By Matt Mauney | Staff Writer
Banking options in Plant City are growing.
MidFlorida Credit Union, 2903 James L. Redman Parkway, had a soft opening in early August and will have its grand opening Friday.
The Plant City branch joins several other new branches that opened this year, including locations in Davenport and Brandon.
MidFlorida is a community credit union that serves people who live or work in an area branch location.
“We have been looking for a location in Plant City for a while,” said Lesley Cook, marketing assistant with MidFlorida who handles grand openings of new branches.
“The Plant City branch was a way for us to connect the dots, so to speak,” Cook said. “This is a way to provide service to people who live in Plant City and might work near some of our other branches, or vice versa.”
MidFlorida offers traditional banking needs, such as checking and savings accounts, along with loans and credit, mortgages and investments.
Joining MidFlorida on James L. Redman Parkway will be Florida Traditions Bank, which should open by the first of the year.
Florida Traditions is a community-oriented bank that currently has five branches open throughout central Florida and the greater Tampa Bay area. The bank first opened with a branch in Dade City in December 2007 and has been growing since, with locations in Zephyrhills, Spring Hill, Winter Haven and Lakeland. The new branch is one the company has had in its plans for years.
“Plant City was always on our target screen,” CFO Mike Ward said. “We look for communities that embrace community banking, and we saw that in Plant City.”
The Plant City location will be the bank’s first in Hillsborough County, but Ward expects the business will continue to grow. It will be similar to the existing locations, including drive-through lanes, a drive-up ATM and full-service banking.
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