First Tennessee Bank, Blount County’s largest bank, opened its newest full-service financial center on November 13 at 2441 Highway 411 South. This location is named “411 at the Shops” and is just south of Royal Oaks. This new, free-standing financial center replaces the First Tennessee location in the Texaco convenience store at 1773 W. Broadway which closed on November 9.
411 at the Shops, a 3,680 square-foot facility, offers more and better parking, four drive-thru lanes and the latest in safe box technology. Customers place their palms onto a scanner to gain access to the safe deposit box area, eliminating the need for a bank employee unlock the door to the area. Leisa Webber is the new financial center manager.
“We are very excited about this new full service location,” said Greg Wilson, regional president, Maryville. “This new facility shows how committed First Tennessee is to Blount County and our customers. I know Leisa Webber, our financial center manager, and her staff will continue to provide great customer service.”
The new building also is the first East Tennessee location for First Tennessee to include new features that make it more “green.” While this made the construction more expensive, the company expects the efficiency to pay off the initial investment and it will be better for the environment.
“First Tennessee and the architect, Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, should be commended for their efforts to utilize the latest technology related to environmental impact and energy efficiency. They have demonstrated their commitment to our local community and our environment with this project,” said Kevin Suffridge, project manager for Christopoulos and Kennedy, the general contractor for the new branch office in Maryville.