2015 April 13 by Brad Ogura
Puget Sound Business Journal to Recognize Companies May 21
April 13, 2015 – Puget Sound Business Journal recently announced that Puget Sound Bank is one of Washington’s top 75 corporate phhilanthropists for the Bank’s support of the local nonprofit community. The Business Journal will host an awards luncheon at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel on May 21, 2015 to announce the top three corporations in the categories of small, medium and large companies, and the rankings in each category.
Each year the Puget Sound Business Journal reaches out to local companies to survey their support of local nonprofits. This year’s event, the Corporate Citizenship and Healthy Community Champion Awards Luncheon, honors the list makers as well as philanthropists and companies who have made significant contributions in the arts, education, global giving, health care, economic opportunity, neighborhoods and the environment. For more information visit the Puget Sound Business Journal registration page.
2015 March 27 by Brad Ogura
Bankers Care Program Funds One Million Meals
March 27, 2015 — Seattle, WA — Throughout the month of March, Puget Sound Bank joined 22 separate financial institutions in the Bankers Care spring food drive. It was an important effort because local food bank shelves typically are at their lowest points this time of year. The effort culminated with a major event at Westlake Center on Friday, March 27th, with participating bankers spreading throughout downtown Seattle to solicit additional donations. All donations directly supported Northwest Harvest.
2015 March 25 by Brad Ogura
Money Raised to Support Patient Assistance at Swedish Cancer Institute
March 22, 2015 — Mercer Island, Washington — Puget Sound Bank’s own Katherine Thompson and Dean Peterson (shown above) joined thousand of walkers and runners to support colon cancer awareness and prevention at the 43rd Annual Mercer Island Rotary Half Marathon. The event raised over $22,000 and is one of the area’s spring kick-off events to Puget Sound’s running season.
2015 March 5 by Brad Ogura
Join Puget Sound Bank at Bellevue LifeSpring’s March Benefit Luncheon
March 5, 2015 — This year’s Step Up to the Plate benefit luncheon for Bellevue LifeSpring will focus on two critical areas for those in Bellevue living in poverty: food and education. Puget Sound Bank is honored to support Bellevue LifeSpring’s outreach to those struggling with these basic needs.
Jim Mitchell, Puget Sound Bank president and chief executive officer — and chair of Bellevue LifeSpring’s board of directors as well — invites community members to attend the event on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. The event begins at 11:30 with a lunch and program. Suggested donation is $150. For more information visit Bellevue LifeSpring online.
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.