July 2012 E-News Bulletin

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July 2012 Market Update!

Dear Friends,

It is an honor and a pleasure to be part of an organization that is growing and accomplishing goals we set when we opened our bank. Franklin Synergy Bank is taking another major step forward; Friday, July 13th we will hold the official Grand Opening at Westhaven of our fourth branch!

For a couple of years, friends and colleagues have suggested Westhaven would be a great location for a Franklin Synergy Bank branch. We agreed; the Westhaven community is an exciting place to further our banking momentum. Over the last several years, Westhaven has been the fastest developing community in Middle Tennessee. New home sales are up 30% from 2011 and Franklin’s Southern Land Company, the Westhaven developer, plans to deliver another 77 new home lots in the next six to nine months.

We opened our Westhaven branch for business quietly, on June 11. But our “quiet opening” has been anything BUT quiet! The Westhaven community has been so very supportive; we found customers waiting for our branch to open. That is an enormous compliment, both to our bank and to our banking team in Westhaven. We want to thank the community for extending us such a warm welcome.

Franklin Synergy will be a good neighbor in our new neighborhood. Already, we've hosted an art show in our branch as part of the Porchfest celebration. We are also sponsoring the Westhaven Summer Concert Series, a well-attended summer long event.

A key to our success has been the “community” nature of our bank and Westhaven continues that unique approach to banking. Three of our associates at our new branch live in Westhaven: Al Gregory, our branch banker, Jason Kaplan, our mortgage lender, and Tana Morrison, our teller/customer service agent. We truly live our mission of “friends banking with friends and neighbors”.

We want to invite all of our friends and neighbors to be a part of our Grand Opening on Friday, July 13, 2012. Our breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m., the ribbon-cutting will be at 9:00 a.m., but we will be there all day to welcome new guests. Please join us.


Richard Herrington

You're invited to our Westhaven Grand Opening!

Franklin Synergy Bank Team News

We are delighted to announce the additions of Melissa Taylor, Kelsey Whiteford, Brenda Lane and Crystal Mosier to the Franklin Synergy Bank team!

Melissa Taylor has joined Franklin Synergy Bank as part of the team opening our new office in Westhaven.

Melissa joins us after a twelve year banking career that began at Franklin National Bank in Brentwood. She also held positions at Cadence Bank in Cool Springs, where she served as United Way of Williamson County representative for the bank, and First State Bank in Franklin. Taylor earned a B.S. in Business Administration at The University of Alabama.

You may reach Melissa at Melissa.Taylor@FranklinSynergy.com or (615)656-5891.

Kelsey Whiteford has joined the Franklin Synergy Bank Deposit Operations team.

Kelsey earned a B.S. in Business Administration at Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the Alpha Chi Honors Society. In addition, she was a member of the Association of Future Accountants and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Whiteford completed an Analyst Accountant internship in the Asset Servicing Division of The Bank of New York Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has also served as a Teller at PNC Financial Services in Erie, Pennsylvania.

You may reach Kelsey at Kelsey.Whiteford@FranklinSynergy.com or (615)236-8349.

Brenda Lane joins us a Loan Assistant in Cool Springs. She joins Franklin Synergy from NHC in Cool Springs, where she served as a Certified Nurse Assistant. Her previous banking experience includes service at Regions Bank, Cumberland Bank, and First American Bank, all in Nashville, Tennessee In addition, Brenda served as a Legal Secretary for William A. Lane, Attorney.

Brenda attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee and Tennessee Tech in Murfreesboro, Tennessee where she earned a Certified Pharmacy Technician diploma.

You may reach Brenda at Brenda.Lane@FranklinSynergy.com or (615)236-4661.

Crystal Mosier joins us this month as a Customer Service Representative in our Aspen Grove office in Cool Springs. Crystal most recently s