EUGENE, Ore., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Continental Bank, the operating subsidiary of Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), announced today its selection as a regional recipient of the 2012 Oregon Governor's Volunteer Awards.
Eugene-based Pacific Continental Bank was recognized in the Outstanding Business Volunteer Program category for its "Giving with Heart" volunteer program. PCB's "Giving with Heart" program provides bank employees with up to 40 hours of paid time off each year in order to volunteer in the community. In 2011 and through the first half of 2012, 186 bank employees contribution more than 2,800 volunteer hours to more than 170 nonprofit organizations.
" Oregon is made richer by the contributions of our talented and compassionate citizens," said Governor John Kitzhaber. "These award winners represent the best of the state—people who give their time, energy and resources to lifting up others and making Oregon a better place to live."
"We are thrilled to be recognized by Governor Kitzhaber for our 'Giving with Heart' volunteer program. Receiving this level of recognition is truly an honor," said Pacific Continental Bank's Chief Executive Officer, Hal Brown. "Our employees form the foundation of all our volunteer efforts; their passion and ongoing commitment make our 'Giving with Heart' program successful."About the 2012 Governor's Volunteer Awards The 2012 Oregon Governor's Volunteer Awards will honor 14 individuals and 12 organizations from throughout the state for their commitment to serving Oregon. Nominations were received from all over the state and were carefully evaluated by appointed review committees. About Pacific Continental Bank Pacific Continental Bank, the operating subsidiary of Pacific Continental Corporation, delivers highly personalized services through 14 banking offices in Oregon and Washington. The Bank also operates a loan production office in Tacoma, Washington. With $1.3 billion in assets, Pacific Continental has established one of the most unique and attractive metropolitan branch networks in the Northwest with offices in three of the region's largest markets including Seattle, Portland and Eugene. Pacific Continental targets the banking needs of community-based businesses, health care professionals, professional service providers and nonprofit organizations. Since its founding in 1972, Pacific Continental Bank has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions from highly regarded third-party organizations including The Seattle Times , the Portland Business Journal and Oregon Business magazine. A complete list of the company's awards and recognitions – as well as supplementary information about Pacific Continental Bank – can be found online at www.therightbank.com. Pacific Continental Corporation's shares, a component of the Russell 2000 Index, are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol "PCBK." SOURCE Pacific Continental Bank
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