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Bank aims to up its presence in Lebanon

Sara McManamy-Johnson sjohnson@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Bank Tennessee is aiming to increase their presence in Lebanon.

The company, based out of Collierville, is currently building a facility on Hartmann Drive across from Lebanon High School.

The company is not new to Lebanon; it has been operating at 109 Signature Place for the past six years, but Tom Paschal, Middle Tennessee president for Bank Tennessee, said it was time for a move.

“We’ve kind of outgrown this building, and we feel like we’re ready to move into a higher presence in the community,” said Paschal. “We really feel like location is everything, and we felt like [the location on Hartmann Drive] is the best spot in town.”

He said the Lebanon office currently employs just seven people, but he foresees that number increasing with time and the move.

“We’ll have more opportunity [at the new location] because the location we have now is somewhat challenging because we’re not directly on the main drag,” said Paschal.

And that opportunity is not too far in the future. Paschal said their goal is to move to the new building sometime in April.

He said they have finished the rough-in electric and plumbing and windows.

“The big things is just get it dry,” said Paschal. “The weather just hasn't cooperated.”

He said they’re ready to begin laying brick.

“It should start moving pretty fast once we get through this terrible weather pattern that we’re in,” said Paschal.

Given that, he couldn’t offer a definite move date, but he said the bank would definitely give notice to let the community know when to expect the transition to happen.

“We’re just excited about the Lebanon community,” said Paschal.

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