September 2008 E-News Bulletin

September 2008 E-News Bulletin
 

On becoming a mature bank

Franklin Synergy Bank continues to grow and prosper, thanks to the loyal patronage of our shareholders, our customers, and our community. Our customers are our friends, our families, our neighbors. We value your support.

It seems like just yesterday that we opened our bank. In reality, it has been just nine months since we opened our doors to the community in November 2007. In that time, we have together accomplished so much. From a financial perspective, we have reached key milestones significantly faster than most banks during their first few months of operation. They include:

  • $55 million in loans
  • $92 million in deposits
  • Assets of $125 million.

As we begin to approach our one year anniversary, our challenges and expectations expand as we become a more mature bank. We now embark on new initiatives with enthusiasm and confidence, addressing changes in banking over recent years. In the past, banks needed branches on every corner; today that’s an outdated way of doing business. Many of our customers like to visit with us to bank, and we will continue to offer a welcoming environment. You might not think that your banker misses seeing you if you haven’t been in for awhile, but we do. Other customers prefer to bank online. At Franklin Synergy Bank, we provide a full range of banking products no matter how you’d like them delivered.

For customers who like to visit with us at our bank, our next expansion step is to open a branch in Downtown Franklin. After months of searching for the best location, we have selected the Bennett House on Franklin’s Fourth Avenue North, a block off Main Street. Franklin is our corporate home, and being in Downtown Franklin is important to our long term identity and success. We plan to open the new office during the fourth quarter, pending regulatory approval.

Later this month, we will continue to redefine banking convenience by offering the option of opening accounts online (savings accounts, checking accounts, and Certificates of Deposit). You can bank with us without leaving the comfort of your home or office. Before the end of the year, our remote deposit system will expand to allow our consumers to deposit checks online without the need to come to a branch. Our business customers already enjoy this convenience!

Local businesses are important to our bank. We have many products that can help our corporate customers become more profitable, including sweep accounts, credit card processing, remote capture and automated lock box. A unique offering is our workplace banking, which allows employers to offer a special banking benefits package to their employees. We also can meet the borrowing needs of businesses through traditional working capital loans, as well as account receivable loans and business expansion loans. Our specialty is customizing services to the unique needs of the business.

Loans, assets, and deposits are important benchmarks, but the most important part of banking is our customers. We know that if we are the best at taking care of our customers, loans and deposits will take care of themselves. Our dedicated team of bankers truly believes in our customers and will take extra special care of you.

Thank you for the opportunity to be your bank and to grow and prosper in Williamson County.

Richard Herrington

 

FRANKLIN SYNERGY BANK TRAVEL CLUB NEWS…..

Now find Travel Club news on our homepage at www.franklinsynergybank.com. Look for the Travel Club button!

Upcoming Events...

  • Great Trains & Grand Canyons
    September 7-12, 2008 - SOLD OUT
     
  • South Pacific
    Join the Franklin Synergy Bank Travel Club on Tuesday, October 21 for Some Enchanted Evening at the Cumberland County Playhouse for SOUTH PACIFIC!
    Cost $79/person
    Payment due October 1
     

  • Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans - This is a limited opportunity – book early to avoid disappointment!
    November 14-17, 2008;

  • Tennessee TitansJacksonville Jaguars
     
  • Rose Parade & New Year's Extravaganza! - Trip closes October 1st – don’t miss this opportunity!
    December 30, 2008 - January 3, 2009
     

  • Southern Caribbean Cruise - Don't miss the boat!
    January 31-February 7, 2009
    Cruise the exotic boutique ports of St. Maarten – Dominica – Grenada – Bonaire – Aruba on board the elegant Celebrity Summit, a resort at sea.
    Southern Caribbean Cruise
     

  • Mediterranean Legacies Cruise - this trip booked faster than we planned, we still have just a couple of cabins left
    October 16-31, 2009


14 nights on the Celebrity Summit with overnights in
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Athens, Greece
  • Ephesus, Turkey
  • Naples, Roma and Florence, Italy
  • Monte Carlo
  • Nice, France
  • Barcelona, Spain

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

 

Decide Your Destination Debit Card Sweepstakes

Each time you use your Franklin Synergy Bank Debit MasterCard between September 1 and September 30, you will be entered for a chance to win a carefree 7-day escape for four to one of America’s most celebrated destinations Each package includes air transportation, accommodations and select attraction tickets! See your Franklin Synergy Banker for more information.

 

 

FRANKLIN SYNERGY MORTGAGE NEWS…..

HOUSING AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT of 2008 – just in time to take advantage of historically low mortgage rates and reduced market prices!

Qualifying first-time homebuyers and those who have not owned a home in three years are now eligible to receive a $7,500 tax credit if they buy a home before July 1, 2009! There are additional benefits in the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 and Franklin Synergy Bank can help you take full advantage of this time-limited opportunity.

Call our mortgage team at (615) 236-BANK (2265) to discuss your first-time home purchase! Or apply online through our quick and easy Synergy Online Application at www.franklinsynergybank.com.

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

 

Franklin Synergy Bank Team News

Eddie Maynard Selected For The 2008-2009 Class of Leadership Franklin
Congratulations to Eddie Maynard for being selected in the 2008-2009 Class of Leadership Franklin. Leadership Franklin has been educating leaders in Franklin and Williamson County for 13 years and Eddie will be a wonderful addition to this year’s class.

 
Franklin Syneregy Bank Welcomes Two Great Mortgage Loan Professionals
Join Franklin Synergy Bank in welcoming Travis Smith and Stephen Roadman. Williamson County is a great place to buy a home. We are fortunate that two great mortgage loan professionals have recently joined our team.
 
Travis Smith joins us from SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. in Brentwood. With three years of mortgage loan experience, Travis has particular expertise in mortgage relationships with physicians, attorneys and other professionals.

Travis is a Nashville native and a graduate of Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin. He served as a Lance Corporal with the United States Marine Corps. Travis is active in the community through the United Way, the Mortgage Bankers Association (Tennessee Chapter) and the Nashville Junior Chamber of Commerce. You can reach Travis at (615) 236-4638 or at travis.smith@franklinsynergy.com.

 
Stephen Roadman joins us from SunTrust Mortgage, Inc., in Brentwood. Steve brings seven years of mortgage loan experience to Franklin Synergy Bank. Prior to his position at SunTrust Steve served as a Mortgage Loan Officer at Bishop Wulff & Dray Mortgage Company in Brentwood.

Steve is a graduate to the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida and is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association (Tennessee Chapter). You can reach Steve at (615) 236-4637 or at Stephen.roadman@franklinsynergy.com.

 

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