Named the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Official Bank, Community Bank Kicks Off Pewter Power for Its Customers

Oct 14, 2011, 14:44 ET from Community Bank & Company

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tampa Bay's Community Bank & Company has been named the Official Bank of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a five-year marketing and services partnership agreement that was signed today at One Buccaneer Place.  As the Buccaneers newest Pewter Partner, all of Community Bank's 17 locations will offer exclusive Buccaneer Fan Checking accounts and the bank will run Raymond James Stadium's ATM machines.  In addition, Community Bank will leverage their partnership with the team to further youth financial education across Tampa Bay.  Community Bank will continue to focus on helping families and businesses across Tampa Bay achieve their financial objectives from locations in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Charlotte and Pasco counties as well as online.

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As a Buccaneers sponsor, or Pewter Partner, Community Bank plans to advance its corporate presence by utilizing the Tampa Bay Buccaneer association to develop impactful marketing and sales initiatives.

"We are proud to add Community Bank as our newest Pewter Partner and as Bank of the Bucs," said Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer.  "We are proud to align our brand with innovative leaders.  Community Bank plays an important role in Tampa Bay by actively lending to families and businesses and we are eager to assist them in creating powerful distinction in the marketplace."

"Becoming the official Bank of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is an exciting event for our clients, Bucs fans and for the community," said Trevor Burgess, CEO of Community Bank's majority shareholder. "Tampa Bay is a vibrant marketplace with a bright future, and we feel the same way about the Bucs. We're honored to be the team's newest Pewter Partner."

As part of this Pewter Partner alliance, Community Bank & Company joins a prominent list of Buccaneers' valued associates.  Partnering with the Buccaneers gives Community Bank the ability to utilize Buccaneers logos, offer Buccaneer fan's specialized bank accounts, provide ATMs and signage throughout Raymond James Stadium and radio advertising on the Buccaneers Radio Network, and also creates the ability to develop strong co-branded marketing and activation programs.

Community Bank is a local, independent bank that serves thousands of sophisticated savers and borrowers across Tampa Bay from 17 locations in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Charlotte and Pasco counties and online at www.communitybanknow.com. Community Bank is a leader in checking, savings and money markets, residential mortgages, business loans, SBA loan programs, and association and treasury services.  For more information about the green-glowing bank visit   www.communitybanknow.com.

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