First Central Oregon Location for Umpqua Bank Marks Future Expansion
Into the Region
PORTLAND, Ore., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua
Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: UMPQ), opens its first store in Bend, Ore. today
at 828 Wall Street. The new location in Bend, serving both business and
personal banking customers, represents Umpqua Bank's expansion into Central
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"We are extremely pleased to be announcing the Bend Umpqua Bank store
opening today and are looking forward to being a partner in this community,"
said Ray Davis, CEO, Umpqua Holdings Corporation. "While Umpqua has been
serving Oregon communities for 50 years, we have a fresh approach to
revolutionizing the banking experience for our customers, and we strive to
improve upon that concept daily with each customer interaction."
Centrally located in Bend's downtown area, the bank store brings Umpqua's
personalized service and a unique customer banking experience to the
community. The new Umpqua Bank store features non-traditional bank amenities
such as a large flat screen television for viewing financial broadcasts,
retail-inspired elements such as shopping modules featuring hardback business
books, the bank's own blend of coffee served daily and a complimentary Umpqua
chocolate presented on a tray with each transaction.
Andy Gerlicher, an active member of the Bend community, joined Umpqua Bank
in September 2003 as senior vice president and manager of Umpqua's Bend
Commercial Banking Center to oversee the bank's efforts in coming to Bend.
Gerlicher is joined by Darrin Quillen, store manager of the new Bend location,
and his staff of Umpqua associates. To ensure exceptional customer service,
all associates participated in Umpqua's highly-acclaimed training program at
its World's Greatest Bank University in Roseburg, Ore.
Umpqua has planned a full schedule of grand opening activities in the
coming weeks including a two-week official grand opening kick-off in the
store, beginning Tuesday, June 1; an official ribbon cutting ceremony with the
Bend Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, June 22 at 4:00 p.m.; and an open house
during the First Friday Art Walk event Friday, July 2, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
In addition to 24-hour ATM banking, the Bend store features extended
business hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday until
6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.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 Bank was named #1 on "The 100 Best
Companies to Work for in Oregon" large companies list for 2004 by Oregon
Business Magazine. Umpqua Holdings also owns retail brokerage subsidiary
Strand, Atkinson, Williams & York, Inc., which has 14 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
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