May 2008 E-News Bulletin

May 2008 E-News Bulletin
 

Is it time to be optimistic about the economy?

National and local economic conditions continue to weigh heavily on the hearts and minds of our customers. Although our county has not suffered severe economic disruptions, we are not immune to real estate and business cycles. Our perspective is that the national economy is beginning to show signs that the bottom of the business and real estate cycles are close and we will begin to see improvement in the next several months. Locally, our downturn has been “shallow” and we are seeing many positive economic signs. Patience is still an important component of our economic recovery plan.

As the economy improves and the focus of federal monetary policy becomes inflation, we anticipate rising interest rates. This will be helpful for customers who save; customers who have been penalized by anemic interest rates on savings accounts. We have designed several CD-related products to allow customers to take advantage of rising interest rates. Any of our bankers can help you design your personal savings and short-term investment plan.

It is an exciting time to be in banking in Franklin! We are encouraged by our success to date and the reception we have received in Williamson County. Thank you for your continued support of Franklin Synergy Bank. We are laying a strong foundation for a legacy Williamson County bank, and we are proud to be part of this process.

We’d like to share highlights of our progress with you today.

2008 Annual Shareholder Meeting

Franklin Financial Network’s inaugural Annual Shareholder Meeting on April 17, 2008 was a great success!

We were delighted to welcome so many of our friends and family for a presentation of Franklin Synergy’s progress to date. The meeting was held at


For more photos of the Shareholder Meeting, go to 2008 Annual Shareholder meeting.

Smart Ideas for Your Economic Stimulus Payment


  1. Start an Emergency Fund. During uncertain economic times, it makes sense to have funds set aside for emergencies. Use your Economic Stimulus Payment to start one through a savings account or a money market fund.
  2. Add to your retirement savings. A Franklin Synergy Bank IRA is a great way to save for retirement. Talk to your Franklin Synergy Bankers about using your payment to start an IRA or add to an existing account.
  3. Pay Down Debt. Pay down your high-interest, non-deductible debt. Always a smart idea.
  4. Save For College. A college education is more expensive today than ever before. How much will it cost when your children are ready to go? Talk to a Franklin Synergy Banker about savings for your children’s college expenses.
  5. Keep it Safe. If you are unsure what to do with your Economic Stimulus Payment, for now just keep it safe while earning interest in a Franklin Synergy Bank savings account, money market account or Certificate of Deposit.

FRANKLIN SYNERGY MORTGAGE NEWS…..

Franklin Synergy Jumbo Mortgage!

Conventional mortgages are getting tough to find and Jumbo mortgages can be nearly impossible to find these days. Not at Franklin Synergy Bank. Our Relationship Mortgage is a package of great rates and great benefits available to qualified buyers for Jumbo loans of $1 million plus. Get peace of mind with –

  • Franklin Synergy Bank Club Account
  • Auto-draft convenience
  • No mortgage insurance required
  • Rate Protection Lock Plan available – lock in your loan rate for two, six or nine months and relax!
  • Synergy Home Equity Line of Credit with no additional closing costs

Apply for a Jumbo Mortgage through our quick and easy Synergy Online Application at www.franklinsynergybank.com.



See Phyllis Bond for Conventional and Jumbo Mortgages

Call your Franklin Synergy Banker at (615) 236-BANK (2265) TODAY for a great rate on Jumbo mortgages!

FRANKLIN SYNERGY BANK TRAVEL NEWS…..

Franklin Synergy Bank Travel Club in Romantic Italy! From Rome to Florence to Venice to Milan, our intrepid travel club enjoyed the sights, sounds and tastes of Italy during a 9 day tour in late April. Highlights of the trip included a tour of Vatican City to see all of the fabulous artwork, the Sistine Chapel, the Pieta, and a chance to see Pope Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square. From gondola rides in Venice to the Uffizi Gallery and the leather markets of Florence, to the Coliseum in Rome, our group enjoyed great food and fellowship throughout the trip. We lingered on the Spanish Steps and tossed a coin into Trevi Fountain to ensure that we would return to Rome!

 

Upcoming Events...
Beauty and the Beast
Cumberland County Playhouse - Thursday, June 26

Join Franklin Synergy Bank Club members at the Cumberland County playhouse for a special presentation of Beauty and the Beast! Price includes motor coach transportation, continental breakfast, shopping at the Outlet Mall in Crossville, lunch at Cumberland Mountain State Park, a visit to the Cheese Shop, all admissions, fees, taxes and gratuities. Cost $79/person (Payment is due by June 10).

Great Trains & Grand Canyons
September 7-12, 2008 - BOOKED

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans
November 14-17, 2008

Rose Parade & New Year's Extravaganza!
December 30, 2008 - January 3, 2009

For more information about Franklin Synergy Bank Travel Club contact Sandy Green at 615-236-4614 or sandy.green@franklinsynergy.com.


Franklin Synergy Bank Team News

Erik Cooper Promoted to Banking Officer
We are proud to promote Erik Cooper to Banking Officer at Franklin Synergy Bank. Erik is our Manager of Imaging at Franklin Synergy, responsible for daily account maintenance, scanning all bank documentation, statement processing and remote deposit operations. Erik is an outstanding talent at Franklin Synergy Bank and his dedication has been a clear asset in our first year of operation. Erik is a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and is currently earning his Bachelor of Business Administration at Lipscomb University in Nashville.
Franklin Synergy Bank Welcomes Lori Fleishman
Please join us in welcoming Lori Fleishman to Franklin Synergy Bank. Lori is our new Head Teller in our Aspen Brook Village office. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Lori at Cumberland Bank and we’re delighted that she has decided to join us at Franklin Synergy. She’s an outstanding customer service representative and we know that she will take special care of our customers. Lori has more than ten years of banking experience.

The Privileges of Membership in Franklin Synergy Bank Clubs

Synergy Club Account
- Our signature club account offering: special member interest rates, unlimited check writing, unique travel opportunities, five free non-Franklin Synergy Bank ATM fees per statement, preferred rates on mortgages, overdraft protection, free 24 hour online banking with bill pay, and much more.

Pineapple Gold Club Account
- Our signature club account for customers age 50 or better. The same great benefits of a Synergy Club Account along with a free (for one year) safe deposit box.


We look forward to the opportunity to earn your future business at Franklin Synergy Bank. You may reach your Franklin Synergy banker at 236-BANK (2265) or on our website at www.franklinsynergybank.com. Franklin Synergy is located at 3301 Aspen Grove Drive, Suite 106 in Cool Springs. A parking garage is located directly below the bank for your convenience. Just take the elevator to the first floor.

We appreciate your continued interest in Franklin Synergy Bank.

Sincerely,

Richard Herrington