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First Horizon Bank Celebrates Grand Opening of Lebanon HOPE Inside Location

First Horizon Bank Celebrates Grand Opening of Lebanon HOPE Inside Location

Mayor of Lebanon and First Horizon Representatives in Attendance

(Pictured L to R: Katie Jones, First Horizon’s Lebanon branch manager; Matt Mitchell, Operation HOPE counselor; TL Stewart, First Horizon, vice president and regional sales manager; 

Carol Yochem, First Horizon Middle Tennessee market president; John Smith, Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce; Lebanon Mayor Bernie Ash)

Lebanon, Tenn. Dec. 4, 2019 – Middle Tennessee Market President Carol Yochem and representatives of First Horizon Bank were recently joined by Lebanon Mayor Bernie Ash to celebrate the grand opening of the newest HOPE Inside location in Middle Tennessee. Mayor Ash and First Horizon team members were also joined by HOPE Inside Counselor Matt Mitchell and Wilson County Chamber of Commerce representatives for the community celebration.

Based at First Horizon Banks’ 1615 West Main Street branch, the new HOPE Inside location will provide free financial literacy education for area youth, adults and small businesses. HOPE Inside is part of a $1 million commitment by First Horizon Bank’s Financial Education & Empowerment Program, in partnership with global financial dignity and economic empowerment nonprofit, Operation HOPE, Inc.

“We are proud of our continued partnership with Operation HOPE which helps provide the resources to empower people to help themselves,” said Yochem. “The tools, classes and counseling offered at this newest location will help our neighbors learn the steps to building healthy credit and securing their financial futures.”

First Horizon has opened 30 HOPE Inside locations to date, including several offices specific to small business counseling, in the bank’s financial centers throughout Tennessee. The free financial education curriculum is provided by First Horizon’s employee volunteers, strategic nonprofit alliance partners and counselors at First Horizon HOPE Inside offices.

HOPE Inside offices at First Horizon locations served more than 17,000 community members have been served across our company’s footprint. HOPE Inside offices helped clients create 84 new small businesses in 2018 alone.


About First Horizon

First Horizon National Corp. (NYSE:FHN) provides financial services through First Horizon Bank, First Horizon Advisors, and FHN Financial businesses. The banking subsidiary was founded in 1864 and has the largest deposit market share in Tennessee. The company operates approximately 270 bank locations across the Southeast U.S. and 29 FHN Financial offices across the entire U.S. First Horizon  Advisors wealth management group has more than 300 financial professionals and about $4.8 billion in assets under management. FHN Financial is a capital markets industry leader in fixed income sales, trading and strategies for institutional customers in the U.S. and abroad. The company is recognized as one of the nation’s best employers by Fortune and Forbes magazines and a Top 10 Most Reputable U.S. bank. More information is available at


About Operation HOPE

Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been moving America from civil rights to “silver rights” with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved—disrupting poverty for millions of low- and moderate-income families across the nation. Through its community uplift model, HOPE Inside, which received the 2016 Innovator of the Year recognition by American Banker magazine, Operation HOPE has served more than 2.8 million individuals and directed more than $3.4 billion in economic activity into disenfranchised communities—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners, minimum wage workers into living wage consumers, and uncertain disaster victims into financially empowered disaster survivors. Project 5117 is our multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve financial literacy, increase business role models and business internships for youth in underserved communities, and stabilize the American dream by boosting FICO scores. Operation HOPE recently received its fourth consecutive 4-star charity rating for fiscal management and commitment to transparency and accountability by the prestigious non-profit evaluator, Charity Navigator. For more information: Follow Operation HOPE on Twitter and Facebook @operationhope



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