Vice President | Central National Bank TX
When a job opportunity gave Tanner Johnson the chance to leave Dallas and move back to Temple, Texas he jumped at it. After growing up in Temple, Tanner knew that the warm community and vibrant culture of Central Texas couldn’t be found just anywhere. Decades later, Temple continues to provide everything and more for an unbeatable quality of life.
There are many reasons why Tanner is proud to call Temple home. One of the aspects that he cherishes the most is the tight knit community that is unique to the region.
“We know every one of our neighbors by name. There is a community and safety aspect that comes from knowing individuals and them knowing your family that led to making the decision that Temple is where we need to be.”
Along with the city’s relentless prioritization of safety and community bonding, Temple also provides endless fulfilling activities to ensure there is a remarkable quality of life for those living in the region.
You can easily spot Tanner utilizing Temple’s many outdoor amenities like Wildflower Country Club’s golf course or playing at the countless scenic parks with his daughters.
Beyond being an excellent place to live, Tanner also knows that Temple is a fantastic place to propel his professional goals into success. Upon acceptance of a new job, Tanner immediately understood that the city’s pro-business climate enables endless opportunities for career advancements.
“At my last job, I had seen 60 people come and go. Temple has the career advancement, job security, and long-term focus that showed me that this isn’t just temporary. This is long lasting and worth the investment into my career and community.”
Tanner highlights the abundance of opportunities the location of Temple brings to his professional and personal life. The short commute to work and quick access to major highways and airports allow him to spend his saved time with his wife and daughters. His family can easily enjoy concerts and visit friends in neighboring cities without having to leave Central Texas. He is proud to live and work in a place that has a stable economy, growing population and dedicated economic development efforts that continuously prioritize the success of Temple businesses.
“The businesses that the Temple Economic Development Corporation brings in are Fortune 500 companies. They bring hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of investment. When those jobs come here, they bring high quality pay which in turn brings more money to our community. This helps our education and city. For me, this was an eye opener. What I thought didn’t exist in Temple, did. There are opportunities here.”
Tanner loves the many unique aspects of Temple that allow him to have a fantastic quality of life. He cherishes the opportunity to become integrated in the local community, reach new heights in his professional career, and feel safe knowing his family is cared for by his neighbors. Tanner is an excellent example that Temple isn’t just a location, it’s a lifestyle.
“Temple was an opportunity to raise a family, create a home and have a career. Those were all the things I was missing.”