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Community First Expands Commercial Lending Division

By: Maria Coppola, APR, CPRC

Posted on 11/2/2018 12:00:00 PM

Longtime community banker joins team as VP of Commercial Lending

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 2, 2018Community First Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in Florida, announces it has appointed a new vice president of commercial lending. Greg Bossow joins the credit union from TD Bank where he most recently served as VP, SBA business development officer for North Florida.

Bossow has more than 35 years of financial and banking experience and specializes in commercial and SBA loans. At TD Bank he was named a top lender for North Florida in 2017. As VP of commercial lending at Community First, Bossow will manage an expanding team of commercial lending officers and specialists based at the credit union’s LaVilla headquarters.

Community First Credit Union has an expanding commercial loan portfolio and specializes in helping growing businesses based in the region through loans for real estate, construction, equipment, expansions and other commercial needs.

Prior to joining Community First, Bossow held SBA and commercial lending positions at Ameris Bank, Florida Business Development Corp., Center Bank and Monticello Bank. He held several positions with notable national and regional banks in Houston, Texas before coming to Jacksonville in the early 1990s.

Bossow earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management at Rowan University (New Jersey). In 2001, he was named the SBA North Florida Financial Services Advocate of the Year.

Community First recently renamed its business-focused division the commercial lending division. The credit union’s comprehensive suite of commercial products includes all the financial services small and large businesses need including loans, deposit accounts, credit card processing, payroll services and mobile banking.

Community First Credit Union of Florida is a state-chartered credit union based in Jacksonville serving anyone who lives or works on the First Coast. Community First is one of the 10 largest credit unions in the state, serving more than 133,000 members and with assets of $1.6 billion. Community First has 19 locations and 300 employees. A not-for-profit, Community First is a full-service financial institution offering banking, loans, mortgages and investments for consumers and businesses throughout the First Coast.

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