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.

Franklin Synergy Bank Team News

Stephen Lewis Joins Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association Board of Directors

Franklin Synergy Bank congratulates Mortgage Production Manager Stephen Lewis on his appointment to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association (TMBA). Lewis, who will serve a two year term, was installed at the TMBA’s 38th Annual Convention in May.

Organized in 1960, the Tennessee Mortgage Bankers Association promotes ethical, efficient and professional business practices in mortgage financing, benefitting individuals and businesses seeking mortgage loans.

You may reach Stephen at (615) 564-6330 or

Kevin Watson Promoted to Vice President

Franklin Synergy Bank’s Kevin Watson was recently promoted to Vice President, in recognition of his excellence in mortgage origination. Kevin is the consummate mortgage professional. His expertise has helped grow the bank’s mortgage production to almost $150 million over the last twelve months.

Kevin, who joined Franklin Synergy in March 2010, is a five time recipient of the Nashville Mortgage Bankers Association award.

Congratulations Kevin!

You may reach Kevin at (615) 364-2548 or

Welcome David Greer to our Downtown Franklin Team

Franklin native David Greer has joined the Columbia Avenue banking team as a Teller. David is a great addition to our Franklin Synergy family and we are delighted to welcome him to our Columbia Avenue branch. As a lifelong resident, David has in depth knowledge about the community and will be a familiar face to many of our customers.

David is a graduate of Franklin High School and earned an Associate of Applied Science in Mental Health Services at the Community College of the Air Force and currently serves as a Senior Airman with the Air Force Reserve.

You may reach David at (615) 236-8335 or

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 Franklin Synergy Bank has 3 locations, our downtown Franklin headquarters at 722 Columbia Avenue, our Cool Springs branch at 3301 Aspen Grove Drive, Suite 106 and our Brentwood office at 4930 Thoroughbred Lane. In addition, our Franklin Synergy Mortgage office is open at 7101 Executive Center Drive, Suite 110 in Brentwood. We appreciate your continued interest in Franklin Synergy Bank.


Richard Herrington