First National Bank of South Miami celebrates 60 years

Just some of the 50 volunteer staff members from FNBSM posing for a picture.

In recognition of its 60th anniversary, First National Bank of South Miami (FNBSM) hosted a Family Fair and Block Party on April 28th in the heart of South Miami. Everyone in the community was invited to join in celebration of this great milestone.

The family-oriented event featured included free carnival games and locally prepared food from Khoury’s Mediterranean Restaurant, Sports Grill, Hot Cookies and Flip’s Country Kettle Corn. Performances by local schools such as Mile High Karate, Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, Gulliver Academy, Gulliver Prep and Riviera Preparatory School wowed the crowd. Vintage cars from the 1950’s were on display for everyone to enjoy. And the evening’s grand finale was a live performance by the band “People you Know,” who took everyone back in time to the fabulous 50’s and 60’s with their super sound and style.

In spite of the rainy weather, the event was well-attended. Nearly 50 bank employees and officers volunteered to serve for the day. FNBSM’s chairman, Bruce W. MacArthur, his lovely wife Susan and adorable dog Stanley enjoyed the event from start to finish.

As part of the celebration, the bank sponsored an essay contest about the advantages of bike riding for the students of the Somerset Academy and the City of South Miami Afterschool Program. The first place winner from each school received a new bike, courtesy of FNBSM, along with a party gift certificate from Splitsville. Second and third place winners received a backpack full of school supplies, provided by the bank, as well as a gift certificate from Cool de Sac.

FNBSM celebrates 60 years as an independent community bank under the same ownership. The bank is locally managed with headquarters in the heart of South Miami and offices in Kendall, The Falls and now in Coral Gables. FNBSM takes pride in its approach to relationship banking and provides the highest quality customer service with a combination of products and services tailored to meet the needs of its clients.

With assets over $400 million, FNBSM has been awarded the prestigious recommended rating by BauerFinancial, Inc., for 90 consecutive quarters. This indicates the bank’s strong financial soundness and stability. Only one percent of banks in the state of Florida can claim this honor.

For more information about the services at First National Bank of South Miami, visit <> or call 305-667-5511 and speak to one of the professional bankers.

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