Highland Commercial Bank is a privately held independent community bank staffed with your neighbors and friends, who are committed to providing you with quality, professional, hometown service. We are proud of the communities we serve and are committed to supporting and being involved with them. You can rely on Highland Commercial Bank to handle your financial needs today and in the future.

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Marietta Office

3411 Ernest Barrett Parkway
Marietta, GA 30064
678-569-4250 PHONE
678-569-4275 FAX
Drive-thru hours:
8:30 to 5:00 Mon - Fri
Lobby hours:
9:00 to 4:00 Mon - Fri

Smyrna Office:

1298 Concord Road
Smyrna, GA 30080
770-333-0772 PHONE
678-564-0270 FAX
Drive-thru hours:
8:30 to 5:00 Mon - Fri
Lobby hours:
9:00 to 4:00 Mon - Fri

In the News

Highland Commercial Bank Welcomes James A. Moore,

Vice-President, Commercial Lending – Smyrna Location



Mr. James H. Powell, Chairman and CEO of Highland Commercial Bank announces the addition of James Moore. 


Mr. Moore is a native of Georgia and graduated from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance. Mr. Moore has 35+ years of business lending experience working with community and regional banks in the northwest Metro Atlanta area.


Mr. Moore has been active in the community by serving as Chairman of United Way Industry, past Treasurer of American Cancer Society, Charter Member and past Treasurer of Cartersville Exchange Club, member of Georgia Department of Community Affairs, and member of Northside Athletes Foundation. Mr. Moore is also a Cartersville/Bartow County Chamber of Commerce/Leadership Bartow graduate.  


“We look forward to the benefit of Mr. Moore’s experience and leadership at Highland,” said Jim Powell, Highland Commercial Bank CEO and Chairman. “His knowledge of, and contacts in the community we serve will allow us to reach more business in Cobb County and the surrounding area.” Mr. Moore will be located at the Smyrna location at 1298 Concord Road.

-August 18, 2014

Highland Commercial Bank Welcomes Mark Hulbert, Management Trainee


Mr. James H. Powell, Chairman and CEO of Highland Commercial Bank,  announces that Mark Hulbert has recently joined the bank and after a training period, will join the Business Lending area of the bank.   


Mr. Hulbert is a Georgia native, having grown up in Perry, Georgia where he graduated from Westfield High School. Mr. Hulbert is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelors degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. He has completed post graduate Masters Degrees from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama and Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.


“We are pleased to have Mr. Hulbert join our staff at Highland” said Mr. Powell. “His family has been in banking in middle Georgia for many years and we are impressed with his poise, maturity and communication skills.”

-July 22, 2014




The Community Bankers Association (CBA) of Georgia’s Leadership Division named Russell H. “Rusty” Powell, Group Vice President, Highland Commercial Bank, Marietta, as Chair of the Leadership Division for the 2014-2015 year at the 36th Annual Leadership Division Convention and Mini-Trade Show held recently at Amelia Island, Florida.


Mr. Powell is a life-long resident of Cobb County graduating from Marietta High School 1991 and graduating from the University of Georgia in 1996.  Mr. Powell was employed as Circulation Manager for the Marietta Daily Journal for more than ten years.  He joined Highland Commercial Bank in 2005 and is a commercial lender.  Mr. Powell has been active in the leadership of the Community Bankers Association (CBA) of Georgia since 2007.  He is also a graduate (2011) of the three year School of Banking program at the University of Georgia.


“We are proud of the accomplishments that Rusty has achieved in his career with Highland Commercial Bank, and are pleased that he will be leading this important community banking organization,” said Greg Griggs, President of Highland Commercial Bank.  “The Community Bankers Leadership Division strives to ensure the future of Georgia’s banking industry through furthering professional education, promoting financial literacy in our schools, advocating for responsible legislation and regulatory processes, and serving the local communities of the member banks.”


Mr. Powell noted that an annual event for this group is raising funds to support Children’s Healthcare in their mission of student nursing programs, childhood cancer research, school health, and other children-focused programs. “Our group raised over $41,500 this year,” he said, “bringing total contributions to Children’s Healthcare to over $400,000 since 1989.  I am proud of this accomplishment and all the work that our group does to preserve and strengthen community banking.  We have plans for expanding our service and outreach in the coming year and are pleased to foster the strength and the impact of community banking.”

-July 8, 2014


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