Announcements: March 18


Bank of Florida — Southwest has promoted Dina C. Overstreet to the position of financial center manager/officer for the Collier’s Reserve location on Immokalee Road in Naples. Overstreet joined Bank of Florida in 2006 with 15 years of financial industry experience. She is responsible for promoting client advocacy and relationship development in the areas of private banking and business banking. In addition, she is responsible for branch staffing, on-site training and adherence to bank policies and procedures.

Overstreet has lived in Naples for two decades and volunteers with Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and Pelican Marsh Elementary School.

Bank of Florida — Southwest, a subsidiary of Bank of Florida Corporation, operates financial centers in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Naples and delivers customized banking solutions, progressive cash management services and comprehensive financial planning for entrepreneurs, professionals and businesses. To learn more, log onto

Bank of Florida Corp. (Nasdaq: BOFL), a $1.5 billion-asset multibank holding company located in Naples, is the parent company for Bank of Florida - Southwest in Collier and Lee counties; Bank of Florida - Southeast in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties; Bank of Florida - Tampa Bay in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties; and Bank of Florida Trust Company. Investor information may be found on the company’s Web site,, by clicking on “Investor Relations.” To receive e-mail alerts of all company press releases, SEC filings and events, select the “E-mail Notification” section.

Blosser appointed new SALES ASSOCIATE

Downing-Frye Realty, Inc., the largest locally owned and operated real estate brokerage in Naples based on closed sales transactions and sales associates, announced the addition of John S. Blosser as a new sales associate.

A resident of Bonita Springs, Florida, Blosser has been involved in real estate sales in Southwest Florida for 28 years. Prior to joining Downing-Frye, Blosser worked with the Bonita Bay Group, selling residential real estate in Bonita Bay, Shadow Wood at The Brooks and Mediterra. He also previously sold at The Forest Country Club in Fort Myers.

During his career, Blosser has been actively involved in the industry and received numerous awards. He served as Co-chair of the Professional Standards Committee for the Bonita Springs-Estero Board of Realtors for two years and received the Pinnacle Award five times from the Lee Building Industry Association for extraordinary sales experience.

Blosser is a graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, with a bachelors degree in Political Science, Mathematics and Spanish. He is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors.

Headquartered in Naples, Florida, Downing-Frye Realty has 10 offices serving Naples, Marco Island and Bonita Springs. The Downing-Frye name has been a fixture in Southwest Florida real estate since 1961.

Dave Arter Named CBIA Associate of the Year

Dave M. Arter Jr., an associate with Oswald Trippe and Company Inc. specializing in personal lines insurance including homeowners and automobile, has been recognized as the 2008 Associate of the Year for his work with the Collier Building Industry Association. Presented at the organization’s recent installation banquet, the award, selected by prior recipients, recognizes those who serve the mission and represent the core values of the CBIA.

During the banquet, Arter was also installed, for the fourth year, as a member of the CBIA board of directors. Since 2004, he has been an ambassador and active participant in the membership committee. During the last three years, Arter has served as the chairperson of CBIA’s SPIKE Club.

The Collier Building Industry Association is an organization of industry professionals who are inspired to make a real difference in the community through advocacy, education, networking and philanthropy. CBIA is a not-for-profit trade association affiliated with the Florida Home Builders Association and National Association of Home Builders. It represents the interests of builders, light commercial builders and developers, remodelers, and subcontractors and suppliers to the building industry.

Founded in 1982, Oswald Trippe and Company is the largest employee-owned insurance agency in Southwest Florida. OTC provides comprehensive insurance and risk-management services to families and businesses throughout Florida and North Carolina. The agency’s 200 professionals offer protection from the nation’s leading insurance companies. Oswald Trippe has offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Coral Springs, Holmes Beach, Lakewood Ranch, Miami, Naples, Ocala, Port Charlotte, Sarasota and Weston, Fla., as well as Cornelius, Denver, Hickory and Wilmington, N.C. For more information, visit


Veritas Employer Services, the Bonita Springs-based professional employer organization providing customized human resources, payroll and employee benefits solutions to businesses throughout North America, has named Patricia A. Engelman as director of payroll operations.

With more than 23 years of experience in accounting and payroll operations, Engelman has worked for an array of industries including real estate, golf, food and the Pennsylvania steel industry. She is a member of the American Payroll Association.

Specializing in large organizations in the service industry, health care fields, banking, automotive industry and retail with 100-plus employees, Veritas Employer Services handles client payroll processing and administration, workers’ compensation and risk management, employee benefits administration and regulatory compliance in human resources. For more information, visit or call 239-495-3763 or toll-free 800-397-1566.


The opening of the new FineMark National Bank & Trust Coconut Point office located at 10010 Coconut Road, Estero in the Brooks Town Center has been finalized.

The 9390 square foot building is home to a team of personal banking, business banking and trust and investment specialists. The office has a grand two story lobby surrounded by private conference rooms and offers safe deposit boxes and drive thru access. The bank features a community room and a kitchen for the chef, who prepares food for the bank’s clients and guests. The office was designed by architect Bruce Gora and constructed by Owen Ames Kimball.

FineMark National Bank & Trust, founded in 2006, offers a comprehensive array of banking, trust and investment services to clients interested in establishing long term, high touch relationships. FineMark is dedicated to providing a culture of service to clients and making a positive difference in the communities it serves.

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