In the 25 years since, WB&T has grown into many neighboring counties and expanded its local branches to include 12 in Wilson County and 13 in six other counties.
Next week, the bank is celebrating the milestone beginning with a 25-year Customer Luncheon at noon, Tuesday, May 8, at the main office located at 623 West Main Street, Lebanon. Customers, vendors, employees and others associated with WB&T from its first day of business on May 11, 1987, will gather and share memories and a meal.
Later that day, the bank is holding a Stockholder Picnic at the main office at 6 p.m., giving a special flair to the annual shareholders meeting in celebration of the anniversary.
The bank will hold its annual Senior Citizens Day Carnival at the main office at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 9. Held outdoors with a barbecue lunch available, Senior Citizens Day is expanding its offerings for this special year.
The Senior Day will include a new bucket list area, carnival games, special prizes and more. Advanced lunch tickets are available at all bank locations for $6 and $8 the day of the event. A portion of proceeds will benefit Relay For Life of Wilson County, a fund raising event for the American Cancer Society. Admission is free for all adults 50 and better.
The bank will open a new facility on Legends Drive in Lebanon on Thursday, May 9, adding office space for operations employees to help facilitate the banks continuing growth. The Operations Center will open with a special ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. at 207 Legends Drive.
Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce members will also enjoy the annual Business After Hours event, hosted by WB&T, at 5 p.m., Thursday, May 10, at the main branch.
Capping off the week, from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, May 11, the bank is inviting the entire community to all branches for the WB&T Birthday Celebration with cake, decorations and a special time capsule ceremony at the main office.
To see more on the banks history and for more information on the banks $2,500 cash giveaway, visit www.WBTCelebrates.com.