Help us, Help you!
Visit the app store on your mobile device and download the app: Card Valet
This app will allow you to monitor your debit card activity more efficiently by allowing you to receive notifications every time your card is used, turn on/off your debit card with the click of a button, allow the card to only be used within a certain radius of your phone, and many more unique functions!
Please download Card Valet today!
The winds of change have blown fast and furious at Lamar National Bank in 2016. In the wake of all that change, I pause to reflect on a year that will serve as a milestone for the bank in so many ways. We mourned the passing of JB Bankhead, our fearless leader for so many years. His philosophies of life and banking will forever shape the future of our bank.
It was also a year of goodbyes where we bid farewell to Michael “Sparky” Rhodes, Dick Severson, Lin Reid and Linda Belcher. These teammates worked together in some cases going back some 30 plus years.
It was a year of new beginnings, establishing a loan production office in Celina, a commercial lending presence in Sulphur Springs, and robust new online and mobile banking products. It also was a year of accomplishments that reflect the hard work, dedication and shared vision of the entire staff of Lamar National Bank as we surpassed $90 million in loans and were named in the top 50 healthiest banks in the United States of America.
Our employees came together to support the United Way, donating over $11,000 out of their own pay checks. They volunteered for countless events such as the Tour de Paris and Movies in the Park; and our very own mortgage loan officer Casi Burchinal was named Ambassador of the Year by the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce.
The banking environment has made small community banking incredibly challenging because of the high cost of regulatory compliance and the continuing compression of margins. The goals set forth by our past Chairman Bankhead are: to remain profitable and remain independent. Each and every employee is dedicated to achieving that goal by providing the best customer experience in our market and by making Lamar National the best place to work. In a nutshell, it is staying true to our motto: “Relationship Banking at its Best.”
I am honored and humbled to serve as your President and Chief Executive Officer, a role previously held by incredible community and banking leaders that inspire me daily to make this the best bank in our market, period.
Click on any of the videos below to learn about all the great and cutting edge features that banking here at Lamar National Bank offers you.
Instant Balance is now available for your mobile smartphone. Get your balance instantly without having to login to mobile banking.
Click here to learn how to set up your phone for instant balance. Another great feature from Lamar National Bank!
Following the success and support from the community of “Adopt a Cop” to help “Back the Blue”, Lamar National Bank has added two new debit card images to our newly released My Card Creation design gallery. Lamar National Bank began offering this new service in June and the “Back the Blue” designs are just the latest option. Go to our website www.lamarnational.com, click on My Card Creation, and choose one of the two “Back the Blue” cards in the design gallery today! A portion of your new card fee will go toward the “Adopt a Cop” fundraiser.
If you aren’t a current Lamar National Bank customer, you can open an account online at www.lamarnational.com or at either of our locations in Paris or Reno.
Lamar National Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Eddie Clement to its Board of Directors. Clement grew up in Duncanville and attended University of Texas at Arlington where he graduated with BBA in Management. He married married Monica Homer in 1994 and entered into family Sonic business in 1998 where he currently is the Director of Operations.
Clement is very active in the community being involved in many local activities and boards including Paris Golf & Country Club, Crime Stoppers, Denver Pyle Charities, Red Cross, Paris Wildcat Booster Club,Tour De Paris (cook), Dance Follies, Coached multiple sports for youth, Substitute on the PHS chain gang, Tailgate Party Committee, Knights of Columbus, Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students), Mens Golf Assoc., and recently appointed to the Visitors and Convention Council of Lamar County.
Eddie and Monica have 3 children, Avery a Sophomore at Texas Tech, Mollie a Senior at PHS, and Adam 7th grader at PJH. They attend Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church.
Most recently Clement earned a place on the Wall of Honor Boys and Girls Club of Red River County.
“The addition of Eddie to our board is exciting for Lamar National Bank,” said Mike Rhodes, Chairman of the Board. “He is an excellent representative of our bank and we are proud to be associated with him.”
Greg Wilson, President and CEO added, “We are a community bank. Eddie embodies community in every aspect of his life. He is a friend that I admire greatly and am thrilled he is joining our bank family.”
The City of Paris has announced another great new partnership with four local financial institutions to make low interest loans available to the owners of deteriorated downtown buildings. “Our downtown is a treasure with endless potential, but it needs help in some places,” said City Manager John Godwin. There are lots of pieces to the puzzle, he went on, “and now, thanks to some of our local banking partners, we have a new tool to help infuse some money into the old structures.”
The city has already been working in partnership with Lamar National, Liberty National, First Federal Community Bank, and Guaranty Bond for over two years to help provide low interest loans for property owners with deteriorating homes, and the council recently re-affirmed its desire to continue the program for another year. That program has seen 19 loans of up to $5,000 each. A number of homes have been successfully improved; no loans have defaulted.
The new program will work much like the first one, except that it will be for loans of up to $15,000, and will address deteriorated commercial and office buildings in the downtown historic district. Loans will emphasize roof repairs, enclosing holes in exterior walls, repairing and replacing windows, electrical and gas repairs and upgrades, fire sprinklering systems, and asbestos abatement/remediation.
Eligible projects must be: a primary structure, compliant with current zoning, within the city’s Historic District #1, and a deteriorated yet salvageable structure. The client must be the owner of the structure, be current on his/her taxes, and have no code liens on the property. To apply for participation, a building owner should contact Paris Code Enforcement, who will screen and process all applicants. The owner then brings the guarantee to the bank. For additional information, please contact Greg Wilson at Wilson@lamarnational.com or 903-785-0701
My Card Creation is here!
Visit the My Card Creation page to create your very own personalized debit card. You can either select from the gallery of premade images, or you can upload your own image to display on your new debit card.
If you upload your own image it must meet the specifications listed below, and after submission the image will be reviewed before the order is placed.
The price to create a card using this service is $10.99.
The image must meet the following specifications:
Image Layout: Image Size = 3 3/8 x 2 1/8, 2025 pixels x 1275 pixels, text and logos should fall no closer than 1/16 from the edge of the card.
Image Format: Resolution = 600 pixels/inch, RGB Colors, 8 bits/channel