Wilson Bank & Trust News https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/ Most Recent - Wilson Bank & Trust Blog en-US Wed, 24 May 2017 11:37:08 +0000A community conversation: My youth forum experience<p>Recently I had the opportunity to participate in a community forum to benefit the youth of Wilson County. Many of our leaders throughout the county felt that one of the best ways to better ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/a-community-conversation-my-youth-forum-experienceFri, 31 Mar 2017 21:03:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/a-community-conversation-my-youth-forum-experience Hunger in Perspective: Giving to Second Harvest<p>Imagine for a moment&hellip;&hellip;</p> <p>You&rsquo;re the provider for 3 children.&nbsp; Two are boys ages 11 &amp; 13, and there&rsquo;s a little girl who&rsquo;s 8.&nbsp; You are fortunate to ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/hunger-in-perspective-giving-to-second-harvestThu, 05 Jan 2017 17:28:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/hunger-in-perspective-giving-to-second-harvest The Blues Brokers, Part 3: Biggest Thrills<p>Larry Squires and I like to say that when most financial advisors are playing golf in their spare time, we are playing music.&nbsp; We still play just because we love it, and maybe that&rsquo;s the...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/the-blues-brokers-part-3-biggest-thrillsWed, 14 Dec 2016 19:27:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/the-blues-brokers-part-3-biggest-thrills Lessons in Leadership from Chick-fil-A<p>I&rsquo;ve found I can grow both personally and professionally when I seek knowledge and direction from the leaders around me.&nbsp; In my position with Wilson Bank &amp; Trust, I have been blessed...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/lessons-in-leadership-from-chick-fil-aWed, 30 Nov 2016 16:35:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/lessons-in-leadership-from-chick-fil-a Safe Shopping Tips<p>The holidays are a special time of year, but they&rsquo;re also a time when busy people can become vulnerable to theft and other crimes. Here are some tips to stay proactive, safe and happy this ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/safe-shopping-tipsMon, 21 Nov 2016 14:30:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/safe-shopping-tips The Blues Brokers, Part 2: A Paying Gig<p>Our good friend Todd Young had a big role in the evolution of the Blues Brokers as we were just getting started.&nbsp; Todd was a mortgage originator for Wilson Bank &amp; Trust in our Mt. Juliet ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/the-blues-brokers-part-2-a-paying-gigThu, 03 Nov 2016 19:38:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/the-blues-brokers-part-2-a-paying-gig The Blues Brokers: Beginning a band<p>I began working at Wilson Bank &amp; Trust in 1999 in the investment department.&nbsp; I have been a fully licensed financial advisor since 1987, but have held onto a burning love for music that ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/the-blues-brokers-beginning-a-bandFri, 07 Oct 2016 20:53:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/the-blues-brokers-beginning-a-band Oktoberfest Eats: Food Fit for a Fair<p>I still get excited thinking about what I might want to eat at Oktoberfest, even after several years of lining up the food vendors for the event (a role that I&rsquo;ve found actually doesn&rsquo;t...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/oktoberfest-eats-food-fit-for-a-fairThu, 29 Sep 2016 20:08:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/oktoberfest-eats-food-fit-for-a-fair Filming our new commercial: An intern's perspective<p>Last summer when I was sitting in interviews (wearing a suit and uncomfortable shoes) I never thought that I would be as privileged as I am today. I was being interviewed for a bank teller position...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/filming-our-new-commercial-an-intern-s-perspectiveFri, 02 Sep 2016 21:40:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/filming-our-new-commercial-an-intern-s-perspective Walmart branch transformation, part 1: A mystery and a memento<p><em>This is part 1 of a blog series on our Lebanon Walmart office remodel &amp; expansion, from the manager&rsquo;s perspective.</em></p> <p>In the back room of our old WB&amp;T Wal-Mart office, ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/walmart-branch-transformation-part-1-a-mystery-and-a-mementoMon, 22 Aug 2016 17:45:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/walmart-branch-transformation-part-1-a-mystery-and-a-memento Giving back to WBT: The Richerson Family Scholarship<p>My family has been overly blessed by the success of Wilson Bank in the fact we were able to educate our children with no school debt after they graduated.&nbsp; I realized that my personal success ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/giving-back-to-wbt-the-richerson-family-scholarshipTue, 09 Aug 2016 20:39:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/giving-back-to-wbt-the-richerson-family-scholarship Fighting fraud, part 5: An ounce of prevention<p>Imposters these days use many channels to obtain information illegally; phone calls, emails and text messages are a few of the most common. The most important thing to remember when you are ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/fighting-fraud-part-5-an-ounce-of-preventionWed, 27 Jul 2016 16:29:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/fighting-fraud-part-5-an-ounce-of-prevention Debit card alert service: A personal review<p>With all of the recent posts, news stories, and water-cooler horror disclosures that we get from those who have traveled down the treacherous road of being victimized from card fraud, I wanted to ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/debit-card-alert-service-a-personal-reviewTue, 19 Jul 2016 13:36:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/debit-card-alert-service-a-personal-review All in the family<p>You could say I inherited a love for this bank.&nbsp; I am the third generation in my family that has done business with Wilson Bank &amp; Trust, and for as long as I can remember my grandparents ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/all-in-the-familyWed, 06 Jul 2016 20:04:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/all-in-the-family Repeating as a Top Workplace<p>Repeat! That is just what we accomplished in 2016.&nbsp; For the second year in a row we were chosen by <em>The</em> <em>Tennessean</em> in partnership with Workplace Dynamics as one of the best ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/repeating-as-a-top-workplaceMon, 27 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/repeating-as-a-top-workplace Fighting fraud, part 4: Our new alert system<p>With the increase in debt card fraud, Wilson Bank &amp; Trust has added some new enhancements to our fraud management center. These new enhancements let us constantly monitor all debit card ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/fighting-fraud-part-4-our-new-alert-systemFri, 10 Jun 2016 16:57:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/fighting-fraud-part-4-our-new-alert-system Fighting fraud, part 3: How cards get compromised<p>As fraud seems to appear more and more every day in different forms, it&rsquo;s important to know where it comes from and how it can impact you. The most common examples that customers are exposed ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/fighting-fraud-part-3-how-cards-get-compromisedThu, 02 Jun 2016 14:02:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/fighting-fraud-part-3-how-cards-get-compromised Fighting Fraud, part 2: Suspicious charges<p>If you&nbsp;discover fraudulent activity on your account, your&nbsp;first instinct may be&nbsp;to panic and wonder what to do and where to start. WBT understands the stress that is associated with ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/fighting-fraud-part-2-suspicious-chargesMon, 23 May 2016 16:19:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/fighting-fraud-part-2-suspicious-charges Fighting Fraud, part 1: On the Alert<p>In today&rsquo;s world of endless technology anything seems to be possible, whether for good or bad purposes. Unfortunately, even with all the extra precautions Wilson Bank takes to safeguard the ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/fighting-fraud-part-1-on-the-alertFri, 13 May 2016 00:00:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/fighting-fraud-part-1-on-the-alert A Mission of Hope - A Journey Ordained by Faith<p>The more I get to know God, the more I find He challenges me. Last year, I was feeling in my heart that my family was just not complete yet, but my wife and I had decided 6 years ago after the ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/a-mission-of-hope-a-journey-ordained-by-faithMon, 09 May 2016 20:11:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/a-mission-of-hope-a-journey-ordained-by-faith Relay For Life: A Million-Dollar Goal<p>Wilson Bank &amp; Trust and the American Cancer Society have a long history of working together to raise money for cancer research and other patient services through the annual Relay For Life in ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/relay-for-life-a-million-dollar-goalTue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/relay-for-life-a-million-dollar-goal Preschool saving: everyone's on board at FUMC!<p>When I was approached to take over our School Bank program at First United Methodist Church (FUMC) Pre-K, I jumped at the opportunity. A year before I started here at Wilson Bank &amp; Trust, I ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/preschool-saving-everyone-s-on-board-at-fumcWed, 13 Apr 2016 16:42:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/preschool-saving-everyone-s-on-board-at-fumc Fun at the Old Ballpark, Sponsored by WBT<p>From a professional perspective, I know that advertising on every available space at a big league ballpark &ndash; including my favorite one, Wrigley Field &ndash; happens because those spaces have...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/fun-at-the-old-ballpark-sponsored-by-wbtWed, 06 Apr 2016 15:22:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/fun-at-the-old-ballpark-sponsored-by-wbt Travel journal: Alaska and New England/Canada<p>After my husband passed away in 2012, I decided it was time to visit some places that I&rsquo;ve always wanted to see. Our bank&rsquo;s travel club seemed like a good place to start, so I looked at...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/travel-journal-alaska-and-new-england-canadaFri, 04 Mar 2016 18:57:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/travel-journal-alaska-and-new-england-canada A Bank Family<p>My name is Wes Taylor.&nbsp; I&rsquo;m a Vice President involved in lending and mortgage management with Wilson Bank &amp; Trust, and have been with the bank 15 years.&nbsp; Throughout my career, ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/a-bank-familyTue, 23 Feb 2016 15:59:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/a-bank-family Solid Gold Q&A: Meet our new travel coordinator<p>As of February, a new coordinator takes the reins for WB&amp;T&rsquo;s travel club, and you may know her face already. While new to the position, longtime banker Brandi Goodall isn&rsquo;t new to ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/solid-gold-q-a-meet-our-new-travel-coordinatorWed, 10 Feb 2016 17:39:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/solid-gold-q-a-meet-our-new-travel-coordinator Manager's toolbox: Delegating<p>Based on my own perceptions about what a good manager does, my first instinct was usually to do a job myself whenever I could. As a manager, I should be willing to do anything I&rsquo;d ask someone...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/manager-s-toolbox-delegatingTue, 26 Jan 2016 14:15:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/manager-s-toolbox-delegating Manager Q&A: On the Move in Cookeville<p class="MsoNormal">The past few months have been a whirlwind, though a positive and exciting one, for WB&amp;T&rsquo;s Philip Clemmons.&nbsp; After relocating his family to Cookeville from a branch ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/manager-q-a-on-the-move-in-cookevilleThu, 14 Jan 2016 16:04:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/manager-q-a-on-the-move-in-cookeville Unchanging Time<p class="MsoNormal">Happy New Year! As the calendar page turns, we naturally look at January 1<sup>st</sup> as a time to rid ourselves of the old and embrace the new. The tradition of New Year&rsquo;...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/unchanging-timeTue, 29 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/unchanging-time Toy Bartering: Lessons in the Value of Possessions<p class="MsoNormal">Among the gifts our daughter&nbsp;got at Christmas was her very own (kid&rsquo;s) tablet. It came preloaded with lots of fun and educational apps, and we added several more that ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/toy-bartering-lessons-in-the-value-of-possessionsTue, 15 Dec 2015 17:25:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/toy-bartering-lessons-in-the-value-of-possessions Our Santa-of-all-trades<p class="MsoNormal">It only makes sense that he doubles as Santa Claus several times a year. Besides the long white mustache, the round spectacles and the jolly demeanor, there&rsquo;s the twinkle in...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/our-santa-of-all-tradesWed, 02 Dec 2015 18:47:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/our-santa-of-all-trades Christmas For All: making the holidays brighter<p class="MsoNormal"><em>Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his deeds.</em> - Proverbs 19:17</p> <p class="MsoNormal">I keep one of my business cards, on the ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/christmas-for-all-making-the-holidays-brighterMon, 23 Nov 2015 16:06:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/christmas-for-all-making-the-holidays-brighter Harvesting pennies with Ms. Cheap - for a great cause<p class="MsoNormal">It is mid October, and I'm sitting in my office when an email pops up from Heidi T. at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. &nbsp;That can only mean one thing... &nbsp;it...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/harvesting-pennies-with-ms-cheap-for-a-great-causeMon, 16 Nov 2015 14:29:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/harvesting-pennies-with-ms-cheap-for-a-great-cause Teaching Kids to Save, Part 1 —The Rewards System<p class="MsoNormal">Teaching children about money at an early age can help them tremendously in their adult lives. Helping them to learn how to have a &ldquo;savings&rdquo; mindset versus a &ldquo;...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/teaching-kids-to-save-part-1-the-rewards-systemFri, 06 Nov 2015 14:47:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/teaching-kids-to-save-part-1-the-rewards-system Teaming Up to Be a Top Workplace<p class="MsoNoSpacing">What does it mean to be at the top of your game? Sometimes an accomplishment or award can separate you from the rest of the pack. And an award based on input from your ...https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/teaming-up-to-be-a-top-workplaceFri, 30 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0000https://www.wilsonbank.com/about-us/community/blog/teaming-up-to-be-a-top-workplace