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First National Bank of South Miami (FNBSM) was pleased to sponsor the Chamber South Annual Business Excellence Awards and the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the historic Coral Gables Country Club with nearly 190 business leaders, elected officials and special guests in attendance. This event first highlights many organizations in our community that have done excellent work in several key areas. The awards ceremony and luncheon was hosted by WPLG Chief Meteorologist Trent Eric and the keynote speaker was Abe NG, the founder of Sushi Maki. Our own EVP, Veronica B Flores had the honor to present the awards to the High Growth recipients for both Small and Large Business Categories.

This year’s event also featured the volunteer appreciation ceremony which was presided over by John Edward Smith who served as the Master of Ceremony. Their First National Bank of South Miami nominated two very special gentlemen of our organization to be recognized for their many hours spent serving our community, along with a dozen other outstanding recipients who selflessly give of their time and talent to our community as well.  Rene Aldonza, Vice President and Branch Manager of our South Miami Office and Donald Sprague, III, Facilities Manager were heralded for their extraordinary efforts in continual improvements in our community.

“We are very proud of Rene and Don who give so much of their time and talent to our community,” said Veronica B. Flores, Executive Vice President of FNBSM. “Please join us in congratulating two of our best bank family members for this special recognition bestowed upon them. They truly exemplify our mission of providing superior service.”

First National Bank of South Miami enjoys great stability as an independent community bank at the same location and under the same ownership since 1952, offering the latest technology coupled with unparalleled service.