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First Freedom Business After Hours


On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, First Freedom Bank hosted a Business After Hours conducted by the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce. The agenda included celebrating their tenth anniversary and honoring Ken Howell. 

Howell was one of the original founders of First Freedom Bank, with more than forty years of banking experience. He was awarded the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Member #23 in 1999; he served as Board Chairman in 1995 and began the Chamber’s Business & Education Coalition to support educational grants and scholarships in Wilson County for both students and teachers.

First Freedom Bank has branch locations in Lebanon and Mt. Juliet and is “committed to a level of service and responsiveness you just won’t find anywhere else.” The Lebanon branch is located at 1620 West Main Street. For more information on their services please visit or call at (615) 444-1280.

Pictured below (left to right) are Howell, Lola Mullican First Freedom Executive Administration Officer, John R. Lancaster First Freedom Bank Board Chairman and CEO, John Bradshaw First Freedom President and Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer.


Industry Appreciation Luncheon


The Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee held their annual Industry Appreciation Day on September 17. This year, lunch was provided to employees of Shenandoah Mills, located just off the square at 145 South Cumberland Street.

Shenandoah Mills was founded by Dale Nunnery in 1990, when he purchased the facility from Martha White Foods. The company specializes in the production of many different dry food products – specifically batters and breaders. Their client list includes Cracker Barrel, Long John Silvers, Captain D’s, Hillshire Farms, Sara Lee, and more. Approximately 100 truckloads of dry mixes are shipped out per month, which totals about 50 million pounds of product per year. Still, in their 25 years of business, Shenandoah Mills has never shorted a single order.

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Members of the Economic Development Committee got the opportunity to talk to the executive staff about the business and its history while other employees ate lunch from Honeybaked Ham Co. The Chamber would like to extend a huge thanks to First Freedom Bank for sponsoring the event.

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