FirstBank makes a splash

Sandra ClarkOur Town Leaders

FirstBank cannot be accused of tiptoeing into the Halls/Powell market. The branch on Emory Road scheduled three events this week with the biggest today.

Robin Harp stands with Jim Jennings, a customer who says FirstBank reminds him of a bank in the 1950s. “They’ve done a good job for me.”

Friday, May 10, FirstBank will host an open house all day with a radio remote and free Freddy’s combo meals from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register to win one of three Zoo Knoxville family memberships. The drawing will be held at close of business.

Earlier in the week, the bank hosted kids’ day on Wednesday, May 8, from 3-5 p.m. The surprise was a coloring book that introduced the Angora Frog Farm, set to open soon. First Bank is a major sponsor of Powell’s newest park, with the bank’s donation funding a storybook trail for a book by Daniel Wiseman. Daniel was at FirstBank on Wednesday, signing copies of the book. The kids who got one are psyched – they can’t wait for this new park to open.

On Thursday, FirstBank hosted a meet-and-greet for bank officials and area business people. The reception from 4-6 p.m. drew a packed house. Perhaps it was the Rothchild Catering truck in the parking lot that brought folks in. We got some pictures …

Ed Shouse, former Knox County trustee, talks with Dallas Love, president of the Halls Business & Professional Association. Shouse now works in business development for FirstBank. Love owns and operates Shattered Dreams, a business that services computers and a range of electronic equipment.


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