First Community Bank to have grand opening

July 30, 2014 at 2:30 a.m.

First Community Bank will host its grand opening and ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. Thursday at the bank in Whispering Creek Shopping Center, 6252 N. Navarro St.

The bank has been open in temporary office space in One O'Connor Plaza while remodeling the Navarro Street building, which officially opened for business Monday.

"We're excited to bring First Community's brand of banking to Victoria," said Wes Hoskins, president and CEO of First Community Bank. "The people and businesses of Victoria are eager for the local expertise, personal service and community involvement our bank is known for."

Other First Community Bank locations include the bank's home office and two other locations in Corpus Christi as well as banks in Alice, Kingsville, Padre Island and Portland. The First Community Bank Home Loan Center in Corpus Christi has been named Best of the Best in Mortgage Lending for six years in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times Readers Poll. First Community Bank has assets of $350 million.

First Community Bank is an active participant in the U.S. Small Business Administration's 7(a) Government Guaranteed Lending Programs as well as the SBA 504 Economic Development Loan Program and has been recognized by the SBA for its success in small business lending. First Community is a designated SBA Preferred Lender and utilizes the SBA Express and Patriot Express loan programs, which allows the bank to offer expedited loan processing.

"When customers bank with us, their money helps families and businesses right here in South Texas," said Hoskins. "We believe in supporting communities and strengthening our economy."

Victoria customers may recognize bank staff members Ariana VanDusen, assistant branch manager; Melinda Sanchez, head teller; and Monica Rodriquez, vice president and branch manager/loan officer.

"I'm very proud to be associated with First Community Bank," said Rodriguez. "This bank exemplifies the grass-roots involvement and support Victoria can count on."



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