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Congrats Kali Meyer Holder - Wilson County Teacher of the Year

Congrats to Kali Meyer Holder, 7th grade math teacher at Walter J. Baird Middle School for being selected as the 2014-15 Wilson County Teacher of the Year. CedarStone Bank employees gathered to congratulate her soon after the award presentation Friday night at Cumberland University.

Picture above with Kali (from left) John B. Bryan, Debbie Whited, Robert McDonald and Bob McDonald. The Teacher of the Year program was started some 18 years ago by CedarStone Bank president Bob McDonald and W.P. Bone III, owner of Wilson County Motors.

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CedarStone Bank Internship For Wilson County Students

Do you need an internship? Do you want to potentially find your perfect internship in five minutes or less AND not have to move away from home? Then you MUST attend the upcoming Collegiate Connections Speed Networking Internship Event held at Cumberland University's Baird Chapel on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 hosted by the Leadership Wilson Class of 2015 and sponsored by Cumberland University.

SPACE IS LIMITED and you MUST RSVP (http://bit.ly/getaninternshipfast) by Monday, April 13th!

How It Works

You will speed network with a variety of Wilson County businesses who are currently seeking a summer or fall intern. There will be for-profit businesses seeking paid internships and some non-profits offering unpaid internships.

There will be additional traditional networking time before and after the "main event." Lunch will be generously provided for free by Cumberland University, and the event is free of charge for both college students and business participants.

We will send you a “Know Before You Go” prior to the event to help you prepare and put your best foot forward. In the mean time, here is the tentative event timeline:

12:00 – 12:30 – Registration, Lunch, Casual Networking

12:30 – 1:30 – Speed Networking Event

1:30 – 2:00 – Additional Networking Opportunity (For further elbow rubbing with your ideal employers!)

Eligibility

You are eligible if you attend college in Wilson County or are a Wilson County resident currently enrolled in any college or university (no matter the location) for your sophomore, junior or senior year.

Register Now

Register today (http://bit.ly/getaninternshipfast) to reserve your spot. You do not want to miss out on this amazing and exclusive access to Wilson County's top internship providers! Don't forget the deadline is Monday, April 13th and RSVPs are REQUIRED! Get an internship FAST!

>>> http://bit.ly/getaninternshipfast <<<

Questions? Contact Melynda Bounds ​at ​mbounds@cedarstonebank.com or Amber Hurdle at amber@amberhurdle.com.

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Justin Duncan completes Capstone Experience Program at CedarStone Bank Donelson Branch

Pictured above with Justin is Donelson Branch Manager Lisa Brown and Relationship Manager Robert McDonald.

Recently Justin Duncan, senior at McGavock High School completed over 40 hours with CedarStone Bank in the Capstone Experience program. Justin has been involved in the program at the Donelson Branch since October 2014. A Capstone experience is a project that allows students to learn about themselves by moving an idea or dream toward a topic of interest, specialization, community need, or career choice.

McGavoch Senior Justin Duncan completes Capstone Program Experience with Cedarstone Bank Donelson Branch

The entire Donelson Branch congratulated McGavock senior Justin Duncan recently on his completion of the Capstone Experience program at CedarStone Bank. Pictured from left to right is Willie McDonald, Naaman Stillwell, Marilyn Kaczmarski, Kati Barbeau, Justin Duncan, Lisa Brown, Layla Hejazi and Robert McDonald. 

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CedarStone Bank has an entry-level opening for a Teller/Social Media Coordinator in our Mt. Juliet office. This is a great opportunity for someone ready to learn banking and to utilize your social media skills in a professional setting. If interested, please click here to contact Beth Schulze, Mt. Juliet Branch Manager.

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Outgoing chamber chair, John Bryan of CedarStone Bank, Sue Vanatta, retiring chamber president and CEO, and incoming president and CEO Melanie Minter. Photo courtesy of the Wilson Post.

On Thursday, February 6, the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet at Lebanon's Capitol Theater. Over 320 people attended the sold-out event to recognize Sue Vanatta as she retired from the chamber as president and CEO after 23 years of service.

The new president and CEO, Melanie Minter was introduced at the event, and the new board of directors and board chairman John Bradshaw were installed.

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John Bryan, 2014 Ambassador of the Year Linda Spencer, Melanie Minter. Photo courtesy of the Wilson Post.

Outgoing chairman of the board, CedarStone vice president John Bryan, reflected on his term of office and expressed his gratitude for the vision and hard work of the chamber’s leadership.

Address by John Bryan

Ladies and gentlemen, 2014 has flown by. We have experienced an action-packed year. We celebrated our 90th birthday as a chamber, we said goodbye to a dear friend and leader for 23 years in Sue Vanatta as she retired on December 31st, and we will said hello and welcome to our new President for 2015 and beyond.

In setting our goals this past year, I know we set the bar high. Many of our goals we accomplished, some we fell short. But for the most part, we succeeded in the task at hand. Your chamber remains strong and vibrant in the communities we serve. And I know, with the leadership we have in place for this year and years to come, your Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber will continue to create commerce, provide services that help equip its membership, and embrace our membership with engaging events and informative meetings.

Tonight is a night of celebration. We plan this event each year to celebrate with our membership. Ladies and gentlemen, everything good that happens in our community, your chamber has its hands right in the middle of it.

Think about it: ground-breakings, ribbon cuttings, educational events, industry appreciation, recruitment of businesses and industry, tourism and special events – anything that we celebrate, Christmas, Halloween, St. Patrick’s Day…your chamber is in the middle of it.
Tonight we will recognize many local businesses and some individuals that have stood out among the crowds. These awards are given to very deserving and honorable recipients and the committees that choose these winners take their job very seriously. I congratulate you all and, with that, let us begin the 2014 Cedar Tree Award presentation.

Before I introduce my friend, John Bradshaw, and pass the gavel for 2015, I want to take this time to thank my wife of 26 years for putting up with me. Like I said earlier in my remarks, this year was busy. It was actually an emotional roller coaster for me. In the midst of serving as your Chairman, Kim and I worked on getting our home prepared for my daughter’s wedding. We pulled that event off in June and from that point on, things seemed to get a little bit easier. I would also like to thank my parents, T.A. and Jean Bryan, for their support. Every time I turned around at a ribbon cutting or business-after-hours, T.A. and Jean were there. Thanks for always being there.

Thanks to my employer, Bob McDonald and CedarStone Bank and my co-workers for allowing me to be away each and every week at some sort of chamber function, meeting, or ribbon cutting. Melynda Bounds, our Lebanon office manager, has covered for me too many times to mention and I appreciate you for your friendship, patience and dedication.

John Bryan also recognized the chamber’s board members and those who served in leadership roles:

Economic Development: Jud Nave
Government Relations: Phil Carter
Sports Council: Paul Jewell
Membership: Melanie Minter
Tourism: Debbie Stewart
Education: Scott Jasper
Treasurer: Brenda Burkett

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