First Freedom was a Gold Sponsor for the annual Valentine’s Celebration and Fundraiser at the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center. This event is one of the largest fundraisers for the center and proceeds help keep the cost of membership and meals at an affordable price.
Pictured from left right is Garrett Ortlepp, Tatum Ortlepp, Lebanon Assistant Office Manager, Larry Wickline, Jo Wickline, Tricia Gray, and Brian Gray.
First Freedom Bank attended the annual Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce banquet held on February 9th. This year’s theme was Neon Lights and Satin Nights.
Phillip Vance, Vice President and Relationship Manager, currently serves on the Board of Directors for the chamber.
Pictured from left-to-right, back row, is Ryan Woodall, Assistant Vice President and Relationship Manager, John Lancaster, Chairman and CEO, Phillip Vance, J.B. Owens, Executive Vice President and Director of Commercial Banking.
Pictured from left to right, front row, is Penny Lancaster, Shelia Ferrell, Senior Vice President and Managerial Lender, and Maliea Oakley, Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources.
First Freedom Bank sponsored a table at the annual Cookeville-Putnam County awards banquet, held at Leslie Town Center on February 7th.
Pictured from left to right is J.B. Owens, Executive Vice President and Director of Commercial Banking, Rachel Honaker, Algood Assistant Manager, Sarah Poss, Assistant Vice President and BSA Analyst / Marketing, Ladell Medley, Vice President and Cookeville-Algood Office Manager, Abby McCann, Cookeville FSR Manager, Kelly Emery, Cookeville Assistant Manager, and Kenny Beavers, Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking.
First Freedom Bank attended the annual Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce Celebration held on February 3rd. This year’s event highlighted the chamber’s sixty years of service to the community.
Pictured from left to right, top row: Ashley Montgomery, Assistant Vice President and Providence Office Manager, Kenny Beavers, Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking, Denise Bingham, Providence Senior Personal Banker, Natalie Stark, Assistant Vice President and Mt. Juliet Office Manager.
Pictured from left to right, bottom row: Kaitlin Wattenbarger, Providence Personal Banker, Meagan Roberts, Providence Personal Banker, and Sarah Poss, Assistant Vice President / BSA Analyst / Marketing.
Several First Freedom staff volunteered to assist Prospect, Inc with their annual holiday party. In addition to helping during the party, staff also helped with the set-up and the clean-up.
Prospect, Inc is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support services and employment to people with disabilities or other barriers to personal independence.
Pictured, top, from left to right, is Courtney Keller, Relationship Specialist, and Blake Smith, Lebanon FSR Manager.
Pictured bottom left, from left to right, is Sarah Poss, Assistant Vice President / Marketing and BSA Analyst, Natalie Stark, Assistant Vice President and Mt. Juliet Office Manager, Tatum Ortlepp, Lebanon Senior Personal Banker, and Kasey Johnston, Lebanon FSR.
Pictured bottom right, left to right, is Brooke Weldy, Lebanon FSR, Kaitlin Wattenbarger, Providence Personal Banker, and Holly Wolfe, Lebanon Personal Banker.
First Freedom Bank was recognized as a returning adopter at Sycamore Elementary School’s Adoption Ceremony on November 11th. First Freedom has participated in the adopter program since the acquisition of the Upper Cumberland offices in 2016 and it has been a delight to serve and support the school over the last several years.
Ladell Medley, Vice President and Cookeville-Algood Office Manager, represented the bank at the ceremony. In addition to the thirteen returning adopters, three new adopters were inducted into the program.
Pictured are the representatives for the new and returning adopters.
First Freedom Bank donated funds to the Jackson County Middle School Junior Beta Club to complete their fundraising goal. The Junior BETA Club will be attending the Junior Beta Convention in Nashville this November and one of the competitions at the convention was to design a club pin. Proceeds from the fundraiser went toward materials for the design and production of these pins.
Pictured is Donna Elrod, Vice President and Gainesboro Office Manager, with Beta club students and Jackson County Middle School Staff Members, Michelle Leonard, Amie Halfacre, and Glenda Mayberry.
First Freedom is proud to have been a sponsor at the Jackson County Imagination Library fundraising event at the Wildwood Resort & Marina.
The Jackson Imagination County Library, a division of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, is a free pre-K literary service which mails one book each month to every Jackson County child enrolled in the program, up to age five.
Pictured are the Jackson County Imagination Library Board Members, including First Freedom’s Ashley Tippit, Gainesboro Assistant Office Manager.
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