Oakworth Accounces Two New Promotions

March 26, 2014, by John Norris

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Oakworth Capital Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Adam W. Kirklin to Associate Managing Director –Wealth Management, and Jennifer C. Wilson to Associate Managing Director – Private Banking. Adam focuses on developing and managing wealth management relationships for high net worth individuals and families. His duties also include helping to formulate investment strategies, and developing services to help clients better manage their unique financial situation. Jennifer has over 15 years...

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Some Common Cents for March 7th 2014

March 10, 2014, by John Norris

This week, I have found the turmoil in the Ukraine and Crimea to be incredibly fascinating, probably more so than most people. After all, I have read a number of books about Russian history, specifically the later half of the 19th century up through the end of the Russian Civil War. A lot of it is brutal stuff, but there is one thread that seems to have permeated Russian history for, well, seemingly forever: miscalculations...

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Oakworth introduces its inaugural Birmingham Advisory Board

March 3, 2014, by John Norris

Oakworth Capital Bank  introduces its newly selected Birmingham Advisory Board. The Oakworth Birmingham Advisory Board is comprised of successful leaders of the Birmingham community that share Oakworth's Core Purpose of “Helping People Succeed" while demonstrating leadership through shared Core Values (Golden Rule; Character; Professional: Innovative/Creative & Work Ethic). The inaugural seven Advisory Board members are: Jay B. Brandrup, Principal, Kinetic Communications Jeffrey A. Brewer, Executive VP, Goodwyn Mills & Cawood Rebekah Elgin-Council, VP Marketing, Blue Cross Blue...

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Some Common Cents for February 28th 2014

March 3, 2014, by John Norris

People have asked my opinion about a lot of different things this week, and with so much going on in the world around us, I have had a hard time focusing on one issue. There are simply so many. So, I have decided to do something a little different this week, and throw a bunch of darts against the wall to see if any stick. Here goes nothing:  More...   The opinions expressed within this...

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Some Common Cents for February 21st 2014

February 21, 2014, by John Norris

The debate over increasing the minimum wage is gaining some momentum. At this point, I think some form of comeuppance, if you will, is certainly in the offing. The only question remaining is: to what? Will Washington raise it to the Administration’s preferred $10.10/hour, or will it be something less? If I were putting money down on the issue, I would take the under on this bet. The Republicans will cave on the larger issue,...

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February 11, 2014, by John Norris

This past Sunday was Groundhog Day. That night, I watched the remaining 30 minutes of the movie with the same name. If you have seen Groundhog Day,” you know it is a story about a lout who lives the same day, February 2nd, over and over until he gets “it right.” It is a pretty popular flick, which has entered the American English vernacular or slang. As Wikipedia aptly puts it: “The phrase "Groundhog Day"...

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Some Common Cents for January 31st 2014

February 5, 2014, by John Norris

I have told the folks I have met with 2014 is going to be a tough one. Based on what we know now, by the time we are blowing horns and drinking champagne on New Year’s Eve, the US stock markets should be slightly positive for the year. Obviously, a lot can change over the next 12 months, but there aren’t any tea leaves suggesting an imminent economic collapse or sharp drop in corporate earnings,...

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Some Common Cents for January 24th 2014

January 27, 2014, by John Norris

Back in the day, back before I was born, the Kingston Trio had a song called “The Merry Minuet.” As my father liked the Kingston Trio, and I mean a lot, I grew up listening to the group’s music, and I particularly enjoyed this song. In fact, the year after I graduated from college, I even sang it on stage  in front of about 100 people in what would have been called a hootenanny in...

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OCB Receives highest national rankings…again…

January 22, 2014, by John Norris

Oakworth Capital Bank receives highest ratings in national rankings Strong financial condition earns highest grade from 3 financial ratings firms. Please see link below for full press release. ...Read On...

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Oakworth welcomes Mr. John McPherson to its Board of Directors

January 17, 2014, by John Norris

Oakworth Capital Bank is pleased to announce the addition of John McPherson as a member of its Board of Directors. Mr. McPherson is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Vulcan Materials Company. He joined the company in 2011 as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development and most recently served as Senior Vice President of Vulcan’s East Region. Prior to coming to Vulcan, he was a senior partner of McKinsey &...

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