Don Rose Receives Community First Bank Lantern Award


COLUMBIA, Tenn.(March 28, 2011) — Marc Lively, President & CEO, would like to announce the 2010 4th quarter Community First Bank & Trust Lantern Award winner, Don Rose. Don started with the bank as a courier in 2005 after retiring the previous year from the Columbia Police Department as a Detective after thirty years of service.


Don, a native of Columbia and a graduate of Columbia Central High School, enjoys hunting and fishing and spending time with his family.  He and his wife, Joyce currently reside in Columbia.  They have two children and five grandsons.  Don is Assistant Treasurer of North Side Baptist Church in Columbia and President of the Pairs and Spares Sunday School Class.  He is also Chairman of the Board of the Discipleship House in Mount Pleasant.


“Don is extremely caring, dependable and very diligent and is a great asset to the bank and the community,” says Lively.  Don is the sixth recipient of the Community First Lantern Award.  For more information on this program, please visit


About The Lantern Award

Developed in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the bank in 2009, the Community First Bank & Trust Lantern Award was developed to recognize employees of the bank who continue to demonstrate a volunteer spirit within the community, a positive attitude in their job and performance that goes above and beyond what is expected of them in their role here at Community First Bank & Trust. 


About Community First Bank

Community First Bank & Trust, based in Columbia, Tenn., was founded in 1999 by a group of Maury County business leaders who wanted to provide a superior banking experience for the communities they serve. CFB&T is a commercial bank with over $675 million in total assets, operating 10 offices located in Maury, Hickman, Rutherford and Williamson Counties. The bank provides a comprehensive line of banking services to consumers and businesses in the Middle Tennessee area. Additional information is available at www.cfbk.comMember FDIC