BUSHNELL, Fla. (January 25, 2012) – CenterState Bank announces its Bushnell branch has been named 2011’s Small Business of the Year by Sumter County Chamber of Commerce at its annual Business/Industry awards event on Saturday, January 21. This prestigious award is given annually to an outstanding small business in Sumter County.
CenterState Bank was chosen for its outstanding dedication to community in the Chamber’s small business category, which includes companies with less than 81 employees. Brooke Hibbard, branch manager, has served on the Chamber’s board for four years and is 2012 treasurer. During the past year, the Bushnell branch has sponsored and volunteered for several events, including Sumter County’s first annual Beef and Boogie Festival; Taste of Sumter event; Red, White and Blue dinner; Lake and Sumter’s first annual Attorney Gathering; and the Chamber’s Christmas-themed “Business After Hours” event. Additionally, the branch has helped support several other nonprofits with donations and food drives.
About CenterState Bank
CenterState Bank is a Florida-based community bank providing online banking, commercial lending, residential mortgages and investment services from 63 branches throughout the state.
For more information, please visit www.CenterStateBank.com.
Megan Glass, Patterson/Bach Communications
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