PremierWest Bank has deep roots in the communities we serve. We believe that "community bank" equals "community service" and it shows in our mission. And our actions. When potential employees are interviewed they're always asked "How are you involved in your community?"
Our employees volunteered over 23,000 hours last year helping a wide range of organizations. Year in and year out, when something needs doing in the community, you'll see PremierWest employees with their sleeves rolled up.
Medford, OR - Crater Lake Plaza Branch - Dunking for Dogs
On Friday, July 13th the Crater Lake Plaza branch raised money for the Southern Oregon Humane Society by taking donations in exchange for a chance to dunk several PremierWest Bank employees. Monica Garvin, Chris Corcoran, Tim Heim, Patty Enriquez, Stephen Mullins and the Humane Society’s Ken Altine offered their time and bodies to make this happen
Redding, CA - Make-A-Wish
Each year the Northern California Branches sell stars as a fund raiser for the North State Make-A-Wish Foundation. The branches compete with each other to raise the most funds. This year the Redding branches came in first. The Make-A-Wish North State Advisory Board hosted a pizza party for the staff along with a Make-A-Wish child and her family. Four year old Erica and her family joined us for pizza after her recent return from her Make-a-Wish trip to Disneyland.
Roseburg, OR – Parrot Creek Park Renovation Project
Parrot Creek Park is a small neighborhood park constructed 47 years ago. The park serves as a neighborhood playground, full of children who utilize the park as their only “close to home” recreation site. The two pieces of play equipment, a swing set and an old slide, both constructed of metal were deteriorating and near the end of their safe and useful life. The asphalt was cracked and uneven and not a safe environment for children to play. PremierWest Bank donated to the cause and Gary Murphy, Business Banking Officer in Roseburg, formed and led a group of volunteers in raising funds and working to renovate the rundown park. Some final touches need to be done, but the bulk of the project is completed.
Thank you “Friends of Parrot Creek Park”
Bend, OR - Serendipity West Foundation Fundraiser
PremierWest Bank sponsored a day for the Serendipity West Foundation. Serendipity West brings Challenge Day Youth programs to the Central Oregon Junior and High Schools to prevent bullying.
Folsom, CA - Baby Boomers and Beyond 50+ Lifestyle Expo
Bob Hoyme, Debbie Lemmon and Dave Nelson shared products and services at the Expo which was held at the Citrus Heights Community Center on October 13, 2012. The Expo was designed for mature Northern Californians to gather information on everything they love and need, including retirement, healthcare, etc.
Mt. Shasta, CA - Montague Balloon Fair
Each year PremierWest Bank sponsors the Montague Balloon Fair in Mt. Shasta. It is an annual event that attracts pilots and crews, fun-seekers and nature enthusiasts from all over the United States. It is held in the beautiful Shasta Valley, which spreads out in front of the north face of majestic Mt. Shasta. Heather Weldon and Dixie Cervelli from the Mt. Shasta Branch are seen in the photo next to one of the balloons.
Grass Valley, CA - Penny Pitch
PremierWest Bank was proud to be a sponsor of the fifth annual Penny Pitch held in Grass Valley for the benefit of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Coalition. The annual Penny Pitch is a promotional event for friends and customers of Nevada County Broadcasters, Inc. (KNCO-830AM & STAR 94FM) and Kane's Restaurant a non-profit organization, such as Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Coalition, to raise money by soliciting donations/contributions. The annual Penny Pitch is an event designed to provide a fun and entertaining afternoon for individuals, groups, businesses and for friends and family of all ages.
Anderson, CA - MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) Lock-Up
Marjorie Carneiro, Anderson Branch Manager, was contacted by the MDA of Medford Oregon to be locked up “in Jail” for Muscular Dystrophy. She collected donations and reported to jail, located at the Win River Casino Event Center, on July 18th. Funds raised were used to send MDA kids to summer camp.
Eagle Point, OR - PremierWest Bank Awards Skip Geear the Community Star Award
PremierWest Bank sponsored a Facebook contest to honor Veterans who deserved recognition for their work in the community… a Community Star! The first place winner received $1,500 for the winner’s favorite charity. Skip Geear was nominated by his daughter for his work with the Wood House Preservation Group, and was declared the contest winner after receiving over 400 of the 900+ votes cast for several veterans on Facebook. Check out PremierWest Bank Facebook for the next Community Star Award nominations.
Grass Valley, CA - Adopt a Friend
PremierWest Bank and Sammie’s Friends held a fund raiser and an opportunity to adopt an adorable furry pal every Friday during the month of June. The event was held at the Grass Valley Branch. Games, refreshments and lots of lovable doggies and kitties were available to adopt on location. For every dollar donated PremierWest Bank matched it with an additional $.50. Funds raised went to Sammie’s Friends to provide medical care for the animals at the Nevada County Animal Shelter and to support other disadvantaged animals in Nevada County.
Redding, CA - The Odd Life of Timothy Green Sock Drive
The Sock Drive campaign, inspired by Walt Disney Picture’s movie, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, provided sock drive boxes to theaters, churches, ministries, and businesses for the collection of new men's, women's, and children's socks from July 9 through September 3. Each of the Northern California branches established collection sites for the sock drive. The socks were for the benefit of the Redding Good News Rescue Mission and local agencies. Hanes matched a pair of socks for each new pair donated.
Mt. Shasta, CA - Meet the Lenders Business Financing Expo
Shannon Salvestro, Ron Robison and Heather Weldon shared their expertise, products and services at the expo held in Mt. Shasta. The Expo was hosted by JEDI, Jefferson Economic Development Institute. JEDI is a non-profit that provides resources for people, businesses and communities to create self-determined livelihoods, healthy organizations and thriving economies. JEDI supports individuals becoming self-employed, creating economic stability and a sense of financial well-being. JEDI raises awareness to the effectiveness of microenterprise in Siskiyou County.
Redding, CA - Cowboy Up-Think Pink
The 3rd Annual Cowboy Up- Think Pink fund raiser took place in September. Funds raised benefit two local agencies that serve Shasta County, Nor-Cal Think Pink, Inc and the Redding Rodeo Association’s Agricultural Scholarship fund.
Medford, OR – Rogue Valley Manor Branch - Summer Games
The Rogue Valley Manor retirement community held its annual “SUMMER GAMES” August 11 thru the 17th. The weeklong event featured a variety of sports including: croquet, golf croquet, lawn bowling, fishing, table tennis, pool, water volleyball, WII bowling, Bridge and putting to name a few. Two hundred plus residents could be seen running to and fro all week in their colorful game shirts.
Closing ceremonies kicked off with a friendly “Grape Stomp” between the Residents, Staff and Sponsor Premierwest Bank. Awards were presented to the winners followed by a delicious barbeque for all.
Premier West Bank has sponsored this community event for several years. Funds donated are used to purchase the team shirts for all participants.
Anderson, CA - Blood Drive
Each year the Anderson and Redding branches host a blood drive for the local BloodSource Center. Customers, staff, friends and family line up to donate blood on behalf of PremierWest Bank. Blood and services are provided throughout Northern and Central California and beyond – wherever and whenever the need.
Woodland, CA - Marcella Bautista
Marcela Bautista, Woodland Branch Operations Supervisor, was honored as a Foundation Scholarship Recipient, WCC graduate and current member of the WCC Foundation Board. She did an amazing presentation and thanked PremierWest Bank for all of our Community Efforts. After Marcela’s presentation, Sarah Robinson, Woodland Branch Manager, received a call from the Farm Bureau President, Chuck Dudley, who called to let Sarah know how impressed he was that Marcela had such glowing praise for the bank. Employees with this attitude reflect well on all of us. In addition, Marcela was nominated for a “Future 7 of Woodland” award. This is to recognize professionals under the age of 40 who make a difference in the community. As an operations supervisor and mother of two Marcela finds time to devote to the WCC Foundation and the Woodland Chamber.
Anderson, CA - Anderson Chamber Golf Tournament
The Anderson Chamber Golf Tournament was held on Friday, August 24th at The River Tasalmi Golf Course. PremierWest Bank was an Exclusive Tee Sponsor with a team of Anderson Branch customers playing. Marjorie Carneiro is a Board Member for the Anderson Chamber and is on the golf committee. Proceeds benefitted the Anderson Chamber so that they can continue to promote business enterprise in Anderson.
Redding, CA - Think Pink Day – Cypress Branch Staff
The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. October 18th was designated Think Pink Day and the whole community wears pink to support the cause.