Summit Bank named as one of the 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon

Summit Bank, headquartered in Eugene with offices in Central Oregon and in Portland, was named today as one of the 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon.  Summit is the single Oregon-based bank to make the list this year.  To qualify, employees across the State rate their satisfaction with their employers’ sustainable workplace practices in two separate surveys.  The 100 Best Green Workplaces list is released annually to shed light on local businesses across all industries that are implementing green workplace practices and setting a standard for other organizations to follow.  

According to Kim Moore, Editor of the 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon sponsor Oregon Business Magazine, “The term sustainability has evolved from encompassing purely environmental attributes to incorporating social elements, such as pay equity and an inclusive workplace culture.”  She says that the organizations in the Top 100 have implemented environmentally friendly strategies, while also going above and beyond typical sustainable practices, such as recycling and composting.  

Companies this year come come from a variety of industries including manufacturing, professional and business services, construction and the nonprofit sector.  “We are honored to be awarded with one of the Top 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon designation,” says Craig Wanichek, president and chief executive officer of Summit Bank.  “Our culture is rooted in in our commitment to making Summit the best bank for our clients, our colleagues and community.”  Summit Bank was specifically recognized this year for its recycling practices, for providing transit passes to all employees and other sustainability practices. 

With offices in Eugene and Bend and a Loan Production office in Portland, Summit Bank is a community bank that specializes in providing high-level service to professionals and medium-sized businesses and their owners. Summit Bank is quoted on the NASDAQ Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board as SBKO.  Summit is the number one community bank lender in Oregon for SBA Financing.  Summit Bank is designated this year as a City of Eugene “Bold Steps” award finalist for efforts contributing to sustainability and also as one of the 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon in 2019.