Foothills Bank & Trust celebrates grand opening

October 22 marked a grand opening celebration for the first locally organized bank in Blount County for more than 30 years.

“This is truly a special time. It’s more than a grand opening,” said Melissa Hodges, senior vice president of Foothills Bank and Trust. “It’s a celebration and the realization of a special dream.”

The dream was J.N. “Nick” McGuire’s, a long-time president of The Home Bank. Shortly after the institution merged with BB&T, McGuire envisioned a new venture, a bank built on the friendships of the local community. The dream was realized and Foothills Bank & Trust was born in June 2007. Later that month, McGuire passed away.

Foothills Bank and Trust is located in Foothills Mall at 137 Foothills Mall Drive in Maryville, Tennessee.

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