Romey Samtani, our Campbell Square Financial Center Manager, was the latest employee to partner with the KAPOW Program to teach a local school about a career in banking. Romey was paired up with Ms. Jagielski’s second grade class at Redondo Elementary. At the end of the program, the students were happy to visit our Campbell Square office to learn what CBF employees do on a day-to-day basis and how we help our customers. The kids enjoyed talking to customers who visited the teller line and helping them open new accounts. They were excited to learn how a bank operates and loved their new CBF bookbags.
KIDS AND THE POWER OF WORK (KAPOW) is a program of the National Child Labor Committee. It is a national network of business and elementary school partnerships which introduces students to career awareness through professionally developed lessons taught by business volunteers in the classroom. In addition, students make one visit to the workplace to participate in hands-on activities. KAPOW lays a foundation for young students, introducing them to work related concepts and experiences that can be continually reinforced throughout the formative years.
On Monday, May 28th, we pause to observe Memorial Day. Our financial centers will be closed to honor all Americans who have passed away while serving in the United States Armed Forces. They have paid the price for freedom and we are grateful.
CBF is pleased to announce Zaida Betancourt has been promoted to Commercial Loan Officer. Mrs. Betancourt has been part of the Community Bank Financial Family for over two years and has over 27 years of banking industry experience in the areas of Loan Servicing, Loan Operations, Credit Administration, and Portfolio Management.. Her current responsibilities include coordinating and supervising the administration of the Special Assets Department’s portfolio.
Zaida was born in Colombia and has lived in Miami since 1980. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Professional Administration from Barry University. She enjoys spending her free time with family and states she has been “blessed with a long term marriage of over 26 years and two adorable adult sons.” Her motto for dealing with adversity is “In changing times, new habits.”
In case you haven't heard, after tallying almost 1,500 ballots, the three Outstanding Local Businesses Award nominees with the most votes were: Chefs on the Run; Rodbenders Raw Bar & Grill and White Lion Café.
These nominees worked hard to campaign for votes and will now move forward to be judged by an independent panel of community leaders. They will be scored based on their business’s story, obstacles they have overcome, innovation and community involvement.
We encourage you to visit all three of these local restaurants to learn more about them and taste their fabulous food. On May 25, 2012 Community Bank of Florida will hold an award luncheon honoring all 3 nominees and announce the big winner!
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