GTE Financial welcomes community to join the celebration at newest community financial center in Lakewood Ranch

TAMPA, FL (May 10, 2022) — GTE Financial will celebrate the opening of its newest Community Financial Center (CFC) in Lakewood Ranch with a Kentucky Derby-themed event on May 21 from 10 AM to 1 PM. The public is invited to bring the family out to join the fun and celebrate the opening of GTE’s first center in the Lakewood Ranch area.

The grand opening will include games, music, entertainment, food, and $1K giveaways every hour. Winners will be chosen at random every hour between 10 AM and 1 PM. Members can enter the drawing any time during the event and do not need to be present to win.

“GTE Financial is continually expanding to better serve the entire Tampa Bay community,” says Brian Best, President, and CEO of GTE Financial. “This new location illustrates our continued commitment to our members and our belief in providing the highest quality products and services to another great community.”

This location offers access to a dynamic team of financial experts where members have the resources and support required to meet their needs, whether that be investing their money, finding their dream home, or financial education. This location also offers a drive-thru Interactive Teller Machine (ITM) and includes a vestibule where members can access this area dedicated to quick on-screen experiences Monday through Saturday.

For additional details about the Lakewood Ranch grand-opening event, please visit


About GTE Financial

GTE Financial is a not-for-profit financial cooperative located throughout West Central Florida with $2.9 billion in assets and 24 Community Financial Centers. Chartered in 1935, GTE Financial is the official credit union of the Tampa Bay Lightning and is locally owned and operated in the Tampa Bay area, serving more than 230,000 individuals and businesses. For more information on GTE Financial, visit For more information, interviews, or media requests, please call (813) 644-7443 or email Savannah Cruz at


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