Awards & Recognition

Pacific Continental Bank consistently ranks among the best places to work and as a leading corporate citizen in the Northwest. Recent honors we have received include:

2013

  • One of Oregon's Most Admired Companies (#10 in the "Financial Services" category), Portland Business Journal
  • CEO Hal Brown inducted into Oregon Bankers Association Hall of Fame
  • Nonprofit Excellence Award from the Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington (in the Corporate Community Support category)
  • Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Washington (#12 in the companies headquartered outside Washington category), Seattle Business magazine
  • SBA Lending All-Star, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Portland District
  • Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon ( #23 in the large company category), Oregon Business magazine

2012

  • CEO of the Year (in the financial services category), Portland Business Journal
  • Oregon Governor's Volunteer Award (in the Outstanding Business Volunteer Program category)
  • Top Corporate Philanthropist (medium-sized business category), Portland Business Journal
  • Emerald Award (in the "Community Caring" category), Eugene Chamber of Commerce
  • Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Washington (#4 in the companies headquartered outside Washington category), Seattle Business magazine
  • Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon ( #25 in the large company category), Oregon Business magazine

2011

  • One of Oregon's Most Admired Companies (Tied for #7 in the "Financial Services" category), Portland Business Journal
  • Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Washington ( #35 in the small company category), Seattle Business magazine
  • Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon ( #26 in the large company category), Oregon Business magazine
  • Selected by Oregon Ethics in Business as a finalist in their 2011 awards ceremony

2010

  • Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon ( #18 in the large company category), Oregon Business magazine
  • 2010 Outstanding Business Award, Northwest Christian University Center for Leadership and Ethics' Exemplary Ethical Leadership Awards
  • Regional SBA Lender of the year ('loan dollars" category, 2009), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • One of the Top 20 Northwest Companies of the Decade, The Seattle Times
  • Best of the Northwest list (#43 of 76), The Seattle Times
  • Corporate Philanthropy Award (#4 in "corporate philanthropists" category for the small company category), Portland Business Journal
  • One of Oregon's Most Admired Companies (Top ten in the "Financial Services" category), Portland Business Journal

2009

  • Northwest 100 (#24 of 87), The Seattle Times
  • Pacific Northwest region 2009 Director's Choice Award for Special Achievement Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon ( #21 in the large company category), Oregon Business magazine

2008

  • Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon ( #11 in the large company category), Oregon Business magazine
  • Northwest 100 (#28 of 120), The Seattle Times
  • One of Oregon's Most Admired Companies (Top ten in the "Financial Services" category), Portland Business Journal

2007

  • Fundraising for Foundations and Local Groups Award, America's Community Bankers
  • Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon (#8 in the large company category), Oregon Business magazine
  • Northwest 100 (#31 of 128), The Seattle Times
  • Corporate Philanthropy Award (Top 10 mid-size company), Portland Business Journal
  • One of Oregon's Most Admired Companies 2007 (Top 10), Portland Business Journal

2006

  • Top 200 Community Banks (#17 of 200), US Banker magazine
  • Business of the Year Finalist (Top 10), Better Business Bureau of Oregon, Southwest Washington and Alaska
  • Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon (#41 in the small company category), Oregon Business magazine
  • Northwest 100 (#71 of 126), The Seattle Times
  • Sandler O'Neill's "Bank and Thrift Sm-All Stars" (#34 of 573)

2005

  • Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon (#28 in the small company category), Oregon Business magazine
  • Sandler O'Neill's "Bank and Thrift Sm-All Stars" (#38 of 573)
  • Northwest 100 (#35 of 126), The Seattle Times

2004

  • Community Involvement Award (#1), Better Business Bureau of Oregon,Southwest Washington and Alaska
  • Business of the Year Finalist (Top 10), Better Business Bureau of Oregon, Southwest Washington and Alaska
  • Profiles of Excellence Award (#1), Daily Journal Of Commerce
  • Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon (#1 in the small company category), Oregon Business magazine
  • Sandler O'Neill's "Bank and Thrift Sm-All Stars" (#30 of 592)
  • Northwest 100 (#27 of 114), The Seattle Times