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    Last Chance to Enter!

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Community Bank of Florida is still accepting nominations for the Oustanding Local Business Award- but only until this FRIDAY AT 5PM! If you own a business in the South Dade area, give back to the community and have a great story to tell, you need to enter now. You could win free advertising, $500 worth of supplies of your choice and much more. Visit our website homepage for the nomination form and further details.

    CBF's annual donation to the Key West Challenge

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Community Bank of Florida is proud to support the 2013 Shell Key West Challenge Fishing Tournament. This year's event will take place April 25th through 28th.  Since its inception in 1989, the tournament has provided an opportunity for anglers to gather together for three days of competitive fishing in the beautiful Florida Keys. Each year the tournament raises thousands of dollars for charities. Over the years, more than $2 million in contributions have been made to the Mental Health Association and over $475,000 has been given to the Diabetes Research Institute.

    The Shell Key West Challenge was the brainchild of Jo and Hayden Blaylock, of Blaylock Oil Company in Homestead, Florida. The two decided to create an event as a fundraiser for the National Mental Health Association. Jo was the driving force behind the fundraising elements of the tournament and when she lost a long and valiant battle with cancer in 1998, the tournament had reached the $1 million mark in total contributions.

    When Hayden’s grandson Matthew was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes seven years ago, the family decided to use the Shell Key West Challenge to help the Diabetes Research Institute continue its efforts to search for a cure through cellular transplant therapy. In 2009, the Shell Key West Challenge was given permanent recognition at the DRI as a way of thanking the Blaylock-Sanchez family and executives from Shell Oil.

    For more information about the 2013 Shell Key West Challenge tournament, please visit www.shellkeywestchallenge.com

     

    CBF's St. Vincent de Paul Donation

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Community Bank of Florida was pleased to make a donation supporting the upcoming fundraiser dinner hosted by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Knights of Columbus. The dinner will be held on April 13, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Parish Hall and will include a silent auction. Funds raised will go towards feeding and assisting those in need in our community. In the past year, the local Society of St. Vincent de Paul has assisted over 250 families by offering emergency assistance and referrals of other resources available to them.  These services help families stay together and prevent them from being separated from their loved ones.

    About the Society: Vincent de Paul was a priest of the Catholic Church who dedicated himself to serving the poor. In 1845, the St. Vincent de Paul Society was formed and named after the patron saint with a mission of helping others. Today members of the Society are from all walks of life, but share one thing in common- the blessings they have (time, talent or treasure) are to be shared with those in need.

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church is located at 106 S.E. 1st Drive in Homestead. For more information about the fundraiser, or about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, please contact Donna Silva, at 305-248-2142.

     

    Melissa Watts Celebrates Her 5th Anniversary

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Community Bank of Florida is pleased to celebrate Melissa Watts’ 5th Anniversary as a member of our Financial Family. Mrs. Watts is an Account Representative in the Accounting Department, where she spends most of her time balancing accounts, making wire transfers and paying bills.

    Melissa has extensive banking experience, starting her career as a teller at the age of 19. Over the years, she has worked in numerous positions outside the accounting department, including as a head teller, assistant branch manager, and backroom technical support. She was born in Jamaica and currently lives in the Miami area. She and her husband Winston have been married almost 20 years and enjoy spending time at home with their two children and family dog, Sammy. Melissa has recently started to learn to sew and is actively involved in the Parent Task Force at Lawrence Academy Charter School. Her efforts have not gone unnoticed, and the school gave her the Parent Task Force Dedication & Commitment Award for 2010-2012.

    Excited about her anniversary, Melissa stated, “I enjoy working for a company that is so involved in our community. I am happy that the bank is supportive of my children’s school and allows me to participate in their activities and make a difference as a parent.”

    Employee Education Achievements

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Kudos to our employees who continue to pursue their education. At our last staff meeting, several employees were highlighted for completing Center for Financial Training Courses. Below are all the courses and certificates earned. Special Congratulations to Kim Motta, who earned the Miami Dade College Certificate as a "Business Specialist" in Finance!

    Here are all the recent Center for Financial Training courses completed:

    • Analyzing Financial Statements: Bonnie Gillenberg
    • Basic Business Statistics: Bonnie Gillenberg & Kim Motta
    • Business Math: Ana Muniz             
    • College Algebra: Emmanuel Herrera
    • Intermediate Algebra: Debbie Lambert
    • Organization Management: Maggie Hoiaas, Karla Knowles, Jaime Ramos
    • Principles of Banking: Kimberly Barton, Gail Copa, Yuleissi Lopez, Annmarie Mirabella, Theresa Ruiz & Lannie Sechrest
    • Strategic Management Decision Making: Ashley Sanders
    • Student Support Seminar: Melissa Watts

     

    • Employee Education Achievements
    • Kim Motta Miami Dade College Certificate

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