Broward County is one of the nation’s most cost burdened housing markets, making homeownership out of reach for 87% of families. American National Bank is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Broward to change that! EVP/Chief Lending Officer Amy Mahaney and Habitat CEO/Executive Director Nancy Robin recently met to close on the Bank’s funding of mortgages through Habitat. With this funding, Habitat is able to break ground on 2 more housing projects that will help more families in our community find safe, affordable, permanent housing.
Under Nancy Robin’s excellent leadership and with the support of her Board, Habitat for Humanity of Broward is making a significant impact in our neighborhoods, by providing a hand up to families willing to work for a home of their own and the strength, stability, and self-reliance it delivers. Since 1983, the organization has been building safe, decent and aﬀordable homes in communities throughout Broward County. To date, they have built 514 homes in Broward and sponsored 98 internationally, a total of 612 homes. Please visit their website at HabitatBroward.org to find out how you can join their efforts through donations, sponsorships, and volunteering.
American National Bank is Broward’s oldest and largest community bank and dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we live, work and serve. American National Bank – we’re not on every corner, but we’re always in YOUR corner!
On Saturday, March 4th, Senior Vice President Perry Alexander proudly represented American National Bank at the Grand Opening Celebration of the newest Broward Meat & Fish Company location at 3201 N. State Road 7 in Margate. The Bank provided the acquisition and construction financing for the store for valued, long-time clients, Ruben and Denise Lujo. The event included a ribbon cutting with Mayor Anthony N. Caggiano, fantastic deals in every department, live music, multiple raffle prizes, a cooking demo with Chef Irie, a live broadcast from 99JAMZ, and more!
The Lujo family founded Broward Meat & Fish Company more than 32 years ago with the aim of providing traditional ingredients with excellent customer service. The company strives to deliver the broadest selection of quality local, Caribbean and international foods to its customers. They focus on fresh food, so that you can get everything you need for your traditional, home-cooked meals. More than 60% of their floor space is devoted to Meats, Seafood, and Produce, including favorites like fresh goat and oxtail, whole hogfish snapper, and yams, scotch bonnet peppers, and other island produce. With fully staffed service counters to prepare your meat and seafood orders as you like them, customer service is their #1 priority.
American National Bank – we’re not on every corner, but we’re always in YOUR corner!
American National Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Edgar Leon asBranch Operations Manager.He will be responsible for managing the operations of the branch, including oversight of the Personal Bankers and Tellers.
Edgar brings with him 16 years of banking experience in New Jersey and New York, including eight years at Bank of America. He also managed branches for Santaner Bank, TD Bank and most recently Citibank in the Bronx, where he was responsible for one of the largest and busiest branches in the region.
American National Bank is currently the oldest and largest community bank headquartered in Broward County – celebrating 37 years of building relationships, serving clients, and giving back to the community. The Bank is a 5-Star Rated Bank by Bauer Financial and was rated one of the Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America with an A+ Rating by LendingTree. Led by President and CEO Ginger Martin, the Bank was named one of the “Top Women-Led Businesses” in the state of Florida for the eighth consecutive year in 2022 by The Commonwealth Institute, and South Florida Business Journal ranked the Bank #1 among banks in South Florida that participated in PPP lending in 2020. It has previously received numerous awards for its financial performance and community involvement as well, such as the Banky Award from The Institute for Extraordinary Banking for four consecutive years, Business of the Year Award from South Florida Business Journal, and Small Business of the Year from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.
American National Bank was proud to sponsor 4KIDS of South Florida’s Galentine’s Day Ladies Brunch, an annual fundraiser to help kids in crisis. This beautiful event at the Lauderdale Yacht Club brought women together during the Valentine’s Day season to extend their love to vulnerable children and families across our community. Senior Vice President Swathi Ranieri and Vice President Pamela Dalton attended the event on the Bank’s behalf.
For over 25 years, 4KIDS has been on a mission to provide hope for kids in crisis with a bold vision to provide a home for every child. Through the faithful work of thousands of advocates, financial partners, foster parents, volunteers, and others, 4KIDS has served over 30,000 children, teens, and young adults. For the thousands of children who are removed from their homes each year 4KIDS has hundreds of foster families across 6 Florida counties to meet the need. They offer specialized homes to keep siblings together, offer teens a place to belong, and give a refuge for girls at risk of human trafficking.
For more information on 4KIDS of South Florida, please visit www.4kids.us.
Area Agency on Aging Raises Funds for Programs Benefitting Seniors
American National Bank was pleased to be a Diamond Sponsor of the Area Agency on Aging of Broward County’s 16th annual “Have a Heart” Valentine’s Day Luncheon and Fashion Show on February 14 at the Renaissance Hotel in Plantation. The fashion show featured local community leaders and friends of AAABC modeling the newest spring fashions, courtesy of Macy’s – Coral Square.
The Area Agency on Aging of Broward County (AAABC) is a nonprofit organization serving Broward County’s senior residents, age 60 or older, since 1974. They offer a broad array or programs which help improve the quality of life for all seniors living in Broward County, including meals and food assistance, health and wellness classes, transportation services, Medicare counseling, home assistance, daycare and senior centers, caregiver support and veteran directed care, among other services.
If you would like more information on Area Agency on Aging Broward County, please visit www.adrcbroward.org.
2023 JA World Uncorked, the JA Circle of Wise Women’s signature fundraising event, raised $345,000 for Junior Achievement of South Florida (JA) programs – the highest amount in the history of the event. More than 700 guests strolled through JA’s 60,000 square foot facility sampling from restaurants, beverage partners and specialty lounges during one of the top epicurean experiences in south Florida, while raising funds to support the organization. American National Bank was a sponsor of the event, and its Vice President Pamela Dalton co-chaired the event.
JA delivers over 20 unique programs to nearly 70,000 students in classrooms throughout Broward and south Palm Beach counties and at JA World Huizenga Center on the Broward College North Campus, training the next generation of business leaders, employees and consumers by educating students about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness. JA has served more than 1,000,000 students since its inception in 1959.
The JA Circle of Wise Women was founded in 2009 with 10 founding members and has grown to 181. American National Bank President and CEO Ginger Martin and Vice President Pamela Dalton are two of the 181 current members.
If you would like more information on how you can support Junior Achievement or join the JA Circle of Wise Women, please visit www.JASouthFlorida.org
Ginger Martin, Amy Mahaney, Baber Malik and Perry Alexander kicked off the New Year by meeting with American National Bank client, Adam Adache, to tour his Old Town Square project. Old Town Square is a 10-story, 281-unit luxury multifamily development that will provide world class amenities and state-of-the-art connectivity for the modern city dweller. Once completed, it will also feature 5,800 square feet of vibrant retail and restaurant space and become a key driver for Old Town, the new arts and entertainment corridor of Pompano Beach’s Downtown Innovation District. Old Town Square is a development sponsored by Cavache Properties, designed by Adache Group Architects, and being constructed by Kaufman Lynn Construction. American National Bank provided the initial financing for the project, which included acquisition of the 7 assembled parcels of land and predevelopment costs during the entitlement process. The Bank is proud of Adam’s success and looking forward to working with him on the next phase of the Old Town transformation!
American National Bank would like to thank the customers who attended the Customer Appreciation BBQ on December 9. There was plenty of food, fun and laughter amongst the 200+ valued clients who attended the event in the Bank’s parking lot.