Category Archives: Financial Industry

Vaughn McAshan Retires After 40 Years in Banking

It is rare that anyone stays with an employer for 40 years and in many ways Vaughn McAshan had several different employers … but he never left the same location. In fact, the only reason he’s not in the original … Continue reading

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Brandon May: Polk Emerging Leader

Brandon May is most proud of the fact that he became a Chief Financial Officer at the age of 30! When he was younger and in middle school, a career aptitude test had shown he would do well in either … Continue reading

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Florida Traditions Bank Opens New Facilities

Florida Traditions Bank has opened their new location at 1606 First Street South here in Winter Haven. The building is a 4900 sq. ft. facility . Congratulations to Senior Vice President Paul Colee and the Florida Traditions staff on a … Continue reading

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Haven Company Ranks Second in State for Best Companies …

Cross, Fernandez & Riley (C/F/R), LLP (with offices in Winter Haven) has been named one of Florida’s Best Companies to Work For ranking number two in the Best Midsized Companies category.  In 2010, C/F/R was ranked number seven on the midsized … Continue reading

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Economic Summit: Forecast is Cautious Optimism

More than 140 business leaders and Polk State students joined together today to hear both a national and local speaker discuss the economic outlook for 2011.  Both James Kochan and Dr. Carl Brown agree that the housing construction nosedive and … Continue reading

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Herbert Joins 6/10 Investment Banking Firm

Winter Haven, FL October 12, 2010 – The 6/10 Corporation, a Winter Haven based investment company, has announced that John W. Herbert, Jr. has joined the company as the Managing Director of 6/10 Capital Advisors, LLC, a wholly-owned commercial real … Continue reading

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CenterState Bank Acquires all Deposits of Two Banks

Community National Bank At Bartow, Bartow, Florida, and Independent National Bank, Ocala, Florida, were closed Friday by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which then appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver for the two banks. … Continue reading

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Long Time Local Banker Joins CenterState

Debbie Harsh, with Colonial/BB&T has accepted a position as Vice President for CenterState Bank. She will begin her duties on Monday, September 28, 2009. Harsh was with Colonial Bank for more than 19 years and has more than 33 years … Continue reading

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C/F/R One of Ten Best in Polk

Winter Haven-based Cross, Fernandez and Riley, LLP, is among ten companies honored and Polk’s Best Places to Work for 2008. The Best Places to Work Award was developed by Polk Works and WorkForce 2020 in 2003. The honor recognizes companies … Continue reading

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City Gets A+ Rating …

It may be a tough economy and budgets are certainly stretched thin but in the course of routine surveillance, Fitch Ratings  affirms the “A+” ratings on the city’s $22.7 million public improvement refunding revenue bonds and $7.5 million sales tax revenue … Continue reading

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