First Volunteer Bank Receives Honor From Tennessee Bankers Association

Friday, May 9, 2014
Displaying the award from the Tennessee Bankers Association are:  Joan Rose, senior vice president of marketing, and Patti Steele, president and CEO of First Volunteer.
Displaying the award from the Tennessee Bankers Association are: Joan Rose, senior vice president of marketing, and Patti Steele, president and CEO of First Volunteer.

First Volunteer Bank was recognized by the Tennessee Bankers Association for their educational efforts in teaching high school students during the annual Get Smart About Credit program in 2013.

“We are excited to be able to go out in our communities and teach students and young adults about credit and how important creditworthiness will be in their lives.  Our bankers have participated in the American Bankers Association educational programs for several years in area high schools during the fall semester.

  Each spring we participate with elementary schools in the ABA’s Teach Children to Save program,” stated Patti W. Steele, president and CEO for First Volunteer Bank.

First Volunteer Bank was also recognized by the Young Bankers Division of the Tennessee Bankers Association for their educational efforts in teaching high school students during the annual Get Smart About Credit program in 2013.

“First Volunteer Bank employees did an excellent job in educating young people in their communities about the wise use of credit as part of the National Get Smart about Credit initiative last fall.  First Volunteer held 51 presentations reaching 1,202 people; thus earning the TBA’s 2013 Get Smart about Credit Award, stated T’Lanie Luu, PEP coordinator for the Tennessee Bankers Association.

 


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