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Wilson County Residents Attend Hermitage Event

Wilson County Residents Attend Hermitage Event

Photo Caption (above) -  A number of Wilson County residents attended President Donald J. Trump’s visit to historic Andrew Jackson’s home, The Hermitage, last Wednesday. Those pictured are from left, Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto and wife Paula, State Rep. Susan Lynn, Andrew Jackson, VI, General Sessions Judge, Knox County (great-great- great-grandson of Pres. Andrew Jackson) and his wife, Janet, State Rep. Mark Pody,  Susan McDonald and her husband, CedarStone Bank President and Vice-Regent of the Board of Trust of the Andrew Jackson Foundation.

Upon his arrival to Nashville last week one of President Donald J. Trump’s first stops was at President Andrew Jackson’s home, The Hermitage. Some 400 invitees and friends and supporters of the Hermitage were on hand as the President paid respect to Jackson’s grave site and toured the mansion of the 7th President of the United States.

A number of Wilson County residents attended the event as part of the 250th anniversary celebration of Jackson’s birth (March 15, 1767). The Hermitage will be hosting several events throughout 2017 as they celebrate this momentous occasion. Those attending from Wilson County included Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto and wife Paula, State Rep. Susan Lynn, State Rep. Mark Pody, CedarStone Bank President Bob McDonald and his wife Susan. McDonald also serves as Vice-Regent of the Board of Trust of the Andrew Jackson Foundation.

The Tennessee General Assembly has for many years been a very important and special supporter of Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. Over the course of many years legislation has been passed that resulted in the Hermitage receiving financial support from the state for important maintenance issues of the historic mansion.

“The Andrew Jackson foundation has been the beneficially for many years of financial support of the Tennessee General assembly and our local delegation made of Mark Pody, Mae Beavers and Susan Lynn have played a key role in that support as they have embraced this effort in the ongoing preservation of this historic landmark,” commented McDonald on behalf of the Board of Trust of the Andrew Jackson Foundation.

Also in attendance were Andrew Jackson, VI and his wife Janet. Jackson is the great-great-great grandson of President Jackson and serves a General Sessions Judge in Knox County, Tennessee. Judge Jackson and his family are also great supporters of the Hermitage and are very proud of their heritage. They regularly attend many activities and events at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage.

CedarStone Bank Mailing Out New Chip Debit Cards

CedarStone Bank Chip Debit CardCedarStone Bank customers will be excited to learn that our new “chip” debit cards will be mailed out on February 14, 2017.

“Customers will need to activate their new card by March 27, 2017. Instructions will be included in the envelope with the new debit card,” explained Kristin Howard, AVP, BSA/Deposit Services Manager.

It’s important to note the card number and pin number for your debit card will not change. A direct mail piece will be mailed out the week before the card arrives as a gentle reminder of what is to follow.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call your local CedarStone Bank office or as always, call the main office at (615)443-1411.

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage celebrates The Battle of New Orleans

Andrew Jackson's Hermitage celebrates The Battle of New Orleans

Congressman Phil Roe (Johnson City) was the keynote speaker Sunday, Jan. 8 as Andrew Jackson's Hermitage celebrated the 202nd anniversary of "The Battle of New Orleans." The Andrew Jackson Foundation hosted the annual gathering as part of a day-long remembrance of "The Battle of New Orleans", the last major engagement of The War of 1812.

From left above: Howard Kittell, President & CEO of the Andrew Jackson Foundation, United States Congressman Phil Roe, Susan and Bob McDonald. McDonald serves as Vice-Regent of the Andrew Jackson Foundation.

Junior Takeya Johns is our January McGavock Student of the Month

Junior Takeya Johns is our January McGavock Student of the Month

CedarStone Bank continues its long tradition of supporting McGavock High School by sponsoring the “McGavock Student of the Month”. The student of the month for January is McGavock junior, Takeya Johns. Presenting Takeya with her certificate is the CedarStone Bank Donelson office staff, (from left) Robert L. McDonald, Asst. VP/Relationship Mgr., Willie McDonald, Business Development Officer, Takeya,. Mallory Baker, Customer Service Representative, Noel Steele, Teller and Troy Putman, Donelson Office Manager. CedarStone Bank is the official bank for McGavock High School and enjoys a relationship dating back some 45 years with Donelson banking legend Willie McDonald.

A Great Capstone Experience at CedarStone

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Kati Barbeau, Robert McDonald, Justin Duncan, Lisa Brown, Naaman Stillwell, and Marilyn Kaczmarski
Justin Duncan, a senior at McGavock High School, is currently working on his "capstone" experience with the Donelson Branch of CedarStone Bank. Recently, he worked with CedarStone's Willie McDonald at a financial security facility, learning about procedures and laws relating to bank security. That session was followed up by working with the Donelson Branch staff to put his new knowledge to use.
 
In all, Justin will put in 40 hours of work with CedarStone on his capstone experience and write a paper, as part of his graduation requirements. Read more about Justin and the capstone program at Metro Nashville Public Schools, click here.
 

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CedarStone Bank and Wilson Rotary Clubs Support The Dictionary Project

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For the ninth year, CedarStone Bank has partnered with the four Rotary Clubs in Wilson County to participate in The Dictionary Project. This year, the project delivered over 1,800 dictionaries, one to every third-grader in the county in both public and private schools. John Sloan, CedarStone Bank’s Mt. Juliet Business Developer and head of public relations for the Mt. Juliet Noon Rotary Club, helped coordinate the distribution of the dictionaries to the third-graders. In total, the Rotary Clubs have given over 15,000 dictionaries this year.

For more information about The Dictionary Project.

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Markey Blue Brings High Energy Soul and Blues to the CedarStone Bank Stage

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Get ready to move when Markey Blue cranks it up on the CedarStone Bank stage at the Hip Donelson Community Farmers Market on Friday night. Bandleaders Markey and Ric Latina are seasoned veterans as musicians and songwriters. 

“Feeling the energy and the spontaneity of our band in concert, and exercising the freedom we have to be creative on the spot, really electrifies us and the audience,” Markey says. "For us,” she continues, “Markey Blue is about putting the music we have in our hearts into the world. It’s also a constant way for Ric and myself to evolve as performers, writers and producers. The more our band play together, the more creative things become.”

Here's a little taste:

The line-up for the rest of this year's Farmers Market entertainment is:

9/12 Markey Blue
9/19 Chris Patterson
9/26 Cumberland Blue
10/3 Cara Being Blue
10/10 Hiptet
10/17 Mackin Rivers
10/24 Barrell Jumpers
10/31 Jake Hill

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Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber Turns 90

On September 9, the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 90th anniversary with an open house at their office on the Lebanon Public Square. Sue Vanatta, President/CEO of the Chamber, and CedarStone Vice President John Bryan, Chairman of the Board for the Chamber, did the honors with the cake.

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New CedarStone Bank Donelson Branch Under Construction

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Ground has broken on the new Donelson Branch, and Willie McDonald is ready! Contractor Donnie Steed gave Willie his very own hardhat so he will fit right in on the construction site.

The new Donelson Branch will not only be great-looking but will offer customers many advantages. We've set up this special page on our website with the details of the Donelson Branch and we'll update it as progress continues. We're very proud to invest in the Donelson community with the new branch.

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Fore! CedarStone Bank tees it up for local chambers.

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Supporting local business through active involvement with chambers of commerce is something we believe in at CedarStone. And it can be fun, too.
 
CedarStone is a hole sponsor for two upcoming golf tournaments: the Donelson-Hermitage tournament on September 17 and the Mt. Juliet tournament on September 19. For more information:
 
 

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Be aware of phone scams.

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Several of our customers have received phone calls from what appear to be scammers. Please take caution and be aware that CedarStone Bank does not call people to request financial information over the phone.

How to Detect a Phone Scam
Only speak with official representatives of your bank or credit card company in phone calls you initiate. Do not respond to requests for financial information over the phone, by email, or by calling a number sent to you in an email. Do not click on links in emails to financial websites you do not recognize. If any of these situations arise, there is a good chance it is a scam. Read more here.

If you receive a call from someone saying they are from CedarStone Bank, do not give out any financial information; call one of our offices immediately. If you find fraudulent or unauthorized charges on your credit card bill, report them immediately. If you receive a scam call from someone who requests financial information in a way that appears to be a scam, contact the authorities. 

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Wilson County Fair Has Something for Everyone

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The Wilson County Fair is in full swing, and it offers something for every age and interest. On Monday, Bob and Susan McDonald had a great time helping serve at the Senior Citizens Picnic in the Fiddlers Grove area of the Fair.

The Fair runs through Sunday, August 23. For more information about the Fair, please visit their website. Be sure to stop by the Green Gate to visit with friends from your CedarStone Bank family. We have an ATM available for your cash needs.

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Banking Just Got Simpler with CedarStone Bank’s New Responsive Website

Over the last few months, CedarStone Bank has been working on a new responsive designed website. A responsive website is a website that is mobile, tablet, laptop and desktop friendly and provides an optimum user experience based on the device with which the website is being used.

CedarStone sponsors Art Crawl Event

CedarStone Bank participates in Art Crawl

The Spring Art Crawl in Donelson is set for Saturday, April 27 and will be held at several businesses along Lebanon Road. CedarStone Bank is serving as headline sponsor for the event. Organizers of the event met recently to finalize plans as the sponsorship check was presented. CedarStone Bank Donelson Branch Manager Melynda Bounds (at left) presents the $1500 headline sponsor check to local artist Ken Smith and Jessica McCullars, Donelson Art Crawl organizer. Also pictured is Willie McDonald, CedarStone Bank, Jan King, owner of the Green Room Coffee Shop and Lindsay Connery, Donelson Artisan Society.

CedarStone Bank presents $2,000 gift to McGavock High School

CedarStone Bank presents check to McGavock High School
CedarStone Bank continued its long tradition of supporting McGavock High School presenting the school with a $2,000 check for the 2012-13 school year. CedarStone Bank is the official bank for McGavock High School and enjoys a relationship dating back some 40 years with Donelson banking legend Willie McDonald. Pictured left to right for the check presentation: Melynda Bounds, CSB Donelson Office Manager, Robbin Wall, McGavock High Executive Principal and Willie McDonald, CSB Business Development Officer.

Student of the Month recognized by CedarStone Bank

CedarStone Bank honors Student of the Month Daniel Hernandez
Student - Daniel Hernandez
Teacher - Lisa Bonelli
CSB rep: Melynda Bounds

CedarStone Bank recently presented "Student of the Month" honors to McGavock High School students. Melynda Bounds, Donelson Office Manager presented Daniel Hernandez with the award as McGavock High teacher Lisa Bonellil assisted in the presentation. CedarStone Bank is the "official bank" of McGavock High School.