Community Bank of Florida was proud to sponsor the first Annual Key Largo Catboat Regatta which took place at the Upper Keys Sailboat Club. It was a beautiful weekend and a great time was had by all the guests. Eighteen boats with over 60 participants competed in the race. The weekend activities included a Friday night Sunset Party, Dinner on Saturday, followed by sailboat racing on Sunday.
Pictured (left to right) is Larry Koening, President of the Upper Keys Sailboat Club, Community Bank’s Golden Circle Coordinator, Evelyn Guilfoyle, and Sharon Smith, Financial Center Manager of Community Bank’s Key Largo Office.
Our latest testimonial in the Florida Keys was with Nancy Dunn, owner of On Your Toes Dance Studio in Tavernier. We love hearing stories like Nancy's, about local businesses that start as a dream and grow into a multi-generational family operation. Here's what Nancy had to say during our interview:
"I started teaching dance 25 years ago, sharing a studio space with a friend upstairs in the Forest Tek Building. Attendance grew so quickly that we moved to a space on the first floor of the Old Tavernier Restaurant building. Back then our Christmas Shows were held on a stage built in the parking lot! Once again, growth in attendance forced us to look for a larger space. So 17 years ago, my husband, Pat, decided to build our current studio which more than met the demands of my growing business. I am very proud that after completing her education at the University of Florida, my daughter, Stephanie, has joined me at the studio as a teacher and co-director.
CBF is proud to celebrate Manuel “Manny” Alvarez’s 5th Anniversary as a member of their Financial Family. Mr. Alvarez is currently the bank’s Senior Credit Analyst. His main job duties include underwriting commercial loans and analyzing the financial condition of businesses and individuals. He is a valuable team member, with over 16 years of banking experience that includes time spent as a teller, a lending assistant and working with letters of credit and document collections.
Manny was born in Miami and currently resides in Princeton with his wife and daughter. He attended Miami Sunset Senior High and obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from FIU with a major in Finance and International Business. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing a variety of sports, including Frisbee golf.
Excited about his anniversary, Manny stated, “My family moved to the Princeton area five years ago and we love the small town feel. It is also enjoyable to work for a company where I can see first-hand how we help local businesses grow.”
Community Bank of Florida is pleased to announce that Amber Yunus has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Yunus joined the Community Bank family in 1998, as the bank’s Controller. In 1994, he was promoted to Vice President. He is responsible for the management of the Accounting Department, which prepares all bank financial statements and regulatory reports. In addition, he maintains the bank’s Investment Portfolio, handles Asset and Liability Management and is part of the Profit Improvement Group, a cost cutting advisory board.
Enthusiastic about his promotion, Mr. Yunus stated “Community Bank has an easy environment to work in- everyone is team oriented and lends a hand. The lines of communication between employees are always open.”
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