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ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW SENIOR TELLER


June 1, 2015, Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Lacey Herriven joined the bank as a Senior Teller at the bank’s main office drive thru.

“We are excited to have someone with Lacey’s extensive experience to take the lead role at our Main office. Her background with retail banking will guide our staff to providing the high level of personal service that our customers deserve,” stated McLaren.

Herriven joins the bank with six years of banking experience in varying capacities and 10 years of customer service. Originally from Oklahoma, she moved to Florida this year when she fell in love with the sunshine. She recently discovered snorkeling and enjoys spending her free time with her three children.

“I am delighted to start working for Englewood Bank & Trust,” commented Herriven. “I feel blessed to be working with such a welcoming group of people and look forward to establishing new roots. I am excited to embrace the community and to serve our customers.”


BLOOD DRIVE AT BANK’S MAIN OFFICE ON JUNE 19

Englewood, Fla., June 1, 2015 — OneBlood Inc. is holding a blood drive on Friday, June 19, at Englewood Bank & Trust’s Main office, 1111 S. McCall Rd., Englewood. OneBlood’s Big Red Bus will be available from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m.

All donors will receive a free movie ticket voucher and a wellness checkup, including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening. Donors should be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and bring some form of photo identification. Appointments are not required, but for faster service, appointments may be made online at www.oneblooddonor.org using the sponsor code #27823.

OneBlood was established in January of 2012 with the merger of three of Florida’s independent, not-for-profit blood centers: Community Blood Centers of Florida, Inc.; Florida’s Blood Centers, Inc.; and Florida Blood Services, Inc. More than a year of collaboration and extensive planning among the three organizations led to the creation of OneBlood, which serves the Tampa Bay area, South and Southeast Florida, the Orlando-metro area and surrounding Central Florida counties, parts of Southwest Florida, Pensacola and Tallahassee and some parts of Southern Georgia and Alabama. The organization currently supplies more than 200 hospitals and health care facilities.

For more information, call (888) 9-DONATE (936-6283).


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW TELLER


March 24, 2015, Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Shayna Harrison joined the bank as a Teller at the bank’s Cape Haze office located at 8725 Placida Road, #10 Placida.

“Shayna brings extensive experience in dealing with a range of challenging and complex problems for customers in unique situations,” stated McLaren. “We look forward to her adding that experience to hometown service we offer to our Cape Haze customers.”

Shayna graduated from Lewis and Clark Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Shayna has worked with the public for 11 years including being a Deputy Sheriff and eight years
of cash handling experience.

“I am proud to work for a company that takes pride in professionalism and their community,” stated Shayna. “I look forward to expanding my career with the EB&T family.”


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW SENIOR TELLER


May 28, 2015, Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Erin Carter joined the bank as a Senior Teller at the bank’s Cape Haze office.

“We are excited to have someone of Erin’s caliber taking a lead role at our Cape Haze office. Her extensive banking background and dedication will guide our staff to providing the high level of personal service that our customers deserve,” stated McLaren. “We welcome her well-rounded experience and penchant for customer service.”

Carter joins the bank with seven years of banking experience in varying capacities and one year at a public library. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English and her Master degree in Library Science from the University of Florida. Carter moved from Wisconsin to Florida with her family in 2004 and enjoys kayaking.

“I am thrilled to be back in banking,” stated Carter. “I look forward to working for a community bank because of their hometown nature and desire to serve area residents and businesses.”


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW TELLER

May 20, 2015, Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Erin Harvey joined the bank as a Teller at the bank’s Main office located at 1111 S. McCall Rd., Englewood.

“Erin’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.

Harvey has four years of cash handling experience and six years working in the customer service field. Harvey has volunteered for turtle patrol for the past eight years and loves horseback riding.

“I look forward to getting to know our customers and expanding my career in customer service,” stated Harvey.


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST OFFERS FREE FINANCIAL PLANNING SEMINAR

Englewood, FL May 19, 2015 Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that the bank will be offering a FREE Financial Planning Seminar at the Englewood Area Chamber of Commerce, 601 S. Indiana Ave, Englewood on Thursday, June 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Join Kerry Hunter, Trust Businesses Development Officer of Englewood Bank & Trust and Attorney Dean Hanewinckel, P.A. for a discussion on becoming a Florida resident, escape from your prior state’s taxes, take advantage of Florida Homestead, probate 101, trust services and the benefits of a corporate trustee. Contact Kerry Hunter for reservations (941) 473-3629 or email her at khunter@ebtfl.com.


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST COLLECTING FOOD FOR THE TROOPS

May 4, 201515 – Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced that the bank will serve as a collection point for non-perishable food items and toiletries for the Rotary Club of Englewood’s Food for the Troops drive through the month of May.

Troops are in special need of the following items:

Those wishing to support our Troops may donate at any of the bank’s four offices during regular business hours, located at 1111 S. 1111 S. McCall Road, Englewood; 8725 Placida Road, Cape Haze; 301 Park Avenue, Boca Grande; and, 12651 S. McCall Road, Gulf Cove. For more information contact the bank at (941) 475-6771.
• Organic health bars, nuts, trail mix
• Gum, candy, peanut butter, crackers
• Microwavable mac & cheese, soups
• Tuna, chicken, beef jerky in pouches
• Ground coffee, Keurig pods
• Full bar soap
• Flushable wipes
• Shampoo, conditioner, deodorant
• Tooth paste & tooth brushes
• Laundry pods (Tide), laundry softener sheets
• Stationary, pens, envelopes


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW SENIOR TELLER

April 28, 2015 Englewood, Fla. Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Jasmine Johnson has been promoted to the Senior Teller at the bank’s main office located at 1111 S. McCall Rd., Englewood.

“Jasmine’s extensive customer service and teller experience has built the framework for her to lead our team of tellers in providing 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 is an active volunteer for many organizations such as the Englewood YMCA, Relay for Life of Englewood, the Florida Elks Youth Camp and for various Key Club Events.

“I love working with the public,” stated Johnson. “I am excited to further my banking career with the Englewood Bank & Trust family.”


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST DONATED TO RELAY FOR LIFE OF ENGLEWOOD

April 16, 2015 – Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that the bank raised $1000 for Relay for Life of Englewood.

“This year we organized an Englewood Bank & Trust team to raise money for the American Cancer Society through the Englewood Relay,” stated McLaren. “We had tremendous support from our team and staff.”

The Relay Team organized several different fund raisers such as Candy Grahams, Relay Jeans Day and a Candy Land Booth at the Relay for Life of Englewood Event on March 28. Through these efforts the bank was able to reach their goal of $1000.

“This event helped us contribute to a shared goal of $80,000 to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love,” stated the Englewood Bank & Trust team leader, Jill Giuliano. “It was an honor to participate in such an inspiring event and to have the awesome team that we did. Words cannot express my gratitude for our team members.”


BLOOD DRIVE AT BANK ON APRIL 24

Englewood, Fla., April 10, 2015 — OneBlood Inc. is holding a blood drive on Friday, April 24, at Englewood Bank & Trust’s Gulf Cove office, 12651 S. McCall Rd., Englewood. OneBlood’s Big Red Bus will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

All donors will receive a free movie ticket voucher and a wellness checkup, including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening. Donors should be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and bring some form of photo identification. Appointments are not required, but for faster service, appointments may be made online at www.oneblooddonor.org using the sponsor code #27823


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW HIRE

March 30, 2015 Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Francine Larsh has joined the bank as a Residential Loan Processor at the bank’s main office located at 1111 S. McCall Rd., Englewood.

“We are delighted to have Francine join our Englewood Bank & Trust team,” stated McLaren. “Francine’s extensive experience with mortgage loan processing will enable her to provide the high level of service that our customers have come to rely upon.”

Larsh has 20 years of customer service experience including 14 years in mortgage processing. Originally from Rhode Island, Francine moved to Florida in 2005 to enjoy the beautiful weather, boating and fishing with her husband and two daughters. Larsh also volunteers for the Lemon Bay High School theatre box office.

“I am look forward to having


BLOOD DRIVE AT BANK ON APRIL 24


Englewood, Fla., March 27, 2015 — OneBlood Inc. is holding a blood drive on Friday, April 24, at Englewood Bank & Trust’s Gulf Cove office, 12651 S. McCall Rd., Englewood. OneBlood’s Big Red Bus will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

All donors will receive a free movie ticket voucher and a wellness checkup, including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening. Donors should be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and bring some form of photo identification. Appointments are not required, but for faster service, appointments may be made online at www.oneblooddonor.org using the sponsor code #27823.

OneBlood was established in January of 2012 with the merger of three of Florida’s independent, not-for-profit blood centers: Community Blood Centers of Florida, Inc.; Florida’s Blood Centers, Inc.; and Florida Blood Services, Inc. More than a year of collaboration and extensive planning among the three organizations led to the creation of OneBlood, which serves the Tampa Bay area, South and Southeast Florida, the Orlando-metro area and surrounding Central Florida counties, parts of Southwest Florida, Pensacola and Tallahassee and some parts of Southern Georgia and Alabama. The organization currently supplies more than 200 hospitals and health care facilities.



ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW HIRE


March 24, 2015, Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Teri Norton has been hired as a Teller at the bank’s Gulf Cove office located at 12651 S. McCall Rd., Port Charlotte.

“We are delighted to have Teri join our Englewood Bank & Trust team,” stated McLaren. “Teri’s long history of customer service experience will serve our customers perfectly.”

Norton joins us with 20 years of customer service experience. Norton graduated from Fontbonne University with a BS in Advertising. Her hobbies are photography and cake decorating.

“I am very excited about this new opportunity to join the Gulf Cove team of banking professionals. I look forward to the opportunity to grow with the Englewood Bank & Trust family,” commented Norton




ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST DONATED TO VENICE YMCA AFTER SCHOOL CARE

March 24, 2015 – Venice, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that the bank donated eight computers to the Venice YMCA. The computers will be used by students in “Camp Hanchey,” the after school program.

“The kids are so excited to have the new computers,” said Samantha Banting, School Age Care Director at the YMCA. “Now they’re able to complete homework assignments while at the Y and also enjoy educational online programs. All thanks to this donation.”

Each week, nearly 100 students in grades K – 8, take part in after school care at the Y. They come from eight area elementary and middle schools. The program offers parents a safe place for their children Monday through Friday from school dismissal until 6:00 p.m. During the afternoon students are placed in age-appropriate groups and take part in a daily rotation of activities that include, but is not limited to: quiet time for completion of homework, arts and crafts, guest speakers, enrichment programs/specialty clubs, physical fitness activities and learning centers. The Y also provides a nutritious daily snack



BABINGTON NEW BOARD MEMBER OF UNITED WAY

March 13, 2015 Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust announced that Kristy Babington has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the United Way of South Sarasota County UWSSC.

“We are proud to have such a dedicated and selfless employee,” stated McLaren.

Babington has been an Englewood Bank & Trust advocate for the United Way for the past five years, organizing fundraising events and serving on allocation committees in both South Sarasota and Charlotte Counties.

Babington has also served on the Big Brother Big Sister Englewood Community Board in 2013 and helped organize the Chefs for Kids event and as a Community Chef in 2012. Babington volunteers for other community events including the Annual Loveland Christmas BBQ, Pirate Piker Run and for the Englewood Rotary.

“The UWSSC provides impactful services to the residents of our community,” commented Babington. “I am honored to help represent Englewood in supporting these organizations focusing on human service programs that provide local services that nurture children, families, and the elderly to Englewood.”



ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST OFFERS FREE ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR

Englewood, FL March 10, 2014 Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that the bank will be hosting a FREE Estate Planning Seminar at Englewood Bank & Trust’s main office 1111 S. McCall Rd., Englewood on Thursday, March 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Topics such as essential estate planning documents for 2015, senior living options, how to pay for senior care & the choices available, estate planning 101 and navigating through the healthcare maze will be presented by Kerry Hunter, Trust Business Development Officer, of Englewood Bank & Trust, Fletcher Rush, Trust & Estate Attorney for Farr Law Firm and Paula Carney, Certified Senior Advisor for Navamaze. Contact Kerry Hunter for reservations (941) 473-3629 or email her at khunter@ebtfl.com.



ENGLEWEOOD BANK & TRUST COLLECTING EASTER DINNER FOR HELPING HAND, INC.

March 5, 2014 – Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that the bank’s Englewood, Gulf Cove, Cape Haze and Boca Grande offices will serve as collection points for non-perishable food items through March 24. The food will be delivered to Englewood Helping Hand, Inc., the food bank serving those in need in the Englewood area, in order to offer Easter dinners to families who would otherwise not be able to have one.

Helping Hand currently needs the following items:
• Canned yams
• Cranberry sauce
• Canned green beans
• Canned mushroom soup
• Stuffing
• Gravy or Gravy Mix
• Instant potatoes
• French onions


“We are again pleased to assist Helping Hand restock their pantry,” commented McLaren. “There is continued need in the area while we work our way into a better economy.”

Englewood Helping Hand, Inc. is a resource for Englewood-area residents who do not have the means to purchase food while waiting other sources of aid or income. The food pantry noted a marked increase in the demand for food this year and the additional supplies will be well utilized. The organization stocks food and personal hygiene items.



BLOOD DRIVE AT BANK ON MARCH 6

Englewood, Fla., February 16, 2015 — OneBlood Inc. is holding a blood drive on Friday, March 6, at Englewood Bank & Trust’s Main office, 1111 S. McCall Rd., Englewood. OneBlood’s Big Red Bus will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

All donors will receive a free movie ticket voucher and a wellness checkup, including blood pressure, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening. Donors should be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and bring some form of photo identification. Appointments are not required, but for faster service, appointments may be made online at www.oneblooddonor.org using the sponsor code #27823.

OneBlood was established in January of 2012 with the merger of three of Florida’s independent, not-for-profit blood centers: Community Blood Centers of Florida, Inc.; Florida’s Blood Centers, Inc.; and Florida Blood Services, Inc. More than a year of collaboration and extensive planning among the three organizations led to the creation of OneBlood, which serves the Tampa Bay area, South and Southeast Florida, the Orlando-metro area and surrounding Central Florida counties, parts of Southwest Florida, Pensacola and Tallahassee and some parts of Southern Georgia and Alabama. The organization currently supplies more than 200 hospitals and health care facilities.

For more information, call (888) 9-DONATE (936-6283).



BANK HOLDS FREE SHREDDING EVENT ON FEB. 21

Englewood, Fla., January 23, 2015 — Englewood Bank & Trust is helping area residents protect themselves against identity theft by holding a free “Shred Day” from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, February 21, at the bank’s Gulf Cove office, 12651 South McCall Road, Port Charlotte.

The bank invites area residents to bring their outdated personal and confidential papers to be shredded free by a licensed and bonded shredding company. The bank requests participants limit themselves to four boxes of papers to be shredded and no magazines.

“Past Shred Days at the bank have been very popular,” stated Gulf Cove Branch Manager Michelle Ravagni, “and we’re delighted to bring this event to our friends and neighbors here in the Englewood area.”

“As perpetrators of identity theft become more and more sophisticated, it’s important that we all take steps to protect ourselves,” Ravagni added. “An important part of self-protection is to destroy old documents that contain our Social Security numbers, bank account information, insurance information and other personal financial details.”




ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST OFFERS FREE WILL AND TRUST REVIEWS

Englewood, FL February 9, 2014 Kerry Hunter of Englewood Bank & Trust is offering area residents the opportunity for a private consultation to review wills, trusts or investment portfolios. Hunter, the bank’s Trust 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,” stated Hunter. “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 Hunter and an attorney must be made in advance and may be made at any Englewood Bank & Trust office. Interested persons may also telephone Hunter at (941) 473-3629 or email her at khunter@ebtfl.com. The appointments are available between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the following days and locations:

• February 17 & 19 - Main Office 1111 S McCall Rd., Englewood
• February 24 - Venice Loan Office, 341 W. Miami Ave, Venice
• February 13 & 20 - Cape Haze Office, 8725 Placida Rd, #10, Placida
• February 12, 18 & 25 - Gulf Cove Office, 12651 S McCall Rd, Port Charlotte



ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES CSR PROMOTION


January 27, 2015 Boca Grande, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Renee Lindsey has been promoted to Customer Service Representative at the bank’s Boca Grande office at 301 Park Ave.

“Renee has a passion and gift for establishing strong relationships with our customer,” stated McLaren. “That ability along with her banking knowledge will enable her to transition into this position smoothly.”

Lindsey has been with Englewood Bank & Trust for three years and worked as a Senior Teller for the past one and a half years. Lindsey moved to Florida from San Diego, Ca. While she misses California, she has found a home in Boca Grande.

“Working on Boca Grande has provided me with so many blessings and enrichment,” stated Lindsey. “I thoroughly enjoy being a part of this community and hope to have many more years with Englewood Bank & Trust. I look forward to expanding my relationship with our customers and working with them in my new position.”



ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW HIRE


January 26, 2015 Boca Grande, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Mary Hollenbeck has been hired as a Part Time Seasonal Teller at the bank’s Gulf Cove office located at 12651 South McCall Road., Port Charlotte.

“We are delighted to have Mary join our Englewood Bank & Trust team,” stated McLaren. “Mary has the genuine kindness and customer service experience that will serve our customers perfectly.”

Hollenbeck has 25 years of customer service experience and nine years teller experience.

“I enjoy working with customers and spending time with my family,” stated Hollenbeck.

ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW HIRE


January 26, 2015 Boca Grande, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Martha Doyle has been hired as Senior Teller at the bank’s Boca Grande office at 301 Park Ave.

“Martha has the leadership and banking knowledge to fill this position,” stated McLaren. “Our customers will not be disappointed.”

Doyle has eight years in the field of customer service and three years cash handling and banking experience. Doyle moved to Florida from Maine to be closer to family. She is a proud grandmother of four.

“Within my first week at Englewood Bank & Trust I have been made to feel very welcome. I look forward to all the opportunities that the bank has to offer. I feel I could move in any direction I would like with their support behind me.”



ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES TELLER OPERATIONS PROMOTION

January 26, 2015 Boca Grande, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that April Buchler has been promoted to Teller Operations Supervisor at the bank’s main office at 1111 S. McCall Rd.

“April has the knowledge and dedication that it takes to fill this position,” stated McLaren. “Her extensive experience with the day to day teller operations will provide for a strong leadership in this role.”

Buchler was born and raised in Vermont. She relocated to Florida after high school with her family. Buchler has been with Englewood Bank & Trust for 12 years working as a teller and Senior Teller.

“I really enjoy mentoring new employees,” stated Buchler. “I look forward to sharing the knowledge from what I have learned with Englewood Bank & Trust to help meet our customer’s needs.”



WATTS RECEIVED HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR

January 26, 2015 Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank and Trust announced that Kristina Watts has been awarded the 2014 Women’s Council of Realtor’s Humanitarian of the Year Award and was honored by receiving the Englewood Chamber of Commerce’s President’s Spirit Award.

“We are proud to have such a dedicated and selfless employee,” stated McLaren. “Kristina is passionate about her customers and the community and it shows through her endless efforts.”

Watts is an Affiliate Member of the Women’s Council of Realtors, serving on the Governing Board, as Co-Chair of the Reservation Committee, is a member of the Annual Fashion Show committee and served at the voting polls on behalf of the WCR. In addition, she is a member of Englewood Rotary where serves as a member of the Board of Director, belongs to the Venice Area Chamber of Commerce and the Englewood Board of Realtors.

Watts was recently awarded the 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 devoted to this community,” stated Watts. “Working with a variety of organizations is just one of the ways that I can contribute. I am grateful to be a part of such a supportive community.”


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW TELLER

Dec. 22, 2014 Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Matthew Ravagni has been promoted to Customer Service Representative/ Teller at the bank’s main office at 1111 S. McCall Road.

“Matt has an eagerness to learn and to serve customers to the best of his ability,” stated McLaren. “That combined with his strong work ethic and attention to detail will enable him to provide the kind of customer service that we have become known for,”

Ravagni is a graduate of Lemon Bay High School and served for more than four years in the United States Army. Ravagni has worked as a teller with the bank since May 2014.

“I look forward to taking on this new endeavor,” stated Ravagni. “I enjoy working with our customers and appreciate the opportunity to expand my career in the financial industry.”


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST DONATES FOOD TO HELPING HAND, INC.

December 5, 2014 – Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced that the bank’s Englewood, Gulf Cove and Cape Haze offices successfully served as collection points for non-perishable food items to benefit those in need. The food will be delivered to Englewood Helping Hand, Inc., the food bank serving those in need in the Englewood area.

“We commend our customers, staff and community for the generosity that they exhibited during this collection for the Helping Hand organization. We are proud to be part of a caring community,” stated McLaren. “Helping Hand is challenged to meet the continued need of those whose circumstances cause them to require assistance. Therefor Helping Hand is in constant need to restock their pantry shelves.”

Englewood Helping Hand, Inc. is a resource for Englewood-area residents who do not have the means to purchase food while waiting other sources of aid or income. The organization provides food and personal hygiene items to help get people back on their own.


ENGLEWODO BANK & TRUST ACCEPTING TOYS FOR KIDS NEEDS

Dec 1, 2014, Englewood, FL Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced that the bank is collecting toys and clothes for Kids’ Needs of Greater Englewood, FL Inc. All donated items will be given to local children in need.

“We are proud to be able to support our community with a local toy drive,” stated McLaren.

Clothes can be new or gently used. All sizes are needed. Kids’ Needs assists Englewood elementary through high school students. Kid's Needs Greater Englewood, FL, Inc., is a non-profit 501(3)(c) organization, run solely by volunteers. We collect donations from Englewood, Rotonda, Boca Grande, and Placida and distribute them to needy families in our area

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.


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST DONATED TO DOLLARS FOR MAMMOGRAMS

November 20, 2014 Englewood, FL. Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that employees of the bank were able to raise $225 for Dollars for Mammograms by donating money to wear jeans on Fridays.

“We are proud to be able to support our community with something as simple as causal jeans for a cause,” stated McLaren. “We plan on having more jeans day to support other worthy charitable civic organizations such as American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and United Way of S. County Florida in the future.”

Dollars for Mammograms, Inc. is a non-profit 501 ( C ) (3) public foundation established solely for the purpose of providing no-cost mammograms to area women who are uninsured or under insured and cannot afford the cost of a mammogram.


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW TRUST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Englewood Fla., November 7, 2014 - Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Kerry Hunter has returned to the bank as a Trust Business Development Officer. In her new capacity, Hunter will be responsible for developing new client relationships, assisting them with Living Trusts, IRA Rollovers, Investment Management Services and Charitable Giving Strategies.

“We are thrilled to have Kerry back as part of the Englewood Bank & Trust family,” commented McLaren. “Her warm and engaging personality combined with her banking and customer service experience will enable her to assist clients with a great variety of their trust and investment management needs.”

Hunter received a B.A. degree in Communication Studies from Rowan University. She has 22 years of customer service and 13 years of banking experience including managing the bank’s Boca Grande office.

Kerry is well known for her active, volunteer spirit having served as treasurer and two-term president of the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce. She also chaired the Chamber’s Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament, the Boca Grande Christmas Walk and the Englewood Bank & Trust United Way committee. She has been involved with numerous other committees supporting the both the Boca Grande and Englewood communities.

A long-time resident of Venice, Kerry recently returned from a three year hiatus in Costa Rica where she worked in property management. “International travel is rewarding, but there’s no place like home,” commented Hunter. “It is exciting to be back at Englewood Bank & Trust and to have the opportunity to assist customers in the trust and investment management area.” She will assist client’s at all five locations in Englewood, Cape Haze, Port Charlotte, Boca Grande and Venice.


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST COLLECTING FOOD FOR HARRY CHAPIN

Boca Grande, Fla., October 22, 2014 - Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced that the bank’s Boca Grande office will serve as collection point for non-perishable food items to benefit those in need. The food will be delivered to Harry Chapin Food Bank in Ft Myers, FL., the food bank serves those in need in the Southwest Florida.

The food bank currently needs the following items:
• canned meats and fish
• fruit (cups, canned or dried)
• vegetables
• soups
• breakfast cereals
• oatmeal
• grits
• macaroni & cheese
• pasta
• rice
• instant mashed potatoes (boxed)

“We are pleased to assist The Harry Chapin Food Bank,” commented McLaren. “Food drives are critical to the Food Bank’s ongoing mission of collecting and redistributing millions of pounds of food to poor and hungry individuals and families in Southwest Florida.”

The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida was one of the 200+ food banks born in the early 1980s. Last fiscal year, the food bank distributed approximately 16.6 million pounds of food.


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST COLLECTING FOOD FOR HELPING HAND, INC.

Englewood Fla., October 21, 2014 - Larry McLaren, President of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced that the bank’s Englewood, Gulf Cove and Cape Haze offices will serve as collection points for non-perishable food items to benefit those in need. The food will be delivered to Englewood Helping Hand, Inc., the food bank serving those in need in the Englewood area.

Helping Hand currently needs the following items:
• canned meats (chicken, tuna, turkey)
• peanut butter
• soup
• mac & Cheese
• beverages
• fruit
• cereal
• rice
• soap
• toilet paper
• shampoo

“We are again pleased to assist Helping Hand restock their pantry,” commented McLaren. “There is continued need in the area while we work our way into a better economy.”

Englewood Helping Hand, Inc. is a resource for Englewood-area residents who do not have the means to purchase food while waiting other sources of aid or income. The food pantry noted a marked increase in the demand for food this year and the additional supplies will be well utilized. The organization stocks food and personal hygiene items.


ENGLEWOOD BANK & TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW TELLER

Englewood, Fla., October 1, 2014 - Larry McLaren, president of Englewood Bank & Trust, announced today that Dianne Jones has joined the bank as a Senior Teller at the bank’s main office drive thru.

Jones graduated from high school in Framingham, Mass. where she took her first job as a teller. She has fifteen years of customer service and banking experience. While visiting her parents in Florida, she became hooked on Englewood’s beautiful beaches and relaxing atmosphere. She moved to the Englewood area three years ago to be closer to her parents and to enjoy the gulf-coast lifestyle. She is known for her volunteer work with the March of Dimes and bringing out the best in the people around her.

“I love being a teller,” stated Jones. “Working for a community bank feels just like home.”



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


Venice, Fla., September 3, 2014 - 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

Englewood Fla., July 16, 2014 - 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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