From Dream to Reality
Gulf Coast Business Bank (GCBB) began as a dream and goal of Bill Blevins, a 30-year veteran in the banking industry. The rising population growth, coupled with the decline in community banks due to acquisitions, brought to light a growing need in the community for a business resource that cares about its clients and seeks to build relationships to help grow the community. Bill also recognized the need for a leader who valued and supported the dreams and goals of the colleagues he was leading. He approached individuals and leaders in the community, who quickly came aboard to form a Board and Organizer group, a team, who adopted that dream and continues to work tirelessly to achieve it. This team has invested more than $5M of the minimum $20.5M in capital needed to open the bank and will help drive local deposits and loans to support the organic and sustainable growth of GCBB.
Southwest Florida is one of fastest growing regions in the country, yet its residents and business are underserved when it comes to relationship-based Community Banking. Gulf Coast Business Bank, the first community bank to be started in Southwest Florida in 12 years, will fill this void and be operated by experienced and veteran bankers from our local community.
GCBB will revive the personal connection in the banking industry and perform unmatched personal service as well as cultivate relationships with business owners in the community it serves. In addition to highly competitive and tailored products and services for local businesses, professionals, associations, and residents in Lee & Collier counties, GCBB will offer Bank Anywhere options accessible from your desktop or mobile device – the latest in technology.
Focused on your dreams and goals.
Our tagline is an important building block for the bank. From colleagues to clients to shareholders, this belief is what drives the heart of Gulf Coast Business Bank. We truly seek to build this community and help as many business owners and colleagues as possible to reach their dreams and goals. We believe that if you take care of your colleagues, they will take care of your clients, who will take care of your shareholders.