Previously known as the First National Bank of Syracuse, this name dates back to the 1900s. It’s largely tied to our original location and there certainly isn't a shortage of "First National" banks in across the nation. While certainly deep in heritage, we felt it didn't clearly define what we want to accomplish or how we were helping our customers.
Our bank has already achieved great things, including winning the 2019 Extraordinary Bank of the Year Award and being inducted into the Extraordinary Bank Hall of Fame in 2022. However, our name didn’t reflect our core values - helping our customers achieve their dreams.
So our leadership team embarked on an exciting journey to rebrand the bank with a name that better embraced our mission to help our customers. We decided that your dreams were so important they deserved top billing in the bank’s name — so, we’ve become Dream First Bank.
What Makes Dream First Bank Extraordinary?
- Champion of Entrepreneurs: CEO Chris Floyd puts it best, “We have always been a champion of small- to medium-sized businesses, helping our communities by supporting them, but all of sudden we realize just how many we have helped!”
- Loan Innovation: If there’s a way to make a loan and help out local entrepreneurs, Dream First Bank will do it. Customers can (and do!) attest to the out-of-the-box thinking it takes to live up to our motto, “If you can dream it, we can help you achieve it.”
- Caring neighbor: The bank started as a community bank. We’re still helping customers brainstorm solutions for their homes, businesses, and families. Customers have found the bank’s go-the-extra-mile approach extraordinary. For us, it’s just how we do business.
Speak with one of our banking experts about what you need to make your dream a reality, and we’ll do everything we can to make it happen.