Janice Simpson Receives Lantern Award


COLUMBIA, TN – Louis Holloway, President and CEO, is pleased to announce Community First Bank & Trust’s employee Lantern Award recipient, Janice Simpson.  Janice is Vice President /Branch Administration/CRA Officer for the bank.  She has served in many other areas of the bank including Branch Manager of the Cool Springs Office in Franklin and the Main Office in Columbia.


Prior to joining Community First in 2007, Janice served as Senior Vice President/Banking Center Operations Manager at Cumberland Bank and held other management positions at Cumberland Bank for over 11 years.  She is a graduate of the Mid South School of Banking.


“Janice’s dedication to Community First Bank is apparent in all aspects of her work,” states Holloway. “She works long hours, weekends, and even holidays to keep her department running smoothly.  I congratulate Janice…she is very deserving of this award.”


Janice and her husband, Chuck, reside in Brentwood and have six children and six grandchildren, including three year old triplets.




Pictured: Janice Simpson (left) and Louis Holloway (right)

About The Lantern Award

Developed in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the bank, 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

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 $570 million in total assets, operating 9 offices located in Maury, Hickman, 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.com.