Umpqua's Training Facility is Home to 'World's Greatest Bank University'
ROSEBURG, Ore., March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Umpqua Bank, a
subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: UMPQ), opened a
20,371-square-foot training facility in Roseburg, Ore. to house its expanding
University and training center for the ongoing education of its bank
associates. Construction began Mar. 20, 2003 by R.E. Noah Company, Inc. of
Roseburg. Thompson Vaivoda & Associates Architects, Inc. of Portland designed
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The Umpqua University & Support Center is home to the bank's internal
university, as well as human resources, retail support, and the consumer and
small business lending departments. The facility will also be used for public
events such as seminars, social gatherings and shareholder meetings.
The University provides bank associates with ongoing training programs in
the following areas: credit, management, retail and company culture.
Specific course offerings include everything from new accounts, loans, and
business writing, to computer education, new hire orientation, and
professional dress on a budget.
"This facility demonstrates Umpqua Bank's commitment to the professional
education of our associates and the continuation of quality customer service,"
said Ray Davis, president and CEO of Umpqua Holdings Corporation. "As Umpqua
continues to grow, this building reminds our associates of the company's roots
in Southern Oregon and our dedication to the rural communities of Oregon."
Located at 1740 NW Garden Valley Blvd. between Garden Valley Blvd. and
Kline St., the first University training sessions began Feb. 17. Building
amenities include an outdoor garden, community area with 20-foot windows and
training center equipped with 10 new computers.
A ceremony dedicating the building to Milton Herbert, one of Umpqua's
original founders, will be held on-site Mar. 8 at 9 a.m.
About Umpqua Bank
Umpqua Bank, headquartered in Roseburg, Ore., is a subsidiary of Umpqua
Holdings Corporation and has 64 locations between Ashland, Ore. and Vancouver,
Wash., and along the Oregon Coast. Umpqua Holdings also owns retail brokerage
subsidiary Strand, Atkinson, Williams & York, which has nine locations
throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington and offers brokerage services
within Umpqua Bank stores. Umpqua Bank's Private Client Services Division
provides tailored financial services and products to individual customers.
Umpqua Holdings Corporation is headquartered in Portland, Ore. For more
information, visit www.umpquabank.com.
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