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First Hope Bank Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with Award Winning Raymond James

Hope, NJ, November 9, 2011

First Hope Bank is celebrating their tenth year in a successful partnership with Raymond James Financial Services. Through Raymond James the bank offers robust investment and retirement services through representatives who work inside the offices of First Hope Bank. By doing so, customers can receive the face-to-face service from one of the nation’s top brokerage companies right at their local community bank.

Throughout this past year Raymond James has also picked up numerous awards. In May, Smartmoney named Raymond James the best full-service broker in its 2011 Annual Broker survey. This was the third time in four years the company had finished first in the rankings. Also, earlier in April, Fortune named Raymond James one of the World’s Most Admired securities companies.

“Both First Hope and Raymond James are completely dedicated to the customer. That is why it has been a perfect partnership for the last ten years. The investment executives and representatives in our offices are the reason why Raymond James has the reputation that it does. They listen to the client and deliver results. We look forward to only strengthening our partnership going forward,” said Ed Walker, Senior Vice President, Investment & Trust Services at First Hope Bank.

Robert Walen, Lance Armstrong, and Steven Lyons are the Raymond James executives and representatives who operate out of the First Hope offices. Their services includes full service brokerage including, investment management, retirement fund planning, education fund planning, 401(k) rollovers. They can be met for free no obligation consultations at any First Hope location. Call 908.459.4121 to set up an appointment.

First Hope Bank, established in 1911, is a full-service financial institution with locations in Andover, Blairstown, Great Meadows, Hackettstown, Hope and Sparta. Known for its customer service, financial strength and stability, First Hope Bank also offers the sophisticated range of products and services found in large financial institutions including a comprehensive trust and investment services division. First Hope Bank's associates strive every day to fulfill the Bank's motto, "World class service, close to home." E-mail the bank here. For mortgages, visit FirstHopeMortgages.com.