In a city that creates hit after hit, Regions has been helping to make life better for years.
And in 2023, Regions and Nashville celebrated a new anniversary of sorts – 140 years of service to the people and communities in and around Nashville, Tennessee.
From sabertooth tigers to the Great Depression and Gold Domes, Regions has been in tune with the times in Nashville. And there is nothing like an anniversary – whatever the number – to provide a reason to celebrate Nashville and Regions’ history in the city.
“From one lens, you can look at Regions and Nashville and see it as one of the largest, most significant markets for Regions, and you’d be correct,” said Lee Blank, Regions Market Executive for Nashville. “But you can also see how intertwined both Regions and this community have been over the years. It’s a unique history – one that is completely Nashville!”
140 Anniversary Kickoff
Recently, Regions kicked off a series of celebrations and events that are drawing attention to the history and connection Regions has in Nashville.
The Regions Bike Big made stops at some of the most iconic Regions branches across the Nashville area – Centennial, North Nashville, Bellevue, and many more – while also visiting both the Antioch and Bellevue Ford Ice Centers and Bridgestone Arena for a Nashville Predators home game. Attendees could get pictures with the Big Bike, enjoy from free food from Edley’s BBQ and Chik-fil-A, and hear from local community groups.
“As we kicked off the week, we wanted to celebrate and highlight the things that make Regions relationship to Nashville so unique – our branches, our history and our commitment to the community,” said Brian O’Meara, Regions Geography Marketing Strategist. “So, at each stop in our celebration kickoff, we also invited our community partners to talk about the work they do. It was a great way to shine a light on their impact.”
PENCIL, a nonprofit that builds strategic partnerships between community groups and the needs of Metro Nashville Public Schools, is one of those partners and was part of the celebration at Regions Bellevue branch.
“Regions has demonstrated their deep commitment to Metro Nashville Public School students and teachers through their many years of partnership with PENCIL,” said Angie Adams, President and CEO, PENCIL Foundation. “It is clear how deeply Regions values public education in Nashville.”
Other nonprofits invited to participate in the celebration week included Needlink, Fisk University, Urban Housing, the YWCA, Thistle Farms and Second Harvest Food Bank.
Remembering a Shared History
“This celebration began over the summer as we helped welcome our friends with the SEC to Media Days in Nashville. It continued as we announced a renewed relationship with the Nashville Predators, and our celebration week,” O’Meara said.
To help highlight some of that history and Regions’ commitment to Metro Nashville, Regions will continue to hold events at local branches in coming months. Signs of the anniversary will be on Regions branches, ATMs and more.
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“Celebrating 140 years in Nashville is more than just a week or even the number,” Blank added. “It’s about honoring the opportunities we’ve had to serve this community. And that’s not something that can be limited to just a week. It’s s mindset that we want to have as we look to the next 140 years!”
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