Building on the Foundation of the Vision 2025 Strategy

Set against a backdrop of the sounds and sites of progress in the fast-paced South Tampa community, CEO Paul Noris recently welcomed an audience gathered to celebrate what he called “one of the most important days in the history of the Bank of Central Florida,” the groundbreaking for the Bank’s first standalone Tampa office. Chamber of commerce officials were on hand to ensure sunny weather for the event held on Monday, November 6 at 201 South Howard Avenue. 
While this isn’t the first Tampa location for the Bank (the other is located just a mile to the west, at One North Dale Mabry), it’s the first new construction within the city limits. “This new-build aligns with our strategic focus, which calls for being selective with our physical office locations while leveraging technology for those who prefer a digital relationship,” said Noris. “What we are doing today is making a bigger commitment to Tampa and this vibrant community, in particular.” 

Representing the city’s 6th District, Tampa City Councilman Charlie Miranda offered congratulations to the Bank’s leadership team and lauded their significant growth and other accomplishments over the past 16 years. “It’s going to be exciting to watch this beautiful new building take shape within my district,” said Councilman Miranda. “Thanks again for choosing Tampa to be a part of your family.” 

Noris acknowledged and thanked Advisory Board Chair, Danielle Kucera for her dedication and support of the new building. He also recognized the Bank’s President, David Moore for his leadership in helping to direct the Vision 2025 Strategy which calls for an expanded presence along the I-4 corridor, enhancing the client experience, and fostering talent development. 

Lauren Fernandez, Tampa Bay Market Executive, closed out the brief ceremony before inviting the dignitaries to grab their shovels. “This is such an exciting day. This new office will allow us to further serve our clients, while having a positive impact on the surrounding community and Tampa as a whole,” she said.