HUTCHINSON, Kan., Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Where Oregon's Suislaw River meets the Pacific Ocean, the people of the modest Oregon Pacific Bank serve the region's residents and businesses according to a strict credo that vows to be equally mindful of their community, clients, shareholders and coworkers. And according to Ron Green, the bank's president and CEO, that is not just a slogan. "We consistently measure every business decision and interaction by our credo's promise to deliver the outcome that best serves each person we impact in the bank and the community." Unfortunately, Green found that the bank's core technology wasn't doing its part to support the credo standard. Years of neglect from the tech provider through poor service and lagging updates threatened the bank's ability to maintain their service expectations and competitive position in the community. "We needed support but felt abandoned to fend for ourselves," says Green, adding, "We were an overlooked speck in a vast regime with tech that wasn't keeping pace." As Green began to wonder what to do, he was inspired by a fellow Oregon banker who likened his own bank's core technology experience to the kind of relationship they had with their customers and community. Says Green, "It occurred to me that to honor our commitment to the professionals and small businesses who look to us as a responsive, dependable partner in the economic health of our community, we needed a technology partner that would support us by the same credo standards we expect of ourselves." That realization led Green and his team to consider core providers other than just the largest few, in a search that took them all the way to the Hutchinson, Kansas, headquarters of Data Center Inc (DCI) where Green says, "We finally found the like-minded partner we've needed and wanted for so long." After thoroughly researching several companies and interviewing bankers, Green says that "Only DCI stood out with both the company culture and technology that matched our criteria, particularly the way DCI owners, directors and executives listen to their bank clients, follow through on commitments and evolve their technologies accordingly."