Community Bank Named Official Bank of Outback Bowl

December 30, 2012

TAMPA, Fla. (December 29, 2011) Outback Bowl officials announced today that Community Bank & Company is the official bank of The Tampa Bay Bowl Associations Outback Bowl. Community Bank has entered into a multi-year sponsorship as the bowls official bank.

"We are proud to be the official bank of the Outback Bowl. As we grow in Tampa Bay, we are excited to align our brand with such a prestigious bowl game that is a big tradition in our community. At Community Bank, we pride ourselves on quality and providing the best possible services to our customers, and our partners at the bowl reflect that same commitment," says Community Bank President, Katie Pemble.

As the official bank of the Outback Bowl, Community Bank will have a great presence at the Outback Bowl game as well as the "Community Bank Summer Splash Outings" for Outback Bowl sponsors held at Saddlebrook Resort. The 2012 game marks the 26th annual Outback Bowl event in Tampa and its 24th year as part of the prestigious New Years Day Bowl line-up. This bowl has become the seventh highest paying of 35 games, airing on ABC TV.

"Community Bank is one of the fastest growing banks in the Tampa Bay area, and we are excited to be a part of an event that has such a positive impact on the Tampa Bay community," says EVP Retail Banking Executive, Rita Lowman

"Community Bank is exceptional to work with, and we are proud to have them as the official bank of the Outback Bowl. As innovative leaders in the community, Community Bank plays an important role as a sponsor and adds to our reputation as one of the best bowl games in the country," says Outback Bowl president and CEO, Jim McVay.

About Outback Bowl: The 2012 Outback Bowl will kick-off at 1 p.m. ET on Monday, January 2. Tickets to the game are $75 each (plus Ticketmaster service charge). Phone orders can be placed with a credit card by calling Ticketmaster at (813) 287-8844 or 1-800-745-3000 and can be purchased online at can also be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet in Florida. For information on priority seating through a bowl membership package call the Outback Bowl office directly at (813) 874-BOWL or go to the bowl web site at for details.

About Community Bank: Community Bank is a local, independent bank that serves thousands of sophisticated savers and borrowers from 17 locations in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Charlotte and Pasco counties and online at Community Bank is a leader in checking, savings and money markets, residential mortgages, business loans, SBA loan programs, and association and treasury services. Community Bank services include: Full Service Checking, Savings and Money Market depository products for consumers and businesses

  • Residential mortgages, from "30 years fixed" to "jumbo" products all with fast local decision making
  • Business and commercial real estate loans of up to $15 million to help local businesses grow
  • Small Business Administration loans of up to $5 million - Community Bank is a Preferred Lender and is consistently ranked as one of the region's top SBA lenders
  • Association and Treasury Services - providing lockbox and other services to condominiums, doctors and other businesses who need to carefully track their accounts receivable

Community Bank is also the Official Bank of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.