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May 25, 2016 – SmartBank is pleased to continue its commitment to the Sevier County Board of Education through its partnership with JA Biztown, which began in 2008.

During the month of May, Sevier County fifth grade students spent a day on the Junior Achievement Biztown campus.  As one of SmartBank’s philanthropic endeavors, the Bank underwrites the cost of the tuition for each of these students to attend.  In addition, SmartBank also coordinates a volunteer base among its associates and provides t-shirts for students and volunteers.

“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Sevier County Board of Education to provide this opportunity to so many deserving students. I believe this program instills an entrepreneurial spirit in our young people that will benefit them years down the road,” said Billy Carroll, SmartBank President and CEO. “Our Board of Directors and associates stand behind this commitment, and are excited about the partnership and relationships that we continue to build with these students.”

“This partnership between the Sevier County School System and SmartBank is an example of how the school system and community businesses can work together to make sure that our youngsters have the type of education that prepares them to be good citizens of our county, state, nation, and world,” said Dr. Jack A. Parton, Superintendent of Sevier County School System.

Click here to learn more about JA Biztown!

Two students enjoying the dat at the Biztown campus

SmartBank volunteers helping the kids at Biztown.

A young student wearing a hardhat, ready for the days work.

The students running a checkout counter at Biztown.

Young student, wearing a hardhat, spending the day at Biztown

SmartBank Employees posing at JA Biztown

Several students sitting around a planning table at JA Biztown

SmartBank employees at JA Biztown