July 2010 E-News Bulletin

Franklin Financial Network July 2010 eBulletin
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Welcome to the Franklin Financial Network July 2010 eBulletin!

Dear Friends,
June 22, 2010 was another remarkable day for Franklin Synergy Bank.  It was the Grand Opening of our new Downtown Franklin office and a day of celebration for our bank and the progress we have made.  Thanks to all of our many customers, shareholders, and friends who helped us celebrate this special occasion.
It is sometimes difficult to realize that we opened our bank less than three years ago on November 7, 2007.  That seems so long ago, but it’s actually not quite three years.  Since we opened our initial office in Cool Springs, we have added a branch in Franklin and a mortgage office in Brentwood.  Our staff has increased from 26 in November 2007 to 71 today.  Our assets have risen to $300 million, and, most importantly, we have become a locally owned, locally managed true community bank in the eyes of the community.
We have not accomplished this on our own; we have benefitted from the strong reinforcement of our local community, our shareholders, our neighbors, and our friends.  We are always appreciative of this support.
As we have grown our bank, we have taken the opportunity to recognize special members of our community who have been especially supportive of our bank and been terrific ambassadors for us.  In the past, we have recognized Paul Pratt, Sr., Larry Westbrook, Sr., and Bill Harlin as members of our “Wall of Fame”.  At our Grand Opening, we added another special friend to this recognition: Cheryl Wilson.  There is no way to accurately express the many, many ways that these four friends have helped us during our days as a new bank.
Dr. Monty McInturff represented the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce in leading the ribbon cutting ceremony.  It was an honor for Dr. McInturff to lead this ceremony as he was one of our first customers.  He shared interesting insight that had our bank existed centuries ago, Andrew Jackson would have been a customer!
We’d like to thank Mary Pearce and the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County for joining our celebration and again recognizing Franklin Synergy Bank’s preservation award for new construction. In addition, we’d like to recognize the contributions of the TMA Group, Chief Jackie Moore and the Franklin Police Department, Julian Bibb (JLBWorks), Polly Bibb (FranklinIS), and Kevin and Suzette Wimpy (Kevin Wimpy Photography) that helped make this day even more special. 
While the focus of the day was celebrating the bank, we did take time to recognize the devastating effects of the May flood on many of our neighbors here in Williamson County.  We presented a significant gift to Graceworks Ministries that represented personal contributions from our employees and Board members as well as a matching gift from the bank.
On behalf of our Board of Directors and management team, thank you for your support of our bank.  We are proud of our success, and we are humbled by the many, many friends and neighbors who have been a significant part of this success.
 
Richard Herrington

FRANKLIN SYNERGY BANK TRAVEL CLUB NEWS….

 
Our Pineapple Gold Travel Club is currently on a trip to the Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park returning on July 19th 

Rhine River Cruise
Preview Show
Wednesday - August 11, 2010
1:30 pm
 
At Aspen Grove Christian Church
274 Mallory Station Road
 
Located between Franklin Road and Seaboard Lane, between WAKM radio tower and the fire station on the North side of the street
 
Please Join Us for
Slide Show Presentation,
Refreshments & Door Prizes

Upcoming Travel…..  
  • 10-Night Colors of Canada & New England Cruise
    aboard Holland America’s Eurodam
    September 26 – October 6, 2010  - SOLD OUT
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  • A San Antonio Christmas!
    December 1-5, 2010

    Price Per Person: $1,799 double ? $1,649 triple ? $2,249 single
    A $200 deposit per person is due when making your reservation
    Final payment is due by October 1, 2010
  • 11-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
    Plus a Pre-Cruise Package in San Juan, Puerto Rico!
    Join us as we visit
    U.S. Virgin Islands, St. Kitts,
    Dominica, St. Lucia, Barbados, Grenada,
    Curacao, Aruba & Puerto Rico
    on Celebrity Cruises’ Millennium!
     
    Rates per person $2,229 - $2,799 depending on stateroom selected
    $450 per person due with reservation
    Final payment due October 18, 2010
     
    Only a few cabins left so make your reservation today!
     
  • Call or email Sandy Green at 615-236-4614 or sandy.green@franklinsynergy.com for reservations and more information about all of our great trips. Complete information describing all travel opportunities is available on our website at http://www.franklinsynergybank.com/. You may register for trips online.

    Melody Smiley Comes Home to Franklin Synergy Bank

    June was a wonderful month for Franklin Synergy Bank. To top it all off, we are delighted to announce that Melody J. Smiley has joined the Board of Directors of Franklin Synergy Bank and the bank’s parent company, Franklin Financial Network. Her service on the board began in June.
     
    We are very pleased to have the founder of one of Franklin’s most successful CPA firms join our board. Melody helped us 15 years ago at Franklin National, and we’re very pleased that she has joined our family again.  She brings decades of financial experience, established community relationships, and an excellent track record, all of which will benefit our bank’s customers and shareholders. Melody will serve as the Board Audit Committee Chairman for the bank and the parent company.

     
     
    We look forward to the opportunity to earn your future business at Franklin Synergy Bank. You may reach your Franklin Synergy banker at (615) 236-BANK (2265) or on our website at www.franklinsynergybank.com. Franklin Synergy Bank has 2 locations, our downtown Franklin headquarters at 722 Columbia Avenue and our Cool Springs branch at 3301 Aspen Grove Drive, Suite 106.  In addition, our Franklin Synergy Mortgage office is open at 7101 Executive Center Drive, Suite 100 in Brentwood. We appreciate your continued interest in Franklin Synergy Bank.
     
    Sincerely,
    Richard Herrington

       
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