2014 December 15 by Brad Ogura
Bank Participates in Adopt-a-Family Program
December 15, 2014 — Now a Christmas tradition at Puget Sound Bank, employees once again teamed with Bellevue LifeSpring to help make the holiday season a bit merrier for a local family. This year Puget Sound Bank employees adopted a family for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, providing food, gifts and a grocery-store gift card.
Bellevue LifeSpring’s Adopt-a-Family program matches local families in need with organizations such as Puget Sound Bank. Those interested in helping distribute food and gifts at the Christmas distribution center may contact the organization at info@BellevueLifeSpring.org. Support is needed to pack food boxes, load and unload deliveries and distribute food to individuals or families that lack transportation or are disabled.
2014 September 21 by Brad Ogura
United Way Day of Caring, September 2014
September 21, 2014 — A very big thanks to Hopelink for letting the crew from Puget Sound Bank help them with their mission to promote self sufficiency for members of our community. Through United Way’s Day of Caring program we were able to help Hopelink sort food for their food bank. It was a lot of hard labor but our team of bankers was thankful for the opportunity to help our neighbors. Shown above from left: Jeanne Varnier, Robert Harvie, LoAnn Phung and Noelia Martinez.
2014 June 19 by Brad Ogura
Northwest Harvest Presents Hunger Hero Award to PSB
June 18, 2014 — To recognize Puget Sound Bank’s outreach to those in need, Northwest Harvest presented its LOCAL HUNGER HERO AWARD to the Bank.
As part of the Washington Bankers Association’s Bankers Care initiative this spring, Puget Sound Bank employees contributed cash to Northwest Harvest, which was matched by the Bank, to help eliminate hunger here in the Northwest.
2014 May 22 by Brad Ogura
PSB Ranks 13th Statewide in its Category
May 22, 2014 – Puget Sound Bank was honored by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of the top 75 corporate philanthropists in Washington state at the annual Corporate Citizenship Awards luncheon held in Seattle.
Companies were categorized by size (small, medium and large), with three in each category. Puget Sound Bank ranked 13th for companies with revenue under $20 million. The sold-out event celebrated the companies and those who serve on nonprofit boards, volunteer, and leverage resources to give back to their communities.
Since its inception, Puget Sound Bank has encouraged employees to support the communities where we work and live. In addition, the Bank – as evidenced by the acknowledgement of the Puget Sound Business Journal, gives generously to support the endeavors of local nonprofits. Led by president and chief executive officer Jim Mitchell, supported by the board of directors and executive management, all employees are encouraged to give their time, resources and talent to organizations that help mentor youth, educate a new work force and assist those in need.
2014 April 10 by Brad Ogura
One of Top 75 in Washington State
April 10, 2014 – Puget Sound Bank is pleased to announce that we have been selected by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of Washington state’s top 75 corporate philanthropists for our support of the nonprofit community.
Puget Sound Bank will be recognized on May 22, 2014 at the Puget Sound Business Journal’s annual Corporate Citizenship Awards luncheon event, where the publication will announce the top three companies in the categories of small, medium and large companies.
In partnership with The Seattle Foundation, the Puget Sound Business Journal will also present the Healthy Community Corporate Champion Awards to companies that have made significant, positive impacts on the community through volunteer work, in-kind donations, and cash contributions, and have embraced corporate philanthropy as part of their company culture.
Puget Sound Bank is honored to be recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal for our support of the communities where we live and work.
2014 March 28 by Brad Ogura
Bankers Care, March 2014
March 28, 2014 — Puget Sound Bank recently participated in Bankers Care to benefit Northwest Harvest and thousands of hungry people in the community. We helped fill a critical need during a season where many food banks find their shelves are far too empty.
The Bankers Care 2014 Spring Food Drive included the participation of approximately 500 local bank branches across the region – spanning from Everett to Olympia. The campaign built on the individual efforts of many of the banks in their active fight against hunger, increasing the reach and impact by collectively helping the hungry in our communities.
2014 March 26 by Brad Ogura
Step Up to the Plate Event Raises Over $350,000
March 26, 2014 — Our own Jim Mitchell (left), chair of the board of Bellevue LifeSpring, presented Kemper and Betty Freeman (at right) and Kemper Development an award for their many years of service to Bellevue LifeSpring. They are shown here with Trish Carpenter, immediate past president of Bellevue LifeSpring. The annual event raised $356,000 to continue serving thousands of children of families on the Eastside. Bellevue LifeSpring is one of many organizations Puget Sound Bank supports that provides basic needs to those in our community.
2014 March 7 by Brad Ogura
Puget Sound Bank Named to Chamber’s List
March 7, 2014 – Puget Sound Bank has been included in the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce’s 25th Annual Eastside Business Awards list of nominees. Nominees, who are recognized for innovation, creativity, talent and leadership, will be honored March 20, 2014 at the Golf Club at Newcastle.
The winners for Eastside Business of the Year, Eastside Small Business of the Year, and Most Innovative Product or Service of the Year will be announced at the dinner event.
Puget Sound Bank is the only bank included in the list of nominees.
2014 March 4 by Brad Ogura
March 4, 2014 — This March, bankers in Washington will join together to make a difference for Northwest Harvest and thousands of hungry people in the community, filling a critical need during a season when many food banks find their shelves are far too empty.
Last year the Bankers Care Spring Food Drive included the participation of approximately 500 local bank branches across the region – spanning from Everett to Olympia. The food drive is coordinated by the Washington Bankers Association, and is built on the individual efforts of many of the banks in their active fight against hunger.
This year Puget Sound Bank hopes to make an even bigger impact in area communities. During the three-week food drive, participating banks will serve as donation drop locations. Because Northwest Harvest works with local food banks throughout the region, all contributions directly support the communities in which they are collected.
Please join Puget Sound Bank, March 10 – 31, as we rally together to fight hunger.
2013 May 6 by Brad Ogura
One of Seven Recognized by Bellevue Chamber
The “2013 Best of the Eastside Top Corporate Citizens” included seven businesses whose leaders serve on business, civic and nonprofit boards as well as encouraging their employees to engage in their communities.
The Chamber recognized Puget Sound Bank, along with the six other businesses, for delivering top quality products and services while growing and prospering.