Ivo Tjan, Chairman and CEO of CommerceWest Bank ( OTCBB:CWBK), was honored as the Robert Ross Founders Award Recipient at the Augie's Quest 8th Annual Tradition of Hope Gala. Augie's Quest is a campaign by Augie Nieto and his wife Lynne to coordinate fundraising events benefiting MDA's worldwide ALS research program. Augie was a prominent leader in the fitness industry prior to being diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.
Ivo A. Tjan, Chairman and CEO (Photo: Business Wire)Augie Nieto, co-chair of MDA's ALS Division commented, "Ivo has been a longtime supporter of our Quest to find a cure for ALS. Lynne and I are ecstatic that Ivo is accepting the Robert Ross Founders Award...it is well deserved." He continued, "Ivo commits a tremendous amount of time and energy into helping charities and we are privileged to be one of his causes." Ivo Tjan, Chairman and CEO of CommerceWest Bank, said, "To receive an award in remembrance of Robert Ross, the Founder and CEO of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and a man who made such a meaningful impact on so many lives..is truly humbling. Augie Nieto has turned the devastating diagnosis of ALS into a quest to raise millions to fight this disease. He is making the world a better place and I am inspired to live life with the passion he displays and the sacrifices he makes for others." CommerceWest Bank is a California based commercial bank with a unique vision and culture of focusing exclusively on the business community. Founded in 2001 and headquartered at 2111 Business Center Drive in Irvine, CA, with Regional Offices servicing clients in Orange County, Riverside County, Los Angeles County and San Diego County. We are a full service business bank and offer a wide range of commercial banking services, including concierge services, remote deposit solution, online banking, lines of credit, working capital loans, commercial real estate lending, SBA lending, and cash and treasury management services. Mission Statement: CommerceWest Bank will create a complete banking experience for each client, catering to businesses and their specific banking needs, while accommodating our clients and providing them high-quality, low stress and personally tailored banking and financial services. Please visit www.cwbk.com to learn more about the bank. “BANK ON THE DIFFERENCE”