CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- The April, 2012 merger between First Volunteer Bank and Gateway Bank & Trust was finalized over the weekend according to press release from First Volunteer Bank officials.  

First Volunteer Corporation, parent company for First Volunteer Bank, acquired Gateway Bank & Trust in April, 2012.  The resulting merger totals $880 million in assets, 280 employees and 24 banking offices.   

First Volunteer Bank is headquartered in Chattanooga, and operates 21 banking offices in 9 counties in Tennessee and adds 3 banking offices in northwest Georgia including Ringgold, Fort Oglethorpe and LaFayette.