Summit Bank to close lobbies in Eugene and Central Oregon

POSTED 3/18 5:22 PST To ensure the safety of our clients and colleagues, we are joining several banks throughout Oregon in closing our Central Oregon and Eugene lobbies as of Thursday, March 19.

As we know, social distancing and strong hygiene are the best deterrents to the spread of COVID-19. We feel this action, taken now, sets us up to provide a high-level of service throughout these challenging times. Our Portland office in the KOIN Tower remains open.

Alternative Banking Options:

• Drive-through banking, open Monday -Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Central Oregon and Eugene)

• Night drop banking – checked every 30 minutes during business hours  (Central Oregon and Eugene)

• Mobile deposit banking – available 24 hours a day

• Remote deposit banking – available 24 hours a day

• Business Online Banking – available 24 hours a day

• Courier service – continues to be available in Central Oregon, Eugene and Portland during normal business hours

New accounts can be opened in Central Oregon and Eugene by appointment, only.  Access to client safe deposit in Central Oregon and Eugene can also be scheduled by appointment, only.  

If you have any questions, please call your Summit Bank banker.  

Central Oregon Office: 541.317.8000

Eugene Office: 541.684.7500

Portland Office: 971.940.1911


Summit Bank’s Coronavirus Preparedness

A Message from Summit Bank President & CEO Craig Wanichek.  
(Updated 3/16/2020, 1:30pm PST)

We understand that these are trying and uncertain times. We want to express our support for those who are impacted. Summit Bank stands ready and prepared to assist our colleagues, clients and community. Our team is actively monitoring all public health guidance with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are also taking immediate steps to ensure that all of our clients have access to bank services.

We are proud of our role in the community and specifically the business community. We remain highly rated as 5-Stars, by BauerFinancial, their highest ranking for bank safety and security, in an independent analysis of banks. Our liquidity as we alluded to in our year-end press release was strong. Please feel free to call the Bank or your advisor to discuss the FDIC insurance on your accounts.

In an effort to not disrupt our service levels in light of social distancing recommendations, we would like to highlight the following banking options. We have multiple remote banking options available in all three of our offices including:

  • Remote deposit banking
  • Mobile deposit banking
  • Business Online Banking
  • Personal Online Banking
  • Night drop that can be used throughout the day (Central Oregon and Eugene offices)

The Central Oregon and Eugene offices also have Drive-throughs, which we encourage our clients to use. These Drive-throughs are staffed to accommodate excess traffic. All three offices are staffed and can be reached by phone during business hours, which are between 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. As of today, all of our branch offices are open and operating at normal hours.

Programs for clients:
We have a variety of options available to assist our clients as they navigate through today’s environment. Please call your banker if you have a specific question about how we can help your business navigate through these challenging times.

Programs for colleagues:
The safety and welfare of our clients and colleagues is our biggest priority. Rest assured that we are monitoring the developing this situation closely. We have programs in place to support of our colleagues including:

  • Enhanced cleaning practices and social distancing measures put in place in all three of our office locations
  • Where appropriate, colleagues who can work from home are now working from home.
  • Virtual meetings
  • Restricted business travel

We have provided guidance, in Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations, for all of our colleagues. This includes guidance on preventative healthcare. We also have the appropriate hygiene and cleaning procedures deployed across all three of the three of our offices.

More information:
While Summit Bank is not experiencing any disruption to our services currently, we are watching the COVID-19 situation very closely and have contingency plans in place in the event that we face disruption in service.

For additional up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit:

World Health Organization (WHO)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Oregon Health Authority 

Multnomah County

Lane County

Deschutes County

American Bankers Association (ABA)

Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)

Oregon Bankers Association (OBA)

Please contact us if we can be of any assistance. We appreciate your relationship.
Sincerely,

Craig A. Wanichek
President and CEO


Coronavirus Update

A Message from Summit Bank President & CEO Craig Wanichek.  
(Updated 3/13/2020)

Summit Bank is committed to the health and safety of our colleagues and clients.  We are actively monitoring all public health guidance regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  While we are not experiencing any disruption to our services currently, we are watching the COVID-19 situation closely and have contingency plans in place in the event that we face disruption in service.  Our team has taken steps to review and update our Pandemic Preparedness Policy and Plan.  We want to be sure that everyone is aware of their role in this evolving situation.

 
The safety and welfare of our clients and colleagues is our biggest priority.  We have provided guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations, for all of our colleagues.  This includes guidance on preventative healthcare.  We also have the appropriate hygiene and cleaning procedures deployed across all three of the three of our offices.  We have also implemented a number of steps you may notice as you enter our offices.  As you know, this is a fluid situation.  Look to our web site for more updates.  

For additional up-to-date information on CODVID-19, visit:

We appreciate your banking relationship.  Please contact us if we can be of any assistance.