Jose Alfredo Toledo has been named Falcon Bank's Banker of the Month for August!
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Falcon Bank is pleased to recognize the Banker of the Month for August 2015, Jose Alfredo Toledo! Jose works as a Back-Up Head Teller at the Hillside Branch. He has been a member of the Falcon family for almost two years! Congratulations to Jose!
A.A. Lic. Eduardo A. Garza Robles Awarded
Sunday, 16 August 2015
|Lic. Juan Alonso Niño Cota, Coordinator del CCIJ, .Mtro. Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval, Gobernador Constitucional del Estado de Jalisco, A.A. Lic. Eduardo A. Garza Robles, CEO del Grupo Uni-Trade, Don Enrique Martinez y Martinez, Secretario de la Secretaria de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación (SAGARPA), Mtro. Manuel Herrera Vega, Presidente de la Confederacón de Cámaras Industriales de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos (CONCAMIN)
Original article from Laredo Morning Times
On July 9, 2015, the Consejo de Camaras Industriales de Jalisco, A.C. (CCIJ/Council of Industrial Chambers of Jalisco), hosted the Thirty-fifth edition of “Delivery of Medal for the Industrial Merit and Distinguished Industrialist”, in which Customs Broker Lic. Eduardo A. Garza Robles, was recognized and presented an award. The event was celebrated at the Salons of Guadalajara-Exo, in Guadalajara City, Jalisco. The program, CCIJ, is presently headed by C.P., Juan Alonso Niño Cota, and its mission is to “Represent and strengthen the industrial sector of Jalisco, by promoting the unity and competitiveness in a global frame with social responsibility for the achievement of the common welfare”.
Don Enrique Martinez y Martinez, Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), representing Lic. Enrique Peña Nieto, Constitutional President of the Mexican United States took part in this ceremony along with Mtro. Jorge Aristoteles Sandoval Diaz, Constitutional Governor of the State of Jalisco, among other important federal, state and municipal authorities.
During the event, a review of the trajectory was given of A.A. Lic. Eduardo A. Garza Robles, whom is presently the CEO of Uni-Trade Group, a 3PL company providing Integral Logistics Services with Operational and Sales offices in the World through the strategic alliance with the world class trans-international forwarders, as well as his outstanding performance in the Guadalajara Customs Broker Association, which brought him this award. The trophy was presented by the hands of Don Enrique Martinez y Martinez, Secretary of SAGARPA.
In the congratulation message to the prize winner entrepreneurs, the Secretary Enrique Martinez y Martinez, invited them to commit themselves with the quality, innovation, modernization, with the productive association and articulation of value chains, with employment generation and the competitiveness of their companies.
The Constitutional Governor of Jalisco, Mtro. Jorge Aristoteles Sandoval Diaz, also congratulated the award recipients, in their productive strength as a key part of the economic development of the country.
Falcon Bank Announces Employee
Thursday, 30 July 2015
Once again, Falcon International Bank grows as its employees grow! Continuing its tremendous pace of development, Falcon International Bank President and COO Gilbert Narvaez Jr. is pleased to announce five Laredo-based promotions: Brenda Garza-Del Rio, Rita Ancira, Victor Garcia, Lucy Lucio, and Claudia Camaño. These individuals were recognized for their unrelenting efforts and achievements at the Laredo staff meeting.
B. Garza-Del Rio
Brenda Garza-Del Rio was promoted to Vice President. Brenda is the acting manager to the bank’s Credit Analysis Department where she leads a team of analysts that provide analytical support to the Commercial Lending Area by preparing financial analysis on commercial lending requests. Brenda received her Bachelor’s in Finance and a Master’s in International Banking from Texas A&M International University. Brenda has over twelve years of banking experience, eight of which have been with Falcon Bank.
Rita Ancira was promoted to First Vice President. Rita received a Bachelor’s in Accounting and went on to further her education where she received her Master’s in Business Administration, both from Texas A&M International University. Rita has been a valued member of the Falcon family for over 16 years, but boasts over 21 years of banking experience. Rita is the bank Controller and is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of Falcon Bank’s Accounting Department.
Victor Garcia was promoted to First Vice President of Lending. Victor specializes in commercial lending and in SBA loans. Victor has been with Falcon Bank for over eight years, but has over three decades of banking experience. Victor attended Laredo Community College and went on to pursue higher education at Texas State University. Victor is as busy in the community as he is at work; Victor is the current President of Laredo Main Street. He is a past member of the City of Laredo Planning and Zoning Commission, a past board member of the Laredo Builders Association, WBCA, United Way, and Laredo Center for the Arts.
Lucy Lucio was promoted to Vice President. Lucy is a commercial lender and in addition to her duties, she assists in the Foreign Exchange department and she is the Letters of Credit Manager. Lucy has been with the Falcon family for over 16 years, but has over 25 years of banking experience. Lucy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Texas A&M International University.
C. D. Camaño-Rodriguez
Claudia D. Camaño Rodriguez was promoted to Finance Officer. Claudia works in the Accounting Department and is responsible for preparing monthly Financial Statements and she assists in developing and preparing Budget Reports. Claudia has been with Falcon Bank for almost four years, but has over 9 years of banking experience. Claudia earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Texas A&M International University.
Elizabeth Trujillo has been named Falcon Bank's Banker of the Month for July!
Saturday, 25 July 2015
Falcon Bank is pleased to recognize the Banker of the Month for July 2015, Elizabeth Trujillo! Elizabeth works as a Phone Agent at the East Branch Call Center. She has been a member of the Falcon family for over two years! Congratulations to Elizabeth!
Survivors Cautioned to Beware of Frauds and Scams
Monday, 08 June 2015
AUSTIN, Texas – State and federal recovery officials urge Texans affected by the ongoing severe storms and floods to watch for and report any suspicious activity or potential fraud.
Even as government agencies and charitable groups continue to provide disaster assistance, scam artists, identity thieves and other criminals may attempt to prey on vulnerable survivors. The most common post-disaster fraud practices include phony housing inspectors, fraudulent building contractors, bogus pleas for disaster donations and fake offers of state or federal aid.
“Scam attempts can be made over the phone, by mail or email, or in person,” said Federal Coordinating Officer Kevin Hannes of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “Con artists are creative and resourceful, so we urge Texans to remain alert, ask questions and require identification when someone claims to represent a government agency.”
Survivors should also keep in mind that state and federal workers never ask for or accept money, and always carry identification badges with a photograph. There is no fee required to apply for or to get disaster assistance from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) or the state. Additionally, no state or federal government disaster assistance agency will call to ask for your financial account information; unless you place a call to the agency yourself, you should not provide personal information over the phone – it can lead to identity theft.
Those who suspect fraud can call the FEMA Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 (toll free). Complaints may also be made to local law enforcement agencies.
Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/femaregion6.
The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling (800) 659-2955, emailing
, or visiting SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call (800) 877-8339.