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Mechanics Bank

Strength of character, strong communication skills, and stability are the cornerstone traits of both successful individuals and long-standing institutions. In 1892, J.V. Blackmur, the founder and first president of The Mechanics Savings Bank, instilled these principles into Mechanics’ corporate culture-and they remain today.

This unique bank is integrated into the fiber of  the town of Water Valley, from its community work & sponsorships to its sustainable banking ethics which support the town's revitalization.

The Stories

Kagan Coughlin, founder of Base Camp Coding Academy, calls himself a builder of things. After leaving a lucrative career in finance, Coughlin and his family have become instrumental in the revitalization of downtown Water Valley, Mississippi. 

This interview is the third in a three part series of Kagan Coughlin. In this excerpt he tells how Mechanics Bank goes above and beyond to empower community growth.

The other two interviews he discusses:
Part 1: BTC Old Fashioned Grocery in Water Valley
Part 2: Base Camp Coding Academy in Water Valley

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