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Celebrating Excellence: CEO Paul Noris Honored with the George W. Jenkins Outstanding Volunteer Award

At Bank of Central Florida, we are proud to share some exciting news. Our CEO, Paul Noris, has received the prestigious George W. Jenkins Outstanding Volunteer Award at the United Way of Central Florida Annual Meeting. This award recognizes Paul's exceptional dedication to our community and his outstanding volunteer efforts.

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The Power of Business Mobile Banking with Bank of Central Florida

In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, businesses are continually seeking ways to streamline operations and increase efficiency. One such solution that has gained significant traction is mobile banking. It offers unparalleled convenience, security, and customization that traditional banking avenues can't match. 

With the rise of mobile banking, staying relevant in the financial sector has become paramount. At Bank of Central Florida we still love seeing our clients when they visit us, but we also understand that our phone is where consumers spend a significant portion of their time these days. In fact, a recent report by eMarketer found that adults in the U.S. spend an average of 3 hours and 43 minutes on their mobile devices every day, surpassing the time spent watching TV. This shift underscores the importance of mobile banking as an essential service for today’s consumers, offering the ease and accessibility they need in their busy lives. 

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How to Leverage Merchant Services for Your Business

In today's digital era, businesses must keep up with the fast-paced market trends to thrive, and one such trend is the use of merchant services. As a business owner, you might be asking yourself, "How can I leverage merchant services for my business?"

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Navigating Growth: SERVPRO’s Journey Through Expansion and Partnership

Launching a business on the eve of a global pandemic could be an insurmountable hurdle for many. Yet, for Josh and his team at SERVPRO, a franchise that specializes in disaster restoration using commercial-grade equipment for cleanup and construction, this daunting timing turned into an unexpected opportunity. When the pandemic struck, rather than slowing down, they pivoted their operations to address the immediate needs of their community. This strategic shift didn't just keep their business alive; it propelled significant growth. From a modest team of four, SERVPRO has surged to an impressive roster of fifty employees and has expanded its reach to seven franchises. "It's been a whirlwind," Josh reflects on their remarkable journey.

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A Partnership in Progress: Innovative Title and Bank of Central Florida's Collaborative Success

When it comes to business banking, the power of personal relationships cannot be overstated. A perfect example of this can be seen in the thriving partnership between Innovative Title and Bank of Central Florida, facilitated by Relationship Manager Trey Barnett.

Innovative Title, led by Dawn Ward, offers a comprehensive suite of title and real estate transaction services. Their commitment to providing clients with fast, accurate, and secure services has made them a trusted name in the industry. But even for a company as well-equipped as Innovative Title, having a strong banking partnership has proven to be invaluable.


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A Passion for Teaching, and for the Community

Pamela Craven, Executive Director of the Learning Resource Center (LRC) of Polk County, has been working with the Polk community for over 21 years, working towards helping students with their education. Before working with the LRC, she was a teacher in the public school system for over 27 years. Devoting her life to education and the youth in our community, Pamela has seen a lot in her years working with students, a decline in education, and a need for help in the community. Click here to read more about her story and involvement with our community.

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A Journey in Honesty, Success, and Diesel Repairs

“We were raised the old school way; we treat people how we would want to be treated.” David Goodwald states this on behalf of himself and his brother Daniel Goodwald. David and Daniel are co-owners and operators of Twin Diesel Performance, a local diesel engine repair shop in Lakeland, FL. 

Being honest and keeping your word true are both standards that these brothers hold themselves to, along with those they do business with. With this mentality and passion, they’ve been able to grow their business each year and connect with different people across the community. 

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How Cashier's Checks Can Benefit Your Business Transactions

A cashier's check is a safe and reliable payment method issued by banks or credit unions. Unlike personal checks, the bank backs it with its own funds, ensuring the recipient of payment. This makes it a preferred choice for large transactions.

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Why Business Credit Cards Are a Game-Changer for Small Businesses

In today's tough business world, having the right tools can be a game-changer for a small business's success. One such tool that has proven to be a game-changer for many small businesses is the business credit card. Business Credit Cards help build a business's credit history, whereas a good credit history makes lenders more likely to approve loan applications.

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Connecting Generations: Navigating Demographic Preferences in Phone Communication

In an age dominated by so many different methods of communication, phone calls continue to play a vital role in both personal and professional spheres, as phone calls can be seen as one of the more secure ways to confirm information between you and your relationship manager. However, the demographics that interact with phone calls have shifted over time, reflecting changing preferences, technological advancements, and societal trends. Yet, this doesn’t mean all millennials prefers texting while boomers prefer calling.

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