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Q&A with Philip Fons

Philip Fons, 2021-2022 Credit Committee Chairman, Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer, InsBank, Nashville Philip Fons has served as executive vice president and chief credit officer for InsBank located […]

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The ‘BankHERS’ of Legends Bank

By Roger Shirley Prior to 2019, Britney Campbell had lived in Clarksville her entire life—it’s where she grew up, went to school, went to college and started her banking career. […]

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Special sessions lead to successes for banks

By Amy Heaslet, Executive Vice President/General Counsel, Tennessee Bankers Association With two special sessions of the Tennessee General Assembly recently completed, Tennessee has made significant strides to ensure our state’s […]

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Pushing back against Washington proposals

By Colin Barrett, President/CEO, Tennessee Bankers Association During a span of time encompassing April 3, 2020 to May 31, 2021, the Tennessee banking industry made 238,508 PPP loans totaling $13.5 […]

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The advantages of self-funding medical insurance

By Karen Tokarz, Insurance Consultant, Financial PSI, Inc In today’s business climate, employers need benefit solutions as adaptable as the organizations they run. For many employers, fully insured health plans […]

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TBA inducts Eight Leaders in Banking Excellence into the 2021 Class

Eight Tennessee bankers were honored by the TBA at the Leaders in Banking Excellence ceremony on August 13, 2021. Commemorative plaques highlighting the careers of each of the honorees were […]

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Q&A with Terry Eastwood

Terry Eastwood Chairman, Independent Bankers Division, Tennessee Bankers Association Executive Vice President, First Farmers and Commercial Bank, Pikeville, Tenn. Terry Eastwood began his banking career in 1982. He currently serves […]

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Tennessee a Top Jurisdiction for Estate Planners

By Derek Church, President & COO, Pendleton Square Trust Company, LLC Tennessee’s reputation as a trust friendly jurisdiction is getting out. With the complete elimination of the Hall income tax […]

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Tough Decisions Made Easier—The Do’s And Don’ts Of Estate Planning

By Amy B. Boulware, LAP MSW, Care Manager, Elder Law and Special Needs, Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. I will never forget the day my mom called me and said […]

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How NOT to Sell Your Community Bank!

By Cliston V. “Doc” Bodine, III, Managing Director, Gerrish Smith Tuck, PC One of the more common questions we hear from community bankers is how can they ensure their community […]

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Directors Key in Bank Success

By Amy Heaslet, Executive Vice President/General Counsel, Tennessee Bankers Association Just as TBA has to come to rely on the sound advice of its board of directors to navigate difficult […]

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Credit Union Acquisition Trend Makes Its Way to Tennessee

By Colin Barrett, President/CEO, Tennessee Bankers Association On Wednesday, August 11, a shockwave went through the Tennessee banking industry when Orion Federal Credit Union announced it would acquire Financial Federal […]

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