Clearwater, Fla. – March 4, 2022 – Flagship Bank, a subsidiary of West Florida Bank Corporation, today announced another milestone in its growth with the breaking of ground this week on a new Tarpon Springs branch that will offer a larger, more modern facility and be scheduled to open in December 2022.
The new building, located at 1101 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs, FL 34689, marks the latest step in Flagship’s strategy to become Tampa Bay’s preeminent community bank by making long-term growth investments to better serve small to mid-sized businesses as well as individual account holders.
The new facility will be over 3,300 square feet, allowing for more office space and advanced technology infrastructure to support Flagship’s full range of customer, digital and online services. Senior Vice President and Retail Market Manager Anna Billiris will oversee the location and be supported by four full-time employees.
“The Tampa Bay area is continuing to experience a period of unprecedented growth requiring greater and more diversified financial services,” said Robert McGivney, CEO and vice chairman, Flagship Bank. “We’re privileged to be in a position to help serve this demand with the expansion of our Tarpon Springs branch. The new facility will not only be able to deliver the latest technologies for quick, easy, and secure banking, but it will also offer our customers a more inviting environment for face-to-face interactions and discussions on our banking services.”
The current Tarpon Springs branch opened in 2020. Flagship also has four other branches, in Clearwater, Oldsmar, Largo, and St. Petersburg. It has plans to open a sixth branch, in west Pasco County, this spring.
“As a community-focused bank, we look to establish a presence in the areas where we serve and build long-lasting relationships with our customers by understanding their needs,” said James Nelson, president and COO, Flagship Bank. “As part of this community commitment, we take pride in offering in-person services at our branches. Although a lot of people prefer to do banking online, which is perfectly fine, when people want to talk about a loan or mortgage, they often want to come talk face-to-face to someone who can give them assurance that they’re asking the right questions, and that they’re getting the right answers. At our expanded Tarpon Springs branch, as well as at all our other branch locations, this is one of the many value-added services we offer.”
Construction of the building will continue until late this year, and the grand opening is planned for December 2022.
About West Florida Bank Corporation
West Florida Bank Corporation is a Florida Corporation and the parent bank holding company for Flagship Bank, a Florida-chartered commercial bank. Flagship Bank is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida.
About Flagship Bank
Flagship Bank (member FDIC) is a 5-star rated* community bank, founded by a local Board of Directors, owned by local shareholders, and operated by seasoned, local bankers. The bank is focused on serving the entrepreneurs, professionals and residents of the markets we serve. We understand the condition of the local market because we live here. Flagship Bank provides a full range of financial services including business, personal and mortgage loans. Find Flagship Bank on the Web at www.flagshipbank.com. Flagship Bank is a subsidiary of West Florida Bank Corporation.
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