COOKEVILLE – Wilson Bank & Trust received a grand welcome to the Cookeville community this week as a grand opening event drew hundreds – one of the largest crowds for such an event in its nearly 30-year history.
WB&T celebrated the official opening of its 320 S. Jefferson Ave. branch Sunday with a ribbon cutting and open house event.
“Outside of the day our very first office opened in 1987, this may have been our most well-attended grand opening event in the bank’s history,” WB&T CEO Randall Clemons said in a release. “A great crowd on Sunday was followed by a very busy first few days of business, and we’re very pleased that so many of our neighbors have been able to visit our new permanent home in Cookeville.”
Wilson Bank & Trust opened a temporary storefront in Cookeville at 701 E. Spring St. in early 2015 before settling on the Jefferson Avenue site. The newly finished building is a 5,000-square-foot facility that incorporates some of the latest capabilities in bank design and technology, and features amenities like community meeting space and free customer Wi-Fi.
“Our reception in Cookeville has been warm and welcoming from the beginning, and the fact that the grand opening exceeded our expectations is more proof that this is a great community,” Philip Clemmons, Cookeville office manager, said. “It’s a privilege to bring our Putnam County customers a higher level of service with the capabilities we have in the new building.”
The bank is open from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. The drive-thru is open until 5 p.m. every weekday. The office is accessible from both Lowe and South Jefferson avenues.
Wilson Bank & Trust is an independent, locally owned bank established in 1987. WB&T currently operates 26 full-service offices in seven Middle Tennessee counties, including DeKalb and Smith in the Upper Cumberland, offering a full range of financial products that include secondary market mortgage loans and online banking services.