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Florida Parishes Bank’s Eighth Annual John L. McGee Scholarship Recipients

Florida Parishes Bank Chairman of the Board Fritz W. Anderson II (Far Left) congratulates the John L. McGee Scholarship recipients, from left, Michael Denham, Regina Lowe, Taylor Ridgedell, Karley Bordelon and Chole Chauvin. With them are Evelyn McGee and Jean McGee Miller.

    Florida Parishes Bank recently announced the five recipients for the eighth annual John L. McGee Scholarship.

    "We are proud to award the scholarship to these deserving students," Anderson said. "This year we had a record number of applicants and these five students are the best of the best." The John L. McGee Scholarship was established to help local students continue their studies and to honor the long-term president of the company, John L. McGee.

    "John L. McGee believed in helping students with their education," Anderson said. "We firmly believe this scholarship helps keep his memory and commitment to future leaders alive."

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FPB's 'PinkTober' Successfully Generates Funds for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

FPB Team Members present a $10,000 Pinktober check to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. From left: Brian Steib, Senior Vice President; Theresa Harris, Vice President and Business Development Officer; Kama Lobue, FPB Staff Member; Tammy Asmus, Mary Bird Perkins Program Manager; and Erica Kelt, Development Coordinator.


     When it comes to community banking, Florida Parishes Bank knows it is more than checking and savings accounts.

    “Community banking is being engaged with our community each and every day,” said FPB Chief Executive Officer Ronnie Fugarino. “I am extremely proud of our team coming together in October to raise funds and awareness in the continued fight to beat breast cancer.”

     As a result of the bank’s efforts, FPB was able to present a check for $10,000 to the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.

    “Over the years, FPB has really gone over and above in their efforts to help fight breast cancer,” said Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Program Manager Tammy Asmus. “They are a true champion for our community.”

    Each of the bank’s seven locations participated in weekly breast cancer awareness events during the month of October.

   “In addition to our regular Pinktober awareness activities, FPB donated $50 for every new account opening during the month of October,” said FPB Vice President and Business Development Officer Theresa Harris. “It was our way of honoring those in our community who are breast cancer survivors and those who are fighting this disease.”

    FPB started actively participating in Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 2013 when FPB employee Kama Lobue was being treated for breast cancer.

   “I am proud to be a breast cancer survivor and I am so proud that my bank supports this cause each year. FPB is a true family bank,” said Lobue.


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Florida Parishes Bank Help SLU Students Win Big at Conference

Bank staff provides information students need for competition

[HAMMOND] – Helping students with their education is important to Florida Parishes Bank. This past semester representatives from FPB worked closely with four Southeastern Louisiana University students to prepare them for the Conference of State Bank Supervisors competition. The students placed in the top 10 against 33 teams.

The FPB Staff provided the students with the bank management’s strengths and weaknesses as well as the board succession plans. The students then analyzed this information and developed a written report and 10-minute video summarizing its strengths and weaknesses.

FPB Chief Executive Officer Ronnie Fugarino enjoyed helping the finance team reach their goal.

 “I am proud to see these students succeed at this prestigious competition. They worked very hard and truly deserve this honor,” he said.

Despite the stiffness of the competition, the Southeastern students were successful against other finance teams from universities around the country. The real-world experience they gained from working with the staff at Florida Parishes Bank was unlike anything they have learned within a classroom environment.

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FPB Sponsors First Distinguished Speaker Series for St. Tammany Library

As part of the St. Tammany Parish community, Florida Parishes Bank was proud to be the title sponsor of the first Distinguished Speaker Series for the St. Tammany Parish Library Foundation. The guest speaker was C. Howard Nichols, an Emeritus Professor of History at Southeastern Louisiana University and one of the foremost authorities on the history of the Florida Parishes.

The event was held at the Tchefuncte Country Club in Covington on Thursday, April 27. Courtney Ducre, from our Mandeville Branch, and Betty Taylor, from our Covington branch, presented the sponsorship check to Foundation Board Members Dr. Bill Nunez and Nancy Thompson.

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FPB Opens New Branch in Metairie

Metairie Location

Florida Parishes Bank officially opened their new Metairie Branch with their Grand Opening Celebration.

 “We are extremely happy to have a strong presence in Jefferson and Orleans Parishes,” said FPB Chief Executive Officer Ronnie Fugarino. “With Albert Kelleher leading the bank on the southshore, we are looking forward to being an active part in the community,”  The Metairie Branch is located at 1041 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie and the Grand Opening Celebration was held on Wednesday, May 3.

    “There was a very large turnout for our Grand Opening,” said FPB President Albert Kelleher. “This is just the first step in the many great things on the horizon.”

     Florida Parishes Bank has two full services office in Hammond and one in Mandeville, Covington, Ponchatoula and Amite.


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Florida Parishes Bank’s Seventh Annual John L. McGee Scholarship Recipients

Jack Donham, Bailey Barringer, Savannah Laborde, Grace Amar, and Fritz Anderson, FPB Chairman of the Board.

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Florida Parishes Bank Officially Opens New Mandeville Branch

Cutline: Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere cuts the ribbon to officially open the new FPB Mandeville branch. From left: Universal Banker Courtney Ducre, FPB Financial President David Anderson, FPB Board member Vince Roubique, FPB President and CEO Ronnie Fugarino, FPB Executive Vice President and COO Joe Omner, Mayor Villere, FPB Chairman of the Board Fritz Anderson II, Executive Vice President Denise Jackson, Executive Vice President Leigh Harrison, Universal Banker Meghan Levine and Universal Banker Francine Ferrara.

Florida Parishes Bank officially opened their new Mandeville Branch with a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.  Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere congratulated the bank and welcomed FPB to the Mandeville Community.  “We see a very bright future in Mandeville and St. Tammany Parish,” said FPB President and Chief Executive Officer Ronnie Fugarino. “Our Covington Branch has consistently grown since we opened two years ago and we predict the same for this branch.”  Florida Parishes Bank has a 95 year banking tradition first opening in 1922.  “Outstanding customer service has always been a tradition at Florida Parishes Bank,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Office Joe Omner. “Without a doubt, we will continue to offer personal customer service, the latest in loan and deposit products and hometown banking where we know you and you know us.”  In addition to the Covington and Mandeville Branches, FPB has two locations in Hammond and one in Amite and Ponchatoula.

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FPB Sponsors Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.

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