Business digest — April 5

Banker honored by association Gordon Morris, CEO of American Heritage Bank, was recognized as the Ag Lender of the Year by the Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico. Morris has been working in the banking industry for 29 years. He, along with other local investors, founded American Heritage Bank in 2000 to provide community […]

Business digest: Bank president attends summit

Bank president attends summit Citizens Bank of Clovis President Kent Carruthers participated in two days of congressional visits as part of the Independent Bankers of America Washington Policy Summit, held April 26-28 in Washington, D.C. Each year, the summit brings community bankers from across the country to meet with their federal legislators and discuss legislative […]

Bankers: Bill could strengthen local economy

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A Bill introduced in the state House of Representatives would require state agencies to bank in state and would give local banks preference over out-of-state banks for state investments. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Local bankers believe a bill introduced in the state House of Representatives could strengthen local […]

Everybody’s business: Bankers far from impersonal

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Local columnist Most of us remember with fondness the lovable small-town lender played by Jimmy Stewart in the movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” But in real life many small business people become intimidated by transactions with the financial community. The mergers, consolidations, bank closures, staff transfers and government bailouts have added to […]

Local experts: Clovis shielded from economic strain

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Phyllis Salguero, of The Bank of Clovis, counts back cash to customer Mike Reyna of Clovis on Friday. According to local bankers Clovis’ economy remains sound despite turmoil in the financial markets. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Local bankers and economic experts say the Clovis and Portales area is […]

Sept. 19, 1922

C.W. Harrison, president of the First National Bank of Clovis, attended the meeting of the New Mexico Bankers Association in Las Vegas. … The Clovis News reported the senior class of Clovis High School had 47 pupils, which was the largest graduating class in Clovis’ history. … The Leader Stores Co. claimed to be the […]