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The Bank of Tampa Opens New Sarasota Office

May 29, 2018

TAMPA, Fla., May 29, 2018 – The Bank of Tampa today announced the opening of its downtown Sarasota office, which is located at 1858 Ringling Blvd., in Sarasota, Florida. The new location is The Bank of Tampa’s first full-service banking office in Sarasota County.

"We are looking forward to opening our first office in Sarasota, staffed with Sarasota bankers who have deep roots in the Sarasota market,” said Bill West, president and CEO at The Bank of Tampa. “Our bank’s focus for the past 34 years has been to serve owner-managed businesses, professional firms and families that want a strong, local connection with their bank and banker.”

The 4,300-square-foot office’s lobby and drive-thru are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office will also offer a 24-hour drive-thru ATM, night deposit services and safe deposit boxes. The Sarasota office is led by Charlie Murphy, market president for Sarasota and Manatee,  John Stump, market director, Sarasota, and Bryan Boudreaux, market director, Lakewood Ranch and Manatee County.  

“The Bank of Tampa’s expansion to Sarasota offers the unique opportunity to contribute to and positively impact a prosperous, thriving community through economic growth and local decision making,” said Charlie Murphy, market president, Sarasota and Manatee counties. “Our team has been actively supporting clients and prospects here in Sarasota since we first announced the expansion last year. We are thrilled to officially be open for business, and we look forward to expanding our presence in Sarasota and Manatee counties.”

The Bank of Tampa has operated throughout the Tampa Bay area since its inception in 1984. Currently, the bank has a total of twelve offices, including its new downtown Sarasota office. For more information on The Bank of Tampa in Sarasota, contact Charlie Murphy at (941) 248-1800.

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