Tennessee Bankers

Blog

John Muse Installed as 2018-2019 TBA Chairman

John Muse, chairman, president and CEO of Farmers State Bank in Mountain City, was installed as chairman of the Tennessee Bankers Association during ceremonies at the closing banquet on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

Read more »

Young Bankers elect new leadership

During the Monday afternoon business session at the Young Bankers Division’s Leadership Convention, members of the division elected new officers and directors to lead the division during 2018-2019.  Josh Lane of First National Bank of Oneida was elected chairman.

Read more »

Make your voice heard—join TBA's Washington Conference

The TBA’s annual Washington Conference will be upon us very shortly in mid-May. As the TBA staff is preparing our agenda and scheduling time with our congressional delegation and regulatory agency leaders, I encourage bankers to join us for this year’s government relations trip. Unless your calendar is simply prohibitive, please consider the following reasons for joining the group in D.C., May 14–16.

Read more »

General Assembly debates, embraces emerging technologies

Banks are frequently confronted with adapting to new technology that could bring many benefits to them and how they serve their customers. Two legislative efforts at the state level this year highlight this—authorization of remote online notarization and recognition of blockchain technology and smart contracts in Tennessee.

Read more »

February 2018 Economic Outlook

The Yellen era at the Federal Reserve effectively came to a close on Wednesday, when the Federal Open Market Committee issued its last statement bearing her imprimatur. Since the statement said basically nothing new, her chairmanship ended not with a bang, but a whimper. But that’s not a criticism.

Read more »

Bank compensation survey results

A new survey of bank executives suggests that bankers in Tennessee could be experiencing slightly lower employee turnover rates and slightly less upward pressure on salaries than their counterparts elsewhere. Nevertheless, the competition for talented employees is likely to remain strong in the near term.

Read more »

Get the most out of TBA in 2018

From continuing education to monitoring state and federal legislative agendas, the Tennessee Bankers Association is here for you. With the New Year upon us, we asked TBA staff, how do you recommend members engage with the Association in 2018?

Read more »

Q&A with Monte Jones

Monte Jones, the Credit Committee Chairman, has been hard at work with his fellow committee members preparing for one of TBA’s most anticipated events—Credit Conference. Jones spoke with The Tennessee Banker about his career, the banking industry, and Credit Conference, which takes place February 22 and 23.

Read more »

Expect focused, straightforward 110th General Assembly

The second session of the 110th General Assembly convenes on January 9, 2018, with important state business and a budget to pass. With that said, there’s as much talk about the elections and future changes in leadership they will bring as there is about the issues to be addressed during the session.

Read more »

Q&A with Bob Rolfe

Bob Rolfe was sworn in on March 1, 2017 by Governor Bill Haslam to serve as the commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The department is responsible for recruiting business and industry to the state as well as Tennessee’s overall economic growth. Nearly a year into his role at TNECD, The Tennessee Banker caught up with Commissioner Rolfe to learn about his strategy at the department, and the opportunities and challenges the state will face in the coming year.

Read more »

TBA's 2017 Year in Review

Our 2017 Year in Review offers a summary of the Tennessee Bankers Association’s highlights and accomplishments. Here’s a glimpse of how TBA government relations, education, and communication efforts elevate your membership benefits.

Read more »

TBA's Susan Taylor to retire after 18 years of service to Tennessee bankers

Editor's Note: At the end of 2017, TBA's Susan Taylor will retire. To many, Susan is the face of the Association as she has worked with our various committees putting on outstanding conferences and schools aimed at providing bankers the tools they need to successfully lead their banks. Here is her farewell column.

Read more »

A time of transition at TBA

When I stepped into this role just over four years ago, I inherited an exceptional team known to be the best throughout the country. But I also knew that this team would be changing in a short matter of time. The TBA, like many of your banks, had and still has key employees at retirement age. My goal was to build a team that would not simply take their place but build on the great foundation that has been laid while also adapting to a changing banking landscape.

Read more »

Q&A with Bill Yoder

Bill Yoder is the 2016/2017 chairman of the TBA’s Independent Bankers Division. Yoder serves as the president & CEO of Southern Community Bank, which is headquartered in Tullahoma with additional offices in Huntsville, Murfreesboro, and Chattanooga.

Read more »

Membership Meetings made seven stops across the state

This August, TBA Chairman Lee Moss, Franklin Synergy Bank, Franklin/Murfreesboro, joined Tennessee Bankers Association staff traveling across the state for seven Membership Meetings. Nearly 500 TBA members and associate members were in attendance to learn about Association initiatives in the areas of government relations, easing of regulatory burden, and more.

Read more »

On Air

How one banker is using her platform to help Middle Tennessee’s Hispanic community.

Read more »

A Balancing Act

Banker, family man, Sunday school teacher, and civic leader—TBA Chairman Lee Moss of Franklin Synergy Bank in Franklin/Murfreesboro keeps busy, but always maintains a balance.

Read more »

Q&A with Michelle Bing

Michelle Bing, a commercial lender at Bank3’s Union City office, was recently elected as the new Young Bankers Division Chairman at the 2017 Leadership Convention.

Read more »