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C1 Bank Continues To Acquire Small Lenders

The green-and-white signage of C1 Bank, a Tampa Bay-based lending institution, seems to be popping up all over Florida.

The relative newcomer is rapidly establishing a reputation as one of the state's key community stakeholders as a result of four recent acquisitions.

The latest? C1 Bank acquired First Community Bank of Fort Myers, spreading the C1 brand deep into Southwest Florida with additional branches in Bonita Springs and Cape Coral.

"C1 Bank has grown into one of the largest and fastest-growing banks in Florida,'' says C1 Bank President Katie Pemble.

The bank now has 28 branches in Tampa Bay and southwest Florida, plus a loan production office in Miami. The bank's assets total approximately $1.3 billion.

C1 Bank CEO Trevor Burgess also won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award for 2013 in Florida in the Financial Services category for his leadership in the banking industry and in the community.

Writer: Diane Egner
Source: Trevor Burgess and Katie Pemble, C1 Bank

Read more articles by Diane Egner.

Diane Egner is the publisher and managing editor at 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida. 
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