Lubbock Business Bulletin Board

Visit Lubbock earns awards at state convention

 

Visit Lubbock received ten awards at the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus annual conference.

The tourism department won six people’s choice awards and four judge’s choice awards in categories like sports marketing, cooperative marketing and video.

“Here in Texas, there is no shortage of competition especially when it comes to tourism,” said John Osborne, president and CEO of Visit Lubbock. “As the fourth most-visited state, our friends in the industry put forth great effort to promote their respective cities. To be honored by them is the highest compliment; we appreciate their support of our work.”

FirstCapital Bank acquires new branch

FirstCapital Bank of Texas, N.A. has officially acquired Independent Bank’s branch in Marble Falls.

The acquisition was announced in June and finalized on Sept. 1. The Marble Falls branch, formally owned by NorthStar Bank, will remain open and all current staff members will remain employed.

FirstCapital Bank is headquarted in Midland and will open a second Lubbock branch this year.

Bradley named Lubbock restaurateur of the year

Phil Bradley, managing partner of 50th Street Caboose and Copper Caboose restaurants, was named restaurateur of the year by the Lubbock Restaurant Association.

Bradley has worked in the restaurant industry more than 30 years and designed and oversaw construction for both Caboose restaurants. He is also active in Lubbock charitable organizations.

“I would like to express my sincerest appreciation for being recognized as the Lubbock Restaurant Association’s 2017 Restaurateur of the year,” Bradley said in a news release. “This is a great honor and will be shared by the entire Caboose team.”

Area banks recognized as best to work for

Several Lubbock area banks were recognized by American Banker as some of the best to work for in the country.

The list included: FirstCapital Bank of Texas, Peoples Bank, American Bank of Commerce, City Bank, Happy State Bank, First United Bank and Vista Bank.

Banks were evaluated on workplace policies, practices and demographics. Employees were also surveyed about their experience with the banks. No other areas on the list had as many banks ranked as West Texas.

Owen Group wins Telly Awards

The Owen Group has been named a three-time winner in the 38th Annual Telly Awards for their advertising work with Grace Clinic, Lubbock National Bank and Texans for Integrity.

A People’s Choice Telly was awarded for work done on Grace Clinic’s “Can’t Stop the Healing,” a music video promoting many of the specialties the health system offers. The video had almost 200,000 views on Facebook after debuting in celebration of Grace’s 10-year anniversary.

A second Telly was awarded to The Owen Group for copywriting in Lubbock National Bank’s “Bank with More” television commercial that aired during a recent branding campaign. An additional Telly was awarded to The Owen Group for their commercial work with Texans for Integrity during the District 19 Congressional Race.

Homebuilder wins architecture award

Anderson Fine Homes won best architectural design for their 2017 Parade of Homes submission at the Texas Association of Builder’s 2017 Star Awards.

The award is given annually, and Anderson Fine Homes was the only Lubbock builder recognized. Company President Mitchell Anderson is the chairman of the West Texas Homebuilders Association.

Pigg named branch president at FirstCapital Bank

FirstCapital Bank of Texas in Lubbock announced the appointment of Berry S. Pigg as the branch president of FCB’s new branch located at 7904 Milwaukee Ave., scheduled to open this fall.

Pigg is a graduate of Texas Tech, where he earned a B.B.A in Finance. He later attended the Texas Tech Banking School and Southern Methodist University’s Southwestern Graduate School of Banking. With more than 30 years of banking experience, Pigg specializes in real estate and commercial lending and has served in the Lubbock financial industry since 1984.

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