CommerceWest Bank sponsored Augie's Quest 7th Annual Tradition of Hope Gala. Augie's Quest is a non-profit organization that is determined to help find a cure for ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. In 2005, Augie Nieto was diagnosed with ALS. He has taken his role as the co-chair of MDA's ALS Division with the same ironclad will and determination that catapulted him into the fitness world. The former president of Life Fitness and now chairman of Octane Fitness helps the MDA raise awareness through public appearances and speaking engagements, while raising much needed funds to fight this disease. Mr. Augie Nieto commented, "As the Chief Inspirational Officer for MDA’s Augie’s Quest, we are proud to partner with Ivo Tjan and CommerceWest Bank! They say in their Vision Statement that they create a complete banking experience for each client, catering to businesses and their specific banking needs. What they don’t talk about is their dedication to their community in which they do business in! With their support, we will find a cure for ALS!" The event recognized and honored Mr. Robert D. Olsen, President & CEO of R.D. Olson Construction and Development as the Robert Ross Founder's Award Recipient. Mr. Robert Olsen has supported CommerceWest Bank for many years. He commented, "The service at CommerceWest Bank is second to none for our company. The Bank has a true sense of what Southern California is, how it does business, and what services our businesses need. It was comforting to find a secure place to put cash." CommerceWest Bank is a "true" business bank that focuses solely on businesses, their owners and key executives. We specialize in servicing professionals, manufacturers, service companies, including non-profit organizations and Specialty Deposit clients in the payroll, property management and escrow industries. Through meticulous execution we deliver an unparalleled banking experience that goes beyond our products and services. We develop partnerships with our clients and provide them with business, financial and economic guidance that helps ensure their long term success. Together we are a team, making a difference in the business world.