Join us in celebrating the remarkable entrepreneurs, innovators, and visionaries who have transformed Central Florida into an economic powerhouse. With their relentless dedication, they have fostered growth and built a brighter future for us all. Let's appreciate the outstanding Central Florida business community and its significance this holiday season.
Starting a business from scratch can indeed be a complex and challenging endeavor, particularly when aspiring to expand internationally. As the business's growth progresses, laying a strong financial foundation becomes increasingly vital. Now, let's explore the remarkable and inspiring journey of Mary Neaf, the founder, owner, and president of Florida State Distributors, as she fearlessly pushes the boundaries of her enterprise and embarks on a courageous journey to conquer global markets.
In the world of business, the saying "success is all about people helping people" holds truer than ever. Derrick Roberts, the owner of Stan Weaver and Company, knows this firsthand. Stan Weaver and Company is a manufacturers rep for heating and air conditioning for the HVAC industry.
Core values serve as guiding principles that shape a bank’s culture and behavior. Values provide a framework for decision-making and can help our banking teams understand what is expected of them in various situations. Banking is built on trust and having well-defined core values can build this trust with clients.
Tiger Concrete & Screed has seen rapid growth and success over the past decade. Read the story of how its Owner and President, Willie Aceves got started – and how he’s worked with Bank of Central Florida to finance his business’ success on our blog.
"When the opportunity presented itself, it just seemed like the next piece to the puzzle," stated Margaret Krause, local Lakeland business owner of the recently opened Monkee's boutique. Monkee's is a nationally franchised boutique that sells high-quality clothing and accessories.
From teacher to entrepreneur, read more about Margaret’s journey into becoming a local business owner.
When was the last time you saw your banker, aka relationship manager? Most business owners don't remember the last time they spoke with their relationship manager: no phone calls, no emails, and no check-ins to facilitate essential business goal planning. At Bank of Central Florida, we see a gap between local business owners receiving guidance from banking professionals in the community. As the population increases in Florida, Business owners could significantly benefit from having a local relationship manager that knows their local marketplace.
A blustery evening in advance of cooler temperatures was no match for the warm welcome and hospitality provided by CEO Paul Noris, Market Executive Lauren Fernandez, and their team at the Grand Opening of the new Tampa office on Thursday, January 26. Guests, including clients, board members, community leaders and friends arrived early and stayed throughout most of the two-hour celebration at 1 North Dale Mabry.
Tampa natives, the commute time to your local community bank just became a fraction shorter. Bank of Central Florida — founded in Lakeland in 2007 — has expanded into the bay area on the first floor at 1 North Dale Mabry Hwy to now include a full service lobby, and offices.
Led by Tampa Bay Market Executive (and local) Lauren Fernandez, Bank of Central Florida is excited to offer Tampa residents client-focused, innovative, and entrepreneurial service.
On a comfortably cool evening in the vibrant heart of downtown, clients, board members, staff and friends of the Bank of Central Florida gathered at the new Winter Haven office, where they were warmly welcomed during a Grand Opening celebration held Thursday, November 17.
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