughters.

Mrs. Steen is a past President of the Zachary Chamber of Commerce, and she was inducted into the Chamber’s Hall of Distinction in 2009. She has volunteered for numerous community projects, and is a founding member of FAZE Foundation Assisting Zachary Education.

Minding Your Own Business: Banking Tips for Small Companies


The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), in addition to insuring bank deposits, is the primary federal regulator for state-chartered banks like the Bank of Zachary. The FDIC compiles and publishes a wealth of statistics on the banking industry, and other periodic information as well.

One of these publications is a quarterly newsletter called “FDIC Consumer News”. The winter edition for 2011/2012, “Minding Your Own Business: Banking Tips for Small Companies” is loaded with helpful items for any business owner. It can be accessed online by clicking here.

Articles include:
• “Loans to Start and Grow a Small Business: Finding What’s Right for You”
• “Paying for Everyday Expenses: Understand the Rules”
• “The Basics of Accepting Money from the Public”
• “Frauds Target Small Businesses: Don’t Be a Victim”
• “Your Deposits: Options for Small Businesses”
• “Common Questions to the FDIC from Small Businesses”

According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), small firms accounted for 65% of the 15 million net new jobs created between 1993 and 2009. At the Bank of Zachary, we understand the needs of small business – we are, in fact, a small business ourselves. If you have questions about your business, call Kathy Parker or Mark Marionneaux at (225) 654-2701. We are hometown lenders and we believe in our community.