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Women Building Leaders

March is Women’s History Month, when we celebrate and honor the myriad of past, present and future contributions made by women in and to our society. Here at Pacific Continental Bank, we have three leaders among our 13- member executive team who have each benefited from mentors in their lives who helped shape them into the people they are today.

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Real Things Board Members Can Do in Addition to Raising Money

Money, as they say, makes the world go around and it also keeps every nonprofit spinning. While staff and the board of directors must have a keen eye on the mission and program delivery, they also have to constantly work to make sure money comes in to keep the mission moving forward. Yes, most every board member is responsible for raising money for the organization, but let’s be honest – not everyone is comfortable asking for money.

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The Housing Market in 2017: Buyer and Seller Beware

The residential news and analysis that I’ve seen for the metro areas throughout the Pacific Northwest in 2017 suggests cautious optimism. Here are the eight trends I see coming in the next 12 months, specific to the residential market.

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Social Media: Your Online Complaint Department

Ah, social media, it provides an invaluable service for sharing your message and brand, but it also allows for absolutely anyone with a keyboard or a smartphone the ability to share personal complaints about your business with the world.

A Note to Volunteers: Let Your Light Shine

As the chief administrative officer with oversight of the human resources group at Pacific Continental Bank, I have the enviable task of helping to manage our employee volunteerism program in every market we serve. It is truly a wonderful opportunity not only to see all the amazing work our employees are providing throughout our communities, but to fully realize just how much time and effort they put into making our communities a better place to live and work.



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