It is a time to celebrate at Franklin Synergy Bank and we would like to invite our friends, family and neighbors to join the celebration with us. On Tuesday, June 22
, Franklin Synergy will hold a Grand Opening celebration breakfast
at our new Columbia Avenue headquarters at 722 Columbia Avenue. Our celebration begins at 8:30 am and includes a Williamson County-Franklin Chamber of Commerce
ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:00 am. We welcome you to join us in marking our latest milestone. We’ve arranged a free TMA Shuttle to and from the 2nd
Avenue Parking Garage for your convenience.
In November, we will reach our third “birthday”. We have been fortunate in our first 30 months of operation to have the support of our customers and community. After opening our doors in November 2007, we quickly grew to $100 million in deposits in October 2008, just 11 months later.
In our first 6 months of operation, more than 250 Founders opened Club accounts at Franklin Synergy, reaping all the benefits of membership in our Founders Club.
We opened our first downtown Franklin office in the Bennett House in October 2008 and then reached $200 million in deposits by July 2009. As of May 2010, Franklin Synergy deposits reached $248 million.
We are committed to meeting the borrowing needs of this community since November 2007, growing our loan portfolio to $180 million as of May 2010 and we have originated $198 million in home loans to local residents. We opened our mortgage office
in the Synergy Business Park in Brentwood in November 2008.
Twice since 2007, we’ve been able to raise additional capital to fuel our growth and continue to meet the credit needs of our community. We’ve reached these milestones in difficult economic conditions. Since earning our first profit at the bank in the first quarter of 2009, we have been consistently profitable.
Our able Board of Directors, all of whom have deep roots in Williamson County, has been with us every step of the way. We owe a deep debt of gratitude to our “Wall of Fame” members who have contributed so much to our success. Wall of Fame members include Mr. William W. Harlin, Jr., Mr. Paul Pratt Sr., and Mr. Larry Westbrook, Sr.
Columbia Avenue Partners, led by Director Hank Brockman, secured the land on Columbia Avenue for our new downtown Franklin headquarters, working closely with the City of Franklin.
We established our first drive-through on Columbia Avenue, an added convenience for our customers. Developed by Columbia Avenue Partners and built by Jim Cross’ Century Construction
, our headquarters has already been recognized by the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County
through a preservation award for new construction. With careful attention to detail, both inside and out, our headquarters is a landmark building on Columbia Avenue. Along with the TMA Group
and the new Franklin Police headquarters
, it will fuel re-development along this important entryway to downtown Franklin. Our Columbia Avenue headquarters will be open for tours during our Grand Opening on June 22.
I would be remiss if I did not highlight out the significant contributions of our staff, led by a management team second to none. Franklin Synergy is fortunate to have attracted the talents of Lisa Musgrove, Jody Bowman, Jere Pewitt, Ashley P. Hill, III, Kevin Herrington, Aimee Punessen, Sally Bowers and Myers Jones.
Come celebrate with Franklin Synergy on June 22. And join us on Facebook!
We are very thankful to have received such a warm welcome on Columbia Avenue and we would like to share our excitement with you. We thank you for your support. See you on June 22!