Sterling Bank Named a Top 10 Workplace in Oregon

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

Sterling Bank Named a Top 10 Workplace in Oregon

SPOKANE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sterling Bank, a subsidiary of Sterling Financial Corporation (NAS: STSA) ,has been named one of the top 10 workplaces in Oregon and southwest Washington by The Oregonian newspaper.

Partnering with WorkplaceDynamics, a consulting and data-gathering firm, earlier this year The Oregonian surveyed the employees of more than 100 companies to determine the top 10 large companies, top 10 mid-size companies and top 40 small companies in the region in terms of workplace satisfaction.


Sterling was recognized in the large-company category at a special awards ceremony last week.

"This prestigious award is an expression of the commitment, integrity, dedication and teamwork of all Sterling employees across our region," said Ezra Eckhardt, Sterling Bank's president and chief operating officer. "It also affirms our commitment to investing in and providing opportunities for all of our employees across our five-state footprint."

In helping to achieve its goal of being an employer of choice, Sterling recently implemented a volunteer time off program that gives employees 12 paid hours per year to volunteer during work hours with a non-profit, school or public service organization of their choice. "This program is not only a great benefit for employees, it also is a great benefit to the communities we serve, as it allows our employees another way to help improve lives and strengthen communities," Eckhardt said. "Sterling employees last year donated 44,000 volunteer hours to their communities, and with this new program, we expect to see that number exceed 50,000 hours this year."

In addition to comprehensive medical and retirement benefits, Sterling also offers its employees reimbursement for commuting costs, including free or subsidized bus and metro passes; a wellness program that includes employee fitness challenges and partial reimbursement for health club and weight loss program membership fees; reimbursement for adoption-related expenses; as well as several other perks and benefits.

About Sterling Bank

Sterling Savings Bank, the principal operating subsidiary of Sterling Financial Corporation (NAS: STSA) of Spokane, Wash., is a Washington state chartered and federally insured commercial bank. Sterling Savings Bank does business as Sterling Bank and Sonoma Bank (in California). Sterling offers banking products and services, mortgage lending, and trust and investment products to individuals, small businesses, corporations and other commercial organizations. As of June 30, 2012, Sterling had assets of $9.6 billion and operated 187 depository branches in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and California. Visit Sterling's website at www.bankwithsterling.com.



Sterling Bank
Media contact:
Cara L. Coon, 509-626-5348
cara.coon@bankwithsterling.com
or
Investor contact:
Patrick Rusnak, 509-227-0961
patrick.rusnak@bankwithsterling.com

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Oregon  Washington

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:

The article Sterling Bank Named a Top 10 Workplace in Oregon originally appeared on Fool.com.

Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2012 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story

Want more news like this?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners