Tavares Staff from left to right: Mike Sleaford, President and CEO, Ericka Wright, Bill Battillo, Gail Baker, and Rachael Bakich
Welcome to the way banking is supposed to be.
In today’s tough economy many people may not want to embark on a new business endeavor. Reunion Bank of Florida, though, found that these tough economic times were in fact a benefit to their business and the communities they serve when they recently opened their first two branches. Their two new locations, at 1892 E. Burleigh Boulevard in Tavares (Bank Headquarters) and 3615 Clyde Morris Boulevard in Port Orange, opened in October of 2008 and will soon be followed by a loan production office that will be serving Osceola/Orange County.
Each location includes features such as drive-through window services, automated teller machines, and an experienced staff. The Bank offers a variety of products and services for their clients including Internet banking and remote deposit capture. Reunion Bank opened with a clean balance sheet with none of the problem loans or internal problems that are plaguing many banks at this time.Reunion Bank will be able to show what being a community bank really means by offering loans and meeting the needs of the many small-business people in the area.
Reunion Bank also has the added bonus of an extremely knowledgeable banking staff that not only works but lives in the communities they serve. The bank’s shareholders are also clients, many of them small-business owners themselves who wanted to be a part of the opportunity to take part in starting a community bank. Starting a community bank is something that has been a passion of President and CEO Michael Sleaford in his over 25 years in the banking industry, which he considers a “time-honored service that is everything to him.”
The Reunion Bank board is comprised of an impressive group of community leaders. This, combined with a staff of bankers committed to creating a bank of choice, makes for a winning combination. They believe that giving back is key to being successful. They know that customers will benefit from a bank that emphasizes outstanding customer service and local decision-making delivered by an experienced team of associates with a heart for their community. Reunion Bank of Florida is truly locally owned and operated and eager to serve the communities they call home.
Reunion Bank of Florida Featured in Time Magazine
Reunion Bank of Florida was featured in the March 23, 2009 issue of Time magazine. They were chosen as an excellent example of a small community bank having great success while starting up during these trying economic times. To view the article at time.com, put “Reunion Bank” in the search box.
Innovative Services Sets Reunion Bank of Florida Apart from the Others
One banking innovation that Reunion Bank of Florida provides is the Reunion Remote Deposit Capture system. It allows customers to make deposits electronically by utilizing a desktop scanner connected to a computer and the Internet.Users scan checks at their business location and then transmit data and check images electronically to Reunion Bank of Florida for deposit.
This new service reduces or eliminates the need to deliver deposits in person. Reunion Remote Deposit Capture allows customers to make deposits from any of their business locations, allowing the customer to make deposits when it’s most convenient for them. This allows business owners to save money by eliminating the need for bank couriers and by keeping employees at work instead of running to the bank to make deposits.
By depositing checks quickly with Reunion’s Remote Deposit Capture, certain deposit items may qualify for faster availability, further increasing businesses’ efficiency.
For more information about Reunion Bank of Florida please call (352) 508-1030 or visit reunionbank.com.
1892 East Burleigh Boulevard • Tavares
(352) 508-1030 • www.reunionbank.com