Giving Back Is Key

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.  

First State Bank of the Florida Keys congratulates Karen Goodwin, Vice President/ Corporate Services Manager, on her fifth year with the bank.

First State Bank of the Florida Keys congratulates Mia Castillo, Assistant Branch Operations Manager, on her 15th year with the bank.

First State Bank is happy to congratulate Business Analyst I Nicole Laboy and Residential Loan Closer Beata Bahri on their fifteenth anniversaries with the Ba

First State Bank is happy to congratulate Martha Castro, Financial Analyst, on her tenth year with the Bank.

Castro began her career with First State Bank as a Teller at the Stock Island Branch in 2010 and progressed to Customer Service Representative/Call Center in 2011 at the Bank’s Main Branch. In 2013 she transferred to the Accounting Department as an Accounting Clerk, and in 2017 she was promoted to Financial Analyst.    

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.