v. t.1.To dispute; to discuss.
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I urge both parties to resolve the i r d i spute to avoid disruption to passengers and safeguard BA's future.
According to one resident, John Spute, co-owner of TLC Taxi, there are 450 registered voters in Gustavus and about that many residents.
The employees of Citrus in each of their markets have done a terrific job of providing quality customer service and we look forward to joining forces with their team as they become part of 1st United," added Bill Spute, Chief Banking Officer of 1st United Bank.
The new Banking Center will continue to offer the highly personalized service to individuals and to small- and medium-sized businesses that has become Equitable Bank's hallmark," said Spute.
Tailored banking products and service and a professional and knowledgeable staff continues to prove to be a winning combination for Equitable Bank," Spute said.
By the end of May, we will have replaced the Equitable Bank signage with 1st United Bank signage and our joint customers will be able to enjoy our expanded services including, cash management, lock box and a wide range of lending products as well as banking at any of our twelve locations," said Bill Spute, CEO and President of Equitable.
Our strategy of providing customized, personalized service for small and mid-sized businesses throughout the communities we serve and extending financing for quality local real estate development continues to enhance our reputation and our profits," Spute said.
For the year ahead, Spute foresees that "significant and complex issues will confront the banking industry during 2007 including, but not limited to, net interest margin squeeze (margin compression), ownership considerations including Subchapter S conversions, softening of asset quality, attracting and retaining key personnel, irrational competition and continued de novo bank formations.
Spute said planning is underway for a fifth banking center but a location has not yet been selected.
With our past success and the expanding economy, the board sees tremendous opportunities for growth this year and in the years ahead," Spute said.
This new banking center is a symbol of our long-term commitment to provide convenient and comprehensive banking services to our customers in western Broward County," Spute said.
Spute explained that the record earnings were achieved following a "quality over quantity" initiative begun last year, which saw the bank intentionally reduce its total assets from a high of $157 million to $133 million.