Our team is committed to Sarasota-Manatee. This is our home, and we will only have sustained success if the people and businesses of our community succeed.
Mike McCoy | Sarasota-Manatee Market President
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Sarasota-Manatee is your home. It’s ours, too.

We are committed to partnering to address the local issues that matter most, advancing racial equality and economic opportunity, and helping our community thrive.

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Taking action to support our communities, clients and teammates

Now as always, our commitment to help strengthen the communities we serve is unwavering. We’re partnering with local leaders and organizations to address critical needs, and to advance racial equality and economic opportunity. We’re collaborating with companies and working with skill-building partners to help people succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s economy. And we’re doing our part to help people stay healthy — including investing in benefits and resources for our employees who serve our clients in their communities.

Sarasota-Manatee Local Market President Mike McCoy

Sarasota-Manatee Market President Mike McCoy

Let’s build something together

As the Sarasota-Manatee market president, I oversee the bank’s work connecting individuals, families, and businesses to resources that make their financial lives better. Whether it’s supporting local non-profit organizations that help make an impact or lending to small businesses that are critical to our economy, we are committed to keeping our community healthy, strong and connected. One way we are supporting individuals and businesses in our community is by investing in education and workforce programs that prepare people with job skills necessary to succeed long term. We are also committed to sustaining economic mobility through support of affordable housing and financial education. By partnering with local leaders like Boys & Girls Clubs of America, CareerEdge and Habitat for Humanity, we are strengthening our collective impact to drive economic mobility for everyone in Sarasota-Manatee.

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CareerEdge bridges skills gap in Southwest Florida

The CareerEdge program pursues two goals: Help local businesses in Southwest Florida fill critical gaps in their workforce and prepare local residents for in-demand, higher-paying jobs in fields like health care, manufacturing, plumbing and other skilled trades through on-the-job training, classwork and scholarships. Because of this initiative created in 2010 by CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, some 6,000 workers have been trained for skilled trades, and more than 8,000 have earned degrees or certifications that help secure better-paying jobs. To date, the program boasts a nearly 100% placement rate. Bank of America is a proud founding funder and has donated $200,000 to help CareerEdge make a powerful impact, which includes a new Where Are the Jobs? guide published in partnership with two Local College Access Network organizations in Sarasota and Manatee counties.

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Providing essential workers with childcare

As Florida battles COVID-19, our devoted doctors, nurses, EMTs and other frontline workers are stepping up with longer shifts. Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County is helping provide trusted, reliable childcare for these essential workers.

Find a location

Whether you have everyday financial needs or more complex ones, our experienced specialists can help at locations around your city. Find a location and make an appointment to talk with us.

We remain committed to supporting you with your financial needs during the health crisis. Of course, nothing is more important than your health and safety, and we have taken multiple steps to minimize health risks, based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention. These steps we have taken in our financial centers include enhancing the daily cleaning procedures, implementing plastic screens and distancing markers, following local restrictions on the number of clients that can enter a financial center at one time, and requiring our employees to wear masks. In addition, we are requiring clients wear masks when visiting our financial centers.

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Enjoy local culture for free

See some of the best museums in your area with our Museums on Us® program. You’ll receive free general admission during the first full weekend of every month with your active Bank of America, Merrill, or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit card and photo ID.