Wauchula State Bank opens for business on April 24, 1929.
While working for a Panama City bank, J.W. Crews, Sr. acquires controlling interest of Wauchula State Bank on May 25, 1932.
J.W. Crews, Sr. moves to Wauchula and becomes President of Wauchula State Bank. At age 26, Crews is the youngest bank president in the U.S. according to the American Bankers Association.
First State Bank of Arcadia (now Crews Bank & Trust) is established and opens its doors on N. Brevard Avenue.
The Crews family establishes Crews Banking Corporation and DeSoto Banking Corporation holding companies. DeSoto Banking Corporation purchases a controlling interest in First State Bank of Arcadia (now Crews Bank & Trust).
Charlotte State Bank opens on Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte, near Midway Boulevard, with Crews Banking Corporation owning controlling interest. Charles Brown II is named bank President.
Local businessman Ferold A. Davis, serves as President.