2017 February 8 by Brad Ogura
February 8, 2017—With the beginning (or almost beginning) of spring comes an annual tradition for Puget Sound Bank: Bellevue LifeSpring’s Step Up to the Plate Benefit Luncheon to help address local children’s basic needs.
Bellevue LifeSpring helps students focus on their education and break the cycle of poverty. Their “wraparound” approach helps address food, clothing, education and emergency assistance needs for thousands of local children. Puget Sound Bank’s president and chief executive officer, Jim Mitchell, is the group’s immediate past chair and continues to serve on Bellevue LifeSpring’s board of directors.
The annual luncheon will be held Thursday, March 30, 2017, beginning at 11:00 with a special “Sip & Shop” featuring a pop-up thrift store, all at Meydenbauer Center. For more information visit Bellevue LifeSpring’s website.
2016 December 16 by Brad Ogura
Another Wonderful Season of Giving
December 15, 2016 — For the fifth year, Puget Sound Bank is participating in Bellevue LifeSpring’s Adopt-A-Family program. Families fill out their wish list, specifying gift and clothing ideas as well as household needs. It’s one of our favorite community activities — employees and departments then divide the wishlist and we set out to do everything possible to make their Christmas the best ever.
And plus, we get to enjoy the presents under our own Christmas tree for a few days before we send the presents to Bellevue LifeSpring for the delivery to this year’s family.
From all of us at Puget Sound Bank, we wish everyone in our community a happy, healthy and joyous holiday season.
2016 September 30 by Brad Ogura
September 30, 2016 – At the closing event for the 2016 Bankers Care event at Westlake Center in Seattle, Puget Sound Bank presented $6,700 to Northwest Harvest to help feed hundreds of hungry families in the area.
Puget Sound Bank has been pleased to participate in this event since its inception in 2013. For an overview of the program, our friends at Northwest Weekly interviewed Jim Mitchell, Puget Sound Bank president and chief executive officer.
2016 September 8 by Brad Ogura
September 8, 2016 – Once again, Puget Sound Bank will participate in the Bankers Care Food Drive campaign, a program launched by the Washington Bankers Association and Northwest Harvest in 2013 to help raise awareness about the issue of hunger in Washington.
As children prepare to go back to school, it is more important than ever to make sure they get the food they need to grow and learn. Research shows that hungry children don’t learn as well in the classroom. Thanks to Northwest Harvest’s statewide network of food banks and affiliates, donations to this year’s campaign will help those in the local communities
The 2016 Bankers Care Food Drive Campaign will run September 12-30 across Washington state. This year, individuals can get involved by donating to the campaign online or at a local participating bank branch throughout the state. Or, visit the Bankers Care booth at the Washington State Fair on Friday, September 2 from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring a food donation and receive free entry to the fair.
2016 May 19 by Brad Ogura
PSB Named a Top Corporate Philanthropist by PSBJ
May 19, 2016 — Puget Sound Bank has been recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of Washington state’s top corporate philanthropists at a sold-out event hosted by publisher Emory Thomas, Jr., and columnist Patti Payne.
Puget Sound Bank placed 10th in the Journal’s “Corporate Philanthropists – Small” category (revenue of $20 million or less). The Bank moved up from 12th place in 2015. For the past eight years the Puget Sound Business Journal has compiled information for corporate giving in Washington state.
2016 April 14 by Brad Ogura
One of Washington State’s Top 75
April 13, 2016 — Once again, the Puget Sound Business Journal will honor Puget Sound Bank as one of Washington state’s top corporate philanthropists.
The annual event recognizes cash giving to Washington state nonprofits, and announces the ranking at their annual lunch event (this year, May 19 at the Seattle Sheraton).
2016 March 25 by Brad Ogura
Event raises $365,000 to support children and families in need
March 25, 2016 – Bellevue LifeSpring’s 17th annual “Step up to the Plate “ lunch, held at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center Thursday, hit it out of the park, raising almost $365,000 in one hour.
Puget Sound Bank president and chief executive officer Jim Mitchell, shown at far left, also serves as Bellevue LifeSpring’s president and chair. With him are Bellevue LifeSpring executive director Jennifer Fischer and Bellevue School District superindendent Dr. Tim Mills (at right). Photo by Patti Payne.
For the full story, read Patti Payne’s report as published by the Puget Sound Business Journal on March 25, 2016.
2015 December 16 by Brad Ogura
December 16, 2015 — Continuing with our Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition, Puget Sound Bank employees teamed with Bellevue LifeSpring to provide food and presents to a local family in transition.
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.
2015 September 21 by Brad Ogura
PSB Staff Lends a Helping Hand
as Part of United Way Day of Caring
September 18, 2015 — Puget Sound Bank staff spent part of the day at The Healing Center of Seattle as part of United Way’s annual Day of Caring. It was a day of hard work — cleaning, washing and organizing at this community center.
The Healing Center is a grief-support community for adults, children and families. They offer a long-term, multi-faceted approach to grief support, combining group support with informal events and social networks. To learn more about their services for children, young adults, and adults coping with the death of a spouse or partner, visit their website.
2015 May 27 by Brad Ogura
Second Consecutive Year
for Bank to Receive Statewide Award
May 27, 2015 — Puget Sound Bank (OTCQB: PUGB) announced that the Puget Sound Business Journal named the Bank as one of Washington state’s top 75 corporate philanthropists for the second consecutive year. Puget Sound Bank was ranked twelfth in the small company category (revenues below $20 million) for both 2014 and 2015. Read the complete news release