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Sunshine Bank’s Passion for its Mission

January 30, 2017

At Sunshine Bank, the mission statement is simple but powerful: Sunshine Bank will positively impact lives by helping people achieve their dreams.

For the employees at the bank, the mission is more than a statement. It’s a passion — a passion to provide competitive and beneficial financial services that help people in the community realize their dreams, whether it’s a small business owner opening a new restaurant, a businessman with many years of industry experience starting a new venture, or a family down the street buying their forever home.

The Sunshine Bank downtown Tampa (E Kennedy Street) commercial lending team is no exception, either. Jake Schoolfield, SVP, Commercial Relationship Manager, has given the past 15 years to the financial industry and hasn’t looked back. When asked why Sunshine’s mission resonates with him, he responded, “As a community and relationship banker, this mission statement is at the root of why we do what we do. I truly enjoy helping people solve problems and reach goals. [Banking] is how I choose to leverage my talents to give back to the community.”

Craig Simon, VP, Commercial Relationship Manager, agrees, “I love the ability to really make a difference in someone’s life. I’ve had many customers over the years that have grown their business and taken it to the next level because of the financial solutions we’ve provided. We help customers restructure or refinance their debts, resulting in an improved quality of life. That’s the best and most rewarding part of what I do.”

Sunshine Bank focuses on building relationships – not doing transactions – with customers. Its foundation is built on providing uncompromising service and conducting business by the highest standards of integrity, friendliness, and respect, as outlined in the Foundation Booklet.

Visit the Sunshine Bank website at to learn more about Sunshine’s foundation, products and services to help you achieve your financial dreams.

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