Welcome New Employees!

The Bank would like to welcome Linda Matlock and Misty Burnette to the family! Linda will be working in Selmer, and Misty will be working in Grand Junction. Stop in and say hello to these ladies!

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Employee Spotlight: Cathy Mathis

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Henderson, TN.  

What are some of your hobbies? Attending my children’s sports events, coaching basketball, playing at the dog park with my dogs, movies or sporting events with my husband, hanging with my children and friends. 

Where did you go to school? Chester County High School, a little time at Lambuth College and graduated Barrett School of Banking. 

Are you married? Kids? Pets? Married to Jay Mathis (teacher and coach at St. Agnes, St. Dominic Catholic School), One married son, Andew Griffy and his wife Amanda (one grand dog, CoCo), 15 yr-old son, Grant Mathis (freshman at Christian Brothers High School) , 14-yr old daughter, Mary Cathryn Mathis (8th grader at St. Agnes Catholic School), 4 dogs (two basset hounds Aggie and Ellie, one wiener dog, Mattie and one lab, Murphy), 1 cat (Sox) almost 16 yrs old. 

What’s your favorite book? What are you reading now? Let’s Roll, from the 9/11 attacks.

What TV show do you watch religiously? I’m a TV junkie.  Big Brother, Hawaii-five-O, The Amazing Race and all sporting events with my family. 

How long have you worked at the Bank? 4-yrs last July.

What do you do at the Bank? I am the manager for the Piperton Branch.  I am also a lender. 

What’s your favorite thing about the Bank? First are my co-workers.  I have a wonderful staff here in Piperton.  I consider us more of a family than friends.  The people who work for all of our departments and branches are the kindest and most gracious people I have ever worked with. They truly care about each other. In the time of need, they are always there to assist each other with anything from money to food. I am a breast cancer survivor!  When I was out of work in 2010 with all of my surgeries, this bank took care of me and my family. The food, the cards and all the calls will never be forgotten. I always wanted to say “Thank You” publicly, and now I can with this blog.  I love you all for taking such good care of my family during that time. 

Second is our commitment to our customers and our community.  Our president, McCall Wilson, is adamant about our staff giving the best service and products to our customers.  Service is what I feel is our best attribute.  The majority of our customers love us and we love them back…just part of being a community bank! Plus, our staff is so good about volunteering our time at community events. Wherever we go, whether it’s football games, t-ball games, church, open houses or etc, we always are representing the best bank in Fayette and Shelby County!

Employee Spotlight: Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson

This week, the spotlight is on Jennifer Wilson.

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Oakland, TN.

What are some of your hobbies? I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Where did you go to school? I graduated from Fayette Academy in 1998. I received an Associates Degree from Southwest Tennessee Community College in Banking and Finance, and I am currently a junior at The University of Memphis.

Are you married? Kids? Pets? I have been married to Perry Wilson for 3 years, we have an almost 2 year old daughter, Caroline. We recently got a Boston Terrier puppy, Buster.

What’s your favorite book? What are you reading now? I LOVE reading mystery/suspense books, James Patterson is my favorite author. I just finished Now You See Her.

What TV show do you watch religiously? My TV is ALWAYS tuned to NickJr. I think I have seen EVERY episode of Dora the Explorer and Wonder Pets! Desperate Housewives is my favorite!

How long have you worked at the Bank? I have worked for the Bank for 6 years.

What do you do at the Bank? I work for The Insurance Agency, under Will Fussell. My job duties include making sure that insurance policies are entered and issued correctly, processing endorsements, etc.

What’s your favorite thing about the Bank? I love that the Bank is so involved in our community. And of course my co-workers.

Employee Spotlight: Kieuoanh Dang

If you have every been to our branch in Piperton, chances are you have been greeted by Kieuoanh Dang. She is one of the tellers at Piperton and is constantly smiling and calling customers by name. Here’s a little more about Kieuoanh…

Where did you grow up? I was born in Vietnam and lived there for 6 years, then escaped by boat, lived in a refugee camp in Indonesia for 3 years, and came to Memphis when I was 9 years old. 

What are some of your hobbies? Reading, traveling, and singing praise song.

Where did you go to school? I graduated from Sheffield High School.

Are you married? Kids? Pets? Yes, happily with 5 kids, 21 koi fishes and 2 guinea pigs.

What’s your favorite book? What are you reading now? “Just like Jesus” by Max Lucado, and I am reading “God’s Chick and The Man They Love”.

 What TV show do you watch religiously? I don’t have time to watch TV.  My children are keeping me extremely busy!!

How long have you worked at the Bank? I have been with the bank for 4 years.

What do you do at the Bank? I am a teller and  a back up for opening accounts whenever needed.

What’s your favorite thing about the Bank? We are all a big loving family.

Upcoming Events: Cotton Festival

On September 10, 2011 (9/10/11…a once in a lifetime day), the 12th annual Fayette County Cotton Festival will be held at the Somerville town square. This year, there will be over 100 vendors, live music, food, activities for the kids, art and more. My personal favorite thing about the Cotton Festival is the Cotton Pickin’ 5K, benefitting Fayette Cares. The race starts at 8:30am and runners/walkers (strollers are allowed) can enjoy a scenic route through historical downtown Somerville. The first year (2009), they had a massive hill right before the end of the course, which, being a beginner runner at the time, I thought was pretty cruel. Course organizers must have thought so as well, because they moved the ending of the course to a friendlier straightaway for last year’s race. I love this race because it is small and everyone is welcome, runners and non-runners alike. If you place in your age division, you get a little cotton bale trophy. I actually have one of these coveted trophies from my first year where I placed 2nd in my age division (I’m pretty sure there were only two of us in the age division, and I was definitely the slow one.). Registration is open for the race now! Hope to see you there!

Employee Spotlight: Heather Hall

Heather Hall

This week we will be spotlighting Heather Hall. Heather works in our loan operations department at the main office.

Heather, where did you grow up? I grew up in Oakland, TN.

What are some of your hobbies? I like to spend time with my family and entertain my co-workers. 

Where did you go to school? I graduated from Morris Chapel Christian School, and I am currently attending Barret School of Banking. 

Are you married? Kids? Pets? I have been married for five years and we have two kids and one dog. 

What’s your favorite book? What are you reading now? I’m not really a reader, no time with kids.

What TV show do you watch religiously? Whatever the kids are watching!

How long have you worked at the Bank? Seven years. 

What do you do at the Bank? I work in loan operations.

What’s your favorite thing about the Bank? The loan department girls.