December 2008 E-News Bulletin

December 2008 E-News Bulletin

A Time for Gratitude

As we begin the Christmas and Holiday season, I want to take a brief moment to reflect on gratitude. Like many years, 2008 has been a year of mixed blessings: our nation’s economy has been a major source of concern for all of us; locally, our economy has weakened, but not succumbed to the national malaise; and Franklin Synergy Bank has been a major success. Overall, most of us will breathe a sigh of relief as we look forward to 2009.

However, even in a difficult time, it is possible to be thankful for the blessings we have received as well as those we have not yet realized. Webster’s dictionary defines gratitude as appreciation or thankfulness for a benefit one has received or will receive. Gratitude infers a sentiment of optimism that blessings will continue to arrive in the future.

We want to express our gratitude to the many friends and customers who have made Franklin Synergy Bank such a success in a short, economically challenging time. We remain hopeful for 2009.

All of us at Franklin Synergy Bank wish you a very joyful Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Richard Herrington



Notice Of Common Stock Offering

Franklin Financial Network, the parent company of Franklin Synergy Bank, is offering shares of common stock to current shareholders and individuals who have expressed an interest in buying stock. The offering may remain open until all available shares have been purchased or Tuesday, December 30th, whichever comes first. If you have any questions about Franklin Financial Network stock, please contact Aimee Punessen at (615) 236-4609 or

This is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. Any offering by Franklin Financial Network, Inc. to sell securities is made only by a Prospectus, copies of which may be obtained in any state in which this document is circulated only from such of the management as may lawfully offer these securities in such state.



Founders Day Celebration – November 6, 2008

On a beautiful Thursday evening in November, Franklin Synergy Bank held its first annual Founders Day celebration! We were joined by nearly 100 of our Founders at the celebration, marking the one year anniversary of the founding on Franklin Synergy. Highlights of the evening included special recognition of Founders Paul Pratt, Sr. and Larry Westbrook.

Both Founders were honored for their inspiring contributions to Franklin Synergy. Thank you Paul and Larry for your dedication to our bank.

See all the photos from Founders Day 2008 here…



Franklin Synergy Bank opens Downtown Franklin Branch!

On November 13, 2008, Franklin Synergy Bank marked the Grand Opening of our Downtown Franklin branch in the historic Bennett House.

We were joined by friends and family in celebrating this momentous occasion. The Downtown Franklin banking team of Jody Bowman, Jere Pewitt, Barbara Fleming, Nicholas Lennon, Lori Fleishman and Debbie Poole were there to welcome the crowd. See all the photos from Grand Opening here…

Visit our Downtown Franklin branch at 134 Fourth Avenue North in Franklin. Or call us at (615) 236-8310.


Now open in the Synergy Park in Brentwood

Franklin Synergy Banked opened a Mortgage loan production office this month in the Synergy Business Park in Brentwood. Stephen Lewis and his team are ready to help you find the best financing alternatives. Stop in at 7101 Executive Center Drive, Suite 110, Brentwood. Or call (615) 564.6400.



Upcoming Travel...

  • California Rail Discovery!
    May 13, 2009 - May 19, 2009
    Featuring San Francisco, Lake Tahoe & the Napa Valley Wine Train 

  • Rose Parade & New Year's Extravaganza!
    December 30, 2008 - January 3, 2009
    Reserved seating for the parade, visit Reagan Library, tour Hollywood, PLUS MUCH MORE! 

  • Southern Caribbean Cruise
    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.

  • Mediterranean Legacies Cruise
    October 16-31, 2009

  • This trip booked faster than we planned, we still have just a couple of cabins left!
    Dubrovnik, Croatia / Athens, Greece / Monte Carlo/Nice, France
    Naples, Roma and Florence, Pisa, Italy/ Barcelona, Spain
    14-night cruise with overnight stays in Venice, Ephesus and Rome.

Now find Travel Club news on our homepage at You can now register for Franklin Synergy Bank Travel Club trips online!

For more information about Franklin Synergy Bank Travel Club contact Sandy Green at 615-236-4614 or


Franklin Synergy Bank Team News

Steven Sharp Joins Franklin Synergy Mortgage
Mortgage Banker Steven Sharp has joined Franklin Synergy Bank as a Mortgage Loan Consultant. Steven has more than five years experience in mortgage origination and he joins Franklin Synergy Bank from SunTrust Bank, where he held the position of Home Loan Sales Manager for the Spring Hill branch.

Steven began his career in mortgage lending at Countrywide Home Loans in Nashville. From that position, he moved to SunTrust Mortgage in Brentwood. Steven is a 2006 and 2007 recipient of the Nashville Mortgage Bankers Platinum Award. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee in