SEATTLE, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Continental Bank, the bank subsidiary of Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), today announced that it was recently recognized by Seattle Business magazine as one of Washington's "100 Best Companies to Work For." Ranked 4th in the Companies Headquartered Outside Washington category, Pacific Continental's was the only bank to place in the "banking and financial services" segment of this category.
In acknowledging the award, Pacific Continental's Chief Executive Officer Hal Brown said, "It is an honor to once again be recognized as one of Washington's '100 Best Companies to Work For.' This ranking speaks to the quality of our corporate culture, and would not be possible without the continued support of our employees."
Pacific Continental's President of the Greater Seattle Market, Robert (Bob) Harding added, "We work hard every day to cultivate a culture where our employees feel valued and appreciated. Being recognized as a 100 Best Company validates the ongoing commitment our staff and management team have toward excellence in all that we do."
President of the Greater Portland Market, Daniel (Dan) Hempy - the executive responsible for Pacific Continental's Vancouver, Washington, market activities - added, "From our newest employee to our most seasoned banker, the entire staff deserves special recognition for their ongoing commitment to making Pacific Continental the right bank. I am proud and honored to work each and every day with such a tremendously dedicated and talented group of banking professionals."To help determine the "100 Best Companies to Work For", the Gilmore Research Group compiled data submitted anonymously by employees of the nominated companies. Employees rated their employers in the following categories: benefits, communication, corporate culture, hiring and retention, performance standards, responsibility and decision making, rewards and recognition, training and education and work environment.