Commissioners Lissette Carey and Jimmy Weekley, Mayor Teri Johnston, Truist Commercial Team Dale Bittner and Jay Hall, SBDC Regional Director Brian Van Hook, and Commissioners Clayton Lopez and Billy Wardlow. Commissioner Mary Lou Hoover and Vice Mayor Sam Kaufman were in attendance via Zoom.

Truist Recognized by Commission and FSBDC

Mayor Teri Johnston and the City Commission teamed up with the Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU to recognize the Truist Monroe Commercial Team as the winner of the 2024 Community Partner of the Year for Monroe County.

BB&T first opened in the City of Key West in 2004 and became Truist Bank in 2019.

“Truist’s purpose is to inspire and build better lives and communities,” reads the proclamation, “with a focus on meeting client needs, empowering teammates, and lifting up communities.”

The Truist Monroe Commercial Team emphasizes support and services small businesses in the City of Key West and Monroe County. Since 2021, Truist has partnered with the Florida Small Business Development Center at FIU on 18 financial and growth trainings for 206 small business owners in the City of Key West, providing them with coaching, information and resources to start and grow their businesses.

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