Panther forwards Stephen Weiss and Brett McLean will help BankAtlantic celebrate its 100th store opening Saturday when they sign autographs, pose for pictures and serve as celebrity bank tellers.
BankAtlantic, commemorating 55 years in Florida, will open their 100th store at 5995 West Oakland Park Boulevard in Lauderhill. Weiss and McLean will appear at the store between 2-4 p.m.
Weiss, a native of Toronto, Ontario, begins his sixth NHL season with the Panthers. The 24-year-old will begin the 2007-08 season Thursday against the Rangers coming off career highs in goals (20), assists (28), points (48) and power-play goals (10).
McLean begins his first season with the Panthers after signing in July as a free agent. Born in British Columbia, McLean enters his fifth NHL season after scoring a career high 15 goals last season in Colorado.
BankAtlantic was founded in 1952 with a single office in Fort Lauderdale. The bank has since grown to 26 stores in Broward County, 24 in Miami-Dade and 22 in Palm Beach County. Throughout its network of stores and internet banking division, BankAtlantic provides a full range of commercial and individual banking products and services.