Pinnacle Bank: A Truly Remarkable Civic Contribution

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Yesterday Pinnacle Bank sponsored a luncheon for more than 400 people at the Westin Hotel at which Jon Meacham, a Chattanooga native and a renown, nationally recognized author of historical works, spoke.

No matter how high one’s expectations were with regard to a presentation from Mr. Meacham prior to the luncheon, those expectations were shattered by an overwhelming and incredible presentation that combined deep thoughts about our nation’s history, the changing societal norms and issues we face as a body politic, and how those issues might be addressed and resolved in a civil manner. 

Interspersed throughout his presentation were very humorous – but quite relevant side bar stories about past discussions with, or comments from, a broad group of U.S. Presidents that underscored the points he was making. All delivered without a single note before him—a simply incredible presentation.

Thanks to Craig Holley and his colleagues at Pinnacle for making it all possible—they have and continue to make Chattanooga a better place and it is much appreciated.

David R. Evans


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