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Small yet mighty: Two community banks outperforming many of their peers
Founded in 1999, First Citrus Bank has weathered a recession and tsunami of consolidation in Florida’s banking industry while barely missing a beat. Two decades later, it’s one of the last Tampa-based community banks standing, shepherded through good times and bad by founding CEO Jack Barrett and Chief Banking Officer Jessica Hornof, the latter who started as a teller in 2002 and worked her way up.
Tampa businesses among top 200 publicly traded community banks in the nation
Tampa-headquartered First Citrus Bancorp ranked No. 191 on the list with $403 million in total assets and a 9.19 percent three-year return on equity.
First Citrus Bank Named One of the Top 200 Community Banks in the Nation and a 2019 Small Business of the Year Finalist
First Citrus Bank has a lot to celebrate in 2019. This year marks the community bank’s 20-year anniversary helping Tampa Bay’s families become more financially secure and businesses more economically successful. In addition to this milestone, First Citrus Bank has recently received local and national recognition.
First Citrus Bancorporation, Inc. Closes Second Quarter 2019 With Planned Expansion Into Pinellas County
June 30, 2019 YTD earnings were the highest on record for the first six month period after the strongest first quarter earnings performance in company history. Due to fewer loans sold in the secondary market, earnings declined compared to our record second quarter in 2018.
First Citrus Bank Expands Into St. Pete
First Citrus Bank is eyeing St. Petersburg for its next office.
It would be the first new office in a decade for First Citrus, based in Tampa and with five offices in Hillsborough County.