May 2011 E-News Bulletin

Welcome to the Franklin Financial Network May 2011 eBulletin!

Dear Friends,

Williamson County (and Middle Tennessee) is a great place to raise a family, to work, to own a business, and to bank. While we know this, sometimes we take for granted how fortunate we are to live here.

Like any community, we do have problems, most recently with a less than perfect economy. Many good businesses have experienced difficulties. But compared to most others, we have been blessed.

The question always comes back to: Why?

Obviously, there is no one simple answer. The most basic explanation is that our community has continued to add jobs while most other communities have lost jobs. This is a key determinant of economic growth and stability. Within the last several months, we have received news concerning additional jobs being added to our marketplace:

  • Healthcare Management Systems, Inc., a developer of IT solutions helping community hospitals improve productivity, announces the relocation of its headquarters to Williamson County, bringing 300 jobs.
  • North Carolina based Carlisle Transportation Products is opening a new division office in Franklin, bringing up to 100 new jobs.
  • An FDA Advisory Panel recently approved an investigational bone graft device, made by Williamson County biotech research and manufacturer BioMimetic, that re-grows foot and ankle bone.
  • The management team of Psychiatric Solutions (acquired in November 2010 by Universal Health Services) acquired Atlanta-based behavioral healthcare company Acadia Healthcare, relocating their headquarters to Franklin.
  • A potential new I-65 interchange between Thompson Station Road and Duplex Road is currently under discussion.

But these are indicators, not an explanation. Our community leadership has built an environment with the intention of fostering economic growth and a quality of life that encompasses historic preservation, a commitment to education, and diversity of lifestyles and interests.

Over the next several weeks, two unique events will help define the community’s quality of life. First, on Memorial Day weekend, the 2nd Annual Tennessee Equine Grand Prix Celebration will be held at Brownland Farm. The finest jumping horses in the United States and the best hunter jumper athletes will compete for $25,000 in prize money. The following weekend, the community will celebrate the grand reopening of the Franklin Theatre on June 3rd. The purchase and rehabilitation of this historic landmark, originally opened in 1937, is complete. Our community will come together to celebrate the reopening of the Franklin Theatre, which will offer movies, live theatre and live music.

We are proud to be the local bank for the Williamson County community. We are locally owned and locally managed, and most importantly, we are tied to the success and stability of the local business, real estate, and professional economies. Call one of our Franklin Synergy bankers to help you with any banking needs or visit our Thank you for making our bank a part of the community’s life.

Richard Herrington

It’s Rodeo Time!


TUESDAY - JUNE 14TH - 2:00 P.M.
This is a free seminar provided by the Franklin Police Department and Franklin Synergy Bank.
Please RSVP by contacting Sandy Green at or by phone, 615-236-8344.

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel

July 17 - July 22, 2011

Join your friends from Franklin Synergy Bank for a day trip to Cumberland County Playhouse to see Mitch Albom’s, ‘Duck Hunter Shoots Angel.’ This is an uproarious story of two bumbling Alabama brothers who have never shot a duck but think they shot an angel. As they lament their fates in a murky swamp, they are chased by a cynical tabloid journalist and his reluctant photographer, who don't believe any of it - until feathers, wings and a tiara are discovered along the way. The play hysterically interweaves a love story, sibling rivalry, tawdry media and cultural stereotypes as the chase to find the angel builds to a crescendo in the swamp. Ultimately a sweet story about redemption, “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel” has been hailed by audiences as a rare comedy with a surprisingly heartfelt lesson.

Rated PG-13 and joyous.

Trip Will Include: Roundtrip motor coach; continental breakfast upon departure, lunch, all admissions, fees, taxes and gratuities!
Cost Per Person: $89.00
Final Payment Due:
June 3, 2011

Call or email Sandy Green at 615-236-8344 or for reservations and more information about all of our great trips. Complete information describing all travel opportunities is available on our website at You may register for trips online.

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