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TAMRA WEBER BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMAN INDUCTION

Englewood Fla., September 12, 2014 — Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank and Trust announced that Tamra Weber is a new member of the Business & Professional Women of Venice & Englewood, FL.

Weber is well known for her involvement in the community.

Weber has served as treasurer and as president to the Placida Rotary and is still actively involved. In addition to the Rotary Club she has volunteered with the March of Dimes, Englewood Chamber of Commerce, and Englewood Area Cancer Foundation. Weber is also currently involved in the Business and Professional Women’s of Florida group.


This organization was founded in 1919 and is unique in that it has a long history of advocating for women and is still passionately and effectively engaged in assuring equal rights, equal pay and equal opportunities in the workforce. Every working woman has benefited from the efforts of this organization in Education Foundation, Scholarships, Public Policy, Equal Pay and Lobbying for Women's Rights.



TRACI HAMILL CHAIR FOR CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE


September 3, 2014 Venice, FL Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Traci Hamill, Residential Loan Officer has been named the Chair for the 2014-2015 Membership Committee of the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce. Hamill has been in the Residential Lending industry for over 20 years. She has earned multiple awards as a top producer and has been consistently recognized for her outstanding customer service.

“I have been in the Venice area over two years now and I love it,” commented Hamill. “I look forward to working with the Venice Area Chamber and the local community.”

Hamill has held positions as a mortgage processor and underwriter which give her in-depth, first-hand experience of the lending process. She has been an active supporter of the 4-H, Boys and Girls Club and the United Way. She is currently active with the Women’s Council of Realtors, Venice Area Young Professionals and volunteers for the Beacon House.


WATTS RECEIVES ENGLEWOOD ROTARY CLUB AWARDS

July 16, 2014 Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank and Trust announced that Kristina Watts has been awarded the 2014 Leo “Pete” Cypher Service Above Self Award and named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Englewood Rotary Club.

Watts has been a member of the Englewood Rotary for 1 ½ years and was inducted as a Board of Directors Saturday July 12th at the Rotary Installation Banquet held at Gulf View Grill. Watts was awarded 2014 Leo “Pete” Cypher Service Above Self Award for her outstanding level of dedication and service to the community. In addition she was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow where $1000 was donated in her name to support the Rotary Foundation.

“I am dedicated to this community,” stated Watts. “Working with the Rotary is one way that I can help. I look forward to serving as a member of the Englewood Rotary Club’s Board of Directors.”

Watts is also very active in the Englewood Area Chamber of Commerce currently serving on the Membership Committee and working to bring back the Leadership Englewood Program. In addition, she belongs to the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Realtors, and the Woman’s Council of Realtors.

ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW TELLER

July 16, 2014 Englewood, Fla. Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Katlyn Koch has joined the bank as a part-time teller at the bank’s main office.

Koch has 1 year of cash handling and customer service experience and is currently attending South West Florida College to earn a degree in Diagnostic Sonography.

“I am beyond excited this opportunity here at Englewood Bank & Trust,” stated Koch. “I look forward to see where this journey will take me.”

Koch has a two year old son and volunteers for the Murdock Baptist Day Care preschool in Port Charlotte, FL.


WATTS RECEIVES AWARDS


July 16, 2014 Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank and Trust announced that Kristina Watts has been awarded the 2014 Leo “Pete” Cypher Service Above Self Award and named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Englewood Rotary Club.

Watts has been a member of the Englewood Rotary for 1 ½ years and was inducted as a Board of Directors Saturday July 12th at the Rotary Installation Banquet held at Gulf View Grill. Watts was awarded 2014 Leo “Pete” Cypher Service Above Self Award for her outstanding level of dedication and service to the community. In addition she was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow where $1000 was donated in her name to support the Rotary Foundation.

“I am dedicated to this community,” stated Watts. “Working with the Rotary is one way that I can help. I look forward to serving as a member of the Englewood Rotary Club’s Board of Directors.”

Watts is also very active in the Englewood Area Chamber of Commerce currently serving on the Membership Committee and working to bring back the Leadership Englewood Program. In addition, she belongs to the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Realtors, and the Woman’s Council of Realtors.


GRIMSHAW JOINS ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW LOAN PROCESSER

July 16, 2014 Englewood, Fla. Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Margo Grimshaw has joined the bank as a Residential Loan Processer at the bank’s main office.

“Margo’s extensive experience in the real estate field will assist with quick turnaround time and efficient loan closings that our customers have come to expect,” stated McLaren.

Grimshaw graduated from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI with a Legal Assistant Degree. She has 16 years of paralegal experience and 30 years in real-estate sales. Grimshaw currently holds a Florida Real Estate Broker/ Sales Person license.

“I am very excited to be working for such a wonderful team here at Englewood Bank & Trust,” stated Grimshaw. “The position of Residential Loan Processor allows me to utilize my background in the legal and real estate fields, and here at the bank it feels very comfortable, like I have gone back home.”


BANK PROMOTES ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT

July 1, 2014 Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust announced that Kristy Dixon has been promoted to Assistant Vice President/ Executive Administrative Assistant.

“Kristy’s energy and attention to detail exemplifies the level of service we are committed to providing to our customers and our employees,” stated McLaren.

Dixon joined Englewood Bank & Trust in 2001 in the IT department. One year later she relocated to the Security, Purchasing and Facilities department where she remained for seven years. During this time she assisted the Compliance department. In 2010, Dixon took on her current position as Executive Administrative Assistant, working directly for the president.
Dixon will earn her bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security from State College of Florida next fall. She volunteers many hours with her son’s baseball team in the concession stand and as team mom. In addition, she has spent time volunteering for the Kids Needs Closet.

“If I could only choose one thing to say about Englewood Bank & Trust it would be that we are all family,” stated Dixon. “We care about one another as well as our customers.”


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW TELLER


June 23, 2014 Englewood, Fla. Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Matthew Ravagni will be part time teller to the bank’s main office.

“Matt brings a strong sense of disciple and work ethics to the bank,” stated McLaren. “We are proud to have a local returning serviceman as part of our banking family.”

Ravagni is a graduate of Lemon Bay High School and served four and a half years in the United States Army. Ravagni spent time in the Eastern Zharay District in a combat outpost where he earned many awards including a Combat Infantryman’s Badge given to those who personally fought in active ground combat.

“I look forward to taking on this new endeavor,” stated Ravagni. “I appreciate the opportunity to expand my future in the financial industry.”


LIZ JARVIS VICE PRESIDENT RESIDENTIAL LENDING


Englewood Fla., June 2, 2014 — Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank and Trust announced that Liz Jarvis has been promoted to Vice President of Residential Lending for the bank’s main office at 1111 S. McCall Road, Englewood.

Jarvis has served on numerous committees for the WCR, whose members include Realtors in the Englewood area. She has organized major fund raisers and currently serves as chairman of the WCR newsletter.

Jarvis has more than 30 years of residential lending and banking experience. Originally from Norway, Jarvis grew up in Massachusetts and moved the Charlotte/Sarasota area in 1984. She joined Englewood Bank & Trust in 2009 and meets clients at the bank’s four offices: Englewood, 1111 S. McCall Road, Englewood, Cape Haze 8725 Placida Rd #10, Placida, Gulf Cove, 12651 South McCall Road, Port Charlotte, and Boca Grande, 301 Park Ave.


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ACCEPTING SHOE DONATIONS FOR KIDS' NEEDS SHOE DRIVE

June 17, 2014, Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced that the bank is collecting shoes for Kids’ Needs of Greater Englewood, FL Inc. All donated shoes will be given to local students in need.

“We are proud to be a part of this worthwhile campaign” stated McLaren. “In years past our employees and customers have donated until the collection boxes were overflowing.”

Shoes can be new or gently used. Sneakers, flip flops, undergarments and socks are always in demand. All sizes are needed. Kids’ Needs assists Englewood elementary through high school students.

The items will be accepted at all Englewood Bank & Trust locations: 1111 S. McCall Rd, 12651 S. McCall Road, 8725 Placida Road, and 301 Park Ave, Boca Grande, during regular business hours.



TAMRA WEBER PROMOTED TO RETAIL BANKING OFFICER


Englewood Fla., May 30, 2014 — Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank and Trust announced that Tamra Weber has been promoted to Retail Banking Officer, Branch Manager for the bank’s main office at 1111 S. McCall Road, Englewood.

“Tamra has the experience and knowledge combined with a desire to serve our customers that make her an excellent addition to our management team,” commented McLaren.

Weber joined Englewood Bank & Trust in 2006 and has been serving customers at the bank’s main office since then. She has been in the financial industry for over 30 years and brings strong leadership and interpersonal skills to her new position.

Weber has served as treasurer and as president to the Placida Rotary and is still actively involved. In addition to the Rotary Club she has volunteered with the March of Dimes, Englewood Chamber of Commerce, and Englewood Area Cancer Foundation. Weber is also currently involved in the Business and Professional Women’s of Florida group.


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE


May 25, 2014 Englewood, Fla. Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Sue Holmes has joined the bank as a part time teller to the bank’s Cape Haze office.

“Sue brings extensive experience in dealing with a vast range of customers in challenging and complex situations,” stated McLaren. “We look forward to her utilizing that experience to bring hometown service to our Cape Haze customers.”

Holmes joined the bank as a recent Florida transplant from Northern Ireland where she served in various positions over 29 years with the Northern Ireland Civil Service.



WATTS NAMED BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

April 21, 2014 Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank and Trust announced that Kristina Watts has been promoted to Business Development Officer.

“Kristina has outstanding rapport with customers as well as the knowledge of our products and services to make her an excellent intermediary between businesses and the bank,” commented McLaren. “Her energy and attention to detail exemplifies the level of service we are committed to providing our customers. She is committed to helping businesses simplify their banking and improving their bottom lines.”

Watts joined Englewood Bank & Trust in 2005, bringing 17 years of general merchandising, service management and training experience from her home state of Vermont. She earned her American Institute of Banking General Banking degree 2010.

Watts is very active in the Englewood Area Chamber of Commerce. She is currently serving on the Membership Committee and working to bring bank the Leadership Englewood Program. In addition, Watts belongs to the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Realtors, the Woman’s Council of Realtors and the Englewood Rotary where she will join the Board of Directors this coming year.

“I am very excited about this new opportunity and look forward to serving the businesses in the Englewood-Cape Haze area in my new capacity,” Watts said. “At Englewood Bank & Trust, we are proud to offer our customers individualized service with our special ‘hometown touch.’” She will be working at the bank’s main office at 1111 S. McCall Road, Englewood.




ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE


April 21, 2014 Englewood , Fla. Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Mary Splane has been appointed a Customer Service Representative at the bank’s Gulf Cove office.

“Mary’s extensive level of customer service experience will enable her to provide the high level of service that our customers have come to rely upon,” stated McLaren.

Splane joins the bank with ten years of customer service experience as a delivery driver and two years of banking experience. Originally from Massachusetts, Splane moved to Florida in 2013 to be closer to family.

“I am happy to be employed as a teller for Englewood Bank & Trust,” stated Splane. “My co-workers are great to work with and are extremely helpful and friendly. Our customers are also friendly. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the EBT family.”


LIZ JARVIS VICE PRESIDENT RESIDENTIAL LENDING

Englewood Fla., April 21, 2014 — Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank and Trust announced that Liz Jarvis has been promoted to Vice President of Residential Lending for the bank’s Main office at 1111 S. McCall Road, Englewood.

Jarvis has served on numerous committees for the WCR, whose members include Realtors in the Englewood area. She has organized major fund raisers and currently serves as chairman of the WCR newsletter.

Jarvis has more than 30 years of residential lending and banking experience. Originally from Norway, Jarvis grew up in Massachusetts and moved the Charlotte/Sarasota area in 1984. She joined Englewood Bank & Trust in 2009 and meets clients at the bank’s four offices: Englewood, 1111 S. McCall Road, Englewood, Cape Haze 8725 Placida Rd #10, Placida, Gulf Cove, 12651 South McCall Road, Port Charlotte, and Boca Grande, 301 Park Ave.


BANK SPONSORS MEET THE JEWELER RECEPTION


Boca Grande., April 16, 2014 — Englewood Bank and Trust is sponsoring a wine and cheese reception featuring the Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament and the World’s Richest Tarpon tournament jewelers, Barbara Plant and Manny Sanchez, of Barbara Anne’s Jewelry and Repair. The reception will be held on April 25, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce 480 East Railroad Ave, Boca Grande. The public is invited to meet these local, renowned artisans.

“We are pleased to support this local business by offering an opportunity for the public to meet two very talented jewelers,” stated Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust.

Barbara and Manny have been in the jewelry business for 30 years and have operated on Boca Grande for 23 years. They carry unique and affordable 14 karat gold, sterling silver, copper, stainless and costume jewelry.

Additionally, they create, repair and appraise jewelry. Barbara and Manny recently expanded their line to include apparel, art and gifts.

Registration for the Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament and the World Richest Tarpon tournament is still open and will be available at this event.


CHILDREN’S BOOK SIGNING HELD AT BANK

Englewood, Fla., April 10, 2014 —Diane Worthen, Judi Light and Julia Mowery, local children’s authors, will be signing books on Saturday, April 26, 2014. The signing will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at 12651 S. McCall Rd., Port Charlotte. Books and art will be available for sale at this event.

“We are excited to host this book signing so that area children have the opportunity to meet and talk with our local authors,” said Larry McLaren, President of the Englewood-based bank. “Customers and visitors to the bank will enjoy light refreshments and the opportunity to support the YMCA ‘Y Reads’ Children’s Reading Program.”

Diane Worthen is the author and illustrator of the children’s picture book, Oliver’s Wish, A Tale from the Garden. It is a highly illustrated story book that tells the ‘Tale’ of a wooden flamingo who wished he could fly. Oliver’s Wish is the first of her Tales from the Garden to be published and the only one to be told in verse. Diane’s artistic career began as a fine arts painter with oils as her choice of medium. While raising her family, she taught drawing and oil painting in her home studio and planned the summer arts and crafts programs for the local YMCA.

Judi Light is the author and illustrator of the children’s book, The Magical World of Twigshire. Judi has been a caricature artist for most of her life, creating black and white whimsy pieces which have been published as cards, coloring books and for private collections. Light is a self-taught artist with work currently hanging in the Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy.

Julie Mowery is a published author of one young adult book and four children’s books: Kranzweg Castle, Marie’s Magical Journey, Little Nessie, and Once Upon a Witch. Julie was born in London and danced in theaters all over England, Scotland, and Wales, which lead to her inspiration to write her first novel Kranzweg Castle about a theatrical troupe who travel all over Europe in 1939. Julia’s five daughters and ten grandchildren inspired her love of writing.




BANK SPONSORS MEET THE ARTIST RECEPTION


Boca Grande., March 10, 2014 — Englewood Bank and Trust will be sponsoring a wine and cheese reception where you can meet the artists, Kelly Reark-Borza and Thomas Krause for the 2014 Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament and the World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament, April 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce, 480 E. Railroad Ave.

“We are pleased to support our local artists by offering an opportunity for the public to meet two very talented artists,” stated Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust.

Kelly Reark-Borza’s artwork theme "Anchored in Tradition," portrays a beautiful mermaid with a tarpon tail, set against an ornate anchor and a warm Boca Grande sunset. This will be Reark-Borza’s second year bringing the tournament back to tradition with her unique vision as the official tournament artist and her third year as the logo artist. Reark-Borza has been drawing and painting Florida wildlife for over twenty years. Her logo and artwork will be the on the long sleeve shirts, Tervis Tumblers and posters. Long Sleeve shirts and posters will be available for sale at the reception. You can see Kelly’s art on the Ladies Day Tournament Facebook page and on www.kellyreark.com.

Thomas Krause combines two of his lifelong passions into his work – art and wildlife. His love for wildlife began as a child while fishing with his father in Michigan and Canada and grew from there once he starting diving in the Gulf of Mexico. This is Krause’s first year as the World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament official artist. Krause portrays a classic tarpon rich with majestic hues of silver and blue, set against the traditional Boca Grande lighthouse. His artwork will be on t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, Tervis Tumblers and posters. Signed posters will be available for sale at the reception. You can see Krause’s art on the World’s Richest Tournament Facebook page and on http://www.thomaskrause.com/

Registration for the tournaments is open. The first ten to pre-register for each tournament at the Meet the Artist reception will receive 10 Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament raffle tickets. For more information on the tournaments visit their websites: http://www.ladiestarpon.com/ and http://worldsrichesttarpon.com/


LOCAL AUTHORS BOOK SIGNING HELD AT BANK

Englewood, Fla., March 10, 2014 — Meet three local authors at the Main office of Englewood Bank & Trust on Friday, Mar. 21, 2014. The signing will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1111 S. McCall Rd.

“We are pleased to support our local community by hosting a book signing for our local authors,” said Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust. “Customers and visitors to the bank will enjoy light refreshments and the opportunity to support United Way when they purchase a book.”
Roy E. Ault has self-published five books: You're Driving Me Crazy is a humorous accounting of Ault's years as a driving school instructor and owner. The Best of Roy's Rhetoric is a compilation of the best columns from a 21 year career with the Sun. Sudden Death is a love, war, basketball story. The Coach chronicles the career of Max Ivers as he moves from coaching football in the high school ranks to coach of the NFL Las Vegas Slots a team made of misfits and miscreants. Murder on Mackinac is a mystery thriller based in Mackinac MI, and Boca Grande, Fla where a portion of the setting takes place at Boca Grande’s famous Gasparilla Inn. Ault was a teacher and coach in the public schools and universities of Ohio for many years. After relocating to Florida in 1983 Ault became a weekly columnist for the Englewood Sun for 21 years. Ault has also been published in the Columbus Dispatch, Philadelphia Inquirer, Boston Globe, Tampa Tribune newspapers and Reminisce Magazine.
Kate Nixon will be joining the book singing with her latest book, The Heirloom Pearls. Nixon’s first self-published novel features two headstrong characters that find themselves climbing the ladder of high society, but both having very different consequences. A novel based in Louisville Kentucky, with rich details of high society in the 1800’s. Nixon received her inspiration from her family history. Her grandmother was put in a home for Friendless Women as a fifteen year old orphan in the 1800’s. “I had to write a story about what a 15 year old would feel like in that environment,” stated Nixon.

Barbara Marvin has published two novels: Unfinished Business is steeped in Florida lore and based loosely on the grisly Walker family murders of 1959. Deceptive Business is a murder mystery based loosely on the Mummy Murder Case of 1959, capturing the sense of Sarasota, Fla. Marvin is a fifth-generation Floridian born in Sarasota. She was raised in Osprey where she grew up reading Nancy Drew mysteries.


MARTHA DYER NEW TRUST OFFICER

Englewood, Fla., March 5, 2014 — Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced that Martha Dyer has been promoted to trust officer. Dyer had served as administrative assistant in the bank’s Trust & Investment Management Services division since September of 2012.

“Martha did an outstanding job as a trust administrative assistant, and I know she will continue to rise above expectations in her new position,” said Michael Aloian, the bank’s chief investment officer and president of Trust & Investment Management Services. “Her knowledge and experience will enhance the personal care and superior attention to detail we bring to our clients.”

Dyer has worked in the trust and wealth management field for eight years. As a trust officer, she will work closely with clients with a goal of maintaining high service standards. She will ensure that client wishes are followed in wills, trusts, and power of attorney estate planning documents, coordinate their care plan needs at home and in care facilities as indicated, as well as handle their financial affairs.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with this outstanding trust and investment management team,” she said, “and I’m excited about taking on added responsibilities to continue to provide our clients with the best possible guidance in making important financial decisions.”

Dyer began her career in office management in Nashville, Tenn., in the 1980s, working through a series of progressively more responsible positions while acquiring a multitude a skills along with way. She took numerous accounting courses at Nashville Tech and completed the Florida Bankers Association’s basic trust course after moving to Florida. She continued her trust career in Venice as administrator for a boutique trust company, managing a stand-alone trust office, maintaining client accounts and ensuring all activities were in compliance with regulatory agencies.

Dyer also served as secretary of the Central Florida Trust Committee and is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Englewood-Cape Haze. She lives in Englewood with her husband, Keith.




ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE


February 25, 2014 Englewood, Fla. Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Brittany O’Connor has been appointed a Teller at the bank’s Main office. Brittany comes with nine years customer service and five years management experience.

“Brittany’s extensive experience in customer service will serve our customers well,” stated McLaren.

O’Connor originally form Plymouth, Indiana studied Psychology at Indiana University. She started her career in customer service at CVS/Pharmacy and quickly moved up to management. O’Connor started a Relay for Life team five years ago for the area CVS stores in honor of her grandfather who passed away due to cancer. They continue to raise money for the charity. In addition to being an active volunteer O’Connor is an active scuba diver. She and her fiancé Knut Werpen like to hunt for sharks teeth and fossils and turned this hobby into a jewelry business.

“My goal and aspirations are to further my education and launch me career in banking so that I may better serve our customers,” stated O’Connor.





ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST VENICE RELOCATION

February 11, 2014 Venice, FL Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today the relocation of their Venice loan production office located at 341 W. Miami Ave., Venice.

Englewood Bank & Trust moved to the Venice market in March 2013 serving the borrowing needs of the Venice business community. With this move, the bank is expanding into residential lending and providing trust services. The office includes a board room, complete with a computer and video conferencing equipment. The room will be available to local groups at no cost.

“We look forward to serving the South Sarasota and Venice area at our new location,” stated McLaren. “Venice is my hometown. Having worked in the area as a lender, I am committed to continue our support of the community with customized lending activities and trust services.”

Gary Kinnear, Senior Vice President and Venice Market Executive will continue to lead the initiative to provide one-on-one service to area businesses. With his commercial lending expertise he will continue to work with area businesses to achieve their financial goals. He is joined by Residential Lender, Traci Hamill whose goal it is to provide personal application-to-closing service. She will be in contact with her clients throughout the entire borrowing process, helping them to achieve home ownership as smoothly as possible. William “Bill” Hughes, Trust Development Officer will be available to meet with clients and prospects to help guide area residents through the estate planning process and offer strategies to help secure his clients’ financial future.



ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST PROMOTES COMMERCIAL LENDER

Englewood, Fla., February 4, 2014, Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today the promotion of Gary P. Kinnear to Senior Vice President, Market Executive of Venice.

Kinnear has 38 years of banking experience and has been with Englewood Bank & Trust for seven years, serving the Cape Haze peninsula market. Most recently he supervised the opening of the bank’s Venice Loan office. While doing so, Kinnear developed strong relationships with the community.

Prior to joining Englewood Bank & Trust, Kinnear was a commercial lender in the Boston area since the late 1970’s. He graduated from Stonier Graduate School of Banking in 2006. He is a member of the Venice Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Venice and the Sertoma Club of Venice.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue my initiatives in the Venice market,” commented Kinnear. “Our goal is to provide Englewood Bank & Trust’s specialized, high-touch commercial lending services to the Venice market; the kind of service that we have gained a reputation for in the south Sarasota County area since the bank was organized in 1988. I am dedicated to the community and look forward to helping people and businesses achieve their financial goals. We have money to lend and I look forward to lending it in the Venice market.”



ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE


January 30, 2014 Boca Grande, Fla. Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Cannon Wenzel has been appointed a Customer Service Representative at the bank’s Boca Grande office.

“Cannon’s experience with the public will enable her to provide the high level of service that our customers have come to rely upon,” stated McLaren.

Wenzel joins the bank with eight years of and social work and retail experience. She hails from Newtown, CT and has been vacationing in southwest Florida with her family since 1986. She feels very at home on Boca Grande. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Vermont in 2006 and her Masters of Science from the University of Pennsylvania in Non-Profit Management in 2009.

“I am looking forward to combining my degrees by entering the banking world,” stated Wenzel. “My experience with social work and retail sales has created a solid frame work for my customer service skills. I enjoy being able to help others.”


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST VENICE RELOCATION


January 27, 2014 Venice, FL Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today the relocation of their Venice trust and loan production office located at 341 W. Miami Ave., Venice.

Englewood Bank & Trust’s moved to the Venice market in March 2013 serving the borrowing needs of the Venice business community. With this move, we are expanding into residential lending and providing trust services.

“We are looking forward to serving the South Sarasota and Venice area at our new office,” stated McLaren. “As a community bank based in the area, we are committed to supporting the community with our customized lending activities and trust services.”

Gary Kinnear, Senior Vice President and Venice Market Executive will continue to lead the initiative to provide one-on-one service to area businesses. With his commercial lending expertise he will continue to work with area businesses to achieve their financial goals. He is joined by Residential Lender, Traci Hamill whose goal it is to provide personal application-to-closing service. She will be in contact with her clients throughout the entire borrowing process, helping them to achieve home ownership as smoothly as possible. William “Bill” Hughes, Trust Development Officer will be available to meet with clients and prospects to help guide area residents through the estate planning process and offer strategies to help secure his clients’ financial future.


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE


January 22, 2014 Englewood , Fla. Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Jasmine Johnson has been appointed a Customer Service Representative at the Cape Haze branch.

“Jasmine’s extensive customer service experience built the framework for her to provide the high level of service that our customers have come to appreciate,” stated McLaren.

Johnson was born in Florida and grew up in Englewood. She shares her love of reading by spending time as a volunteer helping children to read.

“I am very excited to start a career in banking,” stated Johnson. “I love working with the public and look forward to working with Englewood Bank & Trust.”


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST OFFERS FREE WILL REVIEW

Englewood, FL January 10, 2014 William Hughes of Englewood Bank & Trust is offering area residents the opportunity for a private consultation to review wills, trusts or investment portfolios. Hughes, the bank’s Trust and Investment Management Services Business Development Officer, has vast experience in personal trust, estate planning and investment management services. The free consultations are by appointment only and local attorneys will be present at the meetings as well.

“We will be reviewing wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives, like living wills and designation of health care surrogates,” Hughes said. “In addition, we will be happy to give a complimentary analysis of investment portfolios. The reviews will allow individuals to determine the validity and currency of their documents, their probate risk, and whether their investments are consistent with their financial goals.”

One-hour appointments with Hughes and an attorney must be made in advance and may be made at any Englewood Bank & Trust office. Interested persons may also telephone Hughes at (941) 662-1177 or email him at wwhughes@ebtfl.com. The appointments are available between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following days and locations:

• January 28, February 19 - Main Office 1111 S McCall Rd., Englewood
• January 30, February 4 & 12 - Venice Loan Office, 341 W. Miami Ave, Venice
• January 31, February 13, - Cape Haze Office, 8725 Placida Rd, #10, Placida
• February 5 - Boca Grande, 431 Palm Ave, Boca Grande
• February 7 & 21 - Gulf Cove Office, 12651 S McCall Rd, Port Charlotte


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES TRACI HAMILL AS RESIDENTIAL LENDER

January 6, 2014 Venice, FL Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Traci Hamill has been named Residential Loan Officer of the Venice Loan Office. Traci has been in the Residential Lending industry for over 20 years. She has earned multiple awards as a top producer and has been consistently recognized for her outstanding customer service.

“Traci’s extensive experience with loans and processing will provide a sound base to serving her clients in Venice,” commented McLaren. “We are pleased to have Traci as part of our Residential Lending team.”

Hamill has held positions as a mortgage processor and underwriter which give her in-depth, first-hand experience of the lending process. She has been an active supporter of the 4-H, Boys and Girls Club and the United Way.

“I have been in the Venice area for 2 years now and I love it,” commented Hamill. “I look forward to working with the Venice community to meet their residential financial needs.”



   
   
     
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