For Immediate Release
May 16, 2012
CONTACT: Torrey Stella Barnhill
615.591.8500, Ext. 20
FIRSTBANK NAMED PRESENTING SPONSOR OF 39TH ANNUAL HERITAGE BALL
Community Bank Investing in Williamson County Preservation
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – One of Tennessee’s largest community banks – and one of Williamson County’s newest – has made a major investment in local historic preservation efforts. FirstBank will be the presenting sponsor for the 39th Annual Heritage Ball, to be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Eastern Flank Battlefield Park in Franklin. In its 39th year, the Heritage Ball is Williamson County’s longest-running black tie event, and one of the most anticipated each fall.
“We are blessed in this community to have corporate supporters who believe in what we’re doing, and making significant investments in our mission,” said Jennifer Parker, who is chairing the Heritage Ball with her husband, Jamey. “FirstBank has demonstrated that commitment in so many ways in towns across Tennessee, and we’re excited that they are putting down roots in Williamson County.”
FirstBank is the third largest Tennessee-based bank, with 44 locations in Tennessee. Headquartered in Lexington, Tenn., FirstBank serves every major metropolitan market as well many communities in between and, with more than $2 billion in total assets, has the resources to provide a comprehensive variety of financial services and products, following a community-banking model which began when the charter was issued in 1906 as Farmers State Bank, in Scotts Hill, Tenn.
Community banking is the cornerstone of FirstBank’s operations and has been its philosophy since the bank was founded. FirstBank strives to improve the quality of life for those who live in the communities it serves, with an emphasis on education through involvement in local schools and The Ayers Foundation Scholars Program, established by FirstBank chairman and sole shareholder Jim Ayers.
“We are proud to be the presenting sponsor for The Heritage Ball,” said Gordon Inman, FirstBank’s Middle Tennessee Chairman. “The Heritage Foundation’s commitment to protecting and preserving historic resources in Franklin and Williamson County is aligned with FirstBank’s community-based banking philosophy of participating and investing in all that our local communities have to offer.”
Founded in 1967, the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving historic resources in Franklin and Williamson County, Tennessee. For more information or to receive an invitation for the 39th Annual Heritage Ball, contact Torrey Barnhill at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (615) 591-8500, Ext. 20 and to learn more about the Heritage Foundation, visit www.historicfranklin.com.