Bank wrap: Commerce Union profits, F&M building plans

Newly public lender pushes NIM above 4%
Jul 31, 2015 10:29 AM

F&M Bank set to sell

Prominent regional business executive Gaylon Lawrence has agreed to buy F&M Bank in Clarksville, which has about $860 million in assets and last year produced $5.3 million in profits. Click here to read more at The Leaf-Chronicle courtesy of Jimmy Settle, who talked to an upbeat F&M President and CEO Sammy Stuard.

“Through this merger the bank stays fully intact in Clarksville, Tenn. There are going to be no changes in employment or anything,” Stuard said. “Actually, nothing changes except the owner. Our existing board of directors also stays intact, although there may be some additions to the board over time.

Lawrence also is a backer of Tennessee Bank & Trust in Williamson County and is helping John Eakin build his 1201 Demonbreun office tower in The Gulch.

Jul 24, 2015 7:47 AM

MidSouth adds mortgage VP

MidSouth Bank has recruited to its mortgage group Belinda Arender, an 11-year veteran of the local market. Arender, who will be a vice president at MidSouth, was previously VP and sales manager at F&M Mortgage in Rutherford and Wilson counties and also has worked regionally for First Tennessee and BancorpSouth. (View the bank's release here.) She joins MidSouth as the bank's leaders work toward completing their $38 million sale to Franklin Financial Network, the parent of Franklin Synergy Bank.

Apr 8, 2014 1:23 PM

F&M adds CIO

IT veteran spent nearly decade at Tampa bank
May 13, 2013 12:15 PM

F&M promotes mortgage exec

Managers in Clarksville, Brentwood, Hendersonville also elevated
May 7, 2013 7:19 AM

The void gets filled

As the mortgage market picks up steam, smaller players find big successes
Sep 18, 2012 6:52 AM

On the move: 20 August 2012

Fifth Third, Pinnacle, Opry Mills among local companies to announce hires, promotions
Aug 19, 2012 10:08 PM

Clarksville bank recruits ex-Pinnacle mortgage heavy hitter

F&M building Davidson home loan unit from Green Hills base
Feb 16, 2012 2:38 PM

Senior services firm adds development VP

Murfreesboro senior-care services provider Family Staffing Solutions has recruited Bruce Plummer to be its vice president of development. Plummer joins CEO Becci Bookner and her team as they prepare to expand the 12-year-old company's footprint beyond its three local offices and two franchised locations in Texas. Plummer is a veteran of the banking sector, where he most recently was VP of marketing and business development at F&M Bank in Murfreesboro.

Jul 8, 2011 8:32 AM

On the move: 18 April 2011

Development exec at Lipscomb, VPs at health care builder and practice manager, F&M adds to mortgage staff, and more... [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Apr 18, 2011 12:01 AM