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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Opening of First Citrus Bank in the Heart of Downtown St. Petersburg

First Citrus Bank Celebrates National Small Business Week in St. Pete with Ribbon Cutting and Community-Driven Campaign. TAMPA, Fla., September 21, 2021 – First Citrus Bank, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, St. Pete Greenhouse, and the St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, September 16th, to officially celebrate…

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Physical Bank Branches Are Still Necessary in Tampa Bay as Banking Evolves

Chief Deposit Officer Jessica Kendall Hornof and other Tampa Bay bank officers address the ongoing need to have physical branches on the Gulf Coast of Florida in a recent Tampa Bay Business Journal article. Per the article, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) reported that the majority of bankers believed that branch-based banking would cease within…

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First Citrus Bancorporation, Inc. Reports Continued Record-Setting Growth in 2021 Second Quarter and Strong Asset Quality

TAMPA, FL., July 19, 2021 – First Citrus Bancorporation, Inc. (OTC Markets: FCIT), the parent bank holding company for First Citrus Bank, released its financial results for the second quarter of 2021. Net earnings of $1,960,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2021, was the highest in company history. During the second quarter, assets, deposits,…

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Search Begins for “Good ‘Burgers” to Recognize Organizations and Individuals that Make St. Pete Special

First Citrus Bank is a sponsor of the 9th Annual Good ‘Burger Awards to honor businesses, organizations, and individuals who make St. Pete shine bright. ST.PETERSBURG, Fla., June 21, 2021 – First Citrus Bank is a sponsor of the 9th Annual Good ‘Burger Awards, a local event to recognize and reward individuals, businesses and organizations…

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Two St. Pete Artists Receive Awards from First Citrus Bank during Morean Arts Center’s Orange! The Exhibition

A strong showing of orange-themed talent compels First Citrus Bank to award two recipients with honors during Orange, the Morean Arts Center pop-up gallery. ST.PETERSBURG, Fla., June 11, 2021 – Two St. Petersburg artists, Martha Gipson and Greg Read, were recognized by exhibition sponsor, First Citrus Bank, for their artwork on display during Orange! The…

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New Mural Emerges in Downtown St. Petersburg at First Citrus Bank

New Mural Emerges in the Heart of Downtown St. Petersburg at First Citrus Bank First Citrus Bank commissions legendary artists Leon “Tes One” Bedore and the Vitale Bros. to create an expansive mural that shines light on its commitment to the ‘Burg. TAMPA, Fla., June 2, 2021 – In celebration of their new downtown St….

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First Citrus Bank Strengthens Position as Top Performing Community Bank in Florida

Business Observer Florida recently shared First Citrus Bank’s number one ranking as Florida’s leading community bank. First Citrus Bank received this recognition from American Banker for the second year in a row, based on the three-year return of average equity for publicly traded community banks. First Citrus Bank provided crucial economic support to local Tampa…

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#1 Florida Community Bank is in Tampa Bay; First Citrus Bank Leads for Second Consecutive Year

First Citrus Bancorporation, Inc. retains recognition from American Banker as Florida’s top performing community bank and is among the top 100 nationwide. TAMPA, Fla., May 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — First Citrus Bancorporation, Inc. (OTC Markets: FCIT ) was recognized as Florida’s leading community bank for the second year in a row, and ranked among the nation’s top 100…

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First Citrus Bank CEO, Jack Barrett, Explains Why Banks are Expanding in Tampa Bay

Jack Barrett, CEO and President of First Citrus Bank recently spoke to the Tampa Bay Times regarding bank expansion in Tampa Bay. In early 2021, First Citrus Bank announced their upcoming bank location in St. Petersburg and how it relates to the market’s growth potential. It has been noted that the amount of physical bank…

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First Citrus Bancorporation, Inc. Reports Record-Setting Growth in 2021 First Quarter

TAMPA, FL., April 26, 2021 – First Citrus Bancorporation, Inc. (OTC Markets: FCIT), the parent bank holding company for First Citrus Bank, released its financial results for the first quarter of 2021. Net income of $1,705,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 was the highest in company history. During the first quarter, assets, deposits,…

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