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FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM FEBRUARY 9, 2017 • THE QUEENS COURIER 23 L.I.-based bank chain expands to College Point BY MCGEORGE SORENSEN The First National Bank of Long Island christened its newest branch in College Point with a ribbon-cutting on Jan. 30. Bank President Michael Vittorio was joined by numerous bank officials and Queens business advocates for the ceremony. Based in Glen Head in Nassau County, the First National Bank of Long Island was born in the 1920s when Long Island was still a predominantly farming community. In this century, however, it has grown by leaps and bounds into one of the most profitable financial companies east of the Queens County line; Newsday reported that the bank’s fourth-quarter income in 2016 grew by 13.6 percent to $7.5 million, and that its residential mortgages increased by $213 million, bringing the bank’s total mortgages to $1.3 billion. The First National Bank of Long Island has more than 40 branches now in Nassau and Suffolk counties. With its strong Long Island presence, Vittorio -- who joined the bank 15 years ago -- sought to expand the business further by branching out to Queens. Prior to opening its College Point branch, the First National Bank of Long Island recently opened branches in Howard Beach and Whitestone. The bank prides itself on serving small businesses and professionals including doctors, dentists, attorneys and accountants. It offers all kinds of consumer and business banking services, checking and savings accounts, commercial and residential mortgages, and various investment products. Vittorio hopes the bank’s customer-friendly nature — its motto is “Where everyone knows your name” — will attract future generations of new customers in Queens and beyond. Photo by Allen Ngai From left to right: Brendan Leavy, Business Development Manager of Queens Chamber of Commerce; Rick Perro, Executive Vice President of The First National Bank of Long Island; Chrissy Pryce, Assistant Branch Manager of The First National Bank of Long Island; Indira Miller, Branch Manager of The First National Bank of Long Island; Mike Vittorio, President and CEO- The First National Bank of Long Island; Joe Ciampa of the Ciampa Organization; Thomas Grech, Executive Director of Queens Chamber of Commerce; and Cathy O’Malley, Senior Vice President, District Manager of The First National Bank of Long Island. WINTER SAVINGS NORTH SHORE ANIMAL LEAGUE AMERICA FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL PET DENTAL MONTH Routine dental care is one of the most important aspects of your pet’s health. 50% off DENTAL evaluation exam During the month of february BY APPOINTMENT ONLY CALL TODAY! 10% OFF ANY PURCHASE With Coupon. Not combinable – New Orders Only. Limit 1 per customer. $150.00 max for discount. Excludes Repairs, Renishing, Rewiring. Exp. 2/28/17 RESCUE • NURTURE • ADOPT • EDUCATE RECEIVE 10% OFF DENTAL services performed (During the month of February) Call for an appointment: 516.883.2000 Open to the public daily 10AM - 9PM 16 Lewyt St., Port Washington, NY 11050 • FOLLOW US ON: