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The Business Bank of St. Louis Celebrates Tenth Anniversary, Recognizes Eight Employees for Ten Years of Service

St. Louis, Mo., May 16, 2012– The Business Bank of St. Louis is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its founding today by recognizing 27 employees for 5-9 years of service and eight employees for 10 years of service. The eight employees with ten years of service to the bank include Stan Cornish, Debbie Keating, Tim Main, Maria Miller, Terri Mills, founder David Mishler, Laurie Pennycook, and Ruth Stone.

The bank was started by a team of investors and bankers on May 16, 2002 with $10.5 million in capital and has grown to more than $518 million in assets at the end of 2011. Operating from a single location at 8000 Maryland Avenue in Clayton, Missouri, The Business Bank serves small and medium-size businesses and their owners with a full range of lending, deposit and private banking services.

"This bank has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, and that spirit is best expressed by our team of employees, especially those who have been with us from the start," said Larry Kirby, CEO and President of The Business Bank. "Ten years ago these professionals made a commitment to help this bank grow and thrive, and we are humbled by their dedication, belief and continued service. They are a big part of why we have been successful."

Four of the bank's board of directors have also been involved since the bank's inception. They include Andrew Brown, H. Meade Summers III, Edward Throop, and Helmut Weber.

"As a locally owned bank, we have the flexibility and local decision making power to offer our customers more options and possibilities," says Kirby. "We will continue to maintain a focus on profitable growth.

Honoring 10 Years of Service

2012 10 year service awards
Chairman Charles Thal, Terri Mills, Stan Cornish, CEO Larry Kirby, Ruth Stone, Maria Miller, Laurie Pennycook, Deb Keating, and Founder David Mishler (Not pictured: Tim Main)

Celebrating 5-9 Years of Service

2012 5 to 9 year service awards
Back:  Laura Liss, Julie Huddleston, Connie Hornak, Andy Weissler, Michelle Monaco, Herb Hitchings, Gloria Donjon, Amanda McMahon, Mark Zajac, Drew Steele, Sharon Venker, Carol Insalaco, Harlene Wilson, Diane Smith, Pam Rice, Stacey Allen, Robert Royer, Donna Draper
Front: Stacy Fox, Carey Leahy, Mary Meyer, BJ McSorley, Maria Prior, and Monica Dahm
(Not pictured: Teri Hofius)


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