Uniondale-based Flushing Bank recently announced that it completed the acquisition of Empire National Bank, and that all four Empire National branches, including in Shirley and Port Jefferson Station, have opened as Flushing Bank branches.

Flushing Bank said the move significantly expands its reach across Long Island by entering the Suffolk County market for the first time in its 90-year-plus history.

The combined organization will have $8 billion in assets, $6.6 billion in loans and $5.7 billion in deposits. 

The Shirley branch is located at 1044 William Floyd Pkwy.

John R. Buran, president and CEO of Flushing Bank, said in a statement: “We are extremely pleased that we were able to close this transaction despite some delays due to the COVID-19 crisis and resulting financial market volatility. We look forward to welcoming the customers, shareholders, and employees of Empire National Bank to the Flushing Bank family. There are some strong synergies between our two companies, both culturally and operationally, that will be leveraged to build a stronger, more competitive organization. Our combined organization will create a leading Long Island franchise that will be one of the largest community banks on Long Island.”

Photo: The new Flushing National Bank branch in Shirley. (Greater Moriches/Carl Corry)