BOROUGH PARK —Political and business leaders united recently at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Flushing Bank’s Borough Park Branch, located at 4616 13th Ave.
This is Flushing Bank’s fifth branch in Brooklyn, and the bank shows no sign of slowing down in its goal to open branches throughout the borough. The grand opening at the Borough Park branch was extremely well received, with proclamations and certificates of commendation from many important area leaders and a large attendance by area business managers and neighborhood supporters.
Bank President John Buran leads a strong group of vice presidents in continuing the bank’s 80-year-plus tradition, with its community-based approach to banking relationships. Branch Manager Thomas Schaefer, who formerly worked as a branch manager in Borough Park with a different lending institution, welcomes everyone to his beautiful and spacious branch to experience for themselves how Flushing Bank is “building relationships one customer at a time.”
Pictured, left-right: Leeann Tannuzzo, senior vice president and director of retail sales; Patricia Tiffany, vice president and director of marketing; Maria A. Grasso, executive vice president and C.O.O.; Thomas Schaefer, vice president and branch manager for Borough Park; John R. Buran, president and CEO; Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz; and Assemblyman Dov Hikind. Seen in the back row are Andrew Olsen of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Office and Brooklyn Councilman Lew Fidler (D-46th District).