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CedarStone Bank Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Cedar Stone Bank 10th AnniversaryOn Thursday, April 17, CedarStone Bank will host a community celebration of 10 years of service in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Donelson. The event, which is open to the public, is from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the bank’s headquarters at 900 West Main Street in Lebanon. The celebration will feature live music by local favorite Tick Bryan and The CedarStones, refreshments, and fellowship. “We have coordinated efforts between the Chambers of Commerce offices in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Donelson for this event and expect a terrific turnout,” said CedarStone Bank President and CEO Robert L. McDonald.

In early 2003, a diverse group of business and community leaders in Wilson County began to visualize a new bank in Lebanon and Mt. Juliet – a bank that would be known for returning to the simple basics of banking: friendly, experienced bankers conveniently delivering superior services to both individuals and businesses. CedarStone Bank opened its doors for business in April 2004. Since that time, CedarStone Bank has become known as a true community bank, with a strong commitment to education and to developing a positive business climate.

“We are appreciative of what our bank has accomplished over the past 10 years,” said Nelson Steed, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Much of that can be attributed to our first priority of serving our customers and our communities. Our bank’s name reflects this. Cedar and Stone represents strength and integrity, which resembles our communities,” Steed continued.

The Board of Directors include: Nelson Steed, Chairman, Jackie Cowden, Vice Chair, Kevin Bay, Secretary, Brownie Vantrease, Bancroft O’Quinn, Jr., MD, Don Moser, and Bob McDonald, President and CEO. CedarStone Bank is a full service financial institution with three offices: 900 West Main Street, Lebanon, 4140 North Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, and 2900 Lebanon Road, Nashville. For more information please visit us on our website at


CedarStone acquires Donelson Property

The board of directors and officers of CedarStone Bank announced today the acquisition of property in Donelson and construction plans to build a full-service branch to be completed in early 2016.

CedarStone Bank opened in 2004 headquartered in Lebanon with the Donelson branch office opening and leasing space in 2006 at a location formerly known as the headquarters of Gideon International, 2900 Lebanon Road.


Green Checking

CedarStone Bank recently launched a “green” friendly checking account product that is sensitive to the environment while offering electronicCSB Green Checking statements and a free tree sapling with account opening.

“Our Simply Free Checking account has been the backbone of our growth since our inception in 2004. “Simple Green Checking” is a bi-product of our original simply free checking account with a slant towards the environment,” explained Bob McDonald, CedarStone Bank President & C.E.O.


Jammin' with the General

A live music series set on the historic Lebanon Public Square was presented in May, June and July of 2013 sponsored in part by CedarStone Bank. Three nights of food, fun and music were presented May 16, June 20 and July 18. CedarStone Bank’s John B. Bryan and Lisa Brown, center, present Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber president Sue Vanatta (far right) with a check for $500 to help underwrite the events.


 Jammin with General Donation

ABC Program concludes


ABC graduation CedarStone Bank A program designed to train and mentor CedarStone Bank employees in becoming “aspiring bankers” was unveiled in July of 2012 and a graduation ceremony was held recently honoring those employees that participated in the year long program.


Jen Whitener ChoseWilson County Teacher of the Year


Wilson County Teacher of the Year Is Jen WhitenerJen Whitener, a 7th grade teacher at McClain Christian Academy was selected as the 2013 Wilson County Teacher of the Year. She is pictured (from left) with Bob McDonald, CedarStone Bank President and CEO, Jen, her Head Master at McClain Christian Academy Charles Poston, and W.P. Bone III, of Wilson County Motors. 


‘Willie’s Way’ dates back 64 years

Willie McDonald - CedarStone BankSeveral notable events happened in 1950 – the first modern credit card was introduced, the first organ transplant was performed, “Peanuts” a cartoon strip about a boy and his dog Snoopy was launched by little know artist, Charles M. Schulz and Willie McDonald began his banking career with Third National Bank.


The 2011 Wilson County Teacher of the Year was announced on Friday

The 2011 Wilson County Teacher of the Year was announced on Friday, April 15 during an awards celebration held at Cumberland University in Lebanon. 


There is a new patch for Girls Scouts of America and it bears the CedarStone Bank name

Last year in October several CedarStone Bank employees attended an evening class offered by the Tennessee Bankers Association. The class was entitled “Opening New Accounts in Tennessee”. The presenter, Laura Wilson, a representative of Pegasus Educational Services, LLC, based in Louisville, Kentucky made several key points that hit home with CSB employees. 


Wilson County Teacher of the Year

Organizers of the annual Wilson County Teacher of the Year program have announced the nominees for the 2011 Wilson County Teacher of the Year. The winner will be honored at the 13th Annual Teacher of the Year banquet and ceremony on Friday, April 15, 2011 in Baird Chapel on the campus of Cumberland University.


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