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Simply Saluting: Cedarcroft Home

Saluting Cedarcroft Homes

CedarStone's Vice President, John Bryan pictured above with (L-R) Cedarcroft Homes COO, Peggy Zide; Cedarcroft Homes Founder and Chairman, Thomas A. Bryan; CedarStone's President and CEO Bob McDonald

CedarStone Bank is proud to salute T. A. Bryan, Peggy Zide and Cedarcroft Home, Inc., a state licensed facility dedicated to the care and welfare of the mentally handicapped, disadvantaged and homeless men. 

Mr.  Bryan is no stranger to the Lebanon community. A long-time insurance agent for Transamerica Life and Ohio National, Mr. Bryan has been involved in many different charitable causes and civic events over the years.

I met Mr. Bryan over 20 years ago and he has always been a gentlemen to me and my family. That gentle kindness spills over into the mission of Cedarcroft. We see it most everyday with the operation of that facility and the outreach of support it gains from the community it serves.

Mr. Bryan, the founder & Chairman of the Board of Cedarcroft Home, Inc., describes the home as "a supportive living facility for men who otherwise might not have a place to stay”.

Established in 1974 and licensed in 1996 with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Retardation, Cedarcroft strives to meet all state and local regulations to provide the safest environment for its residents.

The local non-profit facility offers room and board with three nutritious meals a day plus evening snacks. Residents receive indirect supervision of medication, medical service referrals and transportation, laundry services, activity opportunities and much more!

The facility is housed mainly in a 119-year-old building, the former Martha Gaston Hospital, as well as an adjacent building that formerly served Lebanon as a nursing home.

Peggy Zide serves as Chief Operating Officer for the company and has been employed by Cedarcroft for over 11 years.  The company is set up as a non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation and is governed by a volunteer board of directors consisting of Bryan, sons Tommy and John, Dr. Larry Locke, James L.  White and Troy Putman.  The company currently employees 35 employees.

Hats off to T. A. Bryan and the staff at Cedarcroft Home. Their contribution to our community cannot be measured and I dearly appreciate their effort to meet the needs of these men in Lebanon.

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CedarStone Bank Mobile Deposit Users

Mobile Deposits Endorsement Notice - Cedarstone Bank

Thank you for being a CedarStone Bank mobile deposit user.  We appreciate you being one of the first to use our new mobile deposit banking feature.

For your protection, please remember to endorse checks with your Signature and the phrase “CSB Mobile Deposit.”  Beginning June 1, 2016, any checks not endorsed properly will not be deposited.  These rejected deposits cannot be resubmitted through mobile banking and will need to be deposited at one of our offices.

We appreciate your business and please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

 

Sincerely,

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CedarStone Bank Management Team

Lebanon|Mt. Juliet|Donelson 

(615) 443-1411|(615) 754-1411|(615) 874-1444 

www.cedarstonebank.com

 

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Simply Saluting: The Hermitage

Simply Saluting The Hermitage with CedarStone Bank

Pictured Above Left to Right: Bob McDonald, CedarStone President and Andrew Jackson Foundation Trustee; Howard J. Kittell, Andrew Jackson Foundation President and CEO; and Willie McDonald, CedarStone Relationship Manager and former Andrew Jackson Foundation Trustee

Each month CedarStone Bank “simply salutes” an influential leader in Middle Tennessee. This month the bank is proud to recognize The Hermitage.

The Hermitage is a historical plantation, museum, and garden located in Davidson County, Tennessee, 10 miles east of downtown Nashville. The plantation was owned by Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, from 1804 until his death at the Hermitage in 1845.

The original structure of The Hermitage mansion was a brick, Federal-style house constructed between 1819 and 1821 by skilled carpenters and masons from the local area. Though this design was typical of plantation dwellings for aspiring gentlemen farmers in the Upper South it was already beginning to lose favor in more fashionable Eastern areas.

Today, the site covers 1,120 acres, which includes the original 1,050-acre tract of Jackson's plantation. It is overseen and managed by The Andrew Jackson Foundation, formerly called the Ladies' Hermitage Association. Howard J. Kittell, who has a long and distinguished career in historic preservation, has served as President and CEO of The Hermitage and the Andrew Jackson Foundation since 2008.

The Hermitage is your local treasure; a house so unique it has been named a National Historic Landmark. It is a beautiful place near home to stroll under the shade of its leafy trees, view collections and exhibitions that bring the past to life, and attend many educational programs and events. The Hermitage is a special resource that helps define our idea of who we are as Middle Tennesseans.

CedarStone Bank salutes The Hermitage, The Andrew Jackson Foundation, and its dedicated staff in their efforts to preserve the history of Middle Tennessee!

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Simply Saluting: Two Rivers Mansion

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Pictured Above Left to Right: CedarStone Assistant Vice President Robert McDonald, CedarStone’s Relationship Manager Willie McDonald, Two Rivers Mansion Founder/President Emeritus Phil Claiborne, Two Rivers Mansion President Phil Howard,and CedarStone Branch Manager Troy Putman.

Each month CedarStone Bank “simply salutes” an influential leader in Middle Tennessee. This month the bank is proud to recognize Two Rivers Mansion.

Two Rivers Mansion is one of the last of the elaborate antebellum country homes built in the Nashville area and one of the earliest and best preserved of the ornate Italianate houses in Middle Tennessee. Two Rivers was once part of an 1,100-acre plantation located on fertile, rolling land between the Stones and Cumberland Rivers. The junction of the two rivers suggested the name given to the property by its first owner, William Harding, whose family built the Belle Meade Plantation in west Nashville.

After acquiring the 447-acre property in 1966, the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County set aside the 14-acre historic site, developing two schools, a golf course, park greenway, water park (Wave Country), skate park, frisbee golf course and picnic area for families to enjoy. Restored to the stately architectural splendor of the mansion’s early days, Two Rivers reflects the taste, textures and colors of the post-war era and today remains a centerpiece for all kinds of social gatherings – weddings, parties, anniversaries, birthdays and special events for future generations to enjoy.

CedarStone Bank salutes Two Rivers Mansion and its dedicated staff in their effort to make Middle Tennessee an even better place to live and work!

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Simply Saluting: Wilson County Community Help Center

Simply Saluting Wilson County Community Help CenterWilson County Community Help Center Executive Director Ben Spicer pictured with CedarStone Bank’s Jennifer Perry (former WCCHC board member, Tina Winfree (current WCCHC board member) and Bob McDonald (former WCCHC board member). 

Each month CedarStone Bank “simply salutes” an influential leader in Wilson County. This month the bank is proud to recognize the Wilson County Community Help Center.

The Wilson County Community Help Center was formed in 1988 when three local charities came together and united as one. Project Help, Golden Harvest Food Bank and the Faith Rescue Mission had helped those in need in Lebanon and Wilson County since the mid-1960s. The Wilson County Community Help Center was a product of that merger and was first under the direction of Executive Director Dot Maxey. The objective of the Help Center is to provide food, clothing, household necessities and financial assistance for utilities; fuel to out of county doctor medical appointments; and prescription drugs for individuals, elderly and cancer patients in need in our community. 

Mrs. Maxey’s original board consisted of several notable “givers” in the Lebanon community including Houston Turner, Will Allen Carpenter, Joanne Smith, Cassie Hallum, Pete Williams, Ronnie Kelly, Bob Werckle, Larry Tomlinson, Ed Blackburn, Mary Jo Cote, Sydney Berry, Wiley T. Bernard, Bobby Johnson, Fred Singleton, Marty Young, Andy Brummitt, Mike Jennings, Claudine Bissinger, Jean Reasonover and Lynn Nokes. Ronnie Doak and Gail Proctor operated the program after her retirement and now Ben Spicer is currently serving his third year as Executive Director. In 2015, the Help Center distributed more than 65,000 pounds of food to feed the hungry in Wilson County and provided more than 40,000 articles of free clothing to those in need.

CedarStone Bank salutes the Wilson County Community Help Center and its staff of workers, volunteers and current board members in their effort to make Wilson County an even better place to live and work! 

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McGavock High School's Lucia Del Zotto Student of the Month

McGavock Student of the Month with CedarStone Bank

Pictured above: Robert L. McDonald, Lisa Brown, Mallory Baker, Lucia Del Zotto (SOM), Kristina Wilkerson, Marilyn Kaczmarski and Willie McDonald.

McGavock High School's Lucia Del Zotto has been recognized as student of the month for January 2016. Lucia was selected by her teachers and peers for exemplifying the characteristics of a good student and the drive to learn. Lucia attended the Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce luncheon with CedarStone Bank President - CEO Bob McDonald, AVP Robert L. McDonald, and Willie McDonald.

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CedarStone's Bob McDonald Joins in Anniversary Celebration at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage

Event commemorates the 201st anniversary of The Battle of New Orleans

Lebanon, Tenn. (January 25, 2016) –Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage recently held a celebration event commemorating the 201st anniversary of The Battle of New Orleans.

Thousands of guests visited Jackson’s home to honor the pivotal victory for the United States in the War of 1812, led by General Jackson and his troops. The Hermitage home tour was open free to the public and there was a ceremony featuring the National Guard laying a wreath at Jackson’s tomb.

CedarStone Bank President and CEO Bob McDonald participated in the event. McDonald is a member of the Board of Trustees for The Andrew Jackson Foundation.

“The Hermitage is a national treasure and we’re fortunate to have such an historic landmark so close to home,” McDonald said. “This annual event is a welcome opportunity to gather with friends and family to celebrate the rich tradition of General Jackson and his roots in Middle Tennessee.”

The wreath ceremony included remarks from retired Lieutenant General John M. Pickler, who served 36 years in the Army, eventually assuming the role of Chief of Staff of the United States Army Forces Command. Pickler currently resides in Lebanon.

“It was fascinating to hear a recent military leader like General Pickler discuss the life and times of one of our most famous military leaders in Andrew Jackson,” McDonald said. “Both men sacrificed so much for this great country through their military service.”

For more information about The Hermitage visit www.thehermitage.com. For more information about CedarStone Bank visit www.cedarstonebank.com.

CedarStones Bob McDonald Joins in Anniversary Celebration at Andrew Jacksons-Hermitage

Pictured from Left to Right: Howard Kittell, Andrew Jackson Foundation President and CEO; Frances Spradley, Andrew Jackson Foundation Vice-Regent; Lt. Gen. (Ret.) John Pickler, keynote speaker; Bob McDonald, CedarStone President and CEO.

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Simply Saluting Dr. Paul Stumb

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CedarStone Bank President, CEO & Chairman of the Cumberland Board of Trust, Bob McDonald with Dr. Paul Stumb.

Each month CedarStone Bank “simply salutes” an influential leader in Wilson County. This month the bank is proud to recognize Dr. Paul Stumb, President of Cumberland University.

Dr. Stumb is no stranger to Middle Tennessee and Lebanon in particular. He began his tenure at the University in 2003 as an Adjunct Professor and then later served as Dean of the Labry School, a position he has held continuously until being named President of the University in August of 2015.

Dr. Stumb has hit the ground running as President, relying on his past business experience and people skills in making a smooth and seamless transition into his new role.

A Nashville native, Dr. Stumb is a graduate of the Navy War College Strategy and Policy Course, and holds a BS from Auburn University, an MS from the University of Tennessee, a Master’s in Education from Cumberland and a PhD from the University of Tennessee.  Prior to joining Cumberland, Dr. Stumb enjoyed a successful career in the business sector, serving as Director of Marketing and Business Development and later as General Manager of American Corrugated, in the Containerboard & Packaging Division of the Georgia-Pacific Corporation, and Vice President for Operations/Executive Committee Member and Owner of One Coast Network, Inc., a gift and home decor marketing firm in Atlanta.

He and his wife, Christy, reside in Lebanon, just a block from the campus. They have four children and two grandchildren.

Cumberland University is a civic jewel for Lebanon and Wilson County. Founded in 1842, Cumberland offers a variety of educational, athletic and social experiences to enhance the learning opportunities of the current student body. The University serves nearly 1,500 students. Its exceptional academic program is steeped in the liberal arts and its athletic teams regularly compete for conference and national championships.

Cumberland’s alumni includes former U.S. Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, who also was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945; James Lafayette Bomar, president of Rotary International; Thomas P. Gore, United States senator; more than 80 congressmen, including Albert Gore, Sr.; two justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, Howell Edmunds Jackson and Horace Harmon Lurton; 13 governors, including Frank G. Clement; three ambassadors, including Edward Albright, U.S. Ambassador to Finland; scores of local, state and federal judges, including Charles Dickson Clark; and 50 college/university professors, including the “Father of Political Science,” John Burgess.

While Cumberland has a distinguished past, the University is focused on the future, and on educating our next generation of leaders.

CedarStone Bank is proud of Cumberland University and the school’s leadership. We salute Dr. Paul Stumb and his efforts to lead Cumberland for years to come!

 

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We Are Simply Moving August 10

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CedarStone is opening its new Donelson branch! Our new location is:

2800 Lebanon Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
(at the intersection of Lebanon Pike and Donelson Pike)

Our last day at the current branch (2900 Donelson Pike) will be Friday, August 7. The branch will be closed on Saturday, August 8, and then we will be open for business at the new branch on Monday, August 10.

The new hours for the branch will be:

  • Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

The Donelson branch will have multiple drive-thru lanes featuring the new Smart ATM with these great capabilities:

  • Make Deposits Anytime
  • Save time – no filling out deposit slips
  • Environmentally friendly – avoids wasting paper
  • Cash deposits available immediately*
  • Get cash up to the amount available to you at the ATM

Here’s how to make a deposit:

  • Insert your ATM card and use your PIN
  • Verify the deposit on the screen
  • Finalize the transaction

This branch will also feature an enclosed night drop.

For more information on our new Donelson branch please call 615-874-1444.

*1 - Availability of funds governed by account agreement. 
2 - Check cashing services may not be available for some checks. 
3 - Maximum amount that you may receive for a check cashed at a CedarStoneSmart ATM is determined by various factors, including any cash limits imposed by the ATM or your card, and the amount and types of currency in the ATM at the time of transaction.

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Congratulations Kali Meyer Holder, Wilson County Teacher of the Year!

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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.

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Wilson County College 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 (You Must RSVP to Register) 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 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!

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

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Senior Completes Captstone Experience Program At CedarStone Bank

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 at CedarstoneBank DonelsonBranch

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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A Great Opportunity

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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 contact Beth Schulze, Mt. Juliet Branch Manager.

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Mt. Juliet Girl Scouts Take it to the Bank

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Mt. Juliet Branch Manager Beth Schultze and Girl Scout Troup 1200

Girl Scout Troop 1200 recently visited CedarStone's Mt. Juliet branch to learn about money and banking. The girls learned how to write up a deposit slip, make a deposit, and get a receipt. They got to see behind teller row, where we showed them how money is stored securely, organized, and counted. Branch manager Beth Schultze talked to the girls about the importance of having a bank account. She also showed the girls how machines can detect counterfeit money mixed in with real bills.

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CedarStone Bank Customer Service Representative Addison Rogers works with the scouts on banking documents.

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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 Sponsors New Hermitage Exhibit

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The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, has an exciting new exhibit, "Andrew Jackson: Born for a Storm" and CedarStone Bank is proud to be involved with its introduction. Opening January 8, the exhibit is part of the Bicentennial celebration of the Battle of New Orleans. This state-of-the-art, $1.1 million exhibit brings the rich story of Andrew Jackson’s meteoric rise, from his humble beginnings to his presidency, through bold visuals and a series of interactive displays. The exhibit focuses on the three pivotal stages of Jackson’s astonishing life: his modest origins as an orphan, his resiliency as a General and his visionary leadership as a President.

On Thursday, January 8, The Hermitage is offering free admission to the exhibit. There will be a wreath-laying ceremony honoring Andrew Jackson and his army at 11:00 am, the 101st Airborne Division Dixieland Band will perform, as well as other family-oriented activities to learn more about President Jackson and his military campaigns. Reserve free tickets here.

You may also attend a private reception at the exhibit, hosted by CedarStone Bank president Bob McDonald and his wife, Susan, on Thursday, January 15. For more information, please call Bob at (615) 547-5581.

Said McDonald of the exhibit, "Like Mount Vernon and Monticello, The Hermitage is a national treasure. Andrew Jackson's presidency came at a pivotal time for a young America. We are developing new ways to explore his life and presidency." Bob is a member of the board of the Andrew Jackson Foundation (formerly the Ladies' Hermitage Association), along with nationally known figures like National Public Radio journalist Mara Liasson and two Pulitzer Prize winners, historian Joe Meacham and Charles Overby, former CEO of the Freedom Forum and the Newseum.

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Simply Involved: Jennifer Perry Leads the Bert Coble Singers in Concert

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The 27th Annual Christmas Dinner Show presented by the Bert Coble Singers took place December 18 and 19 in Baird Chapel at Cumberland University campus. CedarStone Bank’s Jennifer Perry is director of the choral group.
 
“This was our 27th annual event and we were excited to see the friends and loyal patrons that have been a part of this program for many years,” said Perry. “Dr. Coble had a great vision when he originally organized this event, and it is an honor to carry the tradition on again this year,” she continued.  
 
The idea for Christmas dinner show was born when Dr. Coble was a professor at Cumberland University. At that time, the shows raised money for choir tours to recruit new students; now they raise money for some very worthy organizations, like the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. Said Perry, “We don’t have an exact total of funds raised over the years, but we do know that well over $250,000 has been raised for The American Cancer Society alone.” The event also benefits the Bert Coble Music Scholarship at Cumberland University.
 
The volunteer choir, who began rehearsals in September, is made up of singers from across Middle Tennessee. Said Perry, “Our vocalists are very talented and they are always excited about presenting a great evening of Christmas songs and carols that will touch on Christmas memories and some more modern tunes that may be surprising.” Both shows were sold out this year.  
 
Jennifer Perry’s work with the Bert Coble Singers is a great example of how CedarStone employees are involved in their communities. An event like the Christmas show is really a year-round effort, and it benefits nonprofit and educational organizations that do a great deal of good for others.
 
Interview with Jennifer Perry: Simply Involved
 
How did you become involved with the Bert Coble Singers group?  
I was Doc’s student. When he started the community choir, he called and asked if I’d sing with them. I’ve been involved with the group since 1987.
 
Who inspired your interest in music, especially choir?  
I’ve been around music all my life, in my home and in church. My whole family sang in the choir while I was growing up. Mom always played the piano, and my brother played the trumpet. Aside from my family, the two most influential people musically in my life are Ruth Blair, my piano teacher, and Dr. Coble.
 
What moved you to become director of the Bert Coble Singers?
The group’s efforts support some very deserving organizations: The American Cancer Society, The American Heart Association and The Bert Coble Music Scholarship at Cumberland University. The shows bring the community together for an evening of goodwill, good fellowship, good food and good music. Everyone that comes to one of our dinner shows will leave filled with the Christmas spirit.
Why were those organizations chosen for the fundraising? Do you have a special connection to any of the organizations?  
These organizations were established while Dr. Coble was leading the choir, so I can’t speak to why any of these were chosen, except to say that we all know someone who has either directly, or indirectly, been impacted by cancer or heart disease. So any little thing that we can do help raise funds to treat these diseases is very worthwhile. As far as the Bert Coble Music Scholarship at Cumberland, it’s fitting that some of our proceeds help fund this. After all, that’s where the concept for community dinner shows began for our community.
 
Jennifer Perry is a personal banker at CedarStone’s Lebanon Office.

Tweet: CedarStone's Jennifer Perry leads Bert Coble Singers in holiday tradition

 

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Christmas Parades Galore!

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What better way is there to bring together family, friends and community than a good, ole-fashioned Christmas parade? There are three coming right up and we hope to see you there:

Lebanon Christmas Parade: "A Country Christmas"
Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 pm

Mount Juliet Christmas Parade: "A Frozen Christmas"
Saturday, December 6 at 11:00 am

Donelson Christmas Parade: "30 Years of American Christmas Traditions"
Saturday, December 6 at 2:00 pm

Come on out, bring the family and friends, and come to see us at CedarStone Bank soon.

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Shop Safely This Holiday Season

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Lots of people will be doing their holiday shopping online, which creates opportunities for phishing, malware, and scams. But there are things you can do to make your online shopping more secure.

Be careful about emails. Some malicious activity comes in the form of holiday greetings. Only open emails from people and companies you know. Even then, it is best not to click on web links inside emails; go out to your browser and access the website there. If an email doesn’t look completely legitimate, even a personal one, check it out with the sender first.

Know your charities. Bad guys will take advantage of your generosity with appeals that pull on the heartstrings. If you see a charity you want to donate to, they will take it if you visit their website directly or send them a check.

Secure your system. Think of your computer, tablet or phone as a house: don’t leave the door unlocked. Here are some security issues you will want to consider:

•  Is your wi-fi connection password-protected?
•  Do you have a good antivirus program? How about malware detector? Ad and pop-up blockers?
•  Is your operating system and all your software updated/patched? This includes your browser, browser plug-ins, and any external programs you may use.
•  Did you know that attachments can carry viruses?

Only use secure sites. Even if your system is relatively secure—no system is perfect—websites you visit may not be. Sites whose web addresses begin with https (rather than http) are more secure. Take any warnings about security certificates seriously.

Monitor your accounts. Look at your credit card and checking accounts online very often. If you see suspicious activity, report it immediately.

Security risks may also come to you in the form of fake ads, messages inside of social media programs, and phone calls.

Hackers and online thieves are very good at what they do. A little extra care could save you time, money, and hassle.

More information is at the website for the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team. For users of mobile devices, additional precautions are recommended.

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Improving Online Banking for Your Business

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If you've logged in to Online Banking for your business account in the last few days, you may have noticed that it looks a little different. We're making some upgrades to the Online Banking experience for business customers to make it easier to transfer funds, view transactions, and look up check images. 

While these improvements specifically affect Online Banking for business customers, you can also expect to see some upgrades on the personal side of Online Banking and other system enhancements in the coming weeks and months. We want to make your banking simple, and simply better.

Here's what some of our business customers say about banking with CedarStone.

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Wilson County Honors Veterans

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Wilson County has formally dedicated a memorial to all those who serve, at the new Veterans Park next to the Wilson County courthouse in Lebanon. CedarStone's John Bryan, chairman of the board of the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce, was present at the dedication. "It's great to see the community coming together to honor the men and women who serve in the armed forces of this country," said Bryan. "Freedom comes at a price, and we need to do all we can to pay tribute to those who secure our nation."

The park, which was over two years in the making, features a granite wall with the names of those from the county who gave their lives in service to the country, its five parts representing the five branches of the military. Read more about the park at The Lebanon Democrat.

Veterans Day 2014 

The parade in Lebanon starts at 10:25 on Main Street, with a ceremony at the new Veterans Park at 11:00;

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Be ready for shopping with Santa's little helper.

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Soon holiday shopping will be in full swing. Getting everything you need for gift-giving, decorating, and entertaining can take a bit of cash. Why not start saving for 2015 by opening a Christmas Savings Account now? There’s no minimum opening deposit, and your shopping money will earn interest. You can even set up an automatic transfer to the account, making saving even easier. Visit our website for details, or stop by any branch of CedarStone Bank and we’ll set you up.

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Last Donelson Farmers Market of the Season Will be Scary Good

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Bring the kids and let them "tent-or-treat" at the Farmers Market this Friday, October 31. It's the last one of the season, and there's some great entertainment, too. Jake Hill will be appearing on the CedarStone Bank Stage; come check him out. Here's a preview...

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The Barrel Jumpers Will Have the CedarStone Bank Stage Jumpin'!

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You're in for a treat this Friday at the Hip Donelson Community Farmer’s Market as local favorites The Barrel Jumpers take the stage. They are a contemporary folk band with roots/bluegrass sensibilities, and their sound draws from their modern musical surroundings while staying true to their love of traditional roots music. Here's a sample:

All year long, CedarStone Bank has sponsored the Hip Donelson Community Farmer’s Market by providing musicians from around the state a place to play, The CedarStone Bank Entertainment Stage. The stage has hosted many musicians this year so far, including Markey Blue, Mike Cullison, and Paris Delane. The Hip Donelson Community Farmer’s Market will be open until the end of October, so swing by to hear the music, see the vendors, and taste all that the Farmer’s Market has to offer.

The remaining 2014 entertainment schedule for the CedarStone stage:

10/24 Barrell Jumpers
10/31 Jake Hill

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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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CedarStone Bank Stage Still Rockin' at the Hip Donelson Farmers Market

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On Friday, September 26, the Hip Donelson Community Farmer’s Market took the opportunity to present and recognize their sponsors. CedarStone Bank has sponsored the Hip Donelson Community Farmer’s Market by providing musicians from around the state a place to play, The CedarStone Bank Entertainment Stage. The stage has hosted many musicians this year so far, including Markey Blue, Mike Cullison, and Paris Delane. The Hip Donelson Community Farmer’s Market will be open until the end of October, so swing by to hear the music, see the vendors, and taste all that the Farmer’s Market has to offer.

There's a lot more farmer's market fun left this season. The remaining 2014 entertainment schedule for the CedarStone stage:

10/3 Cara Being Blue
10/10 Hiptet
10/17 Mackin Rivers
10/24 Barrell Jumpers
10/31 Jake Hill

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Mentors are changing lives.

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Continuing an education after high school can be a big challenge: it's expensive and some students have to work in addition to studying. The Tennessee Promise Scholarship program has partnered with TnAchieves to help local students with obtaining a secondary education. TnAchieves pairs first-generation, low-income college students with adult mentors to help those students enter the world of secondary education and successfully reach their goals.

Two CedarStone Bank managers will be mentoring TnAchieves students in 2015. Beth Schulze, manager of CedarStone’s Mt. Juliet branch, says, “Having a mentor could mean the difference between success and failure for some of these students.” Mentoring will help the students navigate the application and enrollment process and keep them on track during their first semester. Melynda Bounds, manager of the Lebanon branch, added, “I feel very fortunate to live in a state that offers students the opportunity to go to college.” For information, visit www.tnachieves.org.

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Home Depot Data Breach

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By now, you have probably heard that Home Depot stores had a significant security breach that may have exposed some of its customers’ payment card information. We have been made aware that a limited number of CedarStone debit and credit cards have been affected; we will be notifying those customers and reissuing any affected cards.

As always, you are encouraged to keep a close eye on your financial information, both by reviewing your statements and by monitoring your accounts online. If you find evidence of suspicious activity on one of your accounts at CedarStone Bank, please contact the CedarStone branch most convenient to you; Numbers Can Be Found Here. After hours, please call 1-800-554-8969.

We appreciate your business and are always working to keep your information secure and to keep you informed.

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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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Erica Bryan takes the CedarStone Bank stage at the Hip Donelson Farmers market.

A native of Roswell, Georgia, Erica Bryan is a Nashville-based singer and actress. She'll be appearing on the CedarStone Bank stage at the Hip Donelson Farmers Market on September 5.

The line-up for the rest of the Donelson Farmers Market season:

9/5 Erica Bryan
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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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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Mike Cullison's Country Roots Showing at Hip Donelson Farmers Market

Appearing on the CedarStone Bank Stage at this week's Hip Donelson Farmers Market is Mike Cullison. An Oklahoma native who’s honed his songwriting skills with such royalty as Don Goodman (“Ol’ Red”; “Ring on Her Finger, Time on Her Hands”), Johnny Neel (the Allman Brothers) and Mike Stergis (Crosby, Stills & Nash), Cullison describes his style as “roadhouse blues and country roots-rock.” But his influences are as vast as the early rock ‘n’ roll his mom adored and the classic country his dad preferred; he draws deeply from that well, along with other Americana styles.

The entertainment line-up for the last two months of the Farmers Market includes:

8/29 Mike Cullison the Roadhouse Ramblers
9/5 Erica Bryan
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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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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Police Explorers and Kiwanis Club Team up in Mt. Juliet

 mt-juliet-kiwanis-cedarstone-bank-mt-juliet-tnKiwanis Club member Beth Schulze, Manager of the Mt. Juliet Office of CedarStone Bank, joins in the effort.

On July 29, the Kiwanis Club of Mt. Juliet joined forces with the Mt. Juliet Police Explorers to clean up the landscaping around the entry to the Mt. Juliet Middle School baseball field. The Kiwanis Club provided the landscaping material and the Police Explorers put in a lot of hard work planting flowers.

The Mt. Juliet Police Explorers are a group of 12 teenagers who are receiving an education about police work with real-life scenarios. They participate in city special events, ride-a-longs and community service work alongside actual Mt. Juliet Police Department officers. One goal of the Mt. Juliet Explorer Program is to give these teenagers an opportunity to be leaders in the community. The Kiwanis Club of Mt. Juliet is focused on improving thelives of children in the communities they serve, and they enjoyed this opportunity to assist the Explorers in their endeavors.

After working to beautify the community, the Kiwanis Club and the Police Explorers enjoyed lunch catered by Missy Johnson at Mirko Pasta at the new Mt. Juliet Police Headquarters. After lunch, Chief James Hambrick, also a Kiwanian, provided a tour of the new facility for all the participants.

 

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Kat' Lee Jones On the Cedarstone Bank Stage August 8

Kat’ Lee Jones is a singer-songwriter from Belgium, now making her living in Nashville, and she'll be appearing on the CedarStone Bank stage at the Hip Donelson Farmers Market on Friday, August 8. Accompanied by her guitar , she brings her songs with a lot of compassion, emotion and strength.

Kat' Lee's music can best be described as a mixture of country and Americana, with a strong influence of traditional country. She discovered her knack for country a few years ago and immediately set off to write her own collection of songs that suit her and her voice best. Whether she plays an acoustic set in front of just a handful of listeners or a major stage in front of thousands, she always delivers a strong performance. You can find out more about Kat' and hear more of her music on her Facebook page.

CedarStone Bank proudly supports the Hip Donelson Farmers Market. We hope to see you there!

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Are you ready for the Wilson County Fair?

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We are! This year's Wilson County Fair is sure to be the biggest and best ever. This year's theme is "Farmers, Boots, and Country Roots" and it will be all that and more.

From agriculture, art, baking, flowers, music, crafts, and dancing to quilting, rides, beauty pageants, talent contests, this is one of the top county fairs in America. 

An exciting feature of the Wilson County Fair is "The Great Giveaway," where one lucky winner gets to choose from cars and other vehicles. Above, CedarStone Bank president Bob McDonald and Lebanon Branch Manager Melynda Bounds show off one of the prizes. CedarStone branches have tickets; for more information about tickets.

Again this year, CedarStone employees will be working the ticket booth and the Peyton Road "Green Gate," where we will have an ATM for your cash needs throughout the fair. 

For a complete schedule of the Wilson County Fair, visit their website at www.wilsoncountyfair.net and be sure to stop by and see us while you're there.

 

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A Cut Above

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It has taken her eight years of growing and cutting, but Tina Winfree has now donated over 30 inches of her hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program.

Pantene Beautiful Lengths is an organization that provides the donated hair to HairUWear (wig maker) to make the wigs. The completed wigs are donated to the American Cancer Society to give to female cancer patients through the Look Good Feel Better program.

Tina, CedarStone Bank’s Senior Vice President, Cashier, and Operations Manager, is also active in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life each year. “Donating my hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths is something I choose to do to help someone in need that really doesn’t require a whole lot of effort,” explained Winfree.

The most recent “cutting” was held in May at New Image Salon in Lebanon. Stylist Mallory Bryan cut nearly a 12” section from Tina’s hair and sealed it up for shipment.

“I have cut hair for several customers donating to this organization and others like it but Mrs. Winfree is the first one I have cut that is a repeat contributor. I am honored she picked me to cut her hair,” Bryan added. For more information, please vist Pantene's website.

 

 

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Local Favorite Scissormen at the Hip Donelson Farmers Market Tonight

Taking the CedarStone Bank stage tonight at the Hip Donelson Farmers Market is the guitar-blues band Scissormen. Frontman Ted Drozdowski has been on the American roots music scene for 30 years. He began writing about the music in the early 1980s, while living in Boston and received the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Journalism in 1998, among other honors. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Guitar World, Premiere Guitar, Musician and dozens of other publications. He has also consulted on film projects including 2000’s “Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues” PBS-TV series. Come on out for an evening of "grit, guts, grooves and guitars" at the market.

CedarStone Bank proudly supports the Hip Donelson Farmers Market.

 

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CedarStone's John Bryan Making an Impact

john-bryan-nbj-impact-award-rev-cedarstone-bank-lebanon-tnCedarStone president Bob McDonald congratulates John Bryan on his NBJ Impact Award

John Bryan, VP Business Development, was recently honored by being selected for the Nashville Business Journal Impact Award for Wilson County. The award is given to people who are making positive change in their communities. 

In his role at the bank, John helps connect businesses with the right financial services and financing options. He is currently chairman of the board of the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.

For more about the awards and a full list of winners.

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Kayla Crowder Gets Social

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One of the great things about being a community bank is that our employees pitch in where they are needed and get to contribute their own skills and talents in a way that benefits the community. 

When Kayla Crowder joined CedarStone Bank as a teller at the Mt. Juliet Office, she didn't know that she would soon be coordinating the bank's social media activities. 

"What excites me is the opportunity to share the fun we have with our customers and friends while being active in the community," said Kayla about her new role. "I enjoy being able to use my knowledge in social media to connect our customers to community events and to encourage involvement. My passion is that everyone who sees what CedarStone Bank proudly participates in will come to love our bank like I love them, like family." 

Said CedarStone Bank president Bob McDonald, "We live in one of the best places in the country and are proud to be a part of so many things in the community. Kayla will help us to stay in closer touch with our customers and share with them in the things that are important to them. She'll do a great job."

Kayla graduated summa cum laude from Nashville State Community College with an associate degree in business administration. She attended Lebanon High School where she played basketball for four years. Recently engaged to her fiancé, Bryan, she is an active member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church, where she sings in the choir. 

"I hope everyone who uses social media will connect with CedarStone on Google+ and Facebook, because it's a great way to connect with friends and neighbors, get to know your bankers, and even do some business networking," Kayla continued. "People can subscribe to the blog on our website, too, and there are issues of our newsletter on the site, and a place to sign up for e-news." For business, CedarStone Bank is also on LinkedIn.

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A Tasteful Event for Donelson-Hermitage Emerging Leaders

On July 24, the CedarStone Bank Donelson office hosted the Donelson/Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Emerging Leaders "Blind Wine Tasting" event. The networking event featured live music and a fun wine contest.

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William E. “Willie” McDonald Honored by the Tennessee Bankers Association

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CedarStone Bank's own Willie McDonald has been selected by the Tennessee Bankers Association for their Leadership in Banking Excellence award. Not only is it a tremendous honor, it is a permanent one; all of the honorees are displayed in the TBA headquarters building. This July, Willie began his 65th year in banking, a true milestone. He currently works on business development out of CedarStone Bank’s Donelson Office.

The Tennessee Bankers Association's Leaders in Banking Excellence is a celebration of exceptional bankers throughout Tennessee’s history. It is an opportunity to honor those leaders who have helped shape the Tennessee banking industry and who have excelled in banking, community service, and civic involvement. Willie has, of course, excelled in all three of those areas over his long career in banking. In fact, he was nominated for the award not only by CedarStone but also by SunTrust.

Willie McDonald’s contributions to the community are almost too numerous to recount. Among his current commitments are: serving on the board of directors of McKendrees Village Foundation, McLeroy Foundation, the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Two Rivers Mansion, American Cancer Society, and the Music City Center. He is also involved with the Nashville Hotel/Motel Association, Donelson Presbyterian Church, Boy Scouts of America, Easter Seal Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, and Project PENCIL at McGavock High School. Recognition for Willie’s community service include the Donelson-Hermitage Jaycees Outstanding Young Man of the Year; the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Business Man of the Year (twice) and their Lifetime Achievement Award. In January 2010, Willie was named honorary “Mayor of Donelson” by the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Willie will be formally recognized by the Leaders in Banking Excellence program at a special luncheon and ceremony on August 21. Please join us in congratulating him. For more information and a list of past Leaders in Banking Excellence honorees.

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Paris Delane Performs on CedarStone Bank Stage Tonight

The Hip Donelson Farmers Market is a local treasure and a local happening! You don't want to miss it tonight as the super-talented Paris Delane takes the stage. Here's a taste:

Shop for local produce and artisan-made food and goods from 4:00 to 7:00; the market is located at 2730 Lebanon Pike. 

For more information and directions. For a bio on Paris Delane.

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Fresh and local at the Hip Donelson Farmers Market

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On Fridays May 9 through October 31, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, you can shop for local produce and hand-made goods from local farms and artisans. From butter beans to baby food, you'll find the best the area has to offer at the Hip Donelson Farmers Market. 

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Take the Music City Star to the Wilson County Fair

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On Saturdays, August 16 and 23, visitors to the Wilson County Fair can ride up from Nashville on the Music City Star. The $20 ticket price includes admission to the Fair. For information about departure times and to buy tickets.

 

The Wilson County Fair is one of the biggest and best county fairs in the country, and CedarStone Bank is proud to support it. For the full schedule.
 
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See you at the Wilson County Fair!

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CedarStone Bank has been a sponsor of the Wilson County Fair since it opened, and we’re very excited about the line-up for this year’s fair, which runs August 15 through 23. We’ll be working the Peyton Road “Green Gate” for the 8th year, and we’re providing an ATM there. CedarStone is also sponsor of the courtesy carts and the car/cash giveaway, and we’re helping with ticket sales.

 
The Wilson County Fair is one of the biggest and best county fairs in the country, and we are proud to support it. For the full schedule.
 
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CedarStone Bank Adds ATM at Providence

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Now there is a CedarStone ATM convenient to shoppers at Providence,
at 126 North Mt. Juliet Road near I-40.

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CedarStone Bank Update to Online Banking

 

As of June 9, 2014, CedarStone Bank online banking customers will no longer see the image/passphrase verification feature that they have seen in the past. The traditional Access ID and Password required at login and the existing security questions used to verify your identity will remain.

 

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Changes to Online & Mobile Banking Login

Effective April 23, 2014, the image and passphrase will no longer be displayed on the password page. Your account will continue to be protected through advanced device forensics that seamlessly authenticate your computer and various devices.

If you have any questions please be sure to contact us

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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