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Falcon International Bank: Employee of the Year (February 7, 2005)

Thursday, 02 December 2010

Falcon International Bank: Employee of the Year (February 7, 2005)

Rosie Mata voted Falcon's Banker of the Year

 

Rosie Mata has been named Falcon International Bank's Banker of the Year 2004.

"I was very surprised and felt honored that my co-workers selected me as Falcon's Banker of the Year. Aside from the recognition that I received I was also rewarded with a trip for two to Las Vegas," she said.

In her 18 years with the bank, she has worked in the wire transfers, safety deposit boxes, letters of credit, human resources, payroll departments, and is currently working in accounts payable/purchasing.

" I am grateful for the experience that i gained in working in different departments. It has enabled me to assume the challenges of running the accounts payable/purchasing department."

All employees with the exception of officers, that are in good standing for the last 90 days are eligible for Falcon's Banker of the Month/Year award. Eligible employees may be nominated by another employee or officer.

All nomination forms must be in writing, signed and must be submitted to the Banker of the Month/Year Committee. The committee selects cadidates who:
-Demonstrate friendliness towards customers and co-workers
- Provide quality and efficient customer sevice
- Exemplify leadership qualities and capabilities
- Has completed all requirements of the in-house training
- Has a positive attitude about work and influences the same attitude on others
- Willingly performs above and beyond the normal job requirements
- Complete assignments, is always on time and fulfills all responsiblities

The Banker of the Month receives special recognition along with a chance to be selected as Banker of the Year.

During the bank's employee Christmas Party in December, everyone votes from the 11 Bankers of the Month that were selected during the year (January through November). The Banker of the Month that receives the most votes will be the Banker of the Year.

Falcon Senior Vice-President Completes Training (January 10, 2005)

Thursday, 02 December 2010

Falcon Senior Vice-President Completes Training (January 10, 2005)

Noe Cubriel now a Certified Insurance Counselor

 

The designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) has been conferred upon Noe Cubriel, Senior Vice-President of FalconSure in Laredo, TX, following his successful completion of a rigorous insurance education program sponsored by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.

The announcement was made by Dr. William T. Hold, President of the Society of CIC, who conferred the designation on Mr. Cubriel and will honor him in an official pinning ceremony to be held early next year.

The Society of CIC is a key member of The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research, the nation's preeminent provider of insurance and risk management education. The National Alliance conducts more than 2,000 programs annually, throughout all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Caribbean. Currently, more than 26,000 agents and insurance professionals throughout the country have received the CIC designation.

Mr. Cubriel has demonstrated his professional competence through the successful completion of the five CIC institutes and comprehensive written examinations focusing on all major fields of insurance, insurance management, and agency operations.

Mr. Cubriel has been with Falcon International Bank for over 5 years. In that time, he has become the head of FalconSure, Falcon's successful first subsidiary company. There, he helps customers with all of their insurance needs; additionally, Mr. Cubriel also oversees the Foreign Exchange and Letters of Credit Department.

"Noe definitely "knows what counts". He knows that it takes professional knowledge and understanding to better serve FalconSure's supporters. He has proven his commitment to his staff and customers by achieving the status of Certified Insurance Counselor. We are all extremely proud of Noe's dedication and accomplishments." Adolfo E. Gutierrez-President and CEO Falcon International Bank.

Throughout his 18 years of banking, Mr. Cubriel has kept his Laredo community in mind. For this reason, he is currently an active board member of Communities in Schools where he is currently serving his third term as treasurer. In addition, Mr. Cubriel is a member of the Laredo Manufacturers Association. Mr. Cubriel graduated with a BBA major in Finance from Southwest Texas State University.

Falcon's President re-elected to IBAT Board (January 10, 2005)

Thursday, 02 December 2010

Falcon's President re-elected to IBAT Board (January 10, 2005)

Adolfo Gutierrez has been elected to a second term on the board of directors of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas.

 

Adolfo Gutierrez has been elected to a second term on the board of directors of the independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT). Gutierrez, president and chief executive officer of Falcon International Bank in Laredo, was elected during the organization's 30th annual convention and business meeting in San Antonio.

"We are very fortunate to have someone with Adolph's strengths on our board," said Christopher L. Williston, president and chief executive officer of IBAT. "The growth and success of our organization through these last three decades can be credited to the expertise and leadership of our state's independent bankers."

"IBAT is the unifying voice of independent bankers, a voice that is heard loudly and clearly in Texas and in Washington. The IBAT staff is comprised of a group very loyal, dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate individuals that have melded to form one of the most respected banking organizations in the country." To serve a second term in this organization is an honor and a privilege." Adolfo Gutierrez - President and CEO Falcon International Bank.

Officers elected for 2004-2005 include Chairman Riley C. Peveto, chairman of the board of GNB Financial N.A. in Gainesville; Chairman-Elect James D. Lindsey, president and chief executive officer of First State Bank in Mesquite; Vice Chairman Al Jones, president and chief executive officer of American Bank in Corpus Christi; and Secretary-Treasurer Cliff McCauley, executive vice president of Frost Bank in San Antonio.

The independent Bankers Association of Texas is the primary voice for the state's community banks that maintain their corporate headquarters within Texas, are independently owned and operated and characterized by attention to customer service, lower fees and small business, agricultural and consumer lending.

CDARS (September 13, 2004)

Thursday, 02 December 2010

CDARS (September 13, 2004)

Provides up to $15 million in FDIC protection!

 

Looking for a way to keep large deposits safe? Ask us about CDARS.
It is a great solution for:
businesses * nonprofit organizations * public funds managers
trustees * financial advisors * individuals * credit unions * IRAs

With CDARS, you can receive up to $15 million in FDIC protection through Falcon International Bank. There are few guarantees in life; FDIC insurance is one of them. CDARS can be a valuable cash management or longer-term investment tool for you or your business.

Why CDARS?
It is one-stop shopping. With help from CDARS, you can access:

*Safety: Your money can receive up to $15 million in FDIC insurance coverage.

*Convenience: You work directly with us. You earn one interest rate and receive one regular statement. Private investors receive one year-end tax form.

*Community Investment: The full value of your money can support lending opportunities in your local community.

*CD-Level Rates: Your money earns CD-level returns which may compare favorably with other investment alternatives, including Treasuries, corporate sweep accounts, and money market mutual funds.

How does CDARS work?
We are members of a special network. When you place a large amount with us, we place your funds into certificates of deposit issued by other banks in the network in increments of less than $100,000, so that both your principal and interest are eligible for complete FDIC protection. With help from a sophisticated matching system, we exchange deposits with other banks that are members of the network.
These exchanges, which occur on a dollar-for-dollar basis, can bring the full amount of your original deposit back to our bank. As a result, we can make the full amount of your deposit available for community lending purposes.

What else should I know?
Now, you no longer need to run around opening multiple accounts at multiple banks, managing various interest rates, organizing interest disbursements from various sources, or manually consolidating monthly statements. This reduces your administrative burden, especially during tax and financial reporting seasons.

And with CDARS, you can eliminate the need to monitor changing collateral values; another time saving convenience.

Of course, your confidential account information remains protected.

Ask us about how CDARS can work for you the next time you visit one of our branches, or call us at: Laredo (956) 723-2265 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (956) 723-2265 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or San Antonio (210) 402-6143 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (210) 402-6143 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Funds may be submitted for placement only after a depositor enters into the CDARS Deposit Placement Agreement by Falcon International Bank. The agreement contains important information and conditions regarding the placement of funds by us. Please read the agreement carefully before signing it. CDARS is a registered service mark of Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC.

LPL honors Albert Cavazos (September 2, 2004)

Thursday, 02 December 2010

LPL honors Albert Cavazos (September 2, 2004)

Albert Cavazos of FalconVest Attends Top Industry Conference

 

ALBERT CAVAZOS OF FALCONVEST
ATTENDS TOP INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

Albert Cavazos, CFA, Senior Manager of FalconVest Financial Services, recently attended the 2004 National Sales and Education Conference hosted by Linsco/Private Ledger (LPL), the nation's number one independent broker/dealer.*
The conference, held in San Diego, is the largest national conference for independent investment professionals. More than 4,400 individuals from around the country assembled for the opportunity to learn new skills, expand their knowledge in numerous product areas and to network with peers and industry experts. They also heard from influential speakers and authors Stephen Covey, David Gergen and Chris Matthews.
At the conference, Mr. Cavazos was recognized for providing exceptional client service as a member of LPL's Director's Club, comprising only 8% of LPL's more than 5,600 investment professionals.
"Our financial advisors are committed to offering their clients unbiased financial advice and we are committed to providing them with the comprehensive training and support they need to do so," said Mark Casady, President and CEO of LPL. "We are proud to support America's finest independent financial advisors as they deliver the highest levels of service to their clients."

The LPL National Conference is the premier sales and education event in the industry. Through the more than 250 breakout sessions, technology training and continuing education classes, financial advisors are able to gain valuable knowledge to help them serve their clients and operate their businesses more efficiently.
LPL has been the nation's number one independent brokerage firm for nine years in a row.* Unlike many brokerage firms, LPL does not develop its own investment products, so advice from its financial advisors is based solely on the individual client's needs. In all, LPL Financial Advisors help individual and institutional investors meet their financial goals by managing and investing more than $100 billion for them annually.

Linsco/Private Ledger, A Registered Investment Advisor, Member NASD/SIPC

*Based on revenues as reported in Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2004.

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