Legacy Fund Announced for Eugene Chamber CEO Dave Hauser
A celebration of life ceremony will be held on Friday, June 23rd at 3:00pm in the Silva Hall at the Hult Center to honor the life and legacy of Eugene Chamber President and CEO Dave Hauser. The event is open to the public and a reception will be hosted in the lobby of the Hult Center immediately following the program.
Hauser passed away on June 7, 2017 at 58 years old after battling cancer.
To honor Hauser and his life’s work as a civic leader, a Legacy Fund has been established in his name. In lieu of flowers, the family asks those interested to consider contributing to this legacy fund. Proceeds will be dedicated to a community project – still to be determined – that will stand as a permanent testament to his dedicated career as a Chamber of Commerce professional and a true champion of the Eugene community. Additionally, as funds are available, a portion of the contributions will be used to support and invest in the success of local youth and future leaders in our community through a scholarship program. Donations may be directed to the Dave Hauser Legacy Fund at Summit Bank, 96 E. Broadway, Eugene, Oregon, 97401. Donations may also be made online.
Community members and friends who would like to share a brief memory of Dave can do so by stopping by the Eugene Chamber on June 15, 16, 19 or 20 where a “video booth” will be set up in the lobby to capture sentiments from the community.
The Hauser family and the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce appreciates the outpouring of sympathy and support we’ve received upon the passing of our longtime friend and President Dave Hauser.
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March 30, 2017: EUGENE, Ore – Summit Bank (OTC Pink: SBKO) Summit Bank was recently named as one of the top performing community banks in the Country, in the report released from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The report ranked all community banks under 1 billion in assets. Summit Bank ranked number 78, which put the Bank in the top 2% of the nearly 4,600 community banks headquartered across the Country. Summit was also the highest rated of the three community banks headquartered in the Northwest to make the list.
S&P Global Market Intelligence calculates the scores for each company based on six metrics that focus on profitability, asset quality and growth for the 12-month period that ended on December 31, 2016.
“We are honored to be included on this list for the third straight year,” said Craig Wanichek, president & CEO of Summit Bank. “It is terrific to be in the 98th percentile of all community banks based on the measures of financial performance, asset quality and growth.”
With offices in Eugene and Bend, Summit Bank is a business bank that specializes in providing high-level service to professionals and medium-sized businesses and their owners. Summit Bank is quoted on the NASDAQ Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board as SBKO. Summit is the number one community bank lender in Oregon for SBA Financing. Summit Bank is designated this year as a 100 Best Company to Work for in Oregon, according to Oregon Business Magazine.
March 6, 2017, Eugene, OR – Summit Bank, headquartered in Eugene with an office in Central Oregon, announced today that it was recognized for the first time by Oregon Business magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon. Summit ranked 19 in the medium-size company category, and is one of 21 new firms on the list.
“It is an honor to be recognized by our colleagues and Oregon Business Magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to work for in Oregon,” said Craig Wanichek, Summit Bank’s President & Chief Executive Officer. “This recognition helps validate the emphasis we put on a strong internal culture together with making it a great place to work. Employee comments underscored our collaborative team environment dedicated to serve our clients and the community. From employee recognition days, open communication, quarterly socials and breakfasts, and game day BBQ’s this designation emphasizes that Summit Bank is a great place to work.”
The 100 Best list recognizes large, medium and small companies for excellence in work environment, management and communications, decision-making and trust, career development and learning and benefits and compensation. The winners are published in the March 2017 issue of Oregon Business and online at OregonBusiness.com.
With offices in Eugene and Bend, Summit Bank is a business bank that specializes in providing high-level service to professionals and medium-sized businesses and their owners. Summit Bank is quoted on the NASDAQ Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board as SBKO. Summit is the number one community bank lender in Oregon for SBA Financing.
Eugene, OR, November 30, 2016 — Summit Bank (OTCBB:SBKO) announced that its previously approved 3-for-2 stock split of the company’s shares of common stock payable in the form of a stock dividend is complete. The ex-dividend date was November 21, with shareholders of record as of November 28 receiving one additional share for every two they own.
“Given Summit’s strong financial results in the third quarter of 2016 and the increase in our stock price since the last stock split, the Board reviewed a number of options to thank our shareholders for their support over the years,“ said Craig Wanichek, president and chief executive officer. “We believe the time is right for a one-time split to increase the stock’s marketability and liquidity by making it attractive to a larger number of potential investors.”
Summit Bank reported net income for the third quarter ending September 30, 2016 of $840,000 or 35 cents per fully diluted share, making the bank’s third quarter earnings the highest the Bank has achieved in its history. Year-to-date earnings were $2.1 million or 88 cents per fully diluted share.
With offices in Eugene and Bend, Summit Bank specializes in providing high-level service to professionals and medium-sized businesses and their owners. Summit Bank is quoted on the NASDAQ Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board as SBKO.
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October 24, 2016, Eugene, OR – Paul Weinhold, Board Chair of Summit Bank (Nasdaq: SBKO), today announced that Patricia O. (Patty) Buehler, M.D., and Dan Hobin will join the board of directors of Summit Bank.
“Patty and Dan bring outstanding leadership and financial acumen to our board of directors,” said Weinhold. “Their proven organizational stewardship and deep market knowledge of the Central Oregon business community will further strengthen our outstanding board.”
Dr. Buehler is a surgeon and small business owner in Central Oregon. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago in 1986. She earned her MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a Master’s degree in Preventive Ophthalmology from the John Hopkins School of Public Health. She is a managing partner at InFocus Eyecare, a leading specialty vision correction facility. She is also the owner and founder of the Bend Surgery Center. At St. Charles hospital, she is the Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, Vice-Chair of the Surgical Services Committee and is on the physicians committee. She sits on the board of directors of the Bend Surgery Center, the Bend Surgery Center foundation and Lines for Life. “Over the past year, I’ve gotten to know the team at Summit Bank and I’m excited to contribute to their ongoing success,” says Buehler.
Mr. Hobin is the Co-Founder and CEO of G5, the leading data driven marketing company in the property management sector. With over 20 years of experience in building technology companies with high growth, Dan oversees G5’s strategic direction, execution and planning. Dan is a co-founder of the Bend Venture Conference and participates on the advisory board for OSU Cascades. He completed his BA at the University of California at Santa Barbara and is a graduate of the Shibusawa International School in Fukaya, Japan. “Community banks are vital to the well-being of our community,” says Hobin. “Summit Bank impresses me with their entrepreneurial culture and spirit.”
With offices in Eugene and Bend, Summit Bank is a business bank that specializes in providing high-level service to professionals and medium-sized businesses and their owners. Summit Bank is quoted on the NASDAQ Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board as SBKO. Summit is the number one community bank lender in SBA lending.
Craig Wanichek, the Chief Executive Officer of Summit Bank, announced today the following promotions, effective immediately:
Jayson Davis, Business Client Advisor, to Vice President
Ashley Horner, SBA Program Administrator, to Vice President
Genevieve Sumnall, Treasury Management Officer, to Vice President
Jenny Bennett, Business Development Officer, to Vice President
Chris Hemmings, to Assistant Vice President
Suzy Molinski to Assistant Vice President
Pam Pliler to Assistant Vice President
Kim Scofield to Assistant Vice President
July 5, 2016, Eugene, OR –Results are in for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans in Oregon, and Summit Bank continues to land on top. Lending totals for the first eight months of the SBA Portland District Office (with territory including Oregon and Southwest Washington) were recently published. The results detail that Summit Bank is the number one community bank lender in Oregon that offers SBA financing, with over $2,000,000 in SBA loans this year. Summit finished #10 for in the district out of 66 active lenders.
SBA loans help small businesses promote and strengthen the overall economy through financial assistance and by providing counsel to help people start and grow their business.
According to Summit Bank SBA Program Administrator Ashley Horner, “this recognition speaks volumes as to how nimble we are as a community bank. As compared with other lenders, who go through layers of management to get to a decision maker, we have a small amount of people involved in making loan decisions.”
A recent testament to that expedited turnaround process is Melinda Gitnes, owner of Northwest Reflections (a memory care facility in Florence, OR) who recently went through the SBA loan process with Summit. “I chose Summit because they were recommended by a community member and they are known for supporting small businesses. My experience going through the loan process couldn’t be more positive. They worked with me through the Lane County approval process and remained flexible and supportive during a time that is otherwise stressful for small business owners.”
Also last month, Horner was recruited on a national level as a speaker during an SBA One Panel at the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL) conference. This group, which acts as a governing board to guaranteed lenders, provides updates to the Senate and Congress as they contemplate legislation.
The new SBA One program was recently created as a new platform for lenders to communicate with the SBA to obtain loan approvals for servicing.
With offices in Eugene and Bend, Summit Bank specializes in providing high-level service to professionals and medium-sized businesses and their owners. Summit Bank is quoted on the NASDAQ Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board as SBKO. Summit is the number one community bank lender in Oregon for SBA Financing.