In support of their remarkable efforts throughout the pandemic, First State Bank of the Florida has donated $15,000 to local food banks and children’s non-profit organizations serving the Florida Keys community.
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’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.
“For over 60 years First State Bank has been a dedicated member of the Keys community,” said Karen Sharp, First State Bank President and CEO. “It gives our Bank a great deal of pride to be a part of this landmark Keys event that brings joy to so many residents and non-residents, while raising funds for the children of our Middle Keys community.”
Wonderful evening at the Key West Chamber of Commerce Installation and Awards Banquet where our President & CEO Karen Sharp was reinstalled as a Director of the Board and our Marketing Manager Angie Walterson was presented the President’s Award by Outgoing Chamber President Suzanne Moore.
Pictured L to R: FSB Mortgage Loan Originator Amy Pierce, FSB SVP/Market Lending Leader Ani Madruga, FSB AVP/Marketing Manager Angie Walterson, and FSB President & CEO Karen Sharp.
First State Bank congratulates 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.