Joanne Powers, owner of Shear Art Salons & Spas and Summit Salon Academy, and Mike Mashke, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for First National Bank of Pasco.
Joanne Powers, owner of Shear Art Salons & Spas and Summit Salon Academy, and Mike Mashke, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for First National Bank of Pasco.

In the early ‘90s, Mike Mashke walked into a salon in Carrollwood for a haircut and left with a client for life.  Shear Art Salon Owner Joanne Powers struck up a conversation with her new customer, as she did with every customer.  But this one asked her about her business and took the time to talk about her vision for the future. At the time, Mashke worked as a branch manager for Barnett Bank of Tampa.  While his career has taken him to several other financial institutions since one thing has always been constant—the faith Powers placed in him from their first meeting to help her grow her business. 

Powers started in 1986 with a two-chair salon near Fletcher and Dale Mabry in Carrollwood. Today, she has two locations; one at 13124 N. Dale Mabry in Carrollwood and one located at 4004 S. MacDill Avenue in South Tampa. She also started the Summit Salon Academy in the old Alessi Market on Gunn Highway in 2005.

Powers now has over 60 employees, has trained more than 1,400 salon professionals, has a client base of about 15,000, and has raised over $100,000 for local charities.

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“I honestly believe that if it weren’t for Mike [Mashke], my businesses would not have grown to be as successful as they are. He believed in me when I was just getting started and help me get to where I am today,” said Powers.

Mashke, who is now the Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for Dade City, Florida-­‐headquartered First National Bank of Pasco, said that he has built his career and his client base by being open-­‐minded to a client’s needs and helping them think creatively when it comes to their financial needs for growth. While that philosophy has always served him well, it has helped ignite one of the biggest success stories in Tampa Bay banking today.

When Mashke joined First National Bank of Pasco in 2015, the loan production for the year was $15 million and the bank had three branches. Through the formation of a top-notch loan team and aggressive marketing outreach, they closed $17 million in loan production for the first quarter of 2019 alone and now have four branches; one in Lutz, one in Dade City, and two in Zephyrhills. They will be opening their fifth branch in the old State Vacuum building at Henderson and Kennedy near downtown Tampa this Fall. Even though Powers isn’t close to a physical branch, a First National Bank of Pasco courier comes to her each day.

“It’s all about service,” said Mashke. “My relationship with Joanne [Powers] began in large part due to her frustration with the lack of attention and insight she felt she was not receiving from a large national bank. She really just needed someone to listen to her, understand her hopes for the future, and help her reach her goals. That’s the guiding philosophy of the entire First National Bank of Pasco team.”

About FNBP: First National Bank of Pasco is locally owned and has a 30-­‐year history of successfully meeting the needs of East Pasco County. They currently operate from four offices: one in Dade City, one in Lutz and two in Zephyrhills. A fifth branch will be opening in downtown Tampa in the third quarter of 2019. From consumer loans to mortgages to commercial loans to deposit accounts, they provide a wide array of competitive, quality products and services that distinguish FNBP as the premier provider of financial services in our market area. The entire FNBP team takes pride in being a good corporate citizen as they support local events and causes that are important to the community.