Thanks to an exciting, new multi-year partnership between the Tampa Bay Times Forum, its home team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and Chase, four Bolts players will sign autographs at two Chase branches from 4-5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. Chase became the official bank, credit card, financial services partner, ATM provider and community partner on March 14, 2013.
Top-pair defenseman and former Olympian Sami Salo, as well as Stanley Cup Champion and goaltender Mathieu Garon will visit Chase in South Tampa located at 4005 S. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa. Meanwhile, the NHL’s rookie points-leader Cory Conacher and one of the Lightning’s best defensive forwards, Tom Pyatt, will be at the Chase brh located at 19001 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in Tampa. Both locations will be giving out exclusive co-branded Lightning and Chase t-shirts.
The partnership will combine the power of Chase's community volunteers and the Tampa Bay Lightning working jointly to upgrade hockey rinks and provide hundreds of sets of hockey equipment for youth in communities around the Greater Tampa Bay area. Chase and the Lightning also will partner to award homes to local military vets as part of the Chase Home Award program and to support the University of South Florida's MBA in Sports and Entertainment Management program.
Chase has been aggressively growing its footprint in Greater Tampa Bay, where it serves customers through 52 branches and 252 ATMs, with plans to open five more in 2013. The bank has expanded its presence to include markets like South Tampa, St. Petersburg and others, to serve the local market. In addition, JPMorgan Chase is an important employer in the community, with a workforce representing more than 5,500 people.
Chase has more than 17,000 employees, 338 branches, and 1,405 ATMs in Florida. The bank serves more than 6 million consumers, 275,000 small businesses and 375 mid-sized companies across the Sunshine State. Nationwide, Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves more than 50 million consumers and 4 million small businesses through more than 5,500 bank branches, 17,500 ATMs, credit cards, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com and @ChaseNews.