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Today we would like to recognize our Amerant Bank Hometown Hero, Laura Beltran! Thank you for your service and dedication to this country, Laura!🧡
Watch this space after every Miami Hurricanes home game to see all the Hometown Heroes presented by Amerant.
On today’s World Gratitude Day we asked our team members what they were grateful for and here are some of our favorite answers.
It’s Hispanic Heritage Month, and to celebrate, we’re highlighting Hispanic-owned and local businesses we’re proud to support. Featured here is Vegalli Gelato, a small local business that serves dairy-free and gluten-free frozen ice cream. Through our partnership with Branches Florida, a micro-grant was awarded to founder, Corina Jimenez, to help her business through the pandemic. We encourage you to support local businesses and Hispanic-owned brands this month!
Last Saturday, Amerant Bank presented two Hometown Heroes during the UM Football victory. Thank you, Bryan Day and Anthony Ustariz for over 20 years of service to our country!
On this Women’s Equality Day, we want to take the time to recognize the women of Amerant. From our offices to our banking centers and everywhere in between, we celebrate all of you.
Amerant Bank announced a multi-year partnership with the Florida Panthers, making Amerant the team’s helmet sponsor for all home and away games.
Amerant Bank has announced an expansive strategic partnership with the Miami HEAT, naming Amerant the “Official Bank of the Miami HEAT,” furthering its commitment to its hometown.
Thank you to the over 50 Amerant team members who volunteered their time to participate in the Habitat Broward team builds. Throughout May, our team members worked side-by-side with other volunteers and the future homeowners, the Mansfield family, to help with the construction of their new home in Pompano Beach.
We are sharing three ways to celebrate this year while being financially conscious. Read more on our latest blog post.
At Amerant Bank, we believe in giving back to our communities. Recently, our Houston team members volunteered at Urban Harvest Houston, a market providing an outlet for community and backyard gardeners to sell fresh produce harvested directly from their own soils.
Saturday, May 14, more than 75 Amerant team members were among the 500 walkers and runners who participated in the Amerant Bank 5K to benefit United Way Miami. Coral Gables Mayor Vince Lago joined Jerry Plush to welcome the crowd and ring the starting bell.
Over 40 Amerant team members and their families celebrated Earth Day on April 23 by participating in our shoreline and coastal cleanup to beautify and preserve the natural habitat on Virginia Key. They donned gloves, hats and sunscreen and joined volunteers from the University of Miami, picking up debris and invasive plants to take care of our environment.
On April 28, our Amerant team members in Houston participated in our inaugural Team Build supporting Houston Habitat for Humanity. It was a fun-filled day, with some hard work too, working side-by-side to build affordable housing for families in need.
National Small Business Week is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions America’s entrepreneurs and small businesses owners make to their communities and economies. Learn how Amerant Bank’s SBA loan offerings can provide flexibility and value to both entrepreneurs who are just getting their business started and business owners who want to expand their existing business.
Multi-faceted partnership includes UM football, basketball and baseball, along with spearheading the ‘Hometown Heroes’ program, which celebrates heroes who have served our country and the local community, and more.
We are proud to have sponsored the 8th annual Bean Automotive Group Live Like Bella Superhero 5k presented by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. It was an honor for us to be part of this event and join forces to raise funds for childhood cancer fighters.
We are proud of our Amerant team members who participated in this year’s “Fight for Air Climb Miami” with our friends at the American Lung Association. Our Amerant team led the charge by climbing for those who can’t, alongside some of the city’s best firefighters.
Thank you to the 50 Amerant team members who volunteered their time to participate in the 2022 Habitat for Humanity of Miami Blitz Build. From February 11-26, they helped build our 13th sponsored home in southwest Miami-Dade working side-by-side with other volunteers to help construct a beautiful new home for a family in need. The 2022 Blitz Build was the first opportunity for hands-on participation since the pandemic begun.
This International Women’s Day, we’re proud to highlight some of the women who are part of Amerant’s executive management team.
Pictured here from left to right: Laura Rossi, Head of Investor Relations; Anahy Espiga, Head of Business Transformation & Strategy; Silvia Larrieu, Chief of Staff to the CEO and Head of Communications & Community Relations; Christine Esteve, Chief Marketing Officer; and Kristy Amaro, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.
It’s Employee Appreciation Day! To show their gratitude, our management asked local Miami artist Dave Lavernia, to make custom Amerant tote bags for each Amerant team member. If you recognize DaveL, here may be why…
Amerant’s debut at the one of the largest outdoor festivals in the nation was a popular stop and a colorful success! Combining our legacy of support for the arts with our ‘Imagine’ brand campaign, we created “The Stacks by Amerant.” The live art and music experience featured full size shipping containers whose exteriors served as a blank canvas for five local artists. Look to see what each artist did…
Amerant Bank is committed to supporting the businesses that keep our local communities thriving. Through our partnership with Branches Florida, we’re proud to offer microgrants to deserving small businesses, such as Tica’s Kitchen.
The Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (CRA) encourages insured depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities they serve. Since 2000, Amerant has earned top ratings in all three performance tests: Lending, Investment and Service.
Throughout Amerant Bank’s over 40-year history, it has been our mission to give back to the communities we serve. We are proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity Broward to make community members’ dreams of owning a home come true. Our Vice Chairman, President and CEO, Jerry Plush; Chief Business Officer, Miguel Palacios; and some of our Amerant team members, recently dedicated a new home to the Huie Family.
Walking alongside our customers to create a meaningful financial journey is our top priority. At Amerant Bank, we see our local business customers as lifelong partners, like Tire Group International (TGI). Joaquin Gonzalez, President of TGI and Miami Hurricanes football hall of famer, shares his personal experience over the years with the Amerant Bank team.
At Amerant, we are committed to providing financial support to our local business and their employees. Colin Davis, Commercial Banking Relationship Manager in Houston, recently visited Anointed Caring Homes, Inc. and held an “Amerant at Work” session with their employees. Amerant at Work is a valuable program that is offered to qualifying businesses to enhance their employee benefits package by providing a specialized Workplace Banker.
At Amerant, we value creativity in young minds and understand the significance art can have on a community. In October of 2019, the Edgewater Banking Center unveiled the art created by the talented students at nearby Key Point Christian Academy.
In 2019, Amerant launched Amerant Art, an art initiative that incorporates a series of rotating exhibitions throughout its spaces. With such a unique branch that perfectly lends itself to showcasing art, we were proud to dedicate our first Amerant Art exhibition to the artistic talent that these local students have to offer.
As part of our sponsorship for the art therapy program at Camillus House, Amerant hosted a public art exhibit featuring the work of Camillus House clients. The exhibition, that featured over fifty pieces from the art therapy program, were available for purchase and benefited Camillus House.
The art was on display throughout the holidays, and provided a platform for Camillus House clients to showcase their work and talent to the public.
Building on a 40-year legacy of supporting the arts, Amerant showcases a series of art exhibitions in its corporate spaces featuring artists whose talent inspires, entertains and amazes. The exhibition changes three times each year to remain fresh and inviting. Our current installation celebrates the theme, “(Un) Balances”. During these unprecedented times, when we are all practicing social distancing and caring for each other, Amerant decided to adopt a new approach to supporting the arts and has embraced digital technologies in order to share this art with you.
In late April, Amerant employees in South Florida and Houston, along with friends and family members, walked together to support of the March of Dimes. The Amerant team showed great participation and support for this wonderful cause.
The annual March for Babies walk, gives hope to more than half a million babies born too soon each year. The money that Amerant Bank employees help raise throughout the months of March and April, help support programs in the community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.
Amerant was proud to lend a helping hand to the League Against Cancer (La Liga Contra el Cancer) at their Annual Telethon on Saturday, June 1. Employee volunteers answered phone calls from 5 to 8 pm to help collect donations for this great organization.
Cancer does not discriminate against age, race, nationality, religion or creed. For years, La Liga has provided the invaluable hope of healing and survival to the less fortunate in our community.
Every year, Middle School students in Miami-Dade County are encouraged to visit Zoo Miami, take a photo of their favorite animal, and submit it for a chance to win big!
Throughout Amerant Bank’s almost 40 year history, it has been our mission to give back to the communities we serve, with a special focus on positively influencing the arts and education. Established back in 2010, we are very proud of the ZoolensSM program and grateful for the opportunity to take part in inspiring our community’s students in a meaningful way.
The Live Like Bella Childhood Cancer Foundation celebrated their Annual Superhero 5K Run/Walk at Zoo Miami. As a primary sponsor, Amerant joined the cause with more than 100 employee volunteers, as part of our commitment to support meaningful organization in the communities we serve.
The Live Like Bella Foundation is a leader in childhood cancer awareness by funding research, offering in-treatment support and memorial assistance.
Over a hundred employees volunteered during the two week Blitz Build to help with the construction of the Bank’s 10th house with Habitat for Humanity.
Amerant is proud to have employees that volunteer their time to be a part of such a wonderful and rewarding experience. Helping transform the lives of families in our community by providing affordable homeownership opportunities, Habitat for Humanity is a great way for our employees to volunteer and give back.