Bank News

First State Bank Congratulates Golembeski

July 16, 2015

First State Bank of the Florida Keys is pleased to congratulate Karen Golembeski, Lending Compliance Officer, on her fifth year with the Bank.

Golembeski joined First State Bank in 2010 as Senior Credit Analyst, that year she transferred to Senior Special Asset Analyst, and the following year to Special Assets Manager, and then to her current role as Lending Compliance Officer in 2013.

Dale Celebrates 15 Years with First State Bank

June 30, 2015

First State Bank congratulates Danielle Dale, Loan Servicing Specialist, on her fifteenth anniversary with the Bank.

Dale began her career with First State Bank in 2000 as a Proof Operator, transferred to Operations Support Representative in 2003, and was promoted to her current role as Loan Servicing Specialist in 2010.

First State Bank Helps Rotary Make A Bang

June 30, 2015

First State Bank of the Florida Keys joined other local businesses in sponsoring Keyswide Rotary Clubs’ Fourth of July Fireworks Celebrations.

The Bank was a sponsor for all Keys Rotary Clubs including Key West, Big Pine & Lower Keys, Marathon, and the Upper Keys in support of their individual community firework displays.

First State Bank Helps to Run Down Criminals

June 29, 2015

First State Bank of the Florida Keys will support the Crime Stoppers and Rotary Club of Key West’s 4th of July 5K Run/Walk to be held Saturday, July 4th beginning at 7:30am at the corner of White Street and Atlantic Boulevard in Key West.

First State Bank Awarded Five Stars

June 30, 2015

First State Bank of the Florida Keys proudly earned a “Five Star” rating by the Key West Chamber of Commerce Education Committee for its dedication to Keys schools and students. 

The Tom Sawyer Five Star designation is awarded through the Chamber to members who contribute to local education by donating to schools and mentoring students.

First State Bank Hosts Members in Motion

June 29, 2015

First State Bank of the Florida Keys co-hosted the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce’s June Members in Motion event.

The Bank welcomed the Upper Keys business community at the event, which featured an iPad giveaway, 50/50 raffle, food and spirits, food collection for Burton Memorial Food Bank and donations to Center for Independent Living, interactive demonstrations, and mobile/online gifts. The monthly Chamber event allows local business members to network and interact with other local businesses.

First State Bank Sparkles with VNA/Hospice

June 9, 2015

First State Bank of the Florida Keys continues its support of the Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice of the Florida Keys with a co-sponsorship of the main stage at their 31st Annual July 4th Picnic.

First State Bank Rewards Local Scholar

June 9, 2015

First State Bank of the Florida Keys awarded the 11th Annual Diego L. Caso Scholarship to Key West High School graduate Volodymyr (Vova) Debrotov.

FSB and Turtle Hospital to Host Chamber

June 5, 2015

First State Bank of the Florida Keys and the Turtle Hospital will host the Marathon Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on Wednesday, June 10th from 5:30-Sunset at the Turtle Hospital located at 2396 Overseas Highway in Marathon.

Working together to welcome the Middle Keys business community, the event will feature tours of the Turtle Hospital and tanks, 50/50 raffles, food and spirits, interactive demonstrations, mobile/online gifts, and live entertainment by local artist, Adrianne.  Admission is free.

Eckstein Joins First State Bank

June 5, 2015

First State Bank of the Florida Keys welcomes Jon Eckstein as Vice President and Controller for the Bank’s Accounting Department.

Eckstein, who holds a MBA degree in Finance from University of Akron, joins First State Bank with 25 years of accounting and finance experience. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida and member of the American Institute of CPA’s.