Gateway Bank Announces New Guy Harvey Legacy Checking

Posted on: August 05, 2014

The majestic blue sailfish as depicted by celebrated artist Guy Harvey has become the colorful symbol for Gateway Bank’s new Guy Harvey Legacy Checking program that will launch August 11th, 2014.

According to Gateway Bank officials, new checking account customers will receive a co-branded Guy Harvey Debit Card and can order available Guy Harvey Checks. The account requires a minimum opening balance of $100.00.

For every new account opened at any Gateway Bank in Florida, the bank will donate $50 to the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a non-profit supporting marine research and education for the betterment of sustainable fisheries and ocean ecology.  This is just another way Gateway Bank is giving back to the communities they serve.  New Guy Harvey Legacy checking account holders will also receive membership in Guy Harvey’s Hammerhead Nation, comprised of fans who share Harvey’s passion for angling, diving, boating, traveling and have a keen interest in conserving our marine environment.

"We are very excited about Gateway's new Legacy checking and debit card program benefitting my Ocean Foundation," said Harvey.  "It is an extremely generous commitment on Gateway's part and we plan to put the donation funds to good use in making a difference with Florida's ocean and marine wildlife resources."

Participating banks are: Gateway Bank of Central Florida, with offices in Ocala, Gainesville and Alachua; Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida in Sarasota and Bradenton; and Gateway Bank of Florida with offices in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and Port Orange.

“I have always admired the work of Guy Harvey as an artist and marine biologist,” said Tom Ingram, Gateway Bank of Central Florida CEO. “Guy is a personal friend and his works are very popular in the entire Florida community.  His love for the ocean and inland waterways is reflected in his works.  We are very proud to display the heart and soul of his collection here at the Ocala Headquarters of Gateway Bank and are excited to offer the community our new Exclusive Guy Harvey Legacy Checking Account.”

About Guy Harvey

Guy Harvey is a marine wildlife artist and conservationist who earned a Ph.D. in Fisheries Biology. His depictions of marine life, especially of sportfish such as marlin, are very popular with sport fishermen and have been reproduced in prints, posters, t-shirts, jewelry, clothing, and other consumer items. Harvey is also a very vocal and active advocate for marine conservation, having established the Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University of Fort Lauderdale, Florida as well as the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, an organization that funds marine conservation research and educational initiatives.

About Gateway Bank of Central Florida

Gateway Bank of Central Florida is an independent community bank serving business and personal banking customers in Marion and Alachua counties including the cities of Ocala, Gainesville and Alachua.

The bank operates a full service banking center in each city and the Bank Headquarters is located in Ocala at 1632 East Silver Springs Boulevard.
At 03/31/14, the bank held Total Assets of $185.6 million and Deposits of $145.5 million. Also at 03/31/14, the bank posted a Tier One Capital Ratio of 9.97% and a Total Risk Based Capital Ratio of 14.09%.

The shareholders and directors of Gateway Bank of Central Florida are primarily residents of the market area served by the bank. The Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bob Dale of Purvis Gray & Company; Vice Chairman of the Board Richard Andrews, retired Barnett Bank executive; Gateway Bank of Central Florida Chief Executive Officer Thomas D. Ingram, Gateway Bank of Central Florida President, Rusty Branson; Barry Bullard Homes President, Barry Bullard; Gateway Financial Holdings of Florida, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer, David K. Maholias; McBride Land & Development Company President Sandy McBride; First American Title Insurance Company Area Manager, Kenneth MacKay, Gateway Bank of Central Florida Market President, Danny Gilliland and Roberts Real Estate, Inc. President, Carolyn K. Roberts.

Further information regarding Gateway Bank of Central Florida may be obtained by contacting Thomas D. Ingram, Chief Executive Officer, at 352/236-6440 or by email at

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