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Our guests in this segment were Roy Hellwege and Kevin Buckland of Pilot Bank. Pilot Bank is a sponsor of Tampa Bay Business Owners and we thank them for the support of the community and show! Pilot Bank has four locations in Tampa and one location in Lakeland and is privately held. They are celebrating their 30 year anniversary in 2017 and offer both concierge services as well as entrepreneurial banking. One of their niches is aircraft financing for personally owned aircraft and the division NAFCO, of which Kevin is the President of, is dedicated to this industry and offers the service throughout the United States.
Roy, the President and CEO of Pilot Bank shares with us the vision and goal of Pilot Bank in this segment and elaborates on how they, a community bank has been able to survive the regulatory age where so many community banks are being absorbed by the larger brands. Roy also shares with us abou their Executive Forum. Its history how can our listeners can become a part of the group and about how they help support the community through investments and partnerships.
Kevin talks with us about some of the basics of aircraft lending and how it differentiates from other lending products and how his primary competitor is cash. Kevin is a pilot too and we learn that they are involved in many of the “fly ins” in the area and around the US too!
Rita Lowman was in studio with us but off camera. Rita serves as Chief Operating Officer and has an upcoming book launch and signing on December 17th at 3:30pm to 5pm and Three Birds Tavern located at 1492 4th St N in St. Petersburg. Rita has been a leader in the Tampa Bay Business and Baking communities for many years and shares with us “Leadership Lessons” inside this new book – More can be learned at her event page here https://www.facebook.com/events/217676578674764/ and more about Pilot Bank at www.pilotbank.com and if you need an aircraft, you now know who to call! Pick up the phone and call Kevin Buckland at 863-513-1275! Catch this complete interview here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm3hXkR_uTs and learn more about this program at www.tampabayradio.com!