Giving Back Is Key

First State Bank of the Florida Keys is proud to be a $1,000 sponsor of the Habitat for Humanity of the Upper Keys annual cocktail party fundraiser. This year the theme is “Buckles and Boots,” and all proceeds remain in the Upper Keys to fund construction of homes for qualifying families.

We congratulate the most recent group of Key Largo School third graders on their completion of the Junior Banker program.  The Junior Bankers learned the fundamentals of everyday banking over the course of three months working alongside First State Bank Customer Service Representatives, Tellers, and Branch Managers.

Pictured (L to R front row): First State Bank Tradewinds Teller Debra Hollis, Junior Bankers Charles Alexander Royal Jr, and Macie Noel Lykins, Tradewinds Teller Sarahys Gamez-Burciaga, and Lead Teller Sonia Barajas.

 

First State Bank employees volunteered their time at the 29th Annual Kelly McGillis Classic International Women & Girls Flag Football Championship held January 25th & 26th at Wicker Field in Key West.

Pictured left to right: Sonia Barajas, Lead Teller - Tradewinds Branch and Karinna Placencia, Teller - Key Largo Branch

First State Bank of the Florida Keys recently donated $500 in support of Island Dolphin Care’s 11th Annual ‘I Do Care’ fundraiser.
Presenting the check to Grace the dolphin are, from left, Island Dolphin Care founder Deena Hoagland, First State Bank’s Lori Bailey and Laura Brown, and IDC trainer Amanda.

 

First State Bank of the Florida Keys was awarded the Tom Sawyer Five-Star Program Award by the Key West Chamber of Commerce Education Committee for its dedication to schools,teachers, and students. The Bank was the only Five Star recipient for 2019.

The prestigious five star designation is awarded through the Key West Chamber of Commerce to members who contribute to local education through Key West High School student scholarships, teacher recognition, teacher educational enrichment, classroom adoptions, and Take Stock in Children mentoring.

First State Bank of the Florida Keys congratulates Dawn Lau on her promotion to Assistant Vice President/ Deposits Operations Officer. 

 

First State Bank’s AVP/Simonton Branch Manager Leslie Concepcion and VP/Commercial Lender Brad Lutz were recently on hand as guest lecturers at Florida Keys Community College’s “Preparing for Student Success” class.  Concepcion and Lutz spoke to the class on a variety of subjects ranging from checking and savings accounts, building credit and responsible credit practices, and general tax information during the class’s financial literacy module.

First State Bank is proud to once again partner with the Marathon Runners Club as the “Headline Sponsor” of the 38th Annual Seven Mile Bridge Run on April 6th.

First State Bank is proud to announce the promotions of Karen Golembeski to Assistant Vice President/Appraisal Review Officer and Josh Lopez to IT Officer.

Golembeski began her career with the Bank as a Senior Credit Analyst in 2010, and quickly moved into the role of Manager of Special Assets.  She was promoted to Compliance Officer in 2013 and Appraisal Review Officer in 2016.

First State Bank is proud to announce the promotion of Tina Carr to Senior Vice President/Loan Servicing Manger.  Carr began her career with the Bank in 1975 as Switchboard Operator.  In the years since, she has held positions in Bookkeeping, Accounting, Branch Operations, and Consumer Lending.  She served as Loan Operations Officer, Assistant Vice President/Installment Loan Officer, and Vice President/Loan Servicing Manager.

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