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Community Bank marks 20 years, changes name

Celebration, ribbon cutting to be held Friday, Oct. 4

Clinton’s first local bank is celebrating 20 years of serving Anderson County and has exciting changes in store. In October, Community Bank of East Tennessee will become known as Southern Bank of Tennessee, joining the namesake of its parent company headquartered in Middle Tennessee.

Community Bank of East Tennessee opened its doors in 1999 and has been operating as a local affiliate of Southern Bank of Tennessee since 2012.

“We are thankful for 20 years serving the community.” Says Jan Waldroop, bank Vice President and Branch Manager.

“This exciting change reflects our ongoing commitment to providing customers with the highest quality financial services and benefits of banking local.”

The bank will complete the official name officially by the end of October, 2019.

“The most important things aren’t changing,” says Waldroop.

“Customers can expect to see a new sign outside, but the same friendly faces when they walk through the door.”

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, the bank is hosting a ribbon cutting and community celebration from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.

The ribbon cutting will take place at 11:30 a.m.

Community members are invited to enjoy this free event including food and outdoor games.

“Our commitment to the communities we serve is higher than ever,” Waldroop stated.

“We’re excited to share one name across the state and continue to be the same great bank. We hope the community of Anderson County will join us to celebrate.”